Welcome!

Agile Computing Authors: Rishi Bhargava, Liz McMillan, Xenia von Wedel, Elizabeth White, Flint Brenton

News Feed Item

The Hall of Fame Online Magazine Showcasing the Winners of the 2012 Stars of PR Awards for Outstanding Achievement by Communications Agencies and Professionals Has Been Published

OAKLAND, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/02/12 -- More than 60 winners of the 2012 Stars of PR Awards for Outstanding Achievement by Communications Agencies and Professionals has were summarized today in the Stars of PR Hall of Fame magazine.

Winners were chosen exclusively by working journalists from hundreds of entries representing the very best strategic and tactical prowess that PR/corporate communications has to offer. Campaigns were judged by a team of working journalists, who assessed them on the basis of their ability to achieve extraordinary visibility and influence opinion, as well as on their creativity, command of media and technology, and tenacity.

This year's Grand Prize: Communications Agency of the Year was awarded to Waggener Edstrom Worldwide, which also won Gold Stars of PR awards as Technology Agency of the Year, Global Agency of the year and Digital 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 commitment to corporate responsibility, the results of which it measures and publicly reports.

This year's Grand Prize: Communications Professional of the Year was awarded to Carreen Winters, EVP of Corporate Communications at MWW, who also won Gold Stars of PR awards as Corporate Communications Professional of the Year and Crisis Management Professional of the Year. In addition, judges especially noted Winters' use of digital strategies, including dark websites, blog strategies and technology-based plan maintenance to help companies manage and mitigate crises along with her other innovative training techniques, such as real-world simulation exercises and ambush media training. Winters' firm, MWW, also won this year's 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.

The 2012 Stars of PR Award Winners were:

Grand Prize: Communications Agency of the Year
Awarded to
Waggener Edstrom Worldwide

Grand Prize: Communications Professional of the Year
Awarded to
MWW for Carreen Winters, EVP of Corporate Communications

Agency Professional of the Year
Gold
Awarded to
MWW
For
Michael W. Kempner, President/CEO

Agency Professional of the Year
Silver
Awarded to
Kenneth D. Makovsky
Makovsky + Company
For
"Vindicating a Vision"

Agency Professional of the Year
Bronze
Awarded to
Peppercom
For
Deborah Brown - Peppercom

Agency Professional of the Year
Honorable Mention
Awarded to
Bhava Communications
For
Elizabeth Zaborowska and the Founding of Bhava Communications

Boutique Agency of the Year (Specialty Practice)
Gold
Awarded to
Cognito

Boutique Agency of the Year (Specialty Practice)
Silver
Awarded to
Fresh Ideas Group
For
Creating Sustainable Relationships

Boutique Agency of the Year (Specialty Practice)
Bronze
Awarded to
FUSE

Consumer Agency of the Year
Silver
Awarded to
JSH&A Public Relations
For
Small Firm, Big Results

Corporate Communications Professional of the Year
Gold
Awarded to
MWW
For
Carreen Winters, EVP of Corporate Communications

Corporate Communications Professional of the Year
Silver
Awarded to
Sandra Gharib
Wilbur Ellis Company

Corporate Communications Professional of the Year
Bronze
Awarded to
Porter Novelli
For
Virginia Amann - Get PR a Seat in C-Suite

Crisis Agency of the Year
Silver
Awarded to
MWW
For
Changing the Conversation through Crisis Communication

Crisis Agency of the Year
Bronze
Awarded to
Ron Sachs Communications
For
The Amateur Athletic Union

Crisis Management Professional of the Year
Gold
Awarded to
MWW
For
Carreen Winters, EVP of Corporate Communications

Digital Agency of the Year
Gold
Awarded to
Waggener Edstrom Worldwide

Digital Agency of the Year
Silver
Awarded to
Weber Shandwick

Digital Agency of the Year
Bronze
Awarded to
MWW
For
MMW's Dialogue Digital

Digital Communications Professional of the Year
Gold
Awarded to
MWW
For
Jared Hendler, EVP, Global Director of Digital and Creative Services

