WINNERS EXPLAIN WHY PR AND COMMUNICATIONS PROFESSIONALS COVET BULLDOG AWARDS

Build career, morale, new business and reputation

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It is one thing for us to tell prospects how good we are, but it’s another for that work to be recognized by an organization with the prestige and credibility of the Bulldog Awards.  We’re excited to be recognized for our expertise in content and social media, especially since our clients don’t always have the budgets of national brands.  Winning a Bulldog Award shines the spotlight on accomplishments that don’t always get the visibility they deserve.  Most of all, the Bulldog Awards are based on substance, which is what makes winning one so meaningful. – Ken Krause, Director of Content Amendola Communications

Our Bulldog Award gives us great pleasure, because it’s an affirmation of our team’s hard work and that our efforts are noticed. Our Bulldog Award also helps us make the case for continued growth and innovation to our company management—it lends credibility to our content with internal and external audiences, including employees, customers, partners, media and influencers. Above all, winning an award with the prestigious Bulldog Reporter name gives our team a reason to feel proud. – Joie Healy, Senior Manager, Social Media Communications, Cisco

We’re excited about our Bulldog Award win. It’s proof to our staff and prospective clients of our exceptional work and unique approach.  Companies know that by hiring a Bulldog Award winner, they’re getting the best. Bulldog Awards recognize superior service, and since they’re judged by journalists, they have a definite edge over other programs. – Chris Penn, Vice President of Marketing Technology, Shift Communications

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Winning a Bulldog Digital/Social PR Award was invigorating! Recognition by such a prestigious organization shows you’ve hit the mark and exceeded expectations—it renews your energy and enthusiasm! It’s especially rewarding because of the integrity and quality of the journalist judges—they’re experts in the field. – Karren Jeske, APR, Corporate Communications Manager, Standard Process Inc.

Winning a Bulldog Award is true validation of all the hard work that goes into a successful PR campaign.  It’s a chance for your whole team to celebrate, and it’s particularly notable because these awards are voted on by working journalists, unlike other industry recognition.  We have had the good fortune to be honored with a couple Bulldog awards in recent years, and it has served to further solidify our reputation for digital/social expertise in the sports industry.  We are also proof that a successful entry does not require massive agency/client budgets, but delivering on business objectives through creative strategy and execution on a shoe-string budget can be just as impactful. – Jim Delaney, President & CEO, Activate Sports & Entertainment

We are committed to making safe drinkable water more accessible around the globe and it means a LOT that our hard work is recognized with a gold award by the prestigious Bulldog Reporter in the Not-for-profit category. We are simply elated, and will use the award to boost our image and to get more donations to further our important work! – Spencer Dusebout, H4O Co-Founder

Our campaign was 8 months of hard work so to be recognized by a highly respected trade publication is fantastic and makes us very proud! Our Bulldog Award validates our work in helping drive our client’s businesses forward. We believe the Bulldog Award provides us an additional new business development tool to use when talking about our previous successes with prospects.  We plan on leveraging the case study and the award as a way to communicate our understanding of the market, our creative thinking and our ability to execute.Greg Mondshein, Vice President of Business Development, Max Borges Agency  

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Our entire team was thrilled to win a 2015 Bulldog Award especially for the work we did to raise awareness for the domestic violence culture in the NFL that led to policy changes. This award is so important to us as it shows our hard work, strategy and quick reaction to breaking news has made a change. It also shows us that although there is still work to be done, we are making an impact! – Laura Gross, Principal, Scott Circle

“Winning three Bulldog Awards was great for motivation in our department at UNICEF. The journalists who judge these awards see a wide variety of news—if our message stuck with them, we know we’re doing something right. Winning also stimulated recognition from our board and senior management . . . acknowledgement that visibility and PR expertise are critical to our mission. We feel a renewed confidence when approaching department budget discussions.” – Lisa Szarkowski, Managing Director Public Relations, UNICEF

“As an agency that positions itself as a corporate social responsibility firm, we view our Bulldog Awards as affirmation that we can do what we say—get our clients ‘media that matters.’ Clients, prospective clients, journalists and even prospective employees have taken notice of the Silver and Bronze awards presented on our homepage. No wonder our awards have become a central component of our marketing efforts. It’s great to be able to call ourselves an award-winning firm!” – Richard Dukas, President & CEO, Dukas Public Relations

“We were thrilled to learn that we had won a Bulldog Award. To be recognized as a leader in the social space by an organization as highly regarded as the Bulldog Reporter was a career highlight – both for me and my team. The Bulldog awards are truly an industry benchmark, and we are honored to be among the recipients.” – Kristie Helms, Head of Social Business, State Street

“Winning a Bulldog Award signals to potential clients that your work has been recognized as best in class by the people who matter most to clients—the media.  It is important that journalists, people who work with hundreds of PR professionals day in and day out, choose the Bulldog Award winners. Potential clients want to know that you can successfully work with the media, and being recognized as a best of the best by top-tier media makes a difference.  Knowing that we got our client phenomenal media coverage among top-tier business media is wonderful. Receiving a Bulldog Award for it is icing on the cake—it elevates your company above your peers, and it really motivates our team to even higher heights.” – Huma Gruaz, President & CEO, Alpaytac Marketing Communications/Public Relations

“I entered the Bulldog Awards to showcase our company to customers, investor and employees.  But actually winning our award was awesome—it’s an honor that I personally value, knowing our team’s hard work has been recognized nationally.  It brings a sense of pride and accomplishment, and it validates our strategy and execution.  Bulldog Awards are well respected because the judges are journalists—the toughest judges in my opinion, of all other awards programs.” – Richard Ramlall, SVP Corporate Development and Chief Communications Officer, Primus Telecommunications Group, Inc.

“We put the Bulldog Awards at head of the class because they are judged independently—by journalists—and because we still believe that press, especially on small-budget campaigns, is the most immediate measure of success. Did we cause buzz? Did buzz cause results? The Bulldog judges ask the same questions our best clients do . . . and this means a win is a big win.  This recognition cements our faith that we did the right thing—we generated savvy results.  We hope clients notice our Bulldog Awards—and our results—and say, win me a Bulldog! It’s the award I like to build into our incentive programs because it’s pure: By, for and about the media—real newscrafting—which is what we do when we’re at our best. “ – Marian Salzman, CEO, Havas PR 

“Winning a Bulldog award for our social network messaging strategy gives our organization increased credibility in the online community and serves as an endorsement of the value our social media program.  It helps strengthen our social media efforts and social media outreach, as well as increase recognition that we’re a go-to resource for emerging healthcare trends.  Being recognized by a panel of working journalists for innovation and excellence gives this award even more prestige.” – Stacy Schultz, Senior Vice President, The Doctors Company

“Fineman PR enters the Bulldog Awards every year, and we’re especially proud of Bulldog’s near-annual recognition of our crisis communications projects. We know we’re up against the very best our profession has to offer, so it’s an honor that we can measure ourselves among such top-notch firms. Winning a Bulldog Award has raised our national profile as a strategic and creative communications agency, attracting bright and highly talented account people to our ranks.” – Michael Fineman, President, Fineman PR

“Our gold award definitely gave our account team a huge morale boost, and it helps us market ourselves. It’s been very visible in new business efforts, especially on our website. The Bulldog Awards are critically important because journalists are our ultimate client. When you win, it’s like the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval on your work—it imparts extraordinary credibility.” – Steve Cody, Founder and Principal, Peppercom