Golden Trumpet

Zapwater Communications CEO David Zapata was named the first-ever “Member of the Year” at the Publicity Club of Chicago’s 60th Golden Trumpet Awards, which were handed out June 6.

The “Lifetime Achievement Award" was presented to Dominic Calabrese, senior vice president, public relations at The Chicago Lighthouse and PCC’s immediate past president.

Other winners included Weber Shandwick, which took home the Buell Patterson Technology Award for its “Harley-Davidson Awareness-Driving Internship” and Agency H5, which won the Jeffrey D. Bierig Brand Builder Award for its “Chicago’s Big Night – The Opening of TAO Chicago” campaign.

Card game company Cards Against Humanity nabbed the “Best of Show” trophy for its “99% Off Sale” campaign, and McDonald’s digital communication lead Jacobe Hollins was recognized as “Rockstar of the Year,” a title that came along with a guitar autographed by Pearl Jam guitarist Eddie Vedder.

The PCC also presented its first “30 under 30” list of “rock stars demonstrating excellence in leadership and execution.”

There was an audience of more than 300 guests at the event, which featured a cocktail hour and live performances from Talk of the Town Big Band and The Second City as well as an afterparty with rapper Tone Loc.