Digital Communications Professional of the Year
Silver
Awarded to
Weber Shandwick
For
Chris Perry

Digital Communications Professional of the Year
Bronze
Awarded to
Porter Novelli
For
Israel Mirsky-Shaping the Future of Measurement

Entertainment Agency of the Year
Silver
Awarded to
Rogers & Cowan

Financial/IR Communications Professional of the Year
Silver
Awarded to
PTGi
For
Richard Ramlall

Financial/IR Communications Professional of the Year
Bronze
Awarded to
MWW
For
Kathy Fieweger, EVP & General Manager

Global Agency of the Year
Gold
Awarded to
Waggener Edstrom Worldwide

Global Agency of the Year (Multinational Practice)
Gold
Awarded to
Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide
For
Honoring DO100 with Inspiration, Innovation and Integration

Global Agency of the Year (Multinational Practice)
Silver
Awarded to
Weber Shandwick
Engaging, Always

Healthcare Agency of the Year
Silver
Awarded to
Euro RSCG Worldwide PR
For
@erwwpr for Healthcare Agency of the Year

Large Agency of the Year - Above $50,000,000
Gold
Awarded to
Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide
For
Honoring DO100 with Inspiration, Innovation and Integration

Large Agency of the Year - Above $50,000,000
Silver
Awarded to
Waggener Edstrom Worldwide

Large Agency of the Year - Above $50,000,000
Bronze
Awarded to
Cohn & Wolfe
For
Cohn & Wolfe - Dig Deeper. Imagine More.

Media Relations Professional of the Year
Gold
Awarded to
Porter Novelli
For
Jodi Fleisig-The Media Pro's Media Pro

Media Relations Professional of the Year
Silver
Awarded to
Bhava Communications
For
Hope Nicora: Mastering the Art of Media Outreach

Midsize Agency of the Year - Under $20,000,000
Gold
Awarded to
Fahlgren Mortine

Midsize Agency of the Year - Under $20,000,000
Silver
Awarded to
Eric Mower + Associates

Midsize Agency of the Year - Under $20,000,000
Bronze
Makovsky + Company
For
Makovsky + Co - Midsize Agency of Year

Midsize Agency of the Year - Under $20,000,000
Honorable Mention
Peppercom
For
The Peppercom Experience

Midsize Agency of the Year - Under $50,000,000
Silver
Awarded to
MWW

Nonprofit/Association Communications Professional of the Year
Bronze
Awarded to
SPIRE Public Relations
For
Victor Vrsnik

PR Blogger of the Year
Gold
Awarded to
Kenneth D. Makovsky
Makovsky + Company
for
"My Three Cents"

PR Blogger of the Year
Silver
Awarded to
MWW
For
MWW Straight Talk by Michael W. Kempner

Public Affairs Agency of the Year
Bronze
Awarded to
Ron Sachs Communications
For
Bad Bet for Florida

Public Affairs Agency of the Year
Honorable Mention
Awarded to
SPIRE Public Relations

Public Affairs Professional of the Year
Gold
Awarded to
Weber Shandwick
For
Paul Massey

Public Affairs Professional of the Year
Silver
Awarded to
MWW
For
Marilyn Thompson, EVP & General Manager

Publicist of the Year
Gold
Awarded to
LKPR, Inc
For
Linda Krebs, Publicist of the Year

Small Agency of the Year - Under $1,000,000
Silver
Awarded to
Young & Associates

Small Agency of the Year - Under $1,000,000
Honorable Mention
Awarded to
MSR Communications
For
From Trusted Brands to Industry Innovators

Small Agency of the Year - Under $10,000,000
Gold
Awarded to
rbb Public Relations

