Welcome!

Wearables Authors: Elizabeth White, Pat Romanski, Yeshim Deniz, Carmen Gonzalez, Liz McMillan

News Feed Item

PRSA-NY Announces 2014 Big Apple Award Winners

Award Presentations by Local New York City Broadcasters and PR Industry Executives Underscore 27th Annual Gala Celebration; An Acoustical Performance by LeAnn Rimes, Keynote Address by Roy Sekoff of HuffPost Live and The Huffington Post, and Innovative Sp

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 05/27/14 -- The New York Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA-NY) held its 27th annual Big Apple Awards Gala last week at the Mandarin Oriental New York, awarding 73 finalists with top honors for a broad range of 2013 PR campaigns. The evening highlighted the campaigns' outstanding research, strategies, tactics and results, including non-media results. Several deserving individuals were also honored for their contributions to both the public relations field and the Chapter.

Hunter Public Relations took home the Best of the Best Big Apple Award, representing the best work produced by the industry in 2013, for its work with McNeil Consumer Healthcare, the makers of ZYRTEC®, and their campaign titled "A Case of ALLERGY FACE™: ZYRTEC® Helps Beauty Bloom for Allergy Sufferers." The Big Apple Award for Best Business/Campaign Outcomes, new for 2014, went to Feintuch Communications for its work with Convene and their campaign titled "Reinventing the Off-Site Meetings Industry through the Use of Human-Centered Design." The award for Best Use of Research, Measurement and Evaluation, sponsored by the Institute for Public Relations, was presented to Ketchum and Zoetis for their "Zoetis Rings the Bell for Animal Health" campaign.

Individual chapter award recipients included: Bill Doescher, president & CEO, Doescher Group, winner of the John W. Hill Award, a lifetime achievement award; Harry Zlokower, founder, Zlokower Company, winner of the Philip Dorf Award for mentoring, sponsored by the Dorf family; and Deborah Radman, APR, Fellow PRSA, principal, Radman Communications, winner of the PRSA-NY President's Award for her contributions to PRSA and the Chapter.

For a complete list of the 2014 Big Apple Award Winners (52) and Honorable Mentions (36), click here.

Not Your Father's Awards Presentation
More than 200 public relations professionals arrived at the 2014 Big Apple Awards Gala in style thanks to promotional partner Uber. There were a number of surprises in store for them, as the event played homage to various forms of media old and new. Attendees checked in to find typewriters at the registration desk, newsprint tablecloths, an old-school press photographer living statue (from Shirdance New York) waiting to greet them, as well as a whiskey tasting table and "Big Apple Manhattan" signature cocktail a la Mad Men compliments of WhistlePig Whiskey. Event photos, shared on Instagram and Twitter throughout the night with the hashtag #BigAppleAwards, were later streamed on-screen during the dessert reception thanks to a custom portal developed by Chute.

PRSA-NY President Henry Feintuch and president of Feintuch Communications, welcomed guests as his speech scrolled from a new iPad teleprompter app. "Tonight is a celebration of excellence in the public relations industry. It is where the New York PR community comes together to honor the best of what we do. And you all did it in a big way this year by submitting 230 entries through our new electronic contest portal -- 43 more than last year and a new chapter record! Our distinguished panel of 88 judges narrowed down the entries to arrive at 73 unique finalist campaigns submitted by 40 different companies."

Roy Sekoff, president & co-creator of HuffPost Live and founding editor of The Huffington Post, kicked off the evening with a keynote address on "Disruption in Media," including a nod to the newly popular six-second video. Kirstin Cole, reporter, PIX11 News and Lynda Baquero, consumer reporter, NBC 4 New York, opened the awards presentation with a tongue-and-cheek inside look at the stories they are "working on" and how PR pros could tailor their pitches, including Elevated Alert: How to Defend Yourself Against Elevator Attacks (following Jay Z and Solange's recent stunt at The Standard Hotel). Brigitte Quinn, anchor, WCBS Newsradio 880, lent her distinguished voice for voiced-over portions of the program.

