2017 Winners

7th Annual 2017 PR World Awards

Public Relations

PR Executive of the Year (In-house or Agency) – 11 – 99 Employees
Gold Winner
Catriona Harris, CEO – Uproar PR (Orlando, FL USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations)
Silver Winner
Joe Franscella, Senior Vice President – Bhava Communications (Emeryville, CA USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations)

PR Executive of the Year (In-house or Agency) – 100 – 499 Employees
Gold Winner
Taunia Kipp, Communications Officer & Vice President, Corporate Marketing – Kaseya (New York, NY USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Information Technology Software)

Marketing Executive of the Year
Gold Winner
Nicole Amsler, VP of Marketing – Cloudinary (Sunnyvale, CA USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Cloud Computing/SaaS)

Marketing Executive of the Year
Gold Winner
Thomas Been, Chief Marketing Officer – TIBCO Software (Palo Alto, CA USA – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: (Information Technology Software)

Public Relations Agency of the Year
Global Headquarter (Agency with worldwide offices)
Gold Winner
Global Results Communications, Inc (Santa Ana, CA USA – 11 – 99 Employees)
Silver Winner
MFA, Ltd (New York, NY USA – 11 – 99 Employees)

Country Headquarter (Agency with several offices within the same country)
Gold Winner
Spark PR (San Francisco, CA USA – 11 – 99 Employees)
Silver Winner
Uproar PR (Orlando, FL USA – 11 – 99 Employees)

Local Office (Agency with several offices but nominating a local office)
Gold Winner
Klick Communications (Santa Monica, CA USA – 1 – 10 Employees)

Single Boutique Office (Agency with only 1 office)
Gold Winners
grapevine pr + consulting (Los Angeles, CA USA – 1 – 10 Employees)
Iris Public Relations DMCC (Dubai, UAE – 1 – 10 Employees)
Publicity Genie (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia – 1 – 10 Employees)
Macias PR (New York, NY USA – 1 – 10 Employees)
PR Wire (Colombo, Sri Lanka – 1 – 10 Employees)
Silver Winners
3Points Communications (Chicago, IL USA – 1 – 10 Employees)
Cornerstone Communications, LTD (Rockville, MD USA – 1 – 10 Employees)
Press Kitchen (Santa Monica, CA USA – 1 – 10 Employees)
Wachsman PR (New York, NY USA – 1 – 10 Employees)
Water & Wall Group (New York, NY USA – 1 – 10 Employees)

Corporate Communications Milestone of the Year
Hybrid (consisting of members from both Agency and In-House)
Gold Winner
IBM (Armonk, NY USA – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Information Technology Services) for Defining Cognitive Creativity with IBM Watson – Agency: Text 100 and Highwire – Key players include: Lia Davis, Gabrielle Gugliocciello, Nancy Ngo, Katy Rosati, Adrienne Sabilia, Chris Blake, Brenna McCarthy, Maria Katime, Didier Morais, Rick Cohen, Shari Foldes, Megan Grasty, Courtney Geesey-Dorr

Investor Relations Executive of the Year
Gold Winner
Robyn Friedman, Executive Director, Head of Investor Relations – Fifth Street Asset Management (Greenwich, CT USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Financial Services and Banking)

Investor Relations Champion of the Year
Gold Winner
Robyn Friedman, Executive Director, Head of Investor Relations – Fifth Street Asset Management (Greenwich, CT USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Financial Services and Banking)

New Product Launch Event
Gold Winner
John Hancock Insurance (Boston, MA USA – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Insurance) for John Hancock Vitality HealthyFood Benefit
Silver Winner
Spark PR (San Francisco, CA USA – 11 – 99 Employees) for Cobalt Aircraft VIP Launch Event

Training or Educational Event
Gold Winner
Orange County Water District (Fountain Valley, CA USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Others: Groundwater Agency) for Children’s Water Education Festival
Silver Winner
Kount, Inc. (Boise, ID USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Financial Services and Banking) for Fraud360

Best Newsletter or Magazine – Online/Digital
Gold Winner
John Hancock Insurance (Boston, MA USA – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Insurance) for LiveMore Magazine

Videos – Brand Awareness or Entertainment
Gold Winner
Kount, Inc. (Boise, ID USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Financial Services and Banking) for The Bet
Silver Winner
John Hancock Insurance (Boston, MA USA – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Insurance) for John Hancock Vitality Video Testimonials

White Paper or Research Report
Gold Winner
Maxwell Technologies, Inc. (San Diego, CA USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Manufacturing) for How Ultracapacitors Improve Starting Reliability for Truck Fleets
Silver Winner
John Hancock Insurance (Boston, MA USA – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Insurance) for for Incentivizing Healthy Food Choices for Better Health

PR Milestone of the Year
Gold Winner
Concept Public Relations India Limited (Mumbai, Maharashtra, India – 100 – 499 Employees) for Mission – Mumbai Local: A Social Communication Campaign for the Public Relations Council of India) – Key role: B N Kumar, Ashish Jalan, David Franklin, Neha Singh, Yogesh Ghag