Small Agency of the Year - Under $10,000,000
Silver
Awarded to
Maloney & Fox

Small Agency of the Year - Under $3,000,000
Gold
Awarded to
Bateman Group

Small Agency of the Year - Under $3,000,000
Silver
Awarded to
Walker Sands

Small Agency of the Year - Under $3,000,000
Bronze
Awarded to
Affect

Small Agency of the Year - Under $5,000,000
Gold
Awarded to
JSH&A Public Relations
For
Small Firm, Big Results

Small Agency of the Year - Under $5,000,000
Silver
Awarded to
InkHouse Media & Marketing

Small Agency of the Year - Under $5,000,000
Bronze
Awarded to
Bhava Communications
For
Bhava Communications: Defining an Integrated Approach to Communications

Social Media Innovator of the Year
Gold
Awarded to
Porter Novelli
For
Israel Mirsky: Shaping Future of Measurement

Social Media Innovator of the Year
Silver
Awarded to
Weber Shandwick
For
David Krejci

Social Media Innovator of the Year
Bronze
Awarded to
Crown Media Family Networks
For
Pam Slay, Social Media Innovator of the Year

Technology Agency of the Year
Gold
Awarded to
Waggener Edstrom Worldwide

Technology Agency of the Year
Silver
Awarded to
Bateman Group

Technology Agency of the Year
Bronze
Awarded to
Lewis PR

The 2012 Bulldog Reporter Stars of PR Awards Hall of Fame magazine can be viewed online at www.bulldogreporter.com. Download a copy of the 2012 Stars of PR Winners.

Image Available: http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame_mw?attachid=2141580
Image Available: http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame_mw?attachid=2141583

