2016 Diamond Awards

 

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We’re excited to announce the recipients of 2016 East Central District Diamond Awards!

The East Central District of the Public Relations Society of America called for shining examples of public relations campaigns and tactics for its 39th annual Diamond Awards competition…and that’s what we got!

The Diamond Awards are presented to public relations practitioners who have successfully addressed a communication challenge with exemplary skill, creativity and resourcefulness.  The Diamond Awards are open to any public relations professional who is a member of the 17 chapters of PRSA East Central District, or any nonmember whose place of business is within the district’s boundaries. The East Central District covers the states of Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

We thank the PRSA-Central Michigan Chapter for leading the Diamond Awards process. 

And now, the 2016 winners are:

Best of Show (Public Affairs)
Hoosiers for Equal Access to Records Grassroots Campaign
Emily Wilson with Bose Public Affairs Group
Hoosier Chapter

Community Relations 

Diamond Awards

The Call WV Campaign
Kaylin Adkins with Hourglass Omnimedia
River Cities Chapter

Sinas Dramis “Lids for Kids” 
Amy LeFebre with Truscott Rossman
West Michigan Chapter

Building The Future Of Learning
Rick Chambers with Rick Chambers & Associates
West Michigan Chapter

Awards of Merit

Presbyterian Foundation 2015 Annual Report
Pam Greer-Ullrich with Presbyterian Foundation
Bluegrass Chapter

The Lansing Board of Water & Light’s “Lansing Energy Tomorrow” Project
Kathy Hoffman with Martin Waymire
Central Michigan Chapter

The Scoop on Poop

Hana Bieliauskas with Inspire PR Group
Central Ohio Chapter

Eastway Behavioral Healthcare Expands: The Introduction
Marcy Fleisher with Team Fleisher Communications
Central Ohio Chapter

A Social Success Story: Humane Society of Macomb
Amanda Friedt with SS Digital Media
Detroit Chapter

Cleveland Plus Guest Blog Program
Alicia Blessing with Cleveland Plus / Team NEO and Citrus Social
Greater Cleveland Chapter

Forefront 7.3 (Fall 2016)
Tasia Hane-Devore with Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
Greater Cleveland Chapter

Creating Opportunities in Aerospace & Beyond: Ohio Aerospace Institute’s 2015 Annual Report
Jim Roop with Roop & Co.
Greater Cleveland Chapter

Byrne Electrical Lakeview Announcement
Allie Walker
West Michigan Chapter

Crisis Communications

Awards of Merit

The Child and The Gorilla: Changing Lives Forever
Gail Myers with Gail Myers Public Relations
Cincinnati Chapter

Westfield High School Stage Collapse
Rachel Sorvig with Bose Public Affairs Group
Hoosier Chapter

Greyhound Racing
George Manahan with The Manahan Group
West Virginia Chapter

Integrated Communications

Diamond Awards

Crocktober Twitter Party
Hana Bieliauskas with Inspire PR Group
Central Ohio Chapter

“The Wizard of Oz at The Carnegie” Integrated Marketing Campaign
Shannon Boyer with Scooter Media
Cincinnati Chapter

Tax Amnesty 2015
Amanda Stanley with Indiana Department of Revenue
Hoosier Chapter

What is an Annuity Savings Account? Video
Natalie Derrickson with Indiana Public Retirement System

Award of Merit

From “Under the Radar” to Respected Thought Leader through Strategic, Integrated PR
Heather Allen with Belle Communications
Central Ohio Chapter

Groundbreaking Innovation: Bringing SkyBEAM Drone Technology to the Roofing & Building Maintenance Industry
Jim Roop with Roop & Co.
Greater Cleveland Chapter

Hirons & Company and the Indiana Secretary of State’s Office for the INBiz Campaign
Kendall Bybee with Hirons & Company
Hoosier Chapter

Fix Our Roads
George Manahan with The Manahan Group
West Virgina Chapter

Internal Communications

Diamond Awards

eyeTransform Change Management Communication
Holly Ingram with EyeMed Vision Care
Cincinnati Chapter

