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8 local firms win PR honors

FROM left to right: Sarah Beron, Advocacy Solutions; Giselle Mahoney, Tech Collective; Kristine Hendrickson, Salve Regina University; Lisa Shorr, PC Troubleshooters; Eric Wagner, Cox Communications; and Kate Goudey, Duffy & Shanley.
Posted 2/6/12

PROVIDENCE – Eight firms were honored for their public relations work last month.

The Southeastern New England Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America honored the firms at a ceremony Jan. 31 at McCormick & Schmick’s.

“We continue to be overwhelmed by the amazing talent and accomplishments of public relations practitioners in the region, and we’re proud to honor them with the recognition they so rightly deserve,” said Scott Fraser, president of PRSA/SENE and principal at Fraser Communications Group.

The winners of the second annual Excellence Awards were:

For “Excellence in Campaign Strategy and Execution”:

    Community Relations/Cause Marketing.

  • Advocacy Solutions: “Helping to Transform Central Falls High School.”

  • The Washington Trust Company: “I Luv RI.”

    Public Affairs

  • Advocacy Solutions: “Stronger Providence.”

    Consumer Relations

  • Duffy & Shanley: “BrewGene Launches Beer Recommendation App and Website.”

    Crisis Communications

  • Cox Communications: “Tropical Storm Irene Media, Customer and Employee Outreach”

    Internal Communications

  • Atrion Networking Corporation: “NewThink: Atrion Employee Newsletter.”

For “Excellence in Tactics”:


  • Tech Collective: “Resource Guide for the Bioscience Industry.”


  • Salve Regina University: “Human: Breaking the Silence. An Anti-Bullying Campaign.”

    National Newspaper/TV/Online Placement

  • Duffy & Shanley: “Choir Rejoices in Foster Grant Light Specs on Dr. Oz.”

  • PC Troubleshooters Inc.: “From Pitch to Publication, Landing PC World.”

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