Rhudy & Co. Wins Nine Public Relations Industry Awards

Rhudy & Co. won nine industry awards at the 64th annual Commonwealth Awards ceremony sponsored by the Richmond chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) on May 12, 2011.

“The Commonwealth Awards honor the most impressive public relations campaigns and tactics from across Virginia,” said Tina Lambert, president of PRSA Richmond, in a news release. Lambert serves as vice president of member and public relations at the Virginia Society of CPAs.

About the awards

The Virginia Public Relations Awards are separated into two divisions: the Commonwealth Awards, which honor the best public relations programs and campaigns of the year, and the Capital Awards, which honor the best public relations tactics of the year. Winners in each category are honored with an Award of Excellence while runners-up receive an Award of Merit.

Judges from the New York Capital Chapter of PRSA reviewed the entries for research, planning, execution, and evaluation.

Rhudy & Co. awards included:

2011 COMMONWEALTH AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

Community Relations

Company Name: W Communications and Marketing LLC; J Pounders and Partners PR and Communications Consulting; Rhudy & Co.; CRT/tanaka

 Name of Project:Cookies for Kids' Cancer

2011 CAPITAL AWARDS OF MERIT

Media Relations

Company Name: Hamilton Beach Brands – Rhudy & Co.

Project Name: Media Relations

Feature Stories

Company Name: Bon Secours Virginia Health System – Rhudy & Co.

Project Name: CEO "Health Progress" Article

2011 CAPITAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE

Newsletters

Company Name: Bon Secours Richmond Health System – Rhudy & Co.

Project Name:“Good News” Newsletter

Publications

Company Name: Luck Stone Corporation – Rhudy & Co. and Zeigler Dacus Marketing Communications

Project Name:Luck Stone "The Cloverleaf"

Internal Video Programs

Company Name: Bon Secours Richmond Health System – Rhudy & Co. and Fuel Creative

Project Name:Dance Video "Electric Avenue"

Speeches

Company Name: Bon Secours Virginia Health System – Rhudy & Co.

Project Name:Senate Finance Committee Speech

Websites

Company Name: Bon Secours Virginia – Rhudy & Co.

Project Name:Bon Secours Virginia Foundations' Website

Company Name: Bon Secours Richmond Health System (ConnectCare) Rhudy & Co. and Free Agents Marketing

Project Name: ConnectCare Website

Review the complete winners' book.

Other awards

Pamela DiSalvoLepley, APR, received the 2011 Thomas Jefferson Award. She is the executive director, division of university relations, for Virginia Commonwealth University

Cameron McPherson of The Hodges Partnership, a public relations and social media agency in Richmond, Va, was selected as the 2011 recipient of the Rising Star Award.