SOURCE: Philadelphia PRSA

Philadelphia PRSA

December 03, 2009 10:58 ET

Philadelphia PRSA Proud to Welcome Marketwire as Presenting Sponsor of Its 41st Annual Pepperpot Awards

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwire - December 3, 2009) - The Philadelphia Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) is proud to welcome Marketwire as Presenting Sponsor of its 41st Annual Pepperpot & Achievement Awards. The annual awards dinner taking place Thursday, December 3 at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, honors the extraordinary work of public relations professionals across the Greater Philadelphia region.

Philly PRSA's 41st Annual Pepperpot & Achievement Awards program encourages members to explore the endless avenues provided by social media impacting their professional and personal lives. Nominees posted their material entries online at www.phillypepperpots.com where a Pepperpots social community of local PR professionals provided a new way to network and interact with other groups and individuals who participate in the awards program. All Pepperpot winners were also asked to submit 30-second "YouTube" style videos of their acceptance speeches. The videos will be highlighted in a Marketwire Social Media 2.0 press release the day after the awards.

More than 90 entries in 34 categories ranging from public service announcements to social media campaigns were judged independently by the California PRSA. Awards will be presented to this year's winners tonight at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.

Through its partnership with Marketwire, the Philly PRSA benefits from Marketwire's social media and search engine optimization solutions. Marketwire also offers the organization and others like it access to other products and services ranging from media databases to media monitoring.

About Philadelphia PRSA

One of the largest chapters of the Public Relations Society of America, PRSA Philadelphia provides opportunities for professional development, mentoring, networking for communications professionals in the Greater Philadelphia region.

About Marketwire

The only fully integrated North America-based global newswire, Marketwire, Inc. is a full-service partner to IR, PR and MarCom professionals seeking top-tier press release distribution, media management, multimedia and monitoring solutions. Marketwire's customer-centric corporate philosophy focuses on being the best by infusing every aspect of its business with the following core attributes: precision, adaptability, innovation and simplicity.

Marketwire delivers its clients' news to the world's media and financial communities, fulfilling disclosure requirements in North America in compliance with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX), and serving as Primary Information Provider (PIP) with the UK's Financial Services Authority (FSA). With a reputation for technology leadership, Marketwire offers innovative products and services -- including Social Media, Search Engine Optimization, Dashboard Mobile Financial, News Dashboard coverage reports, exclusive access to networks such as the Canadian Press Wire Network, Easy IR and Easy PR workflow solutions, and more -- that help communication professionals maximize their effectiveness while ensuring accuracy and best practices. Having merged companies (Market Wire and CCNMatthews) in April 2006, and enjoying a combined history of 25 years of service, Marketwire is now majority-owned by OMERS Capital Partners, the private equity arm of one of Canada's largest pension funds.

Marketwire distributes the majority of press releases issued by publicly traded companies in Canada and serves more than 8,000 clients worldwide through 20 offices on four continents. For more information, visit us at www.marketwire.com.

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