Sandy Hillman Communications won Best of Show for “The National WWI Museum and Memorial WWI Centennial” while Crosby Marketing Communications and Abel Communications each won six program and component awards at the PRSA Maryland chapter 2019 Best in Maryland gala December 4. The Maryland Chapter presented awards in 23 categories and presented six professional awards.

WBAL-TV Anchor Deborah Weiner served as emcee for the following presentations:

Professional Awards

  • Lifetime Achievement – Barb Clapp, Barb Clapp Advertising & Marketing, LLC
  • Paul E. Welsh Award for Maryland’s Top Mid-Career PR Pro – Emily McDermott, Van Eperen
  • Educator of the Year – David Marshall, Ph.D., APR, Morgan State University (in photograph with others from Morgan)
  • Rising Star – Lorianne Walker, Abel Communications
  • PR Team – Planit: Christina Perry, Ashlene Larson, Nikki Bracy, Jennifer Donahoe, Harry Hammel, Kendall Dougherty
  • Volunteer of the Year – Dianna Fornaro, APR Chair, Chesapeake Employers’ Insurance Company
Best in Maryland Awards Winners

Components

Annual Reports

Best in Maryland – 2018 Annual Impact Report, The Nature Conservancy Maryland/DC

Best Use of Influencer Communication

Best in Maryland – LiveAbode Influencer Campaign, Planit and Royal Building Products

Award of Excellence – Facebook Live Somos Baltimore Latino, Maryland Auto Insurance

Creative Tactics – Assoc/Nonprofit/Govt

Best in Maryland – “Best Foot Forward” Employee Engagement Socks, LifeBridge Health

Creative Tactics – For Profit

Best in Maryland – Lyft Ride Smart Maryland, Abel Communications

Editorial/Op-Ed Columns/Story Placement

Best in Maryland – Byline Series: You Can Do What with a Library Card?, The Cyphers Agency

Award of Excellence – National Apartment Association Op-Ed Program with Robert Pinnegar, Abel Communications

Magazines/Newsletters – Digital

Best in Maryland – Johns Hopkins’ Hopkins on Alert Newsletter, Johns Hopkins Medicine

Media Relations – Assoc/Nonprofit/Govt

Best in Maryland – Flying Queens Make the Hall of Fame, Abel Communications & Harrison Communications

Award of Excellence – Poe Baltimore, Coster Communications, Ltd.

Award of Excellence – ASK4ME: Two Prongs to Promote the New Bay Plate, The Cyphers Agency

Media Relations – For Profit

Best in Maryland – Cirque du Soleil: Crystal – Baltimore, Weinberg Harris & Associates

Award of Excellence – BrightFarms Series D Funding Announcement, Abel Communications

Podcast

Best in Maryland – A Valuable Perspective: Roland Park Place, Weinberg Harris & Associates

PSAs

Best in Maryland – National Recovery Month, Crosby Marketing Communications, a Capitol Communicator sponsor

Publications

Best in Maryland – MPT 50th Anniversary History Book, Maryland Public Television

Award of Excellence – JHU Press 2019 Scholarly Journals Catalog, Johns Hopkins University Press

Research/Evaluation

Best in Maryland – Exploring the Spirit of Sagamore Brand, Van Eperen, a Capitol Communicator sponsor

Social Media – Assoc/Nonprofit/Govt

Best in Maryland – MDOT SHA Explains Winter Weather Safety, MDOT State Highway Administration

Award of Excellence – 13 Folds of the American Flag, Crosby Marketing Communications

Videos

Best in Maryland – Fighting the Celiac Monster, Crosby Marketing Communications

Award of Excellence – Deal Island: Maryland’s Green Suit of Armor, The Nature Conservancy Maryland/DC 

Websites

Best in Maryland – Baltimore City Health Department “U=U Maryland”, Devaney & Associates and Chase Brexton Health Care

Award of Excellence – Thank-A-Vet Web App, Crosby Marketing Communications

Campaigns

Community Relations

Best in Maryland – Toyota Promotes ‘Mobility for All’ with Girls Scouts of Northeast Texas, imre

Award of Excellence – Maryland Health Connection Open Enrollment 6, Sandy Hillman Communications

Events and Observances < 7 days

Best in Maryland – Vintage Festival, A. Bright Idea

Award of Excellence – BrightFarms Share the Harvest, Abel Communications

Award of Excellence – Grand Opening – Springwell Senior Living’s The Homestead, Clapp Communications

Events and Observances > 7 days

Best in Maryland – The National WWI Museum and Memorial WWI Centennial, Sandy Hillman Communications

Integrated Communications

Best in Maryland – BGE’s Natural Gas Safety Campaign, BGE

Award of Excellence – Victories for Veterans, Crosby Marketing Communications

Marketing

Best in Maryland – Great Escape New Business Campaign, Chesapeake Employers’ Insurance Company

Award of Excellence – Len the Plumber Magnet Postcard Campaign, Victory-360, LLC

Multicultural

Award of Excellence – Los Taxes Mailer, Maryland Auto Insurance

Public Service

Best in Maryland – Victories for Veterans PSA Campaign, Crosby Marketing Communications

Award of Excellence – HASA Hearing Hospitality, Abel Communications

Award of Excellence – Vectren “Don’t Be That Guy” Public Safety Campaign, Devaney & Associates

Reputation/Brand Management

Best in Maryland – Maryland Philanthropy Network Rebrand, Clapp Communications

Photography by Coyle Studios

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