Join us on September 14 in New York City as we reveal the 2017 Platinum and Agency Elite Award winners!

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Connect with the top communicators of the year!

PR News’ Platinum and Agency Elite Awards celebrate the ingenuity and leadership behind the year’s most outstanding communications initiatives. Connect with hundreds of marketing and communications professionals on September 14 from 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., as we unveil the winners of the 2017 Platinum and Agency Elite Awards. 

The festivities will kick off with libations and networking during our opening reception. We'll then make our way to the ballroom to enjoy a three-course meal and celebrate the finalists. 

Get a ticket to the luncheon and you never know who you'll meet: a rising star, the mastermind behind the year's WOW! campaign, your next client or an old colleague. Scroll down to view the 2017 Hall of Fame and finalists. 

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Platinum Hall of Fame

For the Hall of Fame, PR News selects communications campaigns that were launched at least three years ago and will be referred to in years to come as having been very original and having had a larger impact than even its creators might have imagined.

Congratulations to this year's class of prestigious inductees:

  • ALS Association - ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
  • American Greetings and MullenLowe – World’s Toughest Job
  • Bayer Corporation – Making Science Make Sense
  • Home Depot Foundation – Celebration of Service
  • The Lustgarten Foundation – Let's Win!
  • Taco Bell – Social Media Blackout

