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.
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.
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.
Boston's 360 PR and baking mix client Krusteaz were awarded the best communications campaign of the year honors from the Publicity Club of New England on June 9 at the group's annual Bell Ringer Awards.
*O'Dwyer's is the only PR firm ranking which requires the top page of the latest corporate income tax return and W-3, establishing particpants as PR firms rather than ad agencies or other types of businesses.