2018 PRSA Hoosier Chapter Recognizes Excellence in Public Relations

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INDIANAPOLIS—The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Hoosier Chapter recognizes Indiana’s top communicators of 2017. The 2018 Pinnacle Awards was celebrated at Indiana Landmarks in downtown Indianapolis. The keynote speaker for the evening was Justin Mack, Indianapolis Star Breaking News Reporter and host of the live web show, The Drop.

The Pinnacle Awards are the chapter’s annual awards program to recognize the best work in the public relations industry. Members and non-members, regardless of years of experience, submitted entries. Out of 82 entries in categories ranging from social media to public affairs, 59 awards were presented. The ‘Best of Show’ category included:

Best of Show Student Program – Ball State University Cardinal Communications

39th Annual Vernon C. Schranz Distinguished Lectureship in Public Relations

Best of Show Student Project – Purdue University Boiler Communications

Etcetera – Social Media

Best of Show Electronic/Digital Communication – VOX Global & Indiana University

2018 Impact.iu.edu Microsite

Best of Show Marketing Communications

Hirons and Eskenazi Health Service Line Campaign

PR Catalyst Award – Roger Harvey

Principal, Managing Director of Strategic Communications
Bose Public Affairs Group

“The Pinnacle Awards program is just one example of what the PRSA Hoosier Chapter is doing in our community and our state to showcase the impact this organization has on our profession,” said PRSA Hoosier Chapter President Megan Bulla, APR. “This year’s honorees continued the legacy of exceptional communications, compelling research and strategic planning efforts.”  

The 2018 Pinnacle Award Winners included:

Pinnacle Award

Bandy Carroll Hellige – Oldsmar, FL Grand Opening Blogger Activation 2018

Borshoff and Eli Lilly and Company – Office 365 Email Global Rollout

Borshoff and Kiwanis International – Kids Need Kiwanis Campaign

Borshoff and NIPSCO – Meet the Greenes Energy Efficiency Facebook Campaign

Borshoff and The Indianapolis Indians –  Indianapolis Indians’ Knot Hole Kids Club

Bose Public Affairs Group – A Coaching Crisis at RipFest Diving

Bose Public Affairs Group – A Plan to Protect Indiana’s Hog Farmers

Bose Public Affairs Group – RE/MAX INTEGRA, Midwest’s 2017 Spring Market Trends Report

Bose Public Affairs Group – The Transformation of Fort Benjamin Harrison

Carla Knapp, Heather Hammond-Wood, Kyle Scherer –  Pumpkin Spice…Lemurs

Commuter Connect’s Car Free Day Indy with JTPR –  Car Free Day Indy

CVR –  Next Level Jobs

Dennis Brown, Sue Lister, Amanda Skofstad – Notre Dame: 175th anniversary media campaign

Eskenazi Health – Eskenazi Health Adopts Epic Electronic Health Record Software

Hirons – Johnson County Convention, Visitors and Tourism Commission

Hirons – Indianapolis Zoo Conservation Videos

Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance Horsepower Team – Horsepower

Indiana Humanities Frankenfest – Frankenfest

Indiana Humanities Historic Bar Crawl –  Indiana Humanities, Naptown, Get Down: A Historic Bar Crawl

Indiana Public Retirement System – Goal 1a Internal Communications Campaign

Indiana Public Retirement System – New INPRS Look Website

MEK Group, Smithville Repositioning by Telling a Compelling Story in Corporate Collateral

Mother of Pearls Public Relations – 2017 Indiana School Referendum

OneAmerica Financial Partners, Inc. – OneAmerica® Care Solutions: Telling the Best-Kept Secret in Insurance

Sarah May, Purdue Musical Organizations – Women of Song

Victory Sun, Inc. Carmel Arts & Design District City of Carmel – Carmel Arts & Design District as a one-day or weekend destination

VOX Global & The Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation – Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation Communications Re-Launch

Award of Honor

Bandy Carroll Hellige – Earth Fare Roanoke VA Grand Opening

Bandy Carroll Hellige – Kiehl’s LifeRide for amfAR

Bandy Carroll Hellige – IMAX Mug Club

Bose Public Affairs Group – Name-in-Title Announcement: Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center

Boiler Communication – Be Moved Power Yoga

Boiler Communication – Brian Lamb School of Communication

Boiler Communication – Grace Lutheran Church

Borshoff – Health Literacy Collateral

Carla Knapp, Jill Burbank, Trent Rowlett, Adam Mitchell, Tracy Sipes – #TakeoverTuesday

Damar Project Lifesaver Campaign with JTPR – Damar Project Lifesaver Campaign

dgs Marketing Engineer – United Grinding 2017 GRIND Magazine

dgs Marketing Engineers – Mazak’s 2017 Kentucky Products Campaign

dgs Marketing Engineers – United Grinding 2017 Grand Opening Event

Herd Strategies – Fort Wayne Housing Authority Report to the Community

Hirons – Indiana Healthy Food Access Coalition Video

Hirons – Eskenazi Health Service Line Campaign

Hirons – Bosma Enterprises Veterans Affairs Policy Communications

Hirons Investment Fraud Media Tour

Indiana Public Retirement System – INPRS In Action Newsletter

Indiana Public Retirement System – New Website, New Tools, New Opportunities

Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership – 2017 Community Breakfast

Judy Palermo, Karen Burns, Jo Hohlbein, Julie McDearmon – Indianapolis Zoo Annual Report

MEK Group & Daviess County Economic Development Corporation – Repositioning a High-Performing Indiana Rural County for Economic Development

Purdue Musical Organizations – Yours in Song Newsletter

VOX Global & Indiana University – 2018 External Engagement Program

VOX Global & The Richard M Fairbanks Foundation – Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation Communications Re-Launch

VOX Global & United Way of Central Indiana – Going All IN for Pre-K

WGU Indiana – Night Shift Nurse Campaign

For more information about the PRSA Hoosier Chapter or details on how you can join, please visit https://www.prsahoosier.org.