PR News Announces Finalists in PR People Awards; Names 5 to Hall of Fame

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The finalists in this year's awards program include PR professionals at corporations, nonprofits and agencies large and small. The PR People award winners will be announced at a November 6 awards luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, and in the PR News All-Stars Special Issue in November. The finalists were selected in 19 categories including: Account Executive, Brand Marketer, Crisis Executive, Internal Communications and Media Relations Professional of the Year. PR News will also honor the Hall of Fame recipients and the 15-to-Watch winners during the awards luncheon.

Aflac, Hallmark Chanel, Weber Shandwick, GE, APCO, AARP and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation are among the organizations that represent the PR professionals competing for honors in the 2008 PR People Awards. Presented by PR News, the leading trade publication among communicators, this highly competitive program showcases the chosen few with the right combination of dedication, passion, creativity and proven success.

Event information: http://www.prnewsonline.com/awards/prpeopleawards2008_event.htm
The finalists in this year's awards program include PR professionals at corporations, nonprofits and agencies large and small. The PR People award winners will be announced at a November 6 awards luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, and in the PR News All-Stars Special Issue in November. The finalists were selected in 19 categories including: Account Executive, Brand Marketer, Crisis Executive, Internal Communications and Media Relations Professional of the Year. The awards were judged by a blue-chip panel that includes PR executives from corporations, agencies, nonprofits and associations, and leading educators and industry consultants.

PR News will also honor the following Hall of Fame Inductees during the luncheon:

  •     Ron Culp, Partner, Managing Director, Ketchum
  •     Harris Diamond, Worldwide CEO, Weber Shandwick
  •     Matt Gonring, Consultant, Gagen MacDonald
  •     Laura Kane, Second VP, External Relations, Aflac
  •     Linda Rutherford, VP, Communications/Strategic Outreach, Southwest Airlines

Visit http://www.prnewsonline.com/awards/prpeopleawards2008_event.htm to see a full list of finalists.

PR News' November 6 All-Stars Issue will profile the top PR people of the year and PR News' 15-to-Watch, the up-and-coming stars in PR. The issue will serve as a users guide to PR departments of all sizes and missions. Coverage will include profiles of the top innovative campaigns, the smartest communications initiatives and the people behind them. For advertising or sponsorship information, contact Diane Schwartz; dschwartz @ accessintel.com.

The awards program, sponsored by BurrellesLuce, ckpr, DS Simon, CommCore Consulting, Medialink, and NAPS, is presented by the leading industry publication PR News. The PR News family of products includes PR News, the Platinum PR Awards, PR People Awards, Nonprofit PR Awards, CSR Awards, PR News Guidebooks, PR News Webinars and PR News Conferences. For more information, go to http://www.prnewsonline.com.

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