Agency talent shined last night for the 2009 PRWeek Awards, held at Tavern on the Green in New York. Recognizing achievement throughout the PR industry, the PRWeek Awards are coveted by agencies hoping to take home the fame and glory for their dedicated work on campaigns.
A few noteworthy highlights:
The 2009 Healthcare Campaign of the Year went to Hill & Knowlton and Deloitte, for Deloitte Drives Health Care Debate: transforming the perception of â€œjust an accounting firmâ€ to a health care consultancy. This award focuses on products, services, and organizations from pharmaceutical to biotech, managed care to hospitals. The finalists included: Coyne PR and Humanaâ€™s Share and Share-a-Bike, Edelman and American Heart Associationâ€™s Go Red For Women Initiative, Ketchum and Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticalsâ€™ Follow the Leader, and Ogilvy PR Worldwide and The National Womenâ€™s Health Research Center.
In the photo Jim Weiss, chairman and CEO of WeissComm Group, Diane Weiser, president and COO, and colleagues who attended. WeissComm Group was a finalist in two categories this year, including Midsize PR Agency of the Year 2009 (firms with a current annual PR income from $10 million to $65 million) and Nonprofit Campaign of the Year 2009. The company received Honorable Mention for Midsize PR Agency of the Year based on their financial growth for the entry period, client wins, and culture.