Winners of the 2013 Bulldog Stars of PR Awards for Outstanding Achievement by Communications Agencies and Professionals Have Been Announced

Winners of the 2013 Bulldog Stars of PR Awards for Outstanding Achievement by Communications Agencies and Professionals Have Been Announced

(Oakland, CA)  The 57 winners of the 2013 Bulldog Stars of PR Awards for Outstanding Achievement by Communications Agencies and Professionals were announced today by Bulldog Reporter.  Winners enter a pantheon of exemplary communications practitioners, whose outstanding accomplishments will be summarized in the Bulldog Awards Stars of PR Hall of Fame magazine, which is to be published in September 2013.

Winners were chosen exclusively by working journalists from entries representing the highest levels of performance and inspiration that PR/corporate communications has to offer.  Entries were judged by a team of working journalists, who assessed the agencies and practitioners on the basis of their industry leadership, business acumen, communications,  creativity, command of media and technology, and credit to PR and corporate communications. 

This year’s Grand Prize: Communications Agency of the Year was awarded to Bateman Group, which also won two Gold Stars of PR Awards for Boutique Agency of the Year (Specialty Practice) and Small Agency of the Year – Under $5,000,000, as well as a Silver award for Technology Agency of the Year.  Judges were impressed not only with the agency’s achievements in the individual categories in which it won, but also with the firm’s strong commitment to its employees and its long term client relationships.

This year's Grand Prize: Communications Professional of the Year was awarded to Michael Kempner, Founder, President, CEO with MWW, who also won a Gold Stars of PR award for Agency Professional of the Year. Judges especially noted Kempner’s implementation of digital strategies and his commitment to corporate social responsibility, which includes initiatives such as CommunityWorks and Group Green. Kempner’s firm, MWW, also won Gold awards for Midsize Agency of the Year – Under $50,000,000 and Digital Agency of the Year,  in addition to a Silver award for Crisis Agency of the Year.

Bulldog Reporter publishes the Daily ‘Dog online trade journal, the PR/communication industry’s largest circulation publication, and is the industry’s premier provider of professional development events and materials.

2013 Stars of PR Grand Prize Winners

Communications Agency of the Year

Grand Prize

Bateman Group

Communications Professional of the Year

Grand Prize

Michael Kempner, Founder, President, CEO

MWW

 

2013 Stars of PR Agency Category Winners

 

Boutique Agency of the Year (Specialty Practice)

Gold

Bateman Group

 

Boutique Agency of the Year (Specialty Practice)

Silver

Fuse

 

Boutique Agency of the Year (Specialty Practice)

Bronze

Hellerman Baretz Communications

 

Consumer Agency of the Year

Gold

JSH&A Communications

 

Consumer Agency of the Year

Silver

French/West/Vaughan

 

Consumer Agency of the Year

Bronze

DeVries Global

 

Crisis Agency of the Year

Gold

Media & Communications Strategies, Inc.

 

Crisis Agency of the Year

Silver

MWW

 

Digital Agency of the Year

Gold

MWW

 

Digital Agency of the Year

Silver

Waggener Edstrom Worldwide

 

Digital Agency of the Year

Bronze

LEWIS PR / LEWIS Pulse

 

Entertainment Agency of the Year

Gold

Rogers & Cowan

 

Financial Agency of the Year

Silver

Lambert, Edwards & Associates

 

Financial Agency of the Year

Bronze

Cognito

 

Global Agency of the Year

Gold

Havas PR

 

Global Agency of the Year

Silver

Waggener Edstrom Worldwide

 

Global Agency of the Year

Bronze

LEWIS PR

 

Global Agency of the Year (Multinational Practice)

Gold

Ruder Finn

 

Global Agency of the Year (Multinational Practice)

Silver

Cohn & Wolfe

 

Global Agency of the Year (Multinational Practice)

Bronze

Havas PR

 

Large Agency of the Year – Above $50,000,000

Gold

Hill+Knowlton Strategies

 

Large Agency of the Year – Above $50,000,000

Silver

Cohn & Wolfe

 

Large Agency of the Year – Above $50,000,000

Bronze

Waggener Edstrom Worldwide

 

Midsize Agency of the Year – Under $50,000,000

Gold

MWW

 

Midsize Agency of the Year – Under $50,000,000

Silver

DeVries Global

 

Midsize Agency of the Year – Under $20,000,000

Gold

Fahlgren Mortine

 

Midsize Agency of the Year – Under $20,000,000

Silver

Makovsky

 

Midsize Agency of the Year – Under $20,000,000

Bronze

Eric Mower + Associates

 

New Agency of the Year

Silver

Ink Link Marketing LLC

 

Small Agency of the Year – Under $10,000,000

Gold

Vanguard Communications (Washington, DC)

 

Small Agency of the Year – Under $10,000,000

Bronze

Matter Communications, Inc

 

Small Agency of the Year – Under $5,000,000

Gold

Bateman Group

 

Small Agency of the Year – Under $5,000,000

Silver

Groundfloor Media

 

Small Agency of the Year – Under $5,000,000

Bronze

Inkhouse

 

Small Agency of the Year – Under $5,000,000

Honorable Mention

Hellerman Baretz Communications

 

Small Agency of the Year – Under $3,000,000

Gold

Konnect Public Relations

 

Small Agency of the Year – Under $3,000,000

Silver

KYNE

For Fostering Public-Private Partnerships in Health

 

Small Agency of the Year – Under $3,000,000

Bronze

Child's Play Communications

 

Small Agency of the Year – Under $1,000,000

Gold

AquaPR

 

Small Agency of the Year – Under $1,000,000

Silver

Wireside Communications

 

Technology Agency of the Year

Gold

Waggener Edstrom Worldwide

 

Technology Agency of the Year

Silver

Bateman Group

 

Technology Agency of the Year

Bronze

Rainier Corporation

 

2013 Stars of PR Professional Category Winners

 

Agency Professional of the Year

Gold

Michael Kempner, Founder, President, CEO

MWW

 

Agency Professional of the Year

Silver

Melissa Waggener Zorkin

Waggener Edstrom Worldwide

 

 

Agency Professional of the Year

Bronze

Ken Makovsky

Makovsky

 

Corporate Communications Professional of the Year

Silver

Jenny Moede

Waggener Edstrom Worldwide

 

Digital Communications Professional of the Year

Gold

Chad Latz

Cohn & Wolfe

 

Media Relations Professional of the Year

Gold

Erin Morrissey

Konnect Public Relations

 

Media Relations Professional of the Year

Silver

Bill Bourdon, Senior Vice President & General Manager/San Francisco Office

Bateman Group

 

Media Relations Professional of the Year

Bronze

Hope Nicora

Bhava Communications

 

PR Blogger of the Year

Gold

Marian Salzman

Havas PR

 

PR Blogger of the Year

Silver

Ken Makovsky

Makovsky

 

Publicist of the Year

Gold

Shelby Fox

Konnect Public Relations

 

Publicist of the Year

Silver

Lynn Gardner, SVP Publicity

HISTORY

 

Please note that awards were not given in categories or at category levels for which judges determined no qualified winner.

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