PRSA Greater Cleveland Chapter Recognizes Northeast Ohio’s Best in Communications

CLEVELAND – December 13, 2017 – The Public Relations Society of America’s (PRSA) Greater Cleveland Chapter recognized the area’s best in marketing and public relations at the 15th annual Cleveland Rocks Awards, presented by Falls Communications, Tuesday, December 12, at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland.

This year, more than 60 Gold, Silver and Bronze awards were given to corporations, nonprofits and agencies and their clients. Fahlgren Mortine, an integrated marketing and communications agency, won the Judge’s Choice Award for the Integrated Communications campaign, “Turning Sticky Situations into Successful Sweepstakes: Avery Dennison Educates Consumers on Removable Labels.”

Cleveland State University’s event “Arts and Humanities Alive! The AHA Fest!” won the coveted Best in Show award.

PRSA Cleveland recognized two early career professionals with Rising Star awards for outstanding communicators with less than seven years of experience. The awards went to Lauren Church of Fahlgren Mortine and Amanda Rembold of Roop & Co.

Prosper for Purpose was honored as the Public Relations Team of the Year for 2017, the first to receive this annual team honor.

“We were excited to celebrate our chapter’s milestone awards at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame,” said Lorraine Schuchart, president of PRSA Greater Cleveland. “This year’s awards recognized the best work in public relations and communications being done right here in Cleveland.”

Annually, the PRSA Cleveland Rocks Awards acknowledge Northeast Ohio’s outstanding PR programs, which incorporate research, planning, execution and evaluation. Award winners demonstrate leadership in public relations and contribute to advancing the profession locally.

The Mississippi chapter of PRSA judged this year’s award entries. Falls Communications served as the presenting sponsor of the 2017 Cleveland Rocks Awards.

A full list of award winners is available on the PRSA Greater Cleveland website at

Public Relations Society of America, Greater Cleveland Chapter