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Only Awards program judged by working journalists—when you win, you know you’re the best of the best

The Bulldog Stars of PR Awards are coveted among PR agencies and communications professionals, because they’re the only awards judged exclusively by working journalists. These judges are impartial—above the fray of industry politics. They are tough judges with high standards, but they’re unwaveringly fair—and they’re the people we most often need to impress. Here are some of the judges who will be taking part in this year’s Bulldog Awards:

  • Linda Tischler, Senior Editor, Fast Company
  • Jennifer Rooney, Editor, CMO Network,
  • Wendy Wilson, News Editor, Essence Magazine
  • Chris Elliott, Author, Journalist and Consumer Advocate, National Geographic Traveler
  • Tom Hallman, Feature Writer (Pulitzer Prize Winner), The Oregonian
  • Maria Stainer, Assistant Editor/Continuous News Desk, Washington Times
  • Meghan Collins, Supervising Editor, NPR (National Public Radio)

Bulldog Award winners receive the industry’s highest honor, plus an avalanche of publicity

When you win a Bulldog Stars of PR Award, you truly know you’ve arrived. The world will know it, too, because Bulldog Reporter publicizes its winners to more industry people and general media than any other awards competition.

Stories of all winners and their entries will be featured in the Stars of PR Hall of Fame online magazine. In addition, winners will be covered in Bulldog Reporter’s Winning PR e-newsletter and feature column in Bulldog Reporter’s Daily ’Dog, the industry’s highest-circulation trade journal as well as social media channels and national press releases.

It all adds up to massive publicity for winners—hundreds of thousands of positive impressions for you and your firm.

Why Communicators Love the Bulldog Awards:

“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, New York, NY

“Our business prospects in the financial space are looking for communications partners who know their business. Winning a Bulldog Stars of PR Award serves as a great external validation for our excellence in this sector. Bulldog Reporter is well-known and respected influencer in the public relations industry, and winning the Bulldog Award is supplemented by the magazine feature coverage and amplification of our win over social channels. We appreciate this partnership with Bulldog Reporter.”
Dan Simon, President

“This award is pretty much at the top of our list of important wins because of the prestige it brings—our work is being judged exclusively by working journalists, the hardest audience out there. It means our work is best in its class and we’ve achieved a truly honorable position on behalf of our client. This is what we strive for every day.”  
Larry Cardarelli, Executive Producer

“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

“It’s prestigious to win a Bulldog Award, because the Bulldog Reporter brand is so recognized and respected in the public relations industry. It’s even more impressive because journalists have their own set of standards about excellence in PR. We were thrilled!”
Al Golin, Chairman
GolinHarris, Chicago, IL

“It was great to be able to present our client with our award—it’s as much a win for them as for us. This particular award reflected great writing and creativity—things we pride ourselves on. It was wonderful for the whole team to see how their efforts paid off, and one of our group has already been promoted! Because the Bulldog Awards are judged by journalists, they carry extra weight.”
Tina Cassidy, Chief Content Officer
Ink House Media+Marketing

“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, New York, NY

“Knowing that that my exceptional work was recognized by Bulldog Reporter gave me a great sense of accomplishment, especially since it’s an endorsement from the kind of journalists I work with every day. This Stars of PR Award from Bulldog Reporter proves that the type of PR we practice yields some of the most impressive results in the business.”
Shelby Fox, PR Manager
Konnect Public Relations