PR News Announces Platinum PR & Agency Elite Awards Finalists, Hall of Fame Inductees for 2016 Program

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More than 500 leading PR professionals from corporations, agencies and nonprofits will network and honor the top initiatives from the past year on October 19 in New York City

PR News will honor top PR initiatives in campaigns ranging from crisis management to social media to word of mouth marketing at its benchmark-setting Platinum PR and Agency Elite Awards Luncheon on October 19, 2016 in New York City. The finalists of the Platinum PR and Agency Elite Awards set industry standards for excellence across all areas of PR. The luncheon will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square, where more than 500 leading PR professionals from corporations, agencies and nonprofits will network and honor the top initiatives from the past year.

See the complete list of this year’s Platinum PR Awards finalists online: http://platinumprawards.com. View the list of Agency Elite Awards finalists here: http://www.prnewsonline.com/agency-elite-awards-luncheon-2016.

PR News also announced this year's list of Hall of Fame inductees for the Platinum PR Awards, including iconic campaigns such as Coca Cola's #ShareaCoke, the UN Foundation and 92nd Street Y's #GivingTuesday, the CDC's Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse and T-Mobile's Un-Carrier.

“For us at PR News, and for our community, the Platinum PR and Agency Elite Awards serve annually as a celebration of the year’s top PR teams and firms and as an ideal showcase for their most successful campaigns,” says Steve Goldstein, editorial director of PR News. “There were so many terrific entries this year, and once again we were reminded that creativity and inspiration rule in communications.”

Individual tickets along with tables of 10 are available for purchase. Table purchases come with priority seating and ensure attendees are seated together. For more information or to register for the luncheon, click here.

PR News will be presenting a half-day Crisis Management Workshop the morning of the awards luncheon, also at the Marriott Marquis in New York City. Attendees will leave this interactive workshop with the skills to effectively mitigate a crisis situation for one's organization with in-depth case studies on how crisis plans were developed. The day after the luncheon on October 20, PR News will hold its annual Social Media Conference featuring speakers from Shutterstock, Kickstarter, Dunkin' Donuts, Environmental Defense Fund, Viacom and more. One- and two-day packages are available for these events.

For questions about attending the Platinum PR and Agency Elite Awards Luncheon, contact PR News’ Rachel Scharmann at rscharmann(at)accessintel(dot)com. To advertise in the Platinum PR and Agency Elite Awards program guide, contact Lindsay Silverberg at lindsay(at)prnewsonline(dot)com. Thanks to the sponsor for the luncheon, Business Wire.

The PR News Group at Access Intelligence, LLC is a go-to source that serves the communications and marketing community at corporations, agencies and nonprofits. With the launch of its weekly newsletter over 70 years ago, PR News has remained dedicated to supporting the growth of communicators all while keeping them abreast of the latest news affecting the industry. For more information, please visit http://www.prnewsonline.com.

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