Potomac-based The YuCrew won Best in Show at the Public Relations Society of America, Maryland Chapter’s annual “Best in Maryland” awards Dec. 1 in Baltimore. The winning campaign focused on World Thrombosis Day, mobilizing some 175 partners worldwide to elevate the global conversation on blood clots.

Four organizations won three Best in Maryland awards each: A. Bright Idea; Crosby Marketing Communications; Johns Hopkins Medicine and Vitamin. Johns Hopkins University Press and ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) each won two Best in Maryland awards.

Chaney appIn all, 46 awards were presented – Best in Maryland awards and Awards of Excellence – to the following organizations:

Bonnie Heneson Communications, Inc.; Chesapeake Employers’ Insurance Company; Chaney Enterprises (photo, left); Clapp Communications; Coster Communications; Devaney & Associates, Inc; Erickson Living; Howard Hughes Medical Institute; IMPACT Marketing & Public Relations, LLC; J. Davis Public Relations, LLC; Johns Hopkins HealthCare LLC; News Generation, Inc.; Ocean Pines Association, Inc.; Sandy Hillman Communications; Stevenson University; The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore; and Weber Shandwick.

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Erickson PR teamThe Maryland chapter also awarded a Lifetime Achievement award to Ralph Crosby, founder of Crosby Marketing Communications in Annapolis (see earlier coverage in the Capitol Communicator); the New Professional award to Josie Hankey, communications strategist with The Fallston Group in Bel Air, Md.; Educator of the Year to Cylor Spaulding, Ph. D., assistant professor in the Department of Mass Communication and Communication Studies at Towson University; and the Partner of Distinction award to Erickson Living (PR team, right)

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