2019 Winners

9th Annual 2019 PR World Awards

Public Relations Professional of the Year | USA
GOLD WINNER
Blaze PR | Santa Monica, CA United States | Year over year growth of 20%+ for three years running! | Matt Kovacs, President

Team of the Year | Cloud Computing/SaaS/Internet
GOLD WINNER
JDA Software | Scottsdale, AZ USA | Marketing team responsible for 47% of JDA’s total sales pipeline | Kevin Iaquinto, Beth Elkin, Sharon Andersen, Ross West, Jolene Peixoto, Mary Ketter, Arlyn Knox, Richa Handa, Mette Krogh

Team of the Year | 1 – 10 Employees
GOLD WINNER
Vonage | Holmdel, NJ USA | 600+ original articles globally, more than 2.2 billion media impressions | Jo Ann Tizzano, Santina Stankevich, Brian Dunne, Nicola Brookes, Elise Leonard, Brian Pilgrim, Matt Newcombe, Ruzanna Tantushyan

Achievement of the Year | Arts, Culture, & Entertainment
GOLD WINNER
grapevine pr + consulting | Los Angeles, California, USA | Secured Client William Shatner on CBS’ The Talk | Steven Le Vine, Laura Heckman
SILVER WINNER
IW Group | New York, NY, USA | Crazy Rich Asians — a watershed moment for Hollywood |
BRONZE WINNER
Production Company “Atmosphere” and personally Iana Kutueva | Moscow, Russia | Popularization of small business and PR of talented women | Mikhail Bashkatov (actor) Roza Syabitova (TV-host) Yulia Mikhalchik (singer) Jasmin (singer) Albina Djanabaeva (singer) Polina Dibrova (model) Petr Romanov (actor, TV-host) Slava Nikitin (TV-host) Nadezhda Angarskaya (actress) Irina Muromtzeva (TV-host) Ekaterina Boborova (olympic champion) Ekaterina Gordon (singer, journalist) Karina Mishulina (actress) Margarita Mamun (olympic champion)

Achievement of the Year | Automotive
GOLD WINNER
IW Group | New York | Created the world’s-first projection mapping showtruck to celebrate LGBTQ diversity |

Achievement of the Year | Beverages – Alcohol
GOLD WINNER
IW Group | New York | Created the world’s-first projection mapping showtruck to celebrate LGBTQ diversity |

Achievement of the Year | Brand Experience | Business-to-Business
GOLD WINNER
Simplify Workforce | Jersey City, NJ, USA | Exponential Growth in Visiblity and Revenue | Neha Goel, SVP of Marketing & Strategy Patrick Chartrand, Director of Demand Generation

Achievement of the Year | Branded Content Campaign of the Year
GOLD WINNER
NVIDIA Technical Service (Beijing) Co., Ltd. | Beijing China | NVIDIA 2018 GPU Technology Conference China |
SILVER WINNER
IW Group | New York | Launched all-new China digital news product at NY Stock Exchange |

Achievement of the Year | Breakfast Foods
GOLD WINNER
IW Group | New York | A 6AM dance party to promote a new breakfast sandwich | .

Achievement of the Year | Budget Small (US$20,000 or less)
GOLD WINNER
Production Company “Atmosphere” and personally Iana Kutueva | Moscow, Russia | Popularization of small business and PR of talented women | Mikhail Bashkatov (actor) Roza Syabitova (TV-host) Yulia Mikhalchik (singer) Jasmin (singer) Albina Djanabaeva (singer) Polina Dibrova (model) Petr Romanov (actor, TV-host) Slava Nikitin (TV-host) Nadezhda Angarskaya (actress) Irina Muromtzeva (TV-host) Ekaterina Boborova (olympic champion) Ekaterina Gordon (singer, journalist) Karina Mishulina (actress) Margarita Mamun (olympic champion)

Achievement of the Year | Business to Business
GOLD WINNER
Simplify Workforce | Jersey City, NJ, USA | Disrupting and creating waves in a mature market | Neha Goel, SVP of Marketing & Strategy Patrick Chartrand, Director of Demand Generation

