Winner: Association of American Railroads/Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide – Freight Rail Works Dirty. Inefficient. Old. These were some of the words congressional influencers were using to describe freight rail before Ogilvy PR and AAR launched an… Continued
Winner: The Coca-Cola Co. – Expedition 206: 365 Days, 206 Countries, 1 Mission Building upon the digital activity already buzzing about the brand, Coca-Cola launched Expedition 206 to connect more closely with a young audience—and give… Continued
Winner: Kimberly Clark/Marina Maher Communications Inc. – Poise and Whoopi Goldberg Destigmatize Taboo Health Condition Marina Maher was charged to engage the public in a highly private issue—to improve general awareness of Poise, a product specifically… Continued
Winner: Novartis AG/Ruder Finn – Restoring Confidence and Driving Reputation in an Economic Crisis Big Pharma’s resiliency has been tested during the global downturn. In response, Novartis wanted to break from the struggling pack and reassure… Continued
Miller Meiers H&R Block Get It Right Social Community H&R’s strategic goals for a social media platform included becoming a live conduit for sharing ideas and advice and establishing itself as a friendly, reassuring source… Continued
Winner: First Degree, on behalf of WomenHeart Cheerios Circle of Helping Hearts Tour Leveraging its status as cholesterol-reducing breakfast champion, Cheerios partnered with First Degree and heart health-focused charity WomenHealth to provide cholesterol screenings to minority… Continued
A relatively new frontier for PR outreach, text messaging has the potential for optimal two-way communications with targets—but proceed with caution.