Announcing the 2016 Bulldog Stars of PR Awards Winners

NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / December 22, 2016 / Bulldog Reporter is excited to announce the winners of the 2016 Bulldog Stars of PR Awards program. Forty-four honors have been awarded, including the two Grand Prize winners, to agencies and individuals who are performing outstanding work in the public relations and communication industry.

As with all Bulldog Awards, the Stars of PR program is judged by working and award-winning journalists, including a Pulitzer Prize winner. This year's judges come from a number of different media outlets including The Washington Post, USA Today and The Oregonian. The judging process is rigorous with each submission scored by at least three judges in the first round. Based on those scores, submissions with a score high enough moved on to the elite round, where they will be reviewed by another four judges and scored accordingly. Scoring for agencies is based on the following criteria: firm positioning, account retention, work environment, growth and new business development, improvement to society, and results achieved for their clients. The scoring for the awards recognizing individuals in the field are based on the following: leadership, integrity, breakthrough approaches, contributions to the profession, improvement to society, and results achieved. Winners are awarded either gold, silver, or bronze awards, and since they are assigned a numbered score, there may be more than one winner of each award. This year, forty-one Gold awards will be awarded based on unprecedented high scores.

All Bulldog Stars of PR Award winners receive the coveted framed award certificate. The Grand Prize Winner for the 2016 Communications Agency of the Year and the 2016 Communications Professional of the Year will be presented with a beautiful custom-made crystal bulldog award. This year the agency award goes to French/West/Vaughn and the individual award is given to Megan Driscoll from EvolveMKD.

The full 2016 Bulldog Stars of PR Award winners are listed below:

Grand Prize
Communications Professional of the Year
EvolveMKD
Megan Driscoll

Grand Prize
Communications Agency of the Year
French/West/Vaughn

Gold
PR Pro of the Year Under 40
Christina Bennett of Elizabeth Arden

Gold
Boutique Agency of the Year (Specialty Practice)
REDPR

Gold
Consumer Agency of the Year
EvolveMKD

Gold
Agency Professional of the Year
Megan Driscoll of EvolveMKD

Gold
PR Pro of the Year Under 40
Megan Driscoll of EvolveMKD

Gold
Healthcare Agency of the Year
Dodge Communications

Gold
Small Agency of the Year - Under $1,000,000
NRPR Group

Gold
Technology Agency of the Year
Merritt Group

Gold
Midsize Agency of the Year - Under $20,000,000
French/West/Vaughn

Gold
Consumer Agency of the Year
French/West/Vaughn

Gold
Small Agency of the Year - Under $5,000,000
Henson Consulting

Gold
New Agency of the Year
Rebel Cause/Irwin Gail Communications
One Agency. Two Brands. A Revolutionary Model for the Modern PR Agency

Gold
Small Agency of the Year - Under $3,000,000
AGW Group

Gold
Technology Agency of the Year
EdgeConneX, an iMPR Case Study Showing How the Company Works as a Team

Gold
Technology Agency of the Year
Pulp Public Relations & Marketing

Gold
Media Relations Professional of the Year
Jessica Hasson of Pulp Public Relations & Marketing

Gold
Healthcare Agency of the Year
Pascale

Gold
Agency Professional of the Year
Jamie Hall of Pascale

Gold
PR Pro of the Year Under 40
Jessica Griffith of Pascale

Gold
Small Agency of the Year - Under $10,000,000
Murphy O'Brien Public Relations

Gold
Global Agency of the Year (Multinational Practice)
Klick Communications

Gold
Corporate Communications Professional of the Year
Catherine Hernandez-Blades of Aflac

Gold
Public Affairs Agency of the Year
Davies Public Affairs

Gold
Digital Agency of the Year
C-4 Analytics: How to Make the Best Better

Gold
Technology Agency of the Year
Rainier Communications

Gold
Midsize Agency of the Year - Under $20,000,000
Peppercomm

Gold
Agency Professional of the Year
Joe Franscella of Bhava Communications

Gold
Midsize Agency of the Year - Under $65,000,000
Hotwire PR

Gold
Technology Agency of the Year
Hotwire PR

Gold
Boutique Agency of the Year (Specialty Practice)
Creaxion: We Don't Just Take on Clients, We Take on Causes

Silver
Corporate Communications Professional of the Year
Aaron Radelet of Hilton

Gold
Boutique Agency of the Year (Specialty Practice)
Press Kitchen LLC

Gold
Small Agency of the Year - Under $10,000,000
J Public Relations

Gold
Financial Agency of the Year
JConnelly

Gold
PR Pro of the Year Under 40
Jennifer Connelly of JConnelly

Gold
Boutique Agency of the Year (Specialty Practice)
Silverline Communications

Gold
Crisis Agency of the Year
Camino Public Relations

Gold
Midsize Agency of the Year - Under $20,000,000
PAN Communications: Helping emerging growth to enterprise businesses integrate PR and marketing for industry success

Gold
Technology Agency of the Year
PAN Communications: Helping emerging growth to enterprise businesses integrate PR and marketing for industry success

Gold
Technology Agency of the Year
ARPR

Gold
Media Relations Professional of the Year
Jennifer Tornetta of AtlantiCare

Gold
Boutique Agency of the Year (Specialty Practice)
Imprenta Communications Group

About Bulldog Reporter

Bulldog Reporter is the leader in media intelligence supplying news, analysis, and high-level training content to public relations and corporate communications professionals with the mission of helping these practitioners achieve superior competitive performance. Bulldog Reporter publishes the industry's best-read, widest distributed trade journal, Bulldog Reporter's Daily 'Dog. In addition, the company publishes a daily online newsletter - Inside Health Media - that focuses on media relations, and provides media list and media intelligence services through its parent company, Agility PR Solutions. Bulldog Reporter presents industry awards competitions - the Bulldog Awards - which recognize excellence in multiple categories, including corporate social responsibility, media relations, digital and social marketing, not-for-profit, and overall outstanding professional performance.

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Whitney Zelmer
Awards & Marketing Coordinator
1.866.849.6944
whitney.zelmer@bulldogreporter.com

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