Platinum PR Professionals of the Year Finalists

  • Rowan Benecke

    Burson-Marsteller
  • Kristin Cahill

    GCI Health
  • Jon Harris

    Conagra Brands
  • Janice Kapner

    T-Mobile: Un-carrier Communications
  • Ryan Nawrocki

    Maryland Transit Administration
  • Dan Simon

    Vested
  • Pam Slay

    Crown Media Family Networks
  • Jon Sullivan

    Aflac
  • Dana Taormina

    JConnelly
  • Katherine Watson

    Northside Hospital
  • Josslynne Welch

    Litzky Public Relations
  • Ayme Zemke

    Beehive Strategic Communication

Platinum Award Finalists

  • Dan Amos, Aflac
  • Paul Comfort, Maryland Transit Administration
  • Sean Connolly, Conagra Brands
  • Maura Corbett, Glen Echo Group
  • Burson-Marsteller
  • FleishmanHillard
  • Ruder Finn
  • DeVries Global
  • GCI Health
  • Hunter Public Relations
  • MWWPR
  • North Strategic
  • PAN Communications
  • PMK*BNC
  • Spectrum
  • Arketi Group
  • Bospar
  • Candor
  • Crafted Communications
  • DEVENEY
  • Gavin
  • Henson Consulting
  • INK Communications Co.
  • JPA Health Communications
  • Kite Hill PR
  • Moxie Communications Group
  • Murphy O'Brien
  • rbb Communications
  • Walker Sands
  • Warschawski
  • Aflac
  • Burson-MarstellerU.S. Technology Team
  • ChobaniCommunications Team
  • City of Centennial, Colorado
  • Consumer Technology Association
  • Hallmark ChannelNetwork Program Publicity Team
  • Hampton by Hilton
  • The Salesforce Dojo Get to Know these PR Black Belts
  • Southwest AirlinesCommunications Team
  • T-MobileUn-carrier Communications
  • UN Foundation
  • Voya FinancialCorporate Communications team
  • City of Centennial, Colorado
  • Evite
  • Pearle Vision
  • Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board
  • Arsht Center, WOW Factor and rbb communicationsAdrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County
  • CME GroupProducts of Progress Campaign
  • CropLife InternationalTable for Twenty: Celebrating 20 Years of Plant Biotechnology
  • EdelmanDove Beauty Bar’s 60 Years of Care
  • Genentech and FleishmanHillard40 Defining Moments
  • GCI HealthCelebrating the Unsung Heroes of the Multiple Sclerosis Community
  • GreyFind Your Park/ Encuentra Tu Parque
  • Kirvin Doak Communications and Blue Man ProductionsBlue Man Group 25th Anniversary
  • Litzky Public RelationsPlay-Doh Marks 60 Years with Unprecedented Media Coverage
  • NewYork-PresbyterianReflects on 9/11
  • TCDRS50th Anniversary
  • The Association of Junior Leagues InternationalA Light in the Dark: 2015/2016 Year In Review
  • Deloitte2016 Global Impact Report
  • Ferrovial
  • Hotwire PREngage, Interact and Inspire: Bringing the New Teacher Center's Annual Report back to Life
  • IBMYou, with IBM
  • Inner-City Scholarship Fund"Most Likely to Succeed"
  • Octapharma AGAnnual Report 2016
  • OCCInnovation, Resiliency and Excellence
  • PepsiCo
  • American Medical AssociationCreating a News Destination for America’s Physicians
  • The Coca-Cola CompanyCoca-Cola Journey
  • CreationMS: No Filter
  • DEVENEYChanges the Blogging Game
  • HP Inc.Reinventing the HP Newsroom
  • HumanaHow blogging helped us tell Humana’s story and lift our brand during uncertain times
  • PavoneTurkey Hill Dairy - Ice Cream Journal
  • Bank of America with Burson-MarstellerCutting Through the Clutter – Elevating Bank of America to the Industry Fintech Leader
  • Cohn & WolfeSharpie: Launching a Brand From 20,000 Feet
  • Cohn & WolfeStop Smears, Spread Joy with Paper Mate InkJoy
  • Current MarketingBrita: Drink Amazing
  • Fast HorseHi-C Ecto Cooler Makes a Haunting Return to the Delight of Millennials
  • Food Lion"How Refreshing" - New Ad Campaign Elevates Brand While Engaging 65,000 Associates
  • Hunter Public RelationsLACTAID Milk Helps Normalize Dairy Sensitivity with No More #DairyEnvy Campaign
  • NewlinkBanco Cuscatlan
  • PwCAsian Financial Forum 2017 Knowledge Partnership
  • Uniomedia CommunicationsSoproni – 100% Hungarian!
  • Weber ShandwickMobil 1 Virtual Showdown with Tony Stewart
  • Bacardi-MartiniGood Spirited
  • Cohn & WolfeTom's of Maine #LessWasteChallenge
  • Dell Inc., PPR Worldwide and BWR Ocean-Bound Plastics Packaging Program
  • EdelmanFY16 Citizenship Report: The Stories We Love to Tell
  • FirstEnergy Corp.The Switch Is On - FirstEnergy's Commitment to Clean Energy
  • HP Inc.Campaign to Aid in Global Refugee Crisis
  • PMK BNCColumbia Sportswear OutDry Extreme ECO Jacket Launch
  • Strategic Communications Africa Limited (Stratcomm Africa)The Ghana Garden and Flower Show
  • UPS, MSLGROUP and Cone CommunicationsFocusing and Amplifying UPS’s Sustainability Story
  • Comcast Heartland Region One of First Companies to Aid Flint Community
  • Flowers Communications GroupBlack McDonald's Operators Association's Food for the Body and Spirit
  • Food Lion"Holidays Without Hunger" Creates Emotional Connection While Nourishing Communities
  • GageMinnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge 40th Anniversary
  • MastercardGirls4Tech
  • Molina Healthcare, Inc.Molina HOPE Coat Drive
  • Planet Fitness & EdelmanThe Judgement Free Generation
  • Porter Novelli, BBDO and Mastermind Marketing on behalf of BayerFeed a Bee 2016
  • ServiceMasterWe Serve Day
  • US Postal ServiceDog Bite Prevention Campaign
  • Amendola CommunicationsHe Said/She Said: Clients Create Credibility for the Health Catalyst Story