Achievement of the Year | Business Transformation
GOLD WINNER
Vonage | Holmdel, NJ USA | Received most favorable responses of 50+ question HR survey. | Jo Ann Tizzano, Santina Stankevich, Brian Dunne, Nicola Brookes, Elise Leonard, Brian Pilgrim, Matt Newcombe, Ruzanna Tantushyan

Achievement of the Year | Community Engagement
GOLD WINNER
IW Group | New York | Created the world’s-first projection mapping showtruck to celebrate LGBTQ diversity |

Achievement of the Year | Corporate Branding
GOLD WINNER
A1 Hrvatska d.o.o. | Croatia | Rebranding – Vip became A1 | Ivan Skender, Martina Rizman Matić, Iva Turčin, Deana Matulić Jagušt, Darija Petric

Achievement of the Year | Events & Observances
GOLD WINNER
grapevine pr + consulting | Los Angeles, California, USA | Secured Client William Shatner on CBS’ The Talk | Steven Le Vine, Laura Heckman
SILVER WINNER
grapevine pr + consulting | Los Angeles, California, USA | Managed Successful Red Carpet and Press Leading Up To Event | Steven Le Vine
BRONZE WINNER
Production Company “Atmosphere” and personally Iana Kutueva | Moscow, Russia | Popularization of small business and PR of talented women | Mikhail Bashkatov (actor) Roza Syabitova (TV-host) Yulia Mikhalchik (singer) Jasmin (singer) Albina Djanabaeva (singer) Polina Dibrova (model) Petr Romanov (actor, TV-host) Slava Nikitin (TV-host) Nadezhda Angarskaya (actress) Irina Muromtzeva (TV-host) Ekaterina Boborova (olympic champion) Ekaterina Gordon (singer, journalist) Karina Mishulina (actress) Margarita Mamun (olympic champion)

Achievement of the Year | Experiential Marketing
GOLD WINNER
IW Group | New York | A 6AM dance party to promote a new breakfast sandwich | .

Achievement of the Year | Fashion & Style
GOLD WINNER
IW Group | New York, NY, USA | Crazy Rich Asians — a watershed moment for Hollywood |

Achievement of the Year | Financial Communications
GOLD WINNER
Boston Private | Boston, MA USA | The Why of Wealth | Sers Lu, Maggie Monaghan, Eric Hazard
SILVER WINNER
Intellia Therapeutics | Cambridge, MA USA | Educational Briefing on the CRISPR/Cas9 Genome Editing Technology Interference Proceedings | Lindsey Trickett, Lina Li, Jose Rivera, Nishla Keiser, Mary Ferguson, Cora Holt, Jennifer Smoter, Lynnea Olivarez

Achievement of the Year | Food & Beverage
GOLD WINNER
Blaze PR | Santa Monica, CA | Take an existing holiday and make it our client’s own | Matt Kovacs Erinn Lynch Lindsey Mee John Davies
SILVER WINNER
GMR Group | Mumbai, Maharashtra, India | Promoting Cranberries as ‘SuperFood’ at GMR Group’s Delhi Airport | Rupesh Janve Subhendu Ray Kapil Sabharwal Kshitiz Singhal Anwar Ahsan
BRONZE WINNER
IW Group | New York | A 6AM dance party to promote a new breakfast sandwich | .

Achievement of the Year | Global
GOLD WINNER
Alexander PR | Auckland, New Zealand | The Global Success of the Four-Day Week Campaign |

Achievement of the Year | Healthcare – Others
GOLD WINNER
Foundation for Chiropractic Progress | San Jose, CA USA | Raising Awareness of Chiropractic as a Safe, Drug-free Approach | Kent S. Greenawalt , Dr. Sherry McAllister Alexis Lignos Megan Gilson

Achievement of the Year | Influencer Impact
GOLD WINNER
IW Group | New York, NY, USA | Intersecting Lunar New Year, high fashion and McDonald’s |

Achievement of the Year | Information Technology Cloud/SaaS
GOLD WINNER
Simplify Workforce | Jersey City, NJ USA | Launching SimplifyVMS and Gaining Brand Visiblity | Neha Goel, SVP of Marketing & Strategy Patrick Chartrand, Director of Demand Generation

