Previous PRestige Award Winners

2017 PRESTIGE AWARD WINNERS

BEST OF SHOW

Special Events: Two or More Days – Best of Show
Moffitt Cancer Center’s “Moffitt 30th Anniversary”
Moffitt Cancer Center, Kim Polacek, APR, CPRC, Ann Baker and Jeremy Peplow

PUBLIC RELATIONS PROGRAMS 

Business-to-Business Initiatives, Products & Services – PRestige Award
Syniverse’s “Dispelling 5G Hype: Navigating LTE Trade Winds”
Syniverse

Community Relations – PRestige Award
Dialogue Public Relations’ “Engaging the Community in Routing the Pinellas Redundant Force Main”
Dialogue Public Relations and Pinellas County Communications

Crisis Communications – PRestige Award
CCH Marketing’s “Orlando’s Pulse Shooting Crisis”
CCH Marketing and Orlando Health

Issues Management – PRestige Award
CCH Marketing’s “Orlando’s Pulse Shooting”
CCH Marketing and Orlando Health

Public Affairs/Government Relations – PRestige Award
Southwest Florida Water Management District’s “Polk County Regional Water Initiative”
Cindy Rodriguez, Ryan Taylor and Gene Heath

Public Service – PRestige Award
Southwest Florida Water Management District’s “Flatford Swamp Outreach”
SWFWMD’s Employee and External Relations and Resource Management Divisions

Reputation/Brand Management – PRestige Award
Syniverse’s “Dispelling 5G Hype: Navigating LTE Trade Winds”
Syniverse

Reputation/Brand Management – Award of Excellence
Allstate Insurance Company’s “Good Hands Surprise”
Justin Herndon

Reputation/Brand Management – Award of Excellence
Hillsborough County’s “The Making of the New HCFLGov.net”
Hillsborough County Communications & Digital Media

Special Events: One Day – Award of Commendation for Student Entry
USF KnoBull PR’s “KnoBull PR Celebrate Sound”
USF KnoBull PR, Russell Nay and Michael Mezich

Special Events: Two or More Days – PRestige Award
Moffitt Cancer Center’s “Moffitt 30th Anniversary”
Moffitt Cancer Center, Kim Polacek, APR, CPRC, Ann Baker, and Jeremy Peplow

Special Events: Two or More Days – Award of Excellence
B2 Communications’ “Bringing Friends Together Forever with SPCA Tampa Bay and Hill’s Pet Nutrition”
Missy MacFarlane, APR, Laura Fontanills, APR, and Keeley LaForme

PUBLIC RELATIONS TACTICS

Annual Reports – PRestige Award
Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation’s “THRIVE”
Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation

Audio-Visual Productions – PRestige Award
Southwest Florida Water Management District’s “District Careers Video”
Michele Sager, Alicia Branon and Alex Gazio

Audio-Visual Productions – Award of Excellence
HCP Associates’ “The Courthouse Dog”
HCP Associates

Blogs – PRestige Award
Southwest Florida Water Management District’s “WaterMatters Blog”
Michele Sager, Allen Yarbrough and Kenna Harrison

Media Kits – PRestige Award
PRmediaNow’s “$1.7 Million Dollar Crowdfunding for Nomatic Travel Bag”
Colin Trethewey, APR

Media Relations – PRestige Award
Allstate Insurance Company’s “Allstate Drones Take Flight”
Justin Herndon

Media Relations – Award of Excellence
PRmediaNow’s “Million Dollar Crowdfunding Success for FaceCradle Travel Pillow”
Colin Trethewey, APR

Media Relations – Award of Excellence
B2 Communications’ “Media Coverage Generates Leads for Community with First Crystal Lagoon in U.S.”
Kyle Parks, Leah Saunders, APR, and Tyler Killette

Social Media – PRestige Award
Allstate Insurance Company’s “Good Hands Surprise”
Justin Herndon

 

2016 PRestige Award Winners

PUBLIC RELATIONS PROGRAMS

Community Relations – Tie for PRestige Award
Pinellas County Tax Collector’s Office “Kids Tag Art Pinellas Program”                             
Brenna Haggar, APR, and Toni May

Community Relations – Tie for PRestige Award
Port Tampa Bay’s “Channelside Vision” Plan
Andrew Fobes

Internal Communications – PRestige Award
Southwest Florida Water Management District’s “Mission, Vision and Values” Campaign
Robyn Felix, Carrieann Adkins and Allen Yarbrough

Public Affairs – PRestige Award
Historic Old Northeast Neighborhood Association’s “Yes to Recycling, No to Curbside”
Jennifer Dunn, APR, and Kelsey Lehtomaa-Frouge of Conversa

