Rachel Scharmann
Marketing Manager
PR News

PR News Announces Platinum PR and Agency Elite Awards Finalists, Hall of Fame Inductees for 2016

New York, NY, August 11, 2016— PR News will be honoring top PR initiatives in campaigns ranging from crisis management to social media to word of mouth marketing at its benchmark-setting Platinum PR and Agency Elite Awards Luncheon on October 19, 2016 in New York City. The finalists of the Platinum PR and Agency Elite Awards set industry standards for excellence across all areas of PR. The luncheon will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square, where leading PR professionals from corporations, agencies and nonprofits will network and honor the top initiatives from the past year.

See the complete list of this year’s Platinum PR Awards finalists online: View the finalists for the Agency Elite awards here:

Hall of Fame inductees for the Platinum PR Awards will also be celebrated at the luncheon. This year's class includes legendary campaigns such as Coca Cola's #ShareaCoke, United Nations Foundation and 92nd Street Y's #GivingTuesday and T-Mobile's Un-carrier.

Individual tickets along with tables of 10 are available for purchase. Table purchases come with priority seating and ensure attendees are seated together. For more information or to register for the Platinum PR and Agency Elite Awards Luncheon, click here.

“For us at PR News, and for our community, the Platinum PR and Agency Elite Awards serve annually as a celebration of the year’s top PR teams and firms and as an ideal showcase for their most successful campaigns,” says Steve Goldstein, editorial director of PR News. “There were so many terrific entries this year, and once again we were reminded that creativity and inspiration rule in communications.”

PR News will be presenting a half-day Crisis Management Workshop the morning of the awards luncheon, also at the Marriott Marquis in New York City. The day after the awards luncheon on October 20, PR News will hold its annual Social Media Conference, featuring sessions on Snapchat, live streaming with Periscope, Instagram Stories and more. One- and two-day packages are available for the luncheon and these two additional events at the Marriott Marquis.

For questions about attending the Platinum PR Awards Luncheon, contact PR News’ Rachel Scharmann at To advertise in the Platinum PR Awards program guide, contact Account Executive Lindsay Silverberg at Thanks to the sponsor for the luncheon, Business Wire.

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