The Public Relations Society of America’s (PRSA) Greater Cleveland Chapter honored the area’s best in marketing and communications at its 13th annual Cleveland Rocks Awards ceremony on Friday, Dec. 4. This year, 47 of 76 entries submitted by area communicators were honored with 50 awards representing more than 30 categories. Of those, Falls Communications took home the most awards with 18 gold and silver wins.
Fahlgren Mortine, which had the second-highest number of awards at 14, also received the coveted “Best of Show” award for “SCADpad: Tiny Homes, Big Ideas,” an integrated communications campaign on behalf of the Savannah College of Art and Design. The “Judges’ Choice” award went both to Fahlgren Mortine for “Beyond Birthdays” a consumer products marketing program on behalf of Balloon Time, and “Hattie Larlham Social Media 2014 & 2015,” a social media program executed by Hattie Larlham and Scott Juba.
“The caliber of communications professionals in this city and the surrounding area is unprecedented,” said Christian Hunter, APR, PRSA Greater Cleveland Chapter president and senior content strategist at RDL Architects. “I am amazed by the talent and creative work entailed in these campaigns and projects submitted to the Rocks Awards, our most anticipated, signature event each year.”
Annually, the Cleveland Rocks Awards acknowledge Northeast Ohio’s outstanding public relations programs, incorporating research, planning, execution and evaluation. Award winners demonstrate leadership in the public relations field and contribute to advancing the profession in Northeast Ohio.
The PRSA Forth Worth Chapter judged this year’s award entries. Falls Communications served as the presenting sponsor of this year’s awards program.
About the Public Relations Society of America
The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) is the world’s largest organization for public relations professionals. The Society has nearly 32,000 professional and student members. PRSA is organized into more than 100 chapters nationwide, 19 professional interest sections and affinity groups, which represent business and industry, counseling firms, independent practitioners, military, government, associations, hospitals, schools, professional services firms and nonprofit organizations.
About the PRSA Greater Cleveland Chapter
The PRSA Greater Cleveland Chapter is the professional organization that brings together public relations, communications and marketing practitioners throughout Northeast Ohio. The chapter includes professionals from the Greater Cleveland area and is an active organization in helping members address local issues and trends with local and national resources.
Cari Wildasinn, Fahlgren Mortine
Vice President of Communications, PRSA Greater Cleveland Chapter