  • The Coca-Cola CompanyCoca-Cola Journey
  • Current MarketingLiquid-Plumr’s “Thankful to be Clog Free” Thanksgiving
  • InterDigitalCreating the Living Network
  • Marina Maher CommunicationsJ&J Takes Over #JPM17
  • PepsiCoBringing PepsiCo’s Food and Beverage Portfolio to New Heights: Game Day Grub Match
  • rbb CommunicationsGuilt-Free #MomsEscape with Dreams Resorts & Spas
  • Rpr Marketing CommunicationsNeutrogena Sun #MimicMommy Campaign
  • SOKONetflix: Xuxa and the Missing Child
  • Southwest AirlinesInspiring the Next Generation: Lilly’s Day at BWI
  • Stein IASCliché Killers
  • AIASocial Media Crisis
  • Maryland Transit AdministrationWinter Storm Jonas
  • Medtronic Creates Global Reputation Management Program Following $50 Billion Acquisition
  • Montieth & CompanyThe Panama Papers and Nazi-Looted Art
  • SABC Pension FundPencil me In
  • Southwest Airlines Turns to Live During Crisis
  • Syncrude Canada Ltd.Fort McMurray Wildfire Communications
  • Washington Metropolitan Area Transit AuthoritySafeTrack
  • Blonde 2.0Livia - a painfully good campaign
  • CreationMS: No Filter
  • DeVries GlobalPantene Dad-Do: Fostering the Next Generation of Strong Women
  • Finn PartnersReturn Path: Make Email Great Again
  • Food Lion FeedsMeal Madness
  • GCI HealthInspiring the Multiple Sclerosis Community to Rise Above MS
  • National Restaurant Association Educational FoundationNational ProStart Invitational: Creating the Buzz for #NPSI2017 - with Gossip Genie and Portland PR Ltd.
  • Hormel FoodsFood Truck Frenzy
  • HormelFoods125.com
  • HP Inc.Digital Activations at HP Global Reinvention Week
  • Hunter Public RelationsMrs. T's Pierogies Inserts Itself into the Pop Culture Conversation
  • Johnson & JohnsonSilicone Seguro
  • MastercardLAC Innovation Forum 2016
  • NTT DATA acquires Dell Services
  • PavoneHerr’s - Ed Goes to Nottingham
  • PepsiCoBringing PepsiCo’s Food and Beverage Portfolio to New Heights: Game Day Grub Match
  • Porter NovelliCarpe PM: Seize the Afternoon with Almonds
  • RF|BinderInsight Dialogues presented by The Rockefeller Foundation
  • Roush Fenway RacingSunnyD NASCAR Launch
  • Tata Consultancy ServicesDigital Empowers
  • APCO Worldwide & Jesuit Refugee ServiceLampedusa: Concerts for Refugees
  • Case FoundationFaces of Founders
  • EdelmanDove Love Your Hair
  • Food LionSupporting Diversity While Partnering with our CIAA Schools to Fight Hunger
  • HP Inc.Bringing HP's Culture of Diversity and Innovation to Life
  • HP Inc.Reinvent Mindsets: Let's Get In Touch
  • Pérez Art Museum MiamiPAMM Pride Night & Screening: “Moonlight”
  • Porter NovelliStudy Melbourne presents My Melbourne: empowering international student voices
  • SAP and PAN CommunicationsBring Business Beyond Bias
  • Blue Planet Public RelationsRaffles College of Design and Commerce, Sydney
  • ProcontentPłuca Polski
  • American Medical AssociationCreating a new digital workspace and communications program for AMA employees
  • Bacardi-MartiniNo Straws Pledge
  • Cohn & Wolfe and Landor Janssen Brave - Driving a Cultural Transformation
  • Conagra BrandsA BRAND New Day
  • Food Lion"How Refreshing" - New Ad Campaign Elevates Brand While Engaging 65,000 Associates
  • General MotorsElectrifying Employee Engagement
  • General MotorsEmployee Discourse Meets Racecourse
  • Inland Empire Health PlnDiscover Wellness Campaign
  • Marina Maher CommunicationsJ&J Unites 53,000 Employees to Reach More Patients. Restore More Lives.
  • MilliporeSigmaIntegration Communication
  • MSLGROUPRe:Sources: Putting the Service Back in Shared Services
  • PG&EKeeping GHG-Free Energy Flowing From Diablo Canyon Power Plant Through 2025
  • PJ Lhuillier Group of CompaniesCebuana Lhuillier Isang Bangka Campaign
  • AdobeSummit 2017
  • Biodesign Institute at Arizona State UniversityScience Exposed: Making Science Come to Life through the Arts
  • Dell Inc. & PPR WorldwidePerception is Reality: Winning the CES Coverage Race to Increase Sales
  • Microsoft with Burson-MarstellerMicrosoft at The National 2016 Political Conventions
  • Conagra Brands and EdelmanThe Dining Room by Marie Callender's
  • GOLINHumana // Bring the Parks to You
  • Havas FormulaPanda Express & General Tso’s Chicken – American Originals
  • Hill+Knowlton StrategiesInvictus! Sharing the Inspiring Stories of Wounded Warriors
  • Hormel FoodsJennie-O Turkey Store Make the Switch Campaign
  • Mathematica Policy ResearchPi (e) Day on Capitol Hill
  • Northrop GrummanQuad Cup
  • PwCAsian Financial Forum 2017 Knowledge Partnership
  • SAPAll Aboard the Internet of Things Express with SAP and Trenitalia
  • Tourism AustraliaThe World's 50 Best Restaurants 2017, Melbourne, Australia
  • Asian Art MuseumDrawing Rama
  • Cherokee Nation and Cherokee Nation BusinessesAnadisgoi Magazine
  • Cherokee Nation and Cherokee Nation BusinessesWhere the Casino Money Goes
  • Genentech and FleishmanHillard40 Defining Moments
  • ExxonMobilEnergy Factor
  • Havas PRAgile PR: Expert Messaging in a Hyper-Connected, Always-On World
  • Hormel FoodsInside Hormel Foods magazine
  • Karma AgencyFrontline Research & Learning Institute: The Line
  • MullenLoweFutures Magazine 2016
  • Wynn Las VegasWynn Magazine Celebrates Wynn Palace Opening with Commemorative Edition
  • AbelsonTaylorSunovion 'My Epilepsy Hero' Campaign
  • AflacLeaving Our Duckprints
  • APCO WorldwideMobilizing Seniors for Medicare Advantage
