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    PRSA Hampton Roads Announces 2015 Pinnacle Award Winners

    June 11, 2015 – The Hampton Roads Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America announced its 2015 Pinnacle Award winners today for the best public relations programs and tactics in the region.

    PRSA also recognized Kevin Gaydosh as the public relations practitioner of the year. Gaydosh, public relations director of O’Brien et al. Advertising of Virginia Beach, was honored with the P. Lee Starkey Public Relations Practitioner of the Year award. Starkey, the chapter’s first Public Relations Practitioner of the Year, died in 2012.

    Other Pinnacle Award?winners recognized today at a ceremony held at the Virginia Beach Convention Center were:

    Newsletters $3,500 and above
    1st Place: St. Mary’s Home and Brickell & Partners ? “Journeys”

    Annual Reports $3,500 and above
    1st Place: Hampton Roads Community Foundation ? “Change Your World”
    2nd Place: St. Mary’s Home and Brickell & Partners ? “One Fine Day”
     
    Interactive/Audiovisual Communications $3,500 and above
    1st Place: Eastern Virginia Medical School ? Accepted Student Intranet Portal
    2nd Place: Rubin Communications Group ? “Kid Dentist" Halloween video

    Public Relations Project $3,500 and above
    1st Place: Otto Design + Marketing ? Slover Library grand opening
    2nd Place: Free Agents Marketing ? Bon Secours Liver Institute of Virginia/Sofosbuvir clinical trial
     
    Public Relations Project $3,499 and below
    1st Place: Eastern Virginia Medical School ? “Nightmare Bacteria: The Rise in Antibiotic Resistance”
     2nd Place: Rubin Communications Group ? Westminster-Canterbury's “Field Day on the Bay”
     
    Crisis Response $3,499 and below
    1st Place: Eastern Virginia Medical School ? Ebola Global Health Threat
     
    Special Event $3,500 and above
    1st Place: Meridian Group ? Chrysler Museum of Art grand reopening
     
    Community Relations Campaign $3,500 and above
    1st Place: Cox Communications ­? Cox Summer Learning campaign
     
    Reputation/Brand Management $3,500 and above
    1st Place: Free Agents Marketing ? “My Baby My Way” campaign

    Photos from the 2015 Pinnacle Awards:


    2015 Pinnacle Award Recipients (from left to right):
    Kevin Gaydosh, APR, P. Lee Starkey Public Relations Practitioner of the Year; Nancy Chapman and Blair Holloway (EVMS); Cindy Mackey (Otto Design + Marketing); Vincent Rhodes, Ph.D. (EVMS); Sarah Buck (Cox Communications); Sonja Barisic (St. Marys Home); Diana Barreto (Free Agents Marketing); Terry Kelly (Meridian Group); and Rachael Keshishian (Rubin Communications).

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