Two Finn Partners clients are among the 10 recipients of the first-ever Biden Cancer Initiative FIERCE Awards. Chosen from more than 700 entries, the award-winning individuals and associations were recognized for their transformative impact on the lives of cancer patients. The awards honor work in prevention and early detection, patient navigation efforts, helping patients through the impacts of surviving cancer. In addition, the LEAP (Leadership through Exemplary and Awesome Purpose) awards highlight efforts that transform approaches to cancer research and care, improve patient support and patient outcomes, or accelerate progress against cancer. “Our two clients earned this recognition by creating new ways—through scientific breakthroughs and access to information—to heal and direct people toward treatment,” said Finn Partners managing director, global Health Gil Bashe.

Mark Weiner
Mark Weiner

Cision chief insights officer Mark Weiner has received the Jack Felton Medal for Lifetime Achievement from the Institute for Public Relations. The award recognizes contributions in the advancement of research, measurement and evaluation in public relations and corporate communication. It is named after Jack Felton, former CEO of IPR, who valued research and measurement in the advancement of public relations as a profession. Weiner is also a member of the Arthur Page Society and sits on the Board of Directors for the Institute for Public Relations, for whom he leads its Commission on Measurement and Evaluation. He is a trustee of the Museum of Public Relations and a member of the University of Florida's Public Relations Advisory Council. His award will be presented at the IPR Annual Distinguished Lecture and Awards Dinner on Nov. 28 in New York City.

Largemouth Communications

Largemouth Communications, a full-service public relations firm based in Raleigh-Durham, NC, was recognized as one of Triangle Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work.” TBJ selects companies based on positive employee feedback obtained in an independently-administered survey. The agency recently invested in a major office upgrade, increasing the office footprint by 1,500 square feet. The new space includes collaborative seating and whiteboard areas for creative brainstorming, workstations for remote employees and visiting clients, two new offices and an additional conference room to facilitate small group discussions. Largemouth and fellow recipient organizations were recognized at Triangle Business Journal’s 2018 Best Places to Work Ceremony on Sept. 7 at Raleigh’s PNC Arena.