SOURCE: Bulldog Reporter

Bulldog Reporter

November 15, 2011 18:19 ET

The Hall of Fame Online Magazine Showcasing the Winners of the 2011 Stars of PR Awards for Outstanding Achievement by Communications Agencies and Professionals Has Been Published

OAKLAND, CA--(Marketwire - Nov 15, 2011) - More than 50 winners of the 2011 Stars of PR Awards for Outstanding Achievement by Communications Agencies and Professionals 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, Large Agency of the Year ($50 million or greater) 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 Ken Makovsky, who also won Gold Stars of PR awards as Agency Professional of the Year and PR Blogger of the Year. In addition, judges especially noted Makovsky's implementation of a transparent workplace culture, his fostering the intellectual development of his firm's employees, and the innovative ideas he has contributed over the years to the field of public relations. Makovsky's firm, Makovsky & Co., also won this year's Gold award for Best Midsize Agency of the Year ($10 million - $20 million).

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 2011 Stars of PR Award Winners were:

Agency Professional of the Year
Gold
AWARDED TO
Makovsky + Company
FOR
Kenneth D. Makovsky Agency Professional of the Year

Agency Professional of the Year
Silver
AWARDED TO
John Deveney
Deveney Communication
FOR
The Communication Industry's Superman

Agency Professional of the Year
Bronze
AWARDED TO
Marian Salzman
Euro RSCG Worldwide PR

Boutique Agency of the Year (Specialty Practice)
Gold
AWARDED TO
Hellerman Baretz Communications
FOR
HBC: Counselors to the Counselors

Boutique Agency of the Year (Specialty Practice)
Silver
AWARDED TO
Strauss Radio Strategies

Boutique Agency of the Year (Specialty Practice)
Bronze
AWARDED TO
FUSE

Corporate Communications Professional of the Year
Gold
AWARDED TO
John Forrest Ales, Director- Global Brand Public Relations
WITH
Hilton Hotels & Resorts

Corporate Communications Professional of the Year
Silver
AWARDED TO
Whirlpool Corporation
FOR
Corporate Communications Professional of the Year: Monica Teague

Crisis Management Professional of the Year
Gold
AWARDED TO
John Deveney
Deveney Communication
FOR
Crisis is John Deveney's Middle Name

Crisis Management Professional of the Year
Silver
AWARDED TO
Carreen Winters
MWW Group

Digital Agency of the Year
Gold
AWARDED TO
Waggener Edstrom Worldwide

Digital Agency of the Year
Silver
AWARDED TO
MWW Group

Digital Communications Professional of the Year
Gold
AWARDED TO
Vijay Chattha
VSCpr

Digital Communications Professional of the Year
Silver
AWARDED TO
Jason Steinberg
MSL Group

Global Agency of the Year (Multinational Practice)
Gold
AWARDED TO
Weber Shandwick
FOR
Weber Shandwick - Advocacy Starts Here

Global Agency of the Year (Multinational Practice)
Silver
AWARDED TO
Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide
FOR
Ogilvy PR Celebrates 30 Years of Growth, Service and Success

Healthcare Agency of the Year
Gold
AWARDED TO
Donna T. Pepe
FOR
Communications Strategies, Inc

Healthcare Agency of the Year
Silver
AWARDED TO
Revive

Large Agency of the Year - $50,000,001 or greater
Gold
AWARDED TO
Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide
FOR
Ogilvy PR Celebrates 30 Years of Growth, Service and Success

Large Agency of the Year - $50,000,001 or greater
Gold
AWARDED TO
Waggener Edstrom Worldwide

Media Relations Professional of the Year
Gold
AWARDED TO
Kurt Fromherz
Plaquemines Parish Government
FOR
Oil Spill Disaster Response

Media Relations Professional of the Year
Silver
AWARDED TO
Jim Engineer
e-Rainmaker Public Relations
FOR
MANDIANT | Buzz Responsible Media Relations for the Security Industry

