SOURCE: Shazaaam! Public Relations

Shazaaam! Public Relations

November 09, 2009 14:52 ET

Shazaaam! Public Relations Named a Crain's Cool Place to Work in Tough Times

Second Award for Shazaaam! in Two Months

SOUTHFIELD, MI--(Marketwire - November 9, 2009) - Although times are tough, some companies are bucking the trend by remaining positive, being innovative, having fun, getting work done -- and are being recognized for it. Shazaaam! Public Relations LLC has been just named by Crain's Detroit Business as the number one "Cool Place to Work in Tough Times" in the 1 - 50 employees category. It is the second time Shazaaam! has been named a Crain's "Cool Company." Crain's cited Shazaaam! for its open-door communication policy, fun as a requirement in the workplace, and flexible hours.

"I am very proud and honored to accept this award on behalf of my team," said Adrienne Lenhoff, Shazaaam! founder and president. "We have a great dynamic in the workplace that helps us stay cool during these not-so-cool economic times."

Crain's received nominations from employees throughout Metro Detroit and asked company leaders to fill out a survey created by the American Society of Employers on company benefits, practices and policies. Thirty-five winning companies were chosen from the responses by Crain's as a 'Cool Place.' Categories were assigned according to employee sizes and based on point totals.

Shazaaam! and the other 34 cool companies will be honored at an awards ceremony on December 2, 2009 at the Emagine Theater and Lucky Strike in Novi, Mich. Dr. Bob Nelson, author of "Keeping Up in a Down Economy," will kick off the event with a seminar, followed by the awards ceremony, and afterglow.

Lenhoff added, "We have been extremely fortunate this year. Just last month we were named one of 'Metropolitan Detroit's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For' by the Michigan Business and Professional Association. In addition, we've expanded our client base significantly this year, especially in social media marketing. We will continue to stay consistent in our work ethic so we can remain a Crain's Cool Place to Work even when times are not so tough!"

Full day tickets are $99 per person; seminar only tickets are $60 per person; awards and afterglow tickets are $50 per person. Group rates are available. For questions or to register, call (313) 446-0300 or go to

Founded in 2001, Shazaaam! is an independently owned, privately held marketing and public relations service and strategy agency headquartered in Southfield, Mich. Shazaaam! is the Detroit partner of the Pinnacle Worldwide network of PR agencies. The Shazaaam family of companies includes Shazaaam! Convergence Public Relations, an award winning agency; Buzzphoria, the social media marketing agency; and Promo Marketing Team, brand ambassadors, experiential events, and sampling. For more information, go to

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