  • C-4 AnalyticsCanvas Ads Bring More Clicks
  • DEVENEYBayou Rum Social Media Expansion
  • Food Lion FeedsMeal Madness
  • GCI HealthTECFIDERA Leads the Social Conversation on Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis
  • Hormel FoodsFood Truck Frenzy
  • IBM
  • Molina Healthcare2016 Community Champions Facebook Challenge
  • PJ Lhuillier Group of CompaniesCebuana Lhuillier Financial Inclusion Campaign
  • Strategic Public Relations GroupChina New Town Development (1278.HK) - A New Phase to Success
  • Strategic Public Relations GroupChina Animation (1566.HK) - Ready to Impress the World
  • Strategic Public Relations GroupYingde Gases: Justice Prevails
  • Thor Industries with Lambert, Edwards & AssociatesThor Industries/Jayco M&A Communications Support
  • Cohn & Wolfevs. MS, a Global Sanofi Genzyme Initiative
  • Finn PartnersIEEE Public Visibility
  • EdelmanTRESemmé Public Relations Activity for New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2017
  • Powell Tate/Weber ShandwickWorld Thrombosis Day 2016
  • Tourism AustraliaThe World's 50 Best Restaurants 2017, Melbourne, Australia
  • Zeno GroupSpin Master’s Global Hatchimals Launch
  • AflacHoliday Helpers
  • Citizen RelationsSearch for #TheNextMrClean
  • Cohn & WolfeTom's of Maine #LessWasteChallenge
  • EdelmanDove Beauty Bar’s 60 Years of Care
  • Edelman & United Entertainment Group TRESemmé’s Influencer-Led Approach to New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2017
  • GCI HealthBringing ReAl Talk to the RA Community
  • High Road CommunicationsHuawei Fit Launch
  • Jackson Spalding#ToyotaTop10
  • Rpr Marketing CommunicationsNeutrogena Light Therapy Acne Mask Launch
  • SOKONetflix: Xuxa and the Missing Child
  • UN FoundationGirl Up
  • Uniomedia CommunicationsThe "One day without information technology” challenge – BECOME AN IT SPECIALIST!
  • Weber ShandwickActionAid UK, #BrutalCut
  • Weber ShandwickInfluencers Hijack Ageist Hashtags
  • Weber ShandwickLaunching a new smartphone by strapping it to a 10’ rocket
  • Weber ShandwickMix Mania
  • Zeno GroupSpin Master’s Global Hatchimals Launch
  • Ferrovial#UrbanPeek Instagram campaign
  • HiltonCurio Collection
  • RFI StudiosCleveland Hustles
  • Wynn Las VegasKygo's Instagram Video to Announce Residency at Wynn Las Vegas
  • PeppercommWilbur-Ellis’ WilCon Trader Magazine
  • SAP North AmericaAt-a-Glance Newsletter
  • Tiffany & Co.Northern America Communications: The Northern
  • AdobeThink Tank at Adobe Summit
  • IBM
  • Juniper NetworksFacebook Live Ask-The-Expert Campaign
  • OathToyota Music Moves You Live Streams on Tumblr + Yahoo
  • Travelzoo St. Patrick’s Day Facebook Live Event
  • Asian Art MuseumPriceless Pork Belly
  • Bank of America with Burson-MarstellerGet More from Your Budget with Cash Back
  • GCI HealthAmerica's Diabetes Challenge: Get to Your Goals
  • Goodwill Industries International#SUITUP4HALLOWEEN
  • Hormel FoodsHormel Chili 50 ingredient chili for Super Bowl 50
  • IW Group, IncARITAUM - Introducing Korean beauty to North America
  • Lippe TaylorKYBELLA: Live Chin Up
  • MatterLa Brea Bakery - Thanksgiving Heroes
  • NTT DATA acquires Dell Services
  • PAN CommunicationsFrom Horizontal to Three-Dimensional: SAP's Approach to Target a Tech Audience
  • Stuart WeitzmanDo It Right
  • Tata Consultancy ServicesDigital Empowers
  • Ticketmaster & EdelmanReal Tickets for Real Fans
  • Walker SandsMake Tech Her Story
  • Weber ShandwickHealthCare.gov: Data-Driven Integrated Marketing Campaign
  • Weber ShandwickMore Than an Anti-Aging Cream... POND’S Rejuveness Is #AntiAgeLimits
  • Canopy by HiltonReykjavik City Centre
  • Cone CommunicationsEastern Bank Join Us For Good
  • Consumer Technology Association
  • Dell Inc. & PPR WorldwidePerception is Reality: Winning the CES Coverage Race to Increase Sales
  • Diffusion PRHow Diffusion Helped Mobileye Emerge as an Industry Leader with the First Self-Driving Car by 2021, in Four Days or Less
  • energi PR#POMChallenge
  • Evans Hardy + Young and Idaho Potato CommissionBig Idaho Potato Truck in NYC
  • KiterocketIncreasing Traction in China
  • Maryland Transit AdministrationBaltimore Ravens' Joe Flacco Endorses MTA
  • Powell Tate/Weber ShandwickInfrastructure Report Card: Solutions for America’s Infrastructure
  • Under ArmourNBA MVP Stephen Curry
  • Vested for InvestopediaAnxiety Index
  • AbbVieMy IBD Game Plan
  • Bank of America with Burson-MarstellerSmall Business Owner Report
  • Citizen RelationsFebreze's Halftime Bathroom Break
  • DEVENEYEmeril's Meril Restaurant Opens with a BAM!
  • Conagra Brands and EdelmanPi Day by Marie Callender's
  • Fish ConsultingMr. Rooter's Bathroom Astrology
  • Hunter Public RelationsLACTAID Milk Helps Normalize Dairy Sensitivity with No More #DairyEnvy Campaign
  • KivvitA Campaign for Justice on Nazi Stolen Art on Moral Grounds
  • March CommunicationsA Systematic Approach to Rapid Response and News Hijacking
  • MSLGROUPBuilding Holiday Cheer With The Home Depot
  • MSLGROUPSpring Forward with The Home Depot
  • Northside Hospital & FleishmanHillardNorthside Hospital’s Growth Story Survivors
  • Northwell HealthThe Return
  • PMK*BNCAmerican Express Shop Small For 2X Rewards
  • Powell Tate/Weber ShandwickLaunching a Generation Beyond
  • Vanguard Communications and the American Psychological AssociationStress in America— Election Stress
