Havas PR

April 16, 2014 09:23 ET

Havas PR North America Named to 12 Finalist Spots in One Week in Local, National and Global Award Competitions

The Agency's Innovative Work for the United Nations Foundation and GODIVA Leads the Lists

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Apr 16, 2014) - Havas PR North America has received a dozen new industry honors in the past week: four finalist spots each from the Big Apple, PRWeek Global and SABRE competitions. The agency's expertise in media relations, cause, innovation and social media is clear when seeing its honored campaigns, initiatives and people:

Big Apple Awards (PRSA, New York Chapter)

  • Ford Warriors in Pink (Corporate Social Responsibility, Business)
  • GODIVA #TruffleTakeoff Tour (New Media/Social Media Campaign, Consumer Products & Services)
  • UN Foundation climate consortium (Public Affairs, Government, Associations & Non-Profit Organizations)
  • UN Foundation/92Y #GivingTuesday (Government, Associations & Non-Profit Organizations) (with four other agencies)

PRWeek Global Awards

  • UN Foundation climate consortium (Issues and Crisis Campaign of the Year)
  • UN Foundation/92Y #GivingTuesday (Non-Profit Campaign of the Year)
  • Havas PR Global Collective (Global Citizenship)
  • Marian Salzman (Global Professional of the Year - Agency)

SABRE Awards (Superior Achievement in Branding and Reputation)

  • GODIVA #TruffleTakeoff Tour (Consumer Marketing, New Product)
  • UN Foundation climate consortium (Global Campaign)
  • UN Foundation/92Y #GivingTuesday (Not-for-Profit Organizations)
  • SocialProvidence (PR Agency Marketing)

"We're incredibly honored to work with organizations such as the UN Foundation and GODIVA, both of whom see us as partners in newscrafting stories," said Marian Salzman, Havas PR North America CEO and chair of Havas PR's Global Collective. "And we're proud that our work for them has resonated not only with their target audiences -- educating people, changing attitudes, focusing on giving, increasing sales and donations -- but also with our communications peers judging the thousands of entries in these competitions."

Salzman last year created SocialProvidence, a social media marketing consultancy run by two 23-year-old Venture for America fellows. SocialProvidence led the digital campaign for the nationwide tour of GODIVA's new Truffle Flights, a finalist in the Big Apple and SABRE competitions. SocialProvidence itself is up for the PR Agency Marketing SABRE.

About Havas PR North America
As the North American earned-media and buzz boutique within French holding company Havas, we're part of the Havas PR Global Collective. Headquartered in New York City, Havas PR North America is one of the most awarded agencies of its size in the U.S. For more information, go to

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