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Development Counsellors International and client Visit Huntington Beach took home "Best in Show" honors in PR at the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association's annual Adrian Awards Feb. 17 in New York.
During his more than 30-year career at Ketchum, Kotcher has played a key role in helping the agency expand its global footprint, including the 2009 merger with European communications consultancy Pleon.
Women now represent 60 percent of executives and 58 percent of all employees at Peppercom.
McNeely Pigott & Fox won Best in Show honors at PRSA Nashville's annual Parthenon Awards April 23 in the Music City, earning kudos for its "Red, White and Food" campaign supporting a voter referendum to allow wine sales in Tennessee retail food stores.
Exponent PR and client Land O'Lakes won Best in Show honors at Minnesota PRSA's Classics Awards April 9 for a Pinterest-based campaign that saw the agricultural cooperative support food banks each time a user "pinned" a recipe.
Devaney & Associates and client Carroll Hospital Center won Best in Show honors at PRSA Maryland's Best in Maryland awards Dec. 4 at the Hilton Baltimore.
Citizen Relations and client NYAD Swim for Relief took Best in Show honors at PRSA/Los Angeles' annual PRism Awards on Nov. 19 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.
The National Association of Government Communicators named Kerri Richardson, director of communications for Gov. Steve Beshear of Kentucky, Communicator of the Year on June 12 for her PR work in rolling out the Affordable Care Act in the Republican-leaning state.
Hunter PR and client McNeil Consumer Healthcare took home top honors at PRSA-New York's annual Big Apple Awards on May 22, winning "best of the best" for a campaign in support of over-the-counter allergy drug Zyrtec.
Former president Jimmy Carter will keynote the Publicity Club of Chicago's Golden Trumpet Awards ceremony June 4 at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel.
PRR and client the Maryland Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene took top honors at PRSA National Capital Chapter's annual Thoth Awards Sept. 18 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.
Ad agency McCann Melbourne with client Metro Trains won the top PR prize at the Cannes Lions awards in France today for their "Dumb Ways to Die" PSA campaign to curb accidents and deaths at Melbourne's Metro train station. While PR shops won a handful of gold awards at Cannes, a PR firm has yet to win the top prize in the five years since PR was added to the competition.
Rainier Communications' campaign supporting client Adapteva's fundraising drive to produce a $99 supercomputer took the top award at the Publicity Club of New England's annual Bell Ringer Awards June 10 in Boston.
Jasculca Terman & Associates won top honors at the Publicity Club of Chicago's annual Golden Trumpet Awards May 30 for its PR work on the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in the Windy City last year.