  • Waldorf AstoriaDriving Experiences
  • WE CommunicationsWinning an Uphill Battle: The Windows 10 Update Campaign
  • Weber ShandwickMexico City: Rising to the Top
  • Weber ShandwickMix Mania
  • The Axis AgencyPine-Sol Makers of Home
  • Cohn & WolfeColgate Optic White "Designer Smile"
  • Cohn & WolfeColgate-Palmolive’s Hispanic Heritage Month’s Haz La U Program
  • Flowers Communications Group#NoStereotypes Reframes Hurtful Beauty Biases
  • Gift of HopeLasting Legacy
  • Havas FormulaCon TurboTax Puedes (With TurboTax You Can)
  • Hormel FoodsCooking & Culture
  • SAG-AFTRA UnidosEnding the Double Standard for Spanish-language Performers
  • USA Track & FieldRunJumpThrow
  • Weber Shandwick, APartnership, and Gilead SciencesBE ABOUT IT: Breaking the Silence on Hepatitis B in the Asian American Community
  • Adam Ritchie Brand DirectionT.R.I.P. Through The Multiverse
  • Guiding Eyes & CIVIC PR Guiding Eyes for the Blind Names Guide Puppies After Boston Marathon Winners
  • Gilbert, ArizonaCan't Stop the Feeling Parody Video
  • Henry Schein, Inc.15th annual Give Kids A Smile program
  • Hofstra University#HofDebate16
  • International Medical CorpsThe Things We Carry
  • Marina Maher CommunicationsJ&J Takes Over #JPM17
  • McCabe Message PartnersShout. Run. Tell. Teaching Children the Protect Yourself Rules with the Barbara Sinatra Children's Center
  • The Motherhood and United Nations FoundationShot@Life Campaign Host “Blogust” Relay to Donate Vaccines for Children in Developing Countries
  • UN Foundation+SocialGood
  • Cherokee Nation and Cherokee Nation BusinessesAnadisgoi.com
  • CiscoThe Network
  • CME GroupMedia Room Transformation
  • CME GroupFutures Radio Show Podcast
  • CRAFTConversations with Bill Kristol
  • Maryland Transit AdministrationWTTZ-FM 93.5 Podcasts
  • NFPBenefits Compliance Podcast
  • American Osteopathic AssociationA Wild Ride: Integrated Campaign Promoting Journal Research Rockets Brand to 4.4 Billion Impressions
  • CareerBuilderWhat Cities Would Survive a Zombie Apocalypse?
  • CNN EN ESPANOLCNN VEINTE
  • Current MarketingBurt’s Bees Plant-Based Protein Shakes
  • MLGWUtility Scam Alert
  • PG&EKeeping GHG-Free Energy Flowing From Diablo Canyon Power Plant Through 2025
  • SiteMedia Ltd.Pooh - The First Bionic Cat
  • Breakaway CommunicationsPortraits of Love: Creating a Template for PR around a Multi-City Event
  • Glen Echo Group#RSFIndex - Reporters Without Boarders 2017 World Press Freedom Index
  • InkHouseSister March: Building a Movement
  • Public DialogThe role of corporate communication- Research campaign
  • Barbie and Weber ShandwickBarbie: Ticket to Play
  • Cohn & WolfeSharpie: Launching a Brand From 20,000 Feet
  • Cone CommunicationsLindt Excites Consumers with a New Fall Favorite: LINDOR Pumpkin Spice Truffles
  • DeVries GlobalMilk Makeup: The New Makeup Line Changing the Face of Beauty, Literally
  • Fast HorseHi-C Ecto Cooler Makes a Haunting Return to the Delight of Millennials
  • Havas PRThe Barnacle: Giving The Boot the Boot
  • KetchumMastercard Cashes In On the Next Generation of Payments
  • The Drone Racing LeagueThe Sport of the Future
  • O'Reilly DePalmaHowie Mandel Leads the ActiClean Patrol to Launch a New Self-Cleaning Toilet
  • Weber ShandwickChallenging Smartphone Incrementalism: Moto Z Family & Moto Mods Launch
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • APCO WorldwideMobilizing Seniors for Medicare Advantage
  • Barbie and Weber ShandwickBarbie: Ticket to Play
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Abt Associates, Hager Sharp, Emergent ElementZika Domestic Readiness Campaign
  • Cone CommunicationsReThink: Why Housing Matters - Challenging the Misperceptions of Public Housing
  • Coyne PR and Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Choices Matter Campaign Combats Gateway to the Opioid Epidemic
  • DaviesE.ON Twin Forks
  • GageMinnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge 40th Anniversary
  • McLean HospitalDeconstructing Stigma: A Change in Thought Can Change A Life
  • AbbVie“Get in the Know about ME in EndoMEtriosis” Campaign Launch
  • Microsoft with Burson-MarstellerMicrosoft at the 2016 Iowa Caucuses
  • National Retail FederationStop the BAT Tax
  • SAG-AFTRA UnidosEnding the Double Standard for Spanish-language Performers
  • SKDKnickerbockerForgotten Face of Homelessness
  • Trout UnlimitedPublic Lands: Best. Idea. Ever.
  • Washington Metropolitan Area Transit AuthoritySafeTrack
  • Elias World Media & EvolveMKDUnderstanding Parkinson's Little Known Symptoms
  • EVINS"The Driving Game"
  • Finn PartnersNo More Mystery: Finn Partners’ Georgia Campaign Helps Parents Find Quality Child Care
  • Landis Communications Inc.Global Alzheimer's Platform: Advancing Brain Health
  • Powell Tate/Weber ShandwickCDC Know More Hepatitis
  • United Way WorldwideJoin the Fight
  • Driving a Household Name into the 21st Century
  • The Association of Junior Leagues InternationalWe Are The Junior League
  • Axon
  • Citizen RelationsMr. Clean, the Undisputed Winner of the Super Bowl
  • Citizen RelationsSearch for #TheNextMrClean
  • HP Inc.Reinventing For The Future
  • Hunter Public RelationsPowerBar’s Clean Start
  • IBM & Text 100Cognitive Creativity
  • Intel CorporationExperience Amazing
  • KetchumMastercard Cashes In On the Next Generation of Payments
  • LINKS WorldGroupCayman Islands Department of Tourism - Reconnecting Latin America