Public Service – PRestige Award
Lehigh Acres Municipal Services Improvement District’s “Legislative Changes, Community Solutions and a New Special District”
Carla Brantley

Reputation/Brand Management – PRestige Award
Syniverse, CCgroup and Edelman’s “Exposing the Privacy Predicament”
Jessica Summers, APR, and Bobby Eagle, APR

Special Events – One Day – PRestige Award
Southwest Florida Water Management District’s “Rock Ponds Ecosystem Restoration: Dedication Event”
Mary Margaret Hull, APR, and Estella Gray

Special Events – Two or More Days – Tie for PRestige Award
“The #NextGreatMascot”
Florida Polytechnic University, Fuseideas and Indie Atlantic Films
Crystal L. Lauderdale

Special Events – Two or More Days – Tie for PRestige Award
“Women’s Conference of Florida”
Arlene DiBenigno, Jennifer Dunn, APR, and Kelsey Lehtomaa-Frouge of Conversa

PUBLIC RELATIONS PROGRAMS – BEST OF SHOW

Reputation/Brand Management – PRestige Award
Syniverse, CCgroup and Edelman’s “Exposing the Privacy Predicament”
Jessica Summers, APR, and Bobby Eagle, APR


PUBLIC RELATIONS TACTICS

Annual Reports – PRestige Award
Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation’s “Tampa/Hillsborough Leading the Charge”
Jessica Pajak

Audio-Visual Presentation – PRestige Award
Southwest Florida Water Management District’s “Withlacoochee River Watershed Initiative Video”
Michele Sager, Alex Gazio and Robyn Felix

Brochures – PRestige Award
Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation’s “Tampa Bay: Next Generation Metro”
Jessica Pajak

Media Relations – Prestige Award
PRmediaNow’s “$9 million Crowdfunding Success for BauBax Travel Jacket”
Colin Trethewey, APR

Media Relations – Award of Excellence
True Blue Communications’ “Media Relations Program for Give Day Tampa Bay 2015”
Noelle Fox, APR

Media Relations – Award of Excellence
“It Works! Little Bokeelia Island Purchase Announcement”
Axia Public Relations Team

Newsletters – PRestige Award
Southwest Florida Water Management District’s “Currents Newsletter”
Michele Sager, Kenna Harrison and Allen Yarbrough

Newsletters – Award of Excellence
True Blue Communications’ “Firm Solutions Legal AIDE eNewsletter”
Noelle Fox, APR

Website – PRestige Award
“LoveLargoFL.com – Join the Conversation”
City of Largo Communications and Marketing 

 

2015 PRESTIGE AWARD WINNERS

PUBLIC RELATIONS TACTICS

Audio-Visual Productions
Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Springs Team Video
Michele Sager, Alex Gazio and Robyn Felix

Magazines/Periodicals
Moffitt Cancer Center’s Moffitt Momentum® Magazine
Cathy Clark

Media Relations
Carlton Fields Jorden Burt Hits Grand Slam with Media Placement
Kate Barth

Social Media
Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Restoring our Springs! Campaign
Michele Sager, Robyn Felix and Allen Yarbrough

PUBLIC RELATIONS PROGRAMS
Public Affairs/Government Relations
Moffitt Cancer Center’s Moffitt Day 2015
Kimberly Polacek, APR

Public Service
Lehigh Acres Municipal Services Improvement District, Waterman Broadcasting and the Weatherbug Weather System
Carla Ulakovic-Brantley

Consumer Initiatives, Products and Services
Visit Sarasota County’s Where Artistic Expression and Inspiration Meet Campaign
Lynn Hobeck Bates, APR

B-to-B Initiatives, Products and Services
Syniverse, CCgroup and SEEC Developing a research-driven campaign to secure global sales opportunities
Jessica Summers, APR

Reputation/Brand Management
LDWWgroup and the Carnival Corporation Orchestrating the Comeback of the World’s Largest Cruise Company
Mike Flanagan

Global Communications
Tech Data Corporation’s 40th Anniversary Campaign
Amanda Lee

Internal Communications
Lehigh Acres Municipal Services Improvement District Health and Wellness Program
Carla Ulakovic-Brantley

Special Events – One Day
Axia Public Relations’ Dave and Buster’s Grand Opening, Panama City Beach
Michelle Heatherly, Darby Underwood & the Axia PR Team

Issues Management
Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Southern Water Use Caution Area (SWUCA) Stakeholder Workgroups
The SWUCA Team

Community Relations
City of Largo Mixed Recycling Program
Marissa Segundo, APR