The Revenuer
Amanda Stanley with Indiana Department of Revenue
Hoosier Chapter

Safety Communications Internal Campaign
Stephanie Freeman with Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc.
Hoosier Chapter

Members’ Magazine
John Gillispie with Huntington Museum of Art
West Virginia Chapter

Institutional Relations

Diamond Awards

Mid-States Minority Development Council Marketplace Expo
Denise Herd with Herd Strategies
Hoosier Chapter

2015 Indiana Department of Revenue Annual Report
Amanda Stanley with Indiana Department of Revenue
Hoosier Chapter

Awards of Merit

Mid-States Minority Development Council Business Opportunity
Denise Herd with Herd Strategies
Hoosier Chapter

Data is King: Apteligent vs. Apple
Lindsey Groepper with BLASTmedia
Hoosier Chapter

Investor Relations

Diamond Award

5 Decades of Leadership, 5-Year Strategic Plan: RPM International Inc.’s 2016 Annual Report
Jim Roop with Roop & Co.
Greater Cleveland Chapter

Marketing: B2B

Diamond Awards

Selling Soybean Oil: A Multifaceted Campaign
Marcy Fleisher with Team Fleisher Communications
Central Ohio Chapter

My Choice: Retirement Savings Plan Employer Marketing
Natalie Derrickson with Indiana Public Retirement System

Marketing:  Consumer Related

Diamond Awards

#ChooseMurrayState Recruitment Campaign
Adreinne King with Murray State University
Bluegrass Chapter

My Opportunity: Recruitment Website
Adreinne King with Murray State University
Bluegrass Chapter

OhioEggs.com Website
Hana Bieliauskas with Inspire PR Group
Central Ohio Chapter

Multicultural Communications

Award of Merit

Who Controls You?
Montrie Rucker Adams with Visibility Marketing
Greater Cleveland Chapter

Public Affairs

Awards of Merit

Protect Michigan Jobs: Fighting to Preserve Good Wages for Michigan Construction Workers
Andrea Poole with Martin Waymire
Central Michigan Chapter

Disability Rights Ohio: A Class Action Lawsuit on Behalf of Ohioans with Developmental Disabilities
Marcy Fleisher with Team Fleisher Communications
Central Ohio Chapter

Public Service

Diamond Awards

The Baby Whisperers
Joe Hall with Norton Healthcare
Bluegrass Chapter

Great Lakes Health Connect Flint Health IT Infrastructure Investment Announcement
Barb Holland
Central Michigan Chapter

Awards of Merit

Michigan Infrastructure Facts: Growing Awareness and Engagement Arount Infrastructure Issues through Social Media Marketing
Andrea Poole with Martin Waymire
Central Michigan Chapter

“National Water Safety Month” Social Media Campaign
Shannon Boyer with Scooter Media
Cincinnati Chapter

Evolve, Don’t Smoke
Montrie Rucker Adams with Visibility Marketing
Greater Cleveland Chapter

31 Answers to Your Questions About College
Ann Gilly with Independent Colleges of Indiana
Hoosier Chapter

Special Events and Observances

Diamond Awards

Michigan Retailer’s Association I Buy Nearby Weekend
Kathy Hoffman with Martin Waymire
Central Michigan Chapter

Cleveland Plus and Destination Cleveland: Making the Most of the RNC Media Frenzy
David Hertz with Dix & Eaton
Greater Cleveland Chapter

5 Decades of Leadership, 5-Year Strategic Plan: RPM International Inc.’s 2016 Annual Meeting of Shareholders
Jim Roop with Roop & Co.
Greater Cleveland Chapter

When I Grow Up Contest
George Manahan with The Manahan Group
West Virginia Chapter

Awards of Merit

#RacerHolidays: Celebrating a Season of Global Traditions
Adrienne King with Murray State University
Bluegrass Chapter

An Extraordin-dairy Adventure 2015
Hana Bieliauskas with Inspire PR Group
Central Ohio Chapter

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