  • Parker SanpeiInternational Chardonnay Symposium
  • Zebra Technologies & Burson-MarstellerSeeing the Black & White in a World of Grey
  • Aflac & Hill+Knowlton StrategiesAflac’s 2016 Open Enrollment Survey
  • AMN Healthcare2016 Predictive Analytics Survey
  • Edelman IntelligenceBarilla Leverages Research & Measurement to Drive Passion for Pasta
  • Edelman IntelligenceMy Starbucks Rewards: Rewards Program Refresh
  • Weber ShandwickHealthCare.gov: Data-Driven Integrated Marketing Campaign
  • AflacSatellite Media Tour
  • Bank of America with Burson-MarstellerGet More from Your Budget with Cash Back
  • Elias World MediaForevermark Oscars Diamond House
  • Hill+Knowlton StrategiesFour Monks Cleaning Vinegar: Fresh Fall with Ali Fedotowsky
  • Philips Lighting North AmericaPhilips Times Square Ball Campaign
  • Travelzoo St. Patrick’s Day
  • CiscoTalent Brand Team (WeAreCisco)
  • AT&T with FleishmanHillardEntertainment, Where Everything Can Happen
  • R&R PartnersDJ Khaled
  • Weber ShandwickA Stain Reaction
  • Bayer Bee CareFeed a Bee
  • CiscoTalent Brand Team (WeAreCisco)
  • Cooney Waters UnlimitedShowcasing the Inspiring Story of a Fashion Blogger-turned-Parkinson’s Disease Advocate to Engage a Facebook Community Dedicated to Parkinson’s
  • Current MarketingBrita: Drink Amazing
  • Hormel FoodsFood Truck Frenzy
  • IBM x MarchesaThe Cognitive Dress
  • Lambert, Edwards & AssociatesNorth American International Auto Show
  • MSLGROUPCelebration of Service: Doing More for Veterans on Social
  • National Association of Manufacturers2017 State of Manufacturing Tour
  • Northside Hospital & FleishmanHillardBreast Cancer Awareness Week – Honoring fighters and remembering survivors
  • RFI StudiosCleveland Hustles
  • WE CommunicationsMicrosoft C+E New Product Announcement Motion Graphics Campaign
  • Weber ShandwickMix Mania
  • KDaly CommunicationsKristen Daly "Brewing Success"
  • Roush Fenway RacingMark Martin NASCAR Hall of Fame Speech
  • Hormel FoodsJustin's is Nuts for Bees!
  • HP Inc.drupa 2016, Dusseldorf, Germany
  • Las Vegas Convention and Visitors AuthorityLas Vegas Hosts Final 2016 Presidential Debate
  • Litzky Public RelationsMedia Buzz Drives Ballots for 2017 Toy of the Year Awards
  • Rogers & CowanAARP 2016 Movies For Grown-ups Awards
  • Sharp CommunicationsCoverings 2017 National Tile Day
  • Publicis Health Media & Digitas HealthHealthysexual
  • Publicis Health Media & Digitas HealthHelp Stop the Virus
  • AbelsonTaylorSunovion Pharmaceuticals 'My Epilepsy Hero' Campaign
  • Aflac 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards
  • Food Lion FeedsMeal Madness
  • Weber ShandwickHellmann's #Strangewich
  • Cooney Waters UnlimitedShowcasing the Inspiring Story of a Fashion Blogger-turned-Parkinson’s Disease Advocate through Video to Engage the Parkinson’s Community
  • Health FirstIt's a Nurse
  • Hormel FoodsCooking & Culture
  • MakovskyA Tribute to Heroes in the Global Campaign Against Violent Extremism
  • National Retail FederationStop the BAT Tax
  • Octapharma AGIt’s in our blood
  • Old Spice and Citizen Relations1-800-PROVE-IT Infomercials
  • SAPThe Face's of SAP
  • Turner“The Walking Legg” – A Look Inside Turner’s Tech Organization
  • United Nations FoundationNothing But Nets Launches Virtual Reality Film, “Under The Net”
  • Weber Shandwick“Refocus” On Mobile Innovation with Motorola
  • American Heart AssociationEva Is Why
  • Blue Chalk Media & SEE International A Chance to See Again
  • Blue Chalk Media & OSBAThe Promise of Oregon: Year Three
  • Hill+Knowlton StrategiesInvictus! Sharing the Inspiring Stories of Wounded Warriors
  • International Medical CorpsThe Things We Carry
  • Loyola University New OrleansStreetcar Stories: A Loyno Web Series
  • McLean HospitalDeconstructing Stigma: A Change in Thought Can Change A Life
  • Weber ShandwickActionAid UK, #BrutalCut
  • AdobeEmotion Chambers Activation
  • Blonde 2.0Livia - a painfully good campaign
  • BMLPR & Villa Italian Kitchen#AlternateFacts Pizza
  • CerconeBrownBeautiful, Naturally Mobile Boutique
  • Cohn & WolfeSharpie: Launching a Brand From 20,000 Feet
  • Delucchi Plus at StreetSenseDowntown Silver Spring | OUTBOX
  • Deutsche Telekom AGContent Factory – More than just a newsroom
  • General MotorsElectrifying Employee Engagement
  • Hill+Knowlton StrategiesANA Takes Off With Experience Class
  • Hunter Public RelationsPowerBar’s Clean Start
  • KFC Extra Crispy Sunscreen PR Campaign
  • MakovskyA Tribute to Heroes in the Global Campaign Against Violent Extremism
  • ServiceMasterThe ServiceMaster Experience
  • US Postal ServiceDog Bite Prevention Campaign
  • Weber ShandwickActionAid UK, #BrutalCut
  • CLS Strategies - Academy of Model AeronauticsGenerations of Flight Campaign
  • HormelFoods125.com
  • RevHealthDon't Toy With Pinworm
  • Hormel FoodsSPAM™ Museum goes global - How the SPAM™ Museum word of mouth efforts brings people to Austin, MN
  • Kohnstamm CommunicationsBeech-Nut Engages Real Moms to Introduce 'Real Food for Babies'
  • UP TV"Growing Up McGhee" Viral Photo Re-creation
  • Cone CommunicationsLindt Invites Refinery29’s Lucie Fink to Become a Chocolatier for a Day
  • FGL Sports Ltd.Sport Chek: Pillar vs. Drone
  • Old Spice and Citizen Relations1-800-PROVE-IT Infomercials
  • Wynn Las VegasSteve Wynn Welcomes Amazon Echo to Wynn Las Vegas