Achievement of the Year | Information Technology Software
GOLD WINNER
Simplify Workforce | Jersey City, NJ, USA | Lauching SimplifyVMS and Gaining Market Share | Neha Goel, SVP of Marketing & Strategy Patrick Chartrand, Director of Deman Generation

Achievement of the Year | Media Relations
GOLD WINNER
grapevine pr + consulting | Los Angeles, California, USA | Secured Client William Shatner on CBS’ The Talk | Steven Le Vine, Laura Heckman

Achievement of the Year | Multicultural
GOLD WINNER
IW Group | Los Angeles, CA, USA | Crazy Rich Asians |

Achievement of the Year | New Product or Service Launch
GOLD WINNER
Weiss PR | Baltimore | Weiss PR’s secured 44% share of voice for Protego Labs. | Matthew Pugh
SILVER WINNER
IW Group | New York | Launched all-new China digital news product at NY Stock Exchange |
BRONZE WINNER
Simplify Workforce | Jersey City, NJ, USA | Going to market with SimplifyVMS | Neha Goel, SVP of Marketing & Strategy Patrick Chartrand, Director of Demand Generation

Achievement of the Year | News, Sports, and Media
GOLD WINNER
IW Group | New York | Launched all-new China digital news product at NY Stock Exchange |

Achievement of the Year | Performance Marketing
GOLD WINNER
Marlabs | Piscataway, NJ USA | Marketing team drove record-number of attendees to events and webinars | Shyam Ananthnarayan, Arijit Ray, Meenakshi Sharma, Shwetha Rao,Lohith Narayana, Narendra Salupalya, Naresh Kurimisetty
SILVER WINNER
Distinguished Concerts International New York | New York, NY USA | Sold Out Carnegie Hall with Simultaneous Webcast and Performance | Andrea Niederman, Malcom Moon, Seth McCay, Iris Derke, Kevin Taylor, Jim Sapione
BRONZE WINNER
VHR | London, UK | 2 Week Campaign to Generate 15 Candidates in South America | Aimee Treasure, Ashley Johnson, Jennifer Robinson, Jack Terry

Achievement of the Year | Promotional/Branding
GOLD WINNER
IW Group | New York, NY, USA | Intersecting Lunar New Year, high fashion and McDonald’s |

Achievement of the Year | Public Affairs
GOLD WINNER
Concept Public Relations India Limited | Mumbai, Maharashtra, India | #BoomCityDoomCity | Concept PR:B N Kumar, Ashish Jalan, David Franklin, Andrew Fernandes, Neeti Desai, Yogesh Desai, Ramesh Uppara PRCI: M B Jayaram, Geetha Skankar, Sanjay Rammoorty, Bakul Gala

Achievement of the Year | Security Software
GOLD WINNER
Weiss PR | Baltimore | Weiss PR’s secured 44% share of voice for Protego Labs. | Matthew Pugh

Achievement of the Year | Social Media
GOLD WINNER
SE2, LLC | Topeka, KS USA | Advanced social employee ambassador program and content marketing | Ashish Jha, Kirk Braun

Achievement of the Year | Technology
GOLD WINNER
Clarity PR | New York, NY USA | Clarity Drives Global Impact for Entrupy with US-based Campaign | Lisa Kurtz, Chanel Sedano, Sherry Smith
SILVER WINNER
Attain Marketing | Charlotte North Carolina | Company was aquired by WEX Payments |
BRONZE WINNERS
IW Group | New York | Created the world’s-first projection mapping showtruck to celebrate LGBTQ diversity |
Simplify Workforce | Jersey City, NJ, USA | Lauching and going to market with SimplifyVMS | Neha Goel, SVP of Marketing & Strategy Patrick Chartrand, Director of Demand Generation

Achievement of the Year | Telecommunications and Internet
GOLD WINNER
Lumina Communications | San Jose, CA, USA. | The results of this PR campaign impacted the client’s revenue. | YouMail, Lumina Communications

Achievement of the Year | Travel & Tourism
GOLD WINNER
GMR Group | Mumbai, Maharashtra, India | Successful shifting of Indigo & SpiceJet to T2 Delhi Airport | Rupesh Janve Subhendu Ray Kshitiz Singhal Anwar Ahsan Kapil Sabharwal

