SOURCE: PRSA Philadelphia

PRSA Philadelphia

December 04, 2009 16:40 ET

Philadelphia PRSA Fetes Pepperpot Winners at 41st Annual Awards Dinner

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwire - December 4, 2009) - The Philadelphia Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) held its Pepperpot Awards dinner on December 3, 2009 at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. The annual event honors the extraordinary work of public relations professionals across the Greater Philadelphia region.

The 41st Philadelphia Pepperpot Awards program encouraged members to explore the endless avenues of social media impacting their professional and personal lives. All materials were sent by email or posted online at, where a Pepperpots social community provided a new way to network and interact with others who participate in the awards program.

Pepperpot winners submitted 30-second "YouTube" style videos of their acceptance speeches, and ladle winners submitted pictures and logos, all of which were part of a multi-media presentation during the dinner. A video montage created by The Star Group, the host of this year's event, showed some of the most memorable public relations campaigns of the past few years.

More than 90 entries were judged in 34 categories ranging from feature stories to social media campaigns. Best of Show honors went to Vault Communications for their "Least Wanted" television PSA campaign on behalf of the National Pest Management Association. A complete list of 2009 winners is below.

Achievement awards were also presented to the following outstanding PRSA members: Ellen S. Toplin, Maxine Elkin Award; John Moscatelli, Frank X. Long Award; Lou Grossman, Anthony Fulginiti Award; Barbara Link, DeAnn White Award; and Lisa Packer was presented with the President's Award. In addition, the Anne Sceia Klein Professional Promise Award was presented to Allison Freeman of LaSalle University.

"It's been a challenging year, with budgets that were lower yet expectations that were higher," said Jack Horner, APR, 2009 chapter president and president of Jack Horner Communications. "That's what's so impressive about this year's Pepperpot winners and honorees... they still raised the bar."

Visual Sound, a provider of audiovisual solutions; and Marketwire, a news monitoring and PR measurement service, were presenting sponsors of the event.

About PRSA Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America is a vital resource for communications professionals throughout the Greater Philadelphia region. One of the largest PRSA chapters in the country, it offers its 600 members a variety of services including professional development, mentoring, networking, the region's preeminent communications job bank, and an opportunity to earn professional accreditation through the APR exam, PR's highest professional designation. The chapter celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2002 - 2003. For more information, visit

                      2009 Pepperpot Award Winners

Best of Show
  Vault Communications - National Pest Management Association "Least
  Wanted" Television PSA

Public Service
  Pepperpot: American Cancer Society - American Cancer Society Cancer
  Resource Network Outreach Campaign
  Ladle: Vox Media, Inc. - Educating Patients and the Public About
  Appropriate Use

Reputation/Brand Management
  Pepperpot: Allstate Insurance Company - Allstate and Posit Science:
  Creating Safe Drivers One Brain at a Time
  Ladle: The Brownstein Group - Graham Company: "Actions Matter"

Special Events and Observances, 7 Days or Fewer, Budget under $15,000
  Pepperpot: American Cancer Society, Pennsylvania Division - AstraZeneca
  Hope Lodge of the American Cancer Society Grand Opening
  Ladle: Simon Public Relations Group - PNC Premiers Arb Alive with Show
  Stopping Celebration

Special Events and Observances, 7 Days or Fewer, Budget $15,000 or more
  Pepperpot: Jack Horner Communications Inc. - The Gates & Hillman Centers

Special Events and Observances, 7 Days or More, Budget under $15,000
  Pepperpot: Health Partners of Philadelphia - Biggest Winner Nutrition

Special Events and Observances, 7 Days or More, Budget $15,000 or more
  Pepperpot: Philadelphia Senior Center - There's No Place Like Home:
  Philadelphia Senior Center Celebrates 60 Years of Service
  Ladle: Vox Media, Inc. - Building Breakthrough Pain Awareness

Community Relations
  Pepperpot: Simon Public Relations Group - Shire Shows that Kids Count
  with 3 Causes in 3 Months
  Ladle: The Star Group - SCA Helps Philadelphia "Go Green"

Public Affairs
  Pepperpot: AAA Mid-Atlantic - Philadelphia Airport Cell Phone Lot

Development or Fundraising
  Pepperpot: Cephalon - Cephalon Lights the Night for Leukemia and Lymphoma
  Ladle: Brownstein Group - The Fairmount Park Conservancy "Save Fairmount