Agency Elite Finalists

  • Brad Burke, Weber Shandwick
  • Andrea Margolin, FleishmanHillard
  • Anya Nelson, Zazil Media Group
  • Dan Simon, Vested
  • Alexander Slater, Clyde Group
  • CLS Strategies
  • Gavin
  • IW Group New York
  • J Public Relations
  • The Grove
  • Ring Communications
  • Volume Public Relations
  • PACO CollectiveGreatest Gift In The World
  • Schmidt Public AffairsCouncil for Quality Respiratory Care
  • SCLBITSCook. Eat. Think.
  • Thatcher+Co.Lock Down Your Login
  • TogoRunNational Hemophilia Foundation: The Red Tie Challenge
  • 10Fold CommunicationsBarefoot Networks Launches, Leaving a Big Footprint
  • iMiller Public RelationsLaunch of Packetfabric
  • RF BinderHarnessing the Power of Algae: TerraVia’s Presence at IFT 2016
  • Schafer Condon CarterIDEAL National Championship
  • Stein IAS and Ingredion (EMEA)The Good Clean Food Campaign
  • JPA Health CommunicationsTogether for Safer Roads - Companies Driven to Save Lives
  • Lippe Taylor5th Anniversary of Cetaphil and Camp Wonder partnership
  • MissionCTRL CommunicationsDeath to Diesel
  • PPR WorldwideDell and Adrian Grenier Ship with First Ocean Plastics Packaging in Industry
  • Schmidt Public AffairsOperation Troop Treats
  • Ten35Blue Moon: Mosaics for Change #SomethingsBrewingRiNo
  • Ten35City Year Chicago: MLK Day of Service 2017
  • BozellFree Ad Day
  • FleishmanHillardFH4Inclusion
  • MatterHelping Hands Matter
  • Blonde 2.0Livia - a painfully good campaign
  • Cohn & WolfePANDORA Jewelry Brings Style to the Center Stage at Coachella
  • No Limit AgencyCheckers & Rally's Wiener Wars
  • RF BinderThrive Brand: Harnessing the Power of Algae
  • C-4 Analytics Drives JM Lexus Toward Smashing a Sales Record, Creating a New World Record for New Car Sales
  • The Hoffman AgencySony Music and Life Site Now Hits the Right Notes
  • The Hoffman AgencyAddressing a Lingering Crisis Nearly Two Years after the Incident Calls for Unconventional Actions
  • Red Flag ConsultingWake up and smell the communications
  • BPCMMaybelline New York Celebrates FH17 Launches with the Ultimate Winter Wonderland Experience
  • King MediaTabor Hill USA Today 10Best Voting Campaign
  • NJI MediaBusiness Roundtable's Upgrade America Campaign
  • RF BinderHarnessing the Power of Algae: A Consumer Marketing Campaign from the Thrive Brand
  • TopFire Mediai9 Sports Drives Franchise Growth through Facebook
  • 5w Public RelationsLycored #rethinkbeautiful Campaign
  • The Axis AgencyPine-Sol Makers of Home
  • Bank of America with Burson-MarstellerGet More from Your Budget with Cash Back
  • Cohn & WolfePANDORA Jewelry Brings Style to the Center Stage at Coachella
  • Hunter Public RelationsSmithfield Hog Wild Throwdown
  • Red Flag ConsultingWake up and smell the communications
  • KetchumLaunchPad: We give everyone the opportunity to launch their career at Ketchum
  • U.S. Postal ServiceWestern Word
  • Hunter Public RelationsJohnnie Walker & Wilmer Valderrama Walk the U.S. - Mexico Border to Take a Stand for Diversity
  • Thatcher+Co.Roots of Knowledge: Utah Valley University
  • TURNERRoad to Mighty
  • Blonde 2.0Livia - a painfully good campaign
  • IW Group, IncARITAUM - Introducing Korean beauty to North America
  • Bhava CommunicationsUsermind Launch Campaign - Leading the BizOps Revolution and Triggering a Flood of Leads
  • Bullfrog + BaumEAT (RED) SAVE LIVES 2016
  • Etched CommunicationH-GAC: Road Warriors for Smarter Commutes
  • The Hoffman AgencyShowcasing La French Tech to the world
  • ICR + USCR: A Breakthrough in Reputation & Growth
  • Lippe TaylorRevlon Love Is On Ciara Launch
  • Murphy O'BrienPaul Ferrante
  • O'Malley HansenHumane Society of Missouri Goes Viral with Shelter Buddies Reading Program
  • Schmidt Public AffairsOperation Troop Treats
  • SiteMedia Ltd.Pooh - The First Bionic Cat
  • Ten35City Year Chicago: MLK Day of Service 2017
  • Teuwen CommunicationsBordeaux: Changing the Conversation
  • TURNERBermuda’s Adventurous Side
  • Zazil Media Group and Sabrina Levine CommunicationsAdorama's "Top Photographer with Nigel Barker"
  • DEVENEYRuth's Chris Steak House - Chef Executive Media Training
  • VestedPreparing management for high-stakes transaction
  • Hunter Public RelationsBuchanan’s “Es Nuestro Momento"
  • National Pork Board and Republica"The Taste of Now"
  • EdelmanAurora Prize for Awakening Humanity
  • JPA Health CommunicationsTreatment Advocacy Center: A Bed Instead
  • SiteMedia Ltd.NowWeMove
  • Ten35City Year Chicago: MLK Day of Service 2017
  • Thatcher+Co.Lock Down Your Login
  • TogoRunNational Hemophilia Foundation: The Red Tie Challenge
  • 5w Public RelationsRowenta Debuts Latest Innovation in Garment Care: #IronAnything
  • Diffusion PRBinge Watching to Victory: Breaking a world record and launching CyberLink’s PowerDVD to mainstream audiences
  • EPIC CreativeSteiner 450 Tractor: Live Streaming Press Conference
  • Lippe TaylorSculpSure: A Better Way To Lose Fat Has Come To Light
  • Stein IAS and Ingredion (EMEA)Novation rice starch
  • E.ON Twin Forks And DAVIESBlowing Wind in the Face of Opposition
  • Thatcher+Co.Lock Down Your Login
  • Ulled AsociadosCosentino Group
  • PMK*BNCCall of Duty XP 2016: Leveraging the Power of Influencers to Make the Biggest Call of Duty Fan Event in History an Unforgettable Pop Culture Event
  • Scott Circle The #UNCENSOREDDC Campaign Takes the District by Storm
  • DEVENEYEngagement Agency Launch
  • Havas PRAgile PR: Expert Messaging in a Hyper-Connected, Always-On World
  • Stein IASCliché Killers
  • Version 2.0 CommunicationsFeeling the Love: How Version 2.0 Tapped Valentine's Day to Launch its Content Practice
  • The Hoffman AgencyAddressing a Lingering Crisis Nearly Two Years after the Incident Calls for Unconventional Actions
  • Red Flag ConsultingWake up and smell the communications
  • SCLBITSCook. Eat. Think.
  • Thatcher+Co.Roots of Knowledge: Utah Valley University
  • Arketi GroupUL’s Search Marketing Campaigns Soar Above Expectations
  • C-4 Analytics Drives JM Lexus Toward Smashing a Sales Record, Creating a New World Record for New Car Sales
  • The Hoffman AgencySony Music and Life Site Now Hits the Right Notes
  • PAN CommunicationsEstablishing SAP Hybris CMO Thought Leadership
  • Stein IAS and Trelleborg Marine SystemsA Smarter Approach to Marine Engineering
  • Ulled AsociadosCosentino Group

