The Greater Cleveland Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) honored the area’s best in marketing and public relations at its eleventh annual PRSA Cleveland Rocks Awards on Fri., Dec. 6. This year, there were more than 130 entries across 31 categories, represented by agencies, corporations and non-profit organizations.
“Year after year, the Greater Cleveland public relations community delivers exceptional campaigns,” said Kelly McGlumphy, APR, director of client services at Roop & Co. and PRSA Greater Cleveland’s president and awards co-chair. “We are proud to acknowledge their work at the most anticipated event in the public relations community each year.”
Hennes Paynter Communications received the coveted “Best of Show” award for “Doing the Right Thing: How a Company’s Forthright Crisis Response Preserved its Reputation and Maintained Customer Confidence” on behalf of SeaStreak LLC in the crisis communications category. The “Judges’ Choice” award went to Falls Communications for “Haven DIY Blogger Conference,” a social media campaign on behalf of Moen Inc.
Annually, the Cleveland Rocks Awards acknowledge Northeast Ohio’s outstanding public relations programs, incorporating sound research, planning, execution and evaluation. Award winners demonstrate leadership in the public relations field and contribute to advancing the profession in Northeast Ohio.
Award entries this year were selected by the PRSA Richmond Chapter. Fahlgren Mortine once again served as the presenting sponsor of this year’s awards program.