Guests were also entertained by an intimate acoustical performance by Grammy Award-winning pop/country recording artist LeAnn Rimes, who hosted a private meet & greet session for sponsors and other VIPs earlier in the evening. Rimes dazzled the crowd with live renditions of "Blue," a Janis Joplin version of "Summertime" and "Spitfire," a single off her recent hit country album with the same name. The performance was presented by entertainment sponsors: Affect; Crenshaw Communications; Germinder & Associates, Inc.; Kite Hill PR; LKPR, Inc.; StevensGouldPincus; and Smyth TriBeCa, a Thompson Hotel.

During the second half of the program, Big Apple and Honorable Mention winners were announced by special industry guest presenters, Jon Paul Buchmeyer, senior vice president, M Booth; Mike Doyle, partner and director, Ketchum New York; Patrice Tanaka, chief counselor & creative strategist, PadillaCRT; and Joe Cohen, APR, 2014 PRSA National Chair and senior vice president, MWW. A surprise guest, New York Giant John Conner (aka "The Terminator") joined Tanaka on stage to present the New Media/Social Media Campaign category.

"The Big Apple Awards Gala brings together the best of the best in the PR industry to celebrate, network and be inspired by the incredible work product that we collectively produce year in and year out," said Linda Krebs, president-elect and 2014 Big Apple Awards Chair, PRSA-NY and founder & CEO, LKPR, Inc. "Each year, we try to raise the bar and create more value for our attendees and our sponsors. This year, we changed the program format to a more relaxed cabaret style seating with wine service thanks to wineries from the Rioja region; we utilized multimedia assets and voiced-over copy to show off more of our finalists' work; and, thanks to Creative Artists Agency and our entertainment sponsors, we even added a performance from a Grammy Award-winning artist."

2014 sponsors included: Platinum- D S Simon Productions; Silver- Edelman; Hunter Public Relations; Ketchum; Prudential; and RF|Binder; Bronze- Anchin, Block & Anchin, LLP; Feintuch Communications; Germinder & Associates, Inc.; Makovsky; PadillaCRT; Ruder Finn, Inc.; SHIFT Communications; Spong; and Stanton Public Relations & Marketing; and PRSSA Student Benefactors- Doescher Group; and Germinder & Associates, Inc.

About PRSA-NY
The Public Relations Society of America, New York City chapter is one of the founding chapters of the Public Relations Society of America, the world's largest professional organization for public relations practitioners. Founded in 1948, PRSA-NY is the third largest PRSA local chapter in the U.S. The chapter serves the interests of public relations professionals working in business and industry, counseling firms, government, associations, hospitals, schools, professional services firms and nonprofit organizations. Chapter board and committee members are volunteer public relations professionals who work in the New York metropolitan area. For more information, please visit prsany.org; and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