Who's Attending

Platinum and Agency Elite Awards Luncheon Venue

Grand Hyatt in New York City | September 14  from 11 AM – 2:30 PM

PR News' Platinum Awards  will take placeon September 14 at Grand Hyatt in Midtown New York City. The award luncheon venue is just a block away from Grand Central Terminal and the 4, 5 and 6 Subway trains. If you traveling for the luncheon and need lodging take a look at PR News' list of hotels in the area here

The awards luncheon will begin libations and networking at 11 a.m. in the ballroom foyer. We'll then make our way into the ballroom for a tasty three-course meal where we'll honor the finalists.TV personality, Ryan Serhant of Bravo's Million Dollar Listing, will be co-presenting!

Grand Hyatt in New York City

109 E 42nd Street
New York, NY 10017

Pricing

  • Table of 10

    $7,999

    • 10 reserved seats for your whole team
    • VIP seating so you have a great view of the action
  • Platinum Package

    $9,999

    • Table of 10 
    • Front row seating with your whole team
    • Two bottles of champagne 
    • 1/2 page ad in the program guide ($2,000 value!)
    • Extra award plaque for your team
  • Individual Ticket

    $650

    Get a seat at this annual awards luncheon and you'll enjoy a three-course meal, entertainment and the opportunity to network with 300+ communicators at top agencies, corporations, nonprofit and government organizations.

Program Advertising

Give a shout out to a finalist or promote your organization, service, or initiative with an ad in the Platinum & Agency Elite Awards Luncheon program guide. This unique messaging opportunity is distributed to 350+ awards luncheon attendees comprised of top communications and marketing professionals at agencies, nonprofits, corporations and government organizations.

The deadline to reserve your ad is August 16.

Sponsorship of Luncheon

  • Recognition of sponsorship in all marketing materials and press releases
  • Exhibit table at the awards luncheon
  • Sponsor profile online at prnewsonline.com
  • Opportunity to announce up to 4 categories during awards ceremony
  • Raffle an item at the luncheon (supplied by the sponsor and optional)
  • Distribution of your materials to all the attendees
  • Full page ad in the program guide
  • Shout-outs on social media
  • 3 passes to the awards luncheon
  • Provision of attendee list with full contact information

Congratulatory Package

  • Includes 1 ticket to the awards luncheon
  • ½ page ad in the awards program guide
  • Social media shout outs to PR News’ X amount of followers across Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram
  • 15% discount on additional awards orders
  • Guaranteed executive Q&A in video series covering the Platinum Awards
  • Digital Ad in the Winner Reveal Follow-Up email

A La Carte

  • Full Page Ad (6.75" x 9.75")
  • Half-Page Ad (6" x 4.5")

View Last Year's Program Guide

Contact

Registration and Luncheon Questions

For questions about the Platinum and Agency Elite Awards, contact:

Mary Lou French
MFrench@accessintel.com
301-354-1851

Sponsorship and Program Advertising

For information on becoming a sponsor or placing a congratulatory ad in the program for the Platinum and Agency Elite Awards, contact:

Rich Hauptner
RHauptner@accessintel.com
203-899-8460