Meet the 2023 People of the Year—the innovative and inspiring professionals making a quantifiable impact on their organization and the communications industry at large. This impressive roster of powerful PR players includes leaders and up-and-comers from Bospar, State Farm, Factory PR, Aflac, The Levinson Group, Ruder Finn, USPS and more. Congratulations to all of our 2023 honorees!
Innovative agency leaders who are driving indelible progress and growth for their firms—and the industry.
Agency pros who have helped their firm grow in client base and/or revenue, expanded the scope of the agency's offerings, or spearheaded winning campaign(s) on behalf of a client.
Communicators who have worked around the clock to build, protect or restore an organization’s reputation.
Impressive in-house CCOs who not only advance their organization’s corporate reputation but also fight for their department’s seat at the table.
Standout communicators who have led overall communications efforts during a crisis, have proven their ability to protect an organization's reputation and stay on message during a crisis.
The innovative minds going above and beyond to prove PR’s performance and its impact on business objectives.
Professionals who have taken an active role in fostering a work environment of opportunity, equality, inclusivity and empowerment for all.
The standout communicators who are innovating across multiple digital platforms to drive brand awareness, extend reach and increase their organization’s online presence.
PR specialists who have established themselves as highly sought-after trainers or teachers.
Communicators who have worked tirelessly to build strong relationships with journalists and influencers through all channels, including social networks, or succeeded at repositioning a brand through media outreach.
Extraordinary leaders who guide and motivate those around them, and who had an outsized impact on the careers of their colleagues.
PR dynamos who have launched an agency within the last 18 months and continue to work tirelessly toward their success.
Communicators whose efforts led to increased donations or membership, or secured major media coverage, resulting in increased awareness, for a nonprofit organization, association, government entity, or university.
Superstars on the rise, making their mark on the industry, even at the early stages of their careers with fewer than 7 years in the industry.
PR pros who work tirelessly to influence and educate the public about social, economic, governmental and other issues.