@ThingsExpo Stories
"We provide IoT solutions. We provide the most compatible solutions for many applications. Our solutions are industry agnostic and also protocol agnostic," explained Richard Han, Head of Sales and Marketing and Engineering at Systena America, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
SYS-CON Events announced today that DXWorldExpo has been named “Global Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Digital Transformation is the key issue driving the global enterprise IT business. Digital Transformation is most prominent among Global 2000 enterprises and government institutions.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Datera, that offers a radically new data management architecture, has been named "Exhibitor" of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo ®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Datera is transforming the traditional datacenter model through modern cloud simplicity. The technology industry is at another major inflection point. The rise of mobile, the Internet of Things, data storage and Big...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Calligo, an innovative cloud service provider offering mid-sized companies the highest levels of data privacy and security, has been named "Bronze Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo ®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Calligo offers unparalleled application performance guarantees, commercial flexibility and a personalised support service from its globally located cloud plat...
"We've been engaging with a lot of customers including Panasonic, we've been involved with Cisco and now we're working with the U.S. government - the Department of Homeland Security," explained Peter Jung, Chief Product Officer at Pulzze Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 21st Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal and enterprise IT since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago. All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devic...
"The Striim platform is a full end-to-end streaming integration and analytics platform that is middleware that covers a lot of different use cases," explained Steve Wilkes, Founder and CTO at Striim, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
"We are focused on SAP running in the clouds, to make this super easy because we believe in the tremendous value of those powerful worlds - SAP and the cloud," explained Frank Stienhans, CTO of Ocean9, Inc., in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
DX World EXPO, LLC., a Lighthouse Point, Florida-based startup trade show producer and the creator of "DXWorldEXPO® - Digital Transformation Conference & Expo" has announced its executive management team. The team is headed by Levent Selamoglu, who has been named CEO. "Now is the time for a truly global DX event, to bring together the leading minds from the technology world in a conversation about Digital Transformation," he said in making the announcement.
"MobiDev is a Ukraine-based software development company. We do mobile development, and we're specialists in that. But we do full stack software development for entrepreneurs, for emerging companies, and for enterprise ventures," explained Alan Winters, U.S. Head of Business Development at MobiDev, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
While the focus and objectives of IoT initiatives are many and diverse, they all share a few common attributes, and one of those is the network. Commonly, that network includes the Internet, over which there isn't any real control for performance and availability. Or is there? The current state of the art for Big Data analytics, as applied to network telemetry, offers new opportunities for improving and assuring operational integrity. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jim Frey, Vice President of S...
SYS-CON Events announced today that DXWorldExpo has been named “Global Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Digital Transformation is the key issue driving the global enterprise IT business. Digital Transformation is most prominent among Global 2000 enterprises and government institutions.
In his opening keynote at 20th Cloud Expo, Michael Maximilien, Research Scientist, Architect, and Engineer at IBM, discussed the full potential of the cloud and social data requires artificial intelligence. By mixing Cloud Foundry and the rich set of Watson services, IBM's Bluemix is the best cloud operating system for enterprises today, providing rapid development and deployment of applications that can take advantage of the rich catalog of Watson services to help drive insights from the vast t...
SYS-CON Events announced today that EnterpriseTech has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. EnterpriseTech is a professional resource for news and intelligence covering the migration of high-end technologies into the enterprise and business-IT industry, with a special focus on high-tech solutions in new product development, workload management, increased effic...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Massive Networks, that helps your business operate seamlessly with fast, reliable, and secure internet and network solutions, has been named "Exhibitor" of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo ®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. As a premier telecommunications provider, Massive Networks is headquartered out of Louisville, Colorado. With years of experience under their belt, their team of...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Cloud Academy named "Bronze Sponsor" of 21st International Cloud Expo which will take place October 31 - November 2, 2017 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Cloud Academy is the industry’s most innovative, vendor-neutral cloud technology training platform. Cloud Academy provides continuous learning solutions for individuals and enterprise teams for Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, and the most popular cloud com...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Cloudistics, an on-premises cloud computing company, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Cloudistics delivers a complete public cloud experience with composable on-premises infrastructures to medium and large enterprises. Its software-defined technology natively converges network, storage, compute, virtualization, and ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that CHEETAH Training & Innovation will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct. 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. CHEETAH Training & Innovation is a cloud consulting and IT training firm specializing in improving clients cloud strategies and infrastructures for medium to large companies.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Datanami has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Datanami is a communication channel dedicated to providing insight, analysis and up-to-the-minute information about emerging trends and solutions in Big Data. The publication sheds light on all cutting-edge technologies including networking, storage and applications, and thei...
The current age of digital transformation means that IT organizations must adapt their toolset to cover all digital experiences, beyond just the end users’. Today’s businesses can no longer focus solely on the digital interactions they manage with employees or customers; they must now contend with non-traditional factors. Whether it's the power of brand to make or break a company, the need to monitor across all locations 24/7, or the ability to proactively resolve issues, companies must adapt to...