The Lisbon PR Awards, an international competition for work in such categories as brand activation, media relations and integrated marketing, has extended its entry submission date to June 22. The awards jury is headed up by Global Red Havas senior vice president Lesley Sillaman, and includes Allison + Partners chairman and CEO Scott Allison, Kaplow CEO and Founder Liz Kaplow, and Chantal-Bowman-Boyles, Finn Partners managing partner Europe. The awards ceremony will be held on July 9, but the format of the event is yet to be announced. For more information about the awards, contact [email protected], or click here to submit an entry.

Dragon Horse

Dragon Horse Ad Agency’s Recycle campaign for the Collier County Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Division in southwestern Florida has won a Silver Telly Award in the 41st Annual Telly Awards. The awards honor video and television made for all screens, and is judged by a group of video and television experts from companies in entertainment, publishing, advertising and emerging technology. “Dragon Horse Ad Agency is pushing the boundaries for video and television innovation and creativity at a time when the industry is both rapidly changing and heavily impacted by the current crisis,” said Sabrina Dridje, managing director of the Telly Awards.

Rebecca Smith
Rebecca Smith

R&J Strategic Communications announced that Rebecca Smith, a senior account executive at the firm, has been recognized by the New Jersey Advertising Club as one of the state’s Best Marketing and Communications Professionals under 40 for 2020. Smith manages the agency’s health care division, providing strategic counsel to such clients as RWJBarnabas Health, Integrity House, CarePlus NJ and ReachNJ, New Jersey’s state run free addiction help line. “Rebecca is a well-respected role model to junior staff and a trusted advisor to the agency’s senior management team. Her media relations prowess is a huge driver of our success, as well as the success of our clients,” said R&J Strategic Communications president Scott Marioni.