Agency of the Year for Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations
GOLD WINNER
grapevine pr + consulting | Los Angeles, CA, USA | Secured Client William Shatner on CBS’ The Talk | Steven Le Vine, Laura Heckman
SILVER WINNER
IW Group | Los Angeles, CA, USA | Crazy Rich Asians | .
BRONZE WINNER
Production Company “Atmosphere” and personally Iana Kutueva | Moscow, Russia | Popularization of small business and PR of talented women | Mikhail Bashkatov (actor) Roza Syabitova (TV-host) Yulia Mikhalchik (singer) Jasmin (singer) Albina Djanabaeva (singer) Polina Dibrova (model) Petr Romanov (actor, TV-host) Slava Nikitin (TV-host) Nadezhda Angarskaya (actress) Irina Muromtzeva (TV-host) Ekaterina Boborova (olympic champion) Ekaterina Gordon (singer, journalist) Karina Mishulina (actress) Margarita Mamun (olympic champion)

Agency of the Year for Business Services
GOLD WINNER
The Audacious Agency | Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia | Assisting 82 clients enter and win business awards | Annette Densham Lauren Clemett

Agency of the Year for Food & Beverage
GOLD WINNER
FTI Consulting – GJ Comunicaciones | Bogota, Latin America | Highest PR ROI for Coca-Cola Colombia ever | FTI Consulting Jaime Vásquez Senior Director, Ana María Salinas senior consultant, Daniela Forero Sánchez consultant and Juan Martín Londoño consultant, GJ Comunicaciones Jaime Beltrán Partner GJ Comunicaciones

Agency of the Year for Media & Entertainment
GOLD WINNER
IW Group | Los Angeles, CA, USA | Crazy Rich Asians | .
SILVER WINNER
grapevine pr + consulting | Los Angeles, California, USA | In 2019, grapevine pr + consulting ranked among Top 30. | Steven Le Vine, Laura Heckman
BRONZE WINNER
Production Company “Atmosphere” and personally Iana Kutueva | Moscow, Russia | Popularization of small business and PR of talented women | Mikhail Bashkatov (actor) Roza Syabitova (TV-host) Yulia Mikhalchik (singer) Jasmin (singer) Albina Djanabaeva (singer) Polina Dibrova (model) Petr Romanov (actor, TV-host) Slava Nikitin (TV-host) Nadezhda Angarskaya (actress) Irina Muromtzeva (TV-host) Ekaterina Boborova (olympic champion) Ekaterina Gordon (singer, journalist) Karina Mishulina (actress) Margarita Mamun (olympic champion)

Advertising Agency of the Year | 1 – 10 Employees
GOLD WINNER
Alexander PR | Parnell | The Global Success of the Four-Day Week Campaign |

Full Service Agency of the Year | 11 – 2,499 Employees
GOLD WINNER
IW Group | Los Angeles, CA, USA | Crazy Rich Asians | .

Marketing Agency of the Year | 11 – 2,499 Employees
GOLD WINNER
IW Group | Los Angeles, CA, USA | Crazy Rich Asians |

Public Relations Agency of the Year | 1 – 10 Employees
GOLD WINNER
PR Wire | Western Province | Honoured as Gold winner in 7th annual PR awards | Ashan Kumar
SILVER WINNER
Production Company “Atmosphere” and personally Iana Kutueva | Moscow, Russia | Popularization of small business and PR of talented women | Mikhail Bashkatov (actor) Roza Syabitova (TV-host) Yulia Mikhalchik (singer) Jasmin (singer) Albina Djanabaeva (singer) Polina Dibrova (model) Petr Romanov (actor, TV-host) Slava Nikitin (TV-host) Nadezhda Angarskaya (actress) Irina Muromtzeva (TV-host) Ekaterina Boborova (olympic champion) Ekaterina Gordon (singer, journalist) Karina Mishulina (actress) Margarita Mamun (olympic champion)
BRONZE WINNERS
grapevine pr Austin | Austin, Texas, USA | Launched grapevine pr’s second office, grapevine pr Austin, in Texas. | Steven Le Vine
grapevine pr Nashville | Nashville, Tennessee, USA | Launched Third Office for grapevine pr in Nashville in 2018 | Steven Le Vine, Laura Heckman

