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31st Annual PRSA-NY BIG APPLE AWARDS

CONGRATULATIONS to all of the 2018 Big Apple award recipients and THANK YOU to the sponsors, partners and guests who helped PRSA-NY celebrate the tremendous work of our leaders, practitioners and clients during the 2018 Big Apple Awards Gala on Monday, June 11th at the Mandarin Oriental, New York.

“Big Apple Means Business” was the theme for the evening as #PRpros from across the metro area came together to honor outstanding individual achievements in PR and recognizing the
most innovative and strategic communications campaigns or projects of the previous year.
For 2018, the entire Big Apple Awards slate was retooled to better reflect the current work, techniques, talents and tools of communicators, marketers, and creative professionals.

[See press release]

2018 BIG APPLE AWARDS:  BY THE NUMBERS
  • Over 300 industry professionals joined for the celebration honoring outstanding individual achievements in PR and recognizing the best communications, marketing and public relations work of 2017
  • 78 crystal awards were presented across 78 campaign and spotlight award categories
  • 128 unique campaigns and entries were selected as finalists
  • 68 agencies and in-house communications teams were responsible for the award-winning work

BEST OF …

  • MBooth and JC Penny were named the Best of the Best and received two crystal “Big Apple” awards for their campaign titled “Pair Up with JCPenney.”  [view entry]
  • The Best Business/Campaign Outcomes title went to Citizen Relations and Old Spice for “Old Spice and Citizen Relations Get Wild (And Real) with Moms and Sons.” [view entry]
  • The Best Use of Research, Measurement and Evaluation Award, sponsored by the Institute for Public Relations, were to Weber Shandwick and dna Communications for Boehringer Ingelheim, Eli Lilly and Company for “For Your SweetHeart: Where diabetes and heart disease meet” [view entry]

 

 

 [See full list of category and spotlight award winners]


2018 INAUGURAL DIVERSITY DATA HONOR ROLL

This year, the inaugural Diversity Data Honor Roll Award was awarded to the industry’s “Diversity Champions,” recognizing PR and communications agencies who submitted their diversity data findings.

The 2018 Diversity Data Honor Roll Award honorees were:

Finn Partners

Hunter Public Relations

The Zeno Group


15 UNDER 35 AWARD RECIPIENTS

The 2018 15 Under 35 Award honorees were:

Allison Clair
Director of Institutional Communications
NYU Langone Health

Jade Faugno
Vice President
Intermarket Communications

Lindsey Groginski
Senior Communications Manager
Dress for Success Worldwide

Alicia Hart
Media Relations Manager
Macy's

Pauline Horwits
Account Supervisor
MSLGROUP

Michael Lamp
Senior Vice President, Social & Digital Media        
Hunter Public Relations

Megan Milano
Senior Account Supervisor
Hunter Public Relations

Isabel Peña Alfaro
Managing Supervisor
FleishmanHillard

[more]

 

Lissette Rodriguez
Founder
Chic Influence

Ilana Rubin
Associate Vice President
Jennifer Bett Communications

Kate Ryan
Managing Director, US
Diffusion PR

Nara Sandberg
Marketing & Partnerships Coordinator
The Monday Campaigns

Divya Sangam
Global Communications Manager
ValuePenguin

Carola Vaisman
Account Supervisor
MSLGROUP

Carina Zito
Account Supervisor
360PR+

 

 



 


INDIVIDUAL CHAPTER AWARD RECIPIENTS

The 2018 Individual Chapter Award honorees were:

John W. Hill Award for lifetime professional achievement
Roger Bolton, President, The Arthur W. Page Society

Philip Dorf Award for mentorship
presented to
Shelley J. Spector, President, Spector & Associates, Founder, The Museum of Public Relations

PRSA-NY President’s Award for outstanding service to the chapter and PRSA
presented to
Olga González, FGA DGA, CEO/Founder, Pietra PR - The Jewelry PR Agency

[more]



FRESH PRESENTERS

The 2018 Big Apple awards were presented by Flo Anthony, Celebrity Gossip Journalist, and Kristin Cole, Reporter and Anchor for WPIX-TV.



ABOUT THE BIG APPLE AWARDS

The New York Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America established the Big Apple Awards program in 1987 to encourage excellence in public relations. The program has evolved to keep pace with a rapidly changing industry and continues celebrate the exciting and innovative successes of talented professionals working in the heart of the communications universe. Today, a Big Apple Award is recognized as one of the highest honors bestowed in public relations.

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EXPLORE THE 2018 BIG APPLE AWARDS

Gala Coverage

 

Entry submission

Big Apple Award Winners & Honorees

 

 

 

Looking Back

 

      


   


  


 

  

 



QUESTIONS

Questions about the Big Apple Awards can be sent via e-mail to BigAppleAwards@prsany.org, or call 212.228.7228.


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