2019 PRSA Hoosier Chapter Celebrates Public Relations Work Statewide

The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Hoosier Chapter recognized some of Indiana’s best public relations practitioners at the 2019 Pinnacle Awards. The Pinnacle Awards are the chapter’s annual awards program that highlights some of the best industry leaders and campaigns throughout the previous year.

This year, the Pinnacle Awards were held at Indiana Landmarks in downtown Indianapolis and hosted by WTHR’s Emily Longnecker. This year, nearly 50 Indiana organizations were recognized with an award, in categories ranging from public affairs to crisis communication.

The ‘Best of Show’ category included:

Best of Show Student Program – Purdue University Boiler Communications

Special Olympics of Tippecanoe County

Best of Show Student Project – Purdue University Boiler Communications

Purdue Engineering Distinguished Lecture Series

Best of Show External Communications – VOX Global & the Indianapolis Zoological Society

2018 Indianapolis Prize

Best of Show Digital Communications – Hirons & the Indiana Secretary of State Office

INBiz Website Development

Outstanding Junior Pro – Paige Liston

Account Manager, Bohlsen Group

“Every year, communications professionals from across Indiana come together at the Pinnacle Awards to honor the impressive public relations and marketing work that takes place in our state,” said PRSA Hoosier Chapter President Emily Kibling, APR. “This year’s honorees have once again set the standard for exceptional practices and deserve this recognition.”

The 2019 Pinnacle Award Winners:

  • BorshoffShield Video
  • CVR – DigIndy Art Project
  • DGS MARKETING ENGINEERS – Marching at the Speed of Brass
  • Downtown Indy, Inc. – Shining a Light on Indianapolis
  • Hirons and Ambrose Property Group – Waterside Brand Launch
  • Hirons and First Merchants Bank – Skyline Tower Press Conference
  • Hirons and Indiana Farm Bureau – So I Can Radio
  • Hirons and Marion County Public Health Department – Indianapolis Star Op-Ed
  • Hirons and Marion County Public Health Department – Safe Syringe Campaign
  • Indiana Farm Bureau, Inc. – Women in Agriculture
  • Indiana Humanities – FrankenNews
  • Indianapolis Zoo and Hirons – #IndyMonkeys
  • Noblesville Schools and Bose Public Affairs Group – Noblesville West Middle School Crisis
  • Purdue University Boiler Communications –University Press (student winner)
  • Purdue University Boiler Communications – USATalk (student winner)
  • The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis – Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience
  • VOX Global & Lumina Foundation – Lumina Foundation Social Media Program

The 2019 Award of Honor Winners:

  • Bandy Carroll Hellige
  • BLASTmedia
  • Bohlsen Group
  • Borshoff
  • Collective Alternative
  • Communications Redefined
  • CVR
  • Downtown Indy, Inc.
  • Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art
  • Hirons
  • Indiana Department of Environmental Management
  • Indiana Management Performance Hub
  • Indianapolis Zoo
  • Kate Snedeker Communications
  • Magenta Marketing Communications
  • McKinley Avenue Agency
  • University of Indianapolis Top Dog Communication (student winner)
  • VOX Global
  • WFYI Public Media

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