Public Relations Agency of the Year | 11 – 2,499 Employees
GOLD WINNER
FTI Consulting – GJ Comunicaciones | Bogota, Latin America | Highest PR ROI for Coca-Cola Colombia ever | FTI Consulting Jaime Vásquez Senior Director, Ana María Salinas senior consultant, Daniela Forero Sánchez consultant and Juan Martín Londoño consultant, GJ Comunicaciones Jaime Beltrán Partner GJ Comunicaciones
SILVER WINNER
PAN Communications | Boston, MA USA | 31% growth in regions, supporting a 12.1% revenue increase YoY | Philip A. Nardone Jr. – President & CEO, Mark Nardone – Executive Vice President, Darlene Doyle – Executive Vice President of Client Relations, Elizabeth Famiglietti – Executive Vice President of Human Resources, Gary Torpey – Executive Vice President of Finance
BRONZE WINNERS
Concept Public Relations India Limited | Mumbai | • Succeeded in making authorities act to save environment | B N Kumar, Ashish Jalan, David Franklin, Yogesh Ghag, Andrew Fernandes
Lumina Communications | San Jose, CA, USA | Built an employee-first PR firm that attracts the best talent | Hugh Burnham, Lumina Communications

Most Innovative Agency of the Year | 11 – 2,499 Employees
GOLD WINNER
IW Group | Los Angeles, CA, USA | Crazy Rich Asians |

Startup of the Year | Public Relations Agency
GOLD WINNER
Production Company “Atmosphere” and personally Iana Kutueva | Moscow, Russia | Popularization of small business and PR of talented women | Mikhail Bashkatov (actor) Roza Syabitova (TV-host) Yulia Mikhalchik (singer) Jasmin (singer) Albina Djanabaeva (singer) Polina Dibrova (model) Petr Romanov (actor, TV-host) Slava Nikitin (TV-host) Nadezhda Angarskaya (actress) Irina Muromtzeva (TV-host) Ekaterina Boborova (olympic champion) Ekaterina Gordon (singer, journalist) Karina Mishulina (actress) Margarita Mamun (olympic champion)

PR or Marketing Campaign of the Year
GOLD WINNER
PVH Corp., parent of CALVIN KLEIN, TOMMY HILFIGER, Van Heusen, IZOD, ARROW, Speedo*, Warner’s, Olga and Geoffrey Beene brands, as well as the digital-centric True & Co. intimates brand | New York, NY, United States | Answering the question, once and for all: Who is PVH? | PVH Corp. Comm Team
SILVER WINNER
FirstEnergy Corp. | Akron, Ohio, USA | Depicting compelling narratives of the human side of utility services |

Product or Service Launch of the Year
GOLD WINNER
Western Digital and PMK*BNC | San Jose, California | Introducing an entirely new product category, the smart photo manager | Lisa Neitzel, Joanna Andrade, Carrie Fung, Cary Kwok, Talia Ron, Marisa Benveniste, Wezley Masangkay

Video or Film of the Year
GOLD WINNER
FirstEnergy Corp. | Akron, Ohio, USA | Depicting compelling narratives of the human side of utility services |

Milestone of the Year | Corporate Communications – External
GOLD WINNER
Tableau Software | Seattle, WA USA | AI-focused messaging cemented Tableau as thought leader | Adriana Gil Miner, Keyana Corliss, Sarah Goehri, Leah Motz, Kelly Genton, Sadaf Whiskin, Angela Woodward, Dan Jensen, Wyatt Fay, Marcus Loh

Milestone of the Year | Public Relations
GOLD WINNER
Concept Public Relations India Limited | Mumbai, Maharashtra, India | #BoomCityDoomCity | Concept PR:B N Kumar, Ashish Jalan, David Franklin, Andrew Fernandes, Neeti Desai, Yogesh Desai, Ramesh Uppara PRCI: M B Jayaram, Geetha Skankar, Sanjay Rammoorty, Bakul Gala