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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.

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