Add to Digg Bookmark with del.icio.us Add to Newsvine

Contact:
Jacques Gautreaux
C.O.O.
Email Contact

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

@ThingsExpo Stories
"Dice has been around for the last 20 years. We have been helping tech professionals find new jobs and career opportunities," explained Manish Dixit, VP of Product and Engineering at Dice, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
More and more brands have jumped on the IoT bandwagon. We have an excess of wearables – activity trackers, smartwatches, smart glasses and sneakers, and more that track seemingly endless datapoints. However, most consumers have no idea what “IoT” means. Creating more wearables that track data shouldn't be the aim of brands; delivering meaningful, tangible relevance to their users should be. We're in a period in which the IoT pendulum is still swinging. Initially, it swung toward "smart for smar...
Successful digital transformation requires new organizational competencies and capabilities. Research tells us that the biggest impediment to successful transformation is human; consequently, the biggest enabler is a properly skilled and empowered workforce. In the digital age, new individual and collective competencies are required. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Bob Newhouse, CEO and founder of Agilitiv, drew together recent research and lessons learned from emerging and established compa...
Extracting business value from Internet of Things (IoT) data doesn’t happen overnight. There are several requirements that must be satisfied, including IoT device enablement, data analysis, real-time detection of complex events and automated orchestration of actions. Unfortunately, too many companies fall short in achieving their business goals by implementing incomplete solutions or not focusing on tangible use cases. In his general session at @ThingsExpo, Dave McCarthy, Director of Products...
Businesses and business units of all sizes can benefit from cloud computing, but many don't want the cost, performance and security concerns of public cloud nor the complexity of building their own private clouds. Today, some cloud vendors are using artificial intelligence (AI) to simplify cloud deployment and management. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Ajay Gulati, Co-founder and CEO of ZeroStack, will discuss how AI can simplify cloud operations. He will cover the following topics: why clou...
The WebRTC Summit New York, to be held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, announces that its Call for Papers is now open. Topics include all aspects of improving IT delivery by eliminating waste through automated business models leveraging cloud technologies. WebRTC Summit is co-located with 20th International Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo. WebRTC is the future of browser-to-browser communications, and continues to make inroads into the traditional, difficult, plug-in web ...
In his keynote at 18th Cloud Expo, Andrew Keys, Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise, provided an overview of the evolution of the Internet and the Database and the future of their combination – the Blockchain. Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life sett...
20th Cloud Expo, taking place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy.
WebRTC is the future of browser-to-browser communications, and continues to make inroads into the traditional, difficult, plug-in web communications world. The 6th WebRTC Summit continues our tradition of delivering the latest and greatest presentations within the world of WebRTC. Topics include voice calling, video chat, P2P file sharing, and use cases that have already leveraged the power and convenience of WebRTC.
Amazon has gradually rolled out parts of its IoT offerings, but these are just the tip of the iceberg. In addition to optimizing their backend AWS offerings, Amazon is laying the ground work to be a major force in IoT - especially in the connected home and office. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Kocher, founder and managing director of Grey Heron, explained how Amazon is extending its reach to become a major force in IoT by building on its dominant cloud IoT platform, its Dash Button strat...
Internet-of-Things discussions can end up either going down the consumer gadget rabbit hole or focused on the sort of data logging that industrial manufacturers have been doing forever. However, in fact, companies today are already using IoT data both to optimize their operational technology and to improve the experience of customer interactions in novel ways. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Gordon Haff, Red Hat Technology Evangelist, will share examples from a wide range of industries – includin...
"We build IoT infrastructure products - when you have to integrate different devices, different systems and cloud you have to build an application to do that but we eliminate the need to build an application. Our products can integrate any device, any system, any cloud regardless of protocol," explained Peter Jung, Chief Product Officer at Pulzze Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
"Once customers get a year into their IoT deployments, they start to realize that they may have been shortsighted in the ways they built out their deployment and the key thing I see a lot of people looking at is - how can I take equipment data, pull it back in an IoT solution and show it in a dashboard," stated Dave McCarthy, Director of Products at Bsquare Corporation, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
The cloud promises new levels of agility and cost-savings for Big Data, data warehousing and analytics. But it’s challenging to understand all the options – from IaaS and PaaS to newer services like HaaS (Hadoop as a Service) and BDaaS (Big Data as a Service). In her session at @BigDataExpo at @ThingsExpo, Hannah Smalltree, a director at Cazena, provided an educational overview of emerging “as-a-service” options for Big Data in the cloud. This is critical background for IT and data professionals...
Fact is, enterprises have significant legacy voice infrastructure that’s costly to replace with pure IP solutions. How can we bring this analog infrastructure into our shiny new cloud applications? There are proven methods to bind both legacy voice applications and traditional PSTN audio into cloud-based applications and services at a carrier scale. Some of the most successful implementations leverage WebRTC, WebSockets, SIP and other open source technologies. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Da...
As data explodes in quantity, importance and from new sources, the need for managing and protecting data residing across physical, virtual, and cloud environments grow with it. Managing data includes protecting it, indexing and classifying it for true, long-term management, compliance and E-Discovery. Commvault can ensure this with a single pane of glass solution – whether in a private cloud, a Service Provider delivered public cloud or a hybrid cloud environment – across the heterogeneous enter...
"IoT is going to be a huge industry with a lot of value for end users, for industries, for consumers, for manufacturers. How can we use cloud to effectively manage IoT applications," stated Ian Khan, Innovation & Marketing Manager at Solgeniakhela, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more business becomes digital the more stakeholders are interested in this data including how it relates to business. Some of these people have never used a monitoring tool before. They have a question on their mind like “How is my application doing” but no id...
@GonzalezCarmen has been ranked the Number One Influencer and @ThingsExpo has been named the Number One Brand in the “M2M 2016: Top 100 Influencers and Brands” by Onalytica. Onalytica analyzed tweets over the last 6 months mentioning the keywords M2M OR “Machine to Machine.” They then identified the top 100 most influential brands and individuals leading the discussion on Twitter.
Information technology is an industry that has always experienced change, and the dramatic change sweeping across the industry today could not be truthfully described as the first time we've seen such widespread change impacting customer investments. However, the rate of the change, and the potential outcomes from today's digital transformation has the distinct potential to separate the industry into two camps: Organizations that see the change coming, embrace it, and successful leverage it; and...