Midsize Agency of the Year - Between $10,000,001 and $20,000,000
Gold
AWARDED TO
Makovsky + Company
FOR
"Makovsky + Company: Broad-based Excellence"

Midsize Agency of the Year - Between $10,000,001 and $20,000,000
Silver
AWARDED TO
RF|Binder
FOR
RF|Binder: A different kind of agency producing stand-out results

Midsize Agency of the Year - Between $10,000,001 and $20,000,000
Bronze
AWARDED TO
Atomic PR

Midsize Agency of the Year - Between $20,000,001 and $50,000,000
Gold
AWARDED TO
MWW Group

New Agency of the Year
Gold
AWARDED TO
Bhava Communications
FOR
Bhava Communications: Defining an Integrated Approach to Communications

Nonprofit/Association Communications Professional of the Year
Gold
AWARDED TO
Pat Riccards
Exemplar Strategic Communications

PR Blogger of the Year
Gold
AWARDED TO
Makovsky + Company
FOR
Kenneth D. Makovsky, My Three Cents Blog:
Participating in the Worldwide Discussion...

PR Blogger of the Year
Silver
AWARDED TO
Marian Salzman
Euro RSCG Worldwide PR

PR Blogger of the Year
Bronze
AWARDED TO
Carreen Winters
MWW Group

Public Affairs Agency of the Year
Gold
AWARDED TO
Singer Associates
FOR
Singer Associates: Making the Difference

Public Affairs Professional of the Year
Silver
AWARDED TO
Vic Beck
International Security Assistance Force, Afghanistan

Public Affairs Professional of the Year
Gold
AWARDED TO
William P. Murray
MWW Group

Publicist of the Year
Gold
AWARDED TO
Vijay Chattha
VSCpr

Publicist of the Year
Silver
AWARDED TO
Jeopardy!
FOR
Jeopardy! The IBM Challenge: Man Vs. Machine:
Phil Zimmerman, Senior Publicist for Jeopardy!

Small Agency of the Year - $1,000,000 or under
Gold
AWARDED TO
The Conroy Martinez Group
FOR
Big Thinking

Small Agency of the Year - $1,000,000 or under
Silver
AWARDED TO
JB Cumberland PR
FOR
JBCPR: 25 Years and Still Flying High

Small Agency of the Year - $1,000,000 or under
Bronze
AWARDED TO
RedSky Public Relations

Small Agency of the Year - Between $1,000,001 and $3,000,000
Gold
AWARDED TO
Strauss Radio Strategies

Small Agency of the Year - Between $1,000,001 and $3,000,000
Silver
AWARDED TO
marlo marketing/communications

Small Agency of the Year - Between $1,000,001 and $3,000,000
Bronze
AWARDED TO
Affect

Small Agency of the Year - Between $3,000,001 and $5,000,000
Gold
AWARDED TO
Ron Sachs Communications

Small Agency of the Year - Between $3,000,001 and $5,000,000
Silver
AWARDED TO
Lane PR

Small Agency of the Year - Between $3,000,001 and $5,000,000
Bronze
AWARDED TO
Donna T. Pepe
FOR
Communications Strategies, Inc

Small Agency of the Year - Between $5,000,001 and $10,000,000
Gold
AWARDED TO
Fahlgren Mortine

Small Agency of the Year - Between $5,000,001 and $10,000,000
Silver
AWARDED TO
Singer Associates
FOR
Singer Associates: Making the Difference

Small Agency of the Year - Between $5,000,001 and $10,000,000
Bronze
AWARDED TO
Lambert, Edwards & Associates

Social Media Innovator of the Year
Gold
AWARDED TO
Sam Ford
Peppercom

Technology Agency of the Year
Gold
AWARDED TO
Waggener Edstrom Worldwide

Technology Agency of the Year
Silver
AWARDED TO
Atomic PR

Technology Agency of the Year
Bronze
AWARDED TO
Rainier Communications
FOR
"Outlier" Credentials Give Technology its Most Credible Voice

The 2011 Bulldog Reporter Stars of PR Awards Hall of Fame magazine can be viewed online at www.bulldogreporter.com.

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