Pro Bono Programs
  Pepperpot: Brownstein Group - The Launch of Ryan Howard Family Foundation
  Ladle: The Star Group - Susan G. Komen for the Cure Philadelphia Pink Tie

Marketing Communications, New Products & Services
  Pepperpot: The Star Group - e3bank Launches Green Bank in Philadelphia
  Ladle: Vox Media, Inc. - Activating Communities and Raising Awareness for
  OSA and SWD

Marketing Communications, Established Products & Services
  Pepperpot: The Star Group - Seasons 52 Restaurant Opening in Cherry Hill,

Multicultural Communications
  Pepperpot: Penn Medicine Department of Communications - Aging Well:
  Seniors and Scientist Showcase Experience, Cutting-edge Research from
  Penn's Institute on Aging

Crisis Communications
  Pepperpot: The Brownstein Group: SUPERPRETZEL: "Bring it Home"

Internal Communications
  Pepperpot: Penn Medicine - Linking Together: Strengthening Identity
  Through Internal Online Communications
  Ladle: Shire Pharmaceuticals - A Brave New Brand for Shire

Special PR Programs
  Pepperpot: Ann Klein Communications Group - Building Our Adoption and
  Foster Care Community

Single Piece Communications, Newsletters
  Pepperpot: Good Sheppard Rehabilitation Network - Be Well News Letter
  Ladle: Bayada Nurses - Bayada Bulletin

Single Piece Communications, Magazines
  Pepperpot: Penn Medicine - Penn Medicine Magazine

Single Piece Communications, Brochures
  Pepperpot: Gift of Life Donor Program - Tissue Donation Brochure
  Ladle: The Star Group - Prescription Audio Satori Space Brochure

Single Piece Communications, Annual Reports
  Pepperpot: Please Touch Museum - "The Game of Please Touch Museum" 2008
  Annual Report
  Ladle: Select Greater Philadelphia - Select Greater Philadelphia 2009
  Regional Report

Single Piece Communications, Special Purpose Publications
  Pepperpot: Cabin Communications - Alter Hall Commemorative Book
  Ladle: LevLane - Evangelical Manor Capital Campaign Direct Mail Puzzle

Single Piece Communications, Hard Copy Media/Press Kits
  Pepperpot: Stacey Himes & Associates - Metropolitan Bakery, "Long, Slow

Single Piece Communications, PSAs - TV
  Pepperpot: Vault Communications - "Least Wanted" Television PSA (Best of
  Ladle: AAA Mid-Atlantic - Motorist Tips

Single Piece Communications, PSAs - Radio
  Pepperpot: AAA Mid-Atlantic - Motorist Tips

Single Piece Communications, Feature Stories
  Pepperpot: Brownstein Group - Middle East Architect: Golden Cover Story
  Ladle: Penn Medicine Department of Communications - Cold Relief (Popular

Single Piece Communications, Editoral/Op-ed
  Pepperpot: Anne Klein Communications Group - Facing the Facebook
  Ladle: Anne Klein Communications Group - "Preserving the Integrity of a
  Quintessential Research Tool"

Social Media
  Pepperpot: Vault Communications - Social Media Campaign
  Ladle: Gift of Life Donor Program - Gift of Life on Facebook

Media Relations
  Pepperpot: ARAMARK - ARAMARK Launches MLB's First Gluten-Free Concession
  Ladle: Vox Media, Inc. - Activating Communities and Raising Awareness of
  OSA and SWD

Web Site Communications
  Pepperpot: Good Sheppard Rehabilitation Network - Good Sheppard
  Rehabilitation Network Website
  Ladle: Jack Horner Communications Inc. - A Website for All Seasons:
  Redesign of

  Pepperpot: The Bellevue, Managed and leased by PREIT-RUBIN, INC - Inside
  Ladle: Drexel University Online - e-insights: The Drexel Online Blog

Limited-Budget Programs
  Pepperpot: Anne Klein Communications Group - Setting the Green Standard
  in Gaming
  Ladle: Allstate Insurance Company - Allstate Your Choice Charity Event

Social Media Platform
  Pepperpot: Vault Communications - "Krimpet v. Crumpet"
  Ladle: Anne Klein Communications Group - Building Our Adoption and Foster
  Care Community

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