Rhudy & Co. Wins Seven Public Relations Industry Awards at 2013 PRSA Richmond Awards

Rhudy & Co. won seven industry awards at the 66th annual Commonwealth Awards ceremony sponsored by the Richmond chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) on May 15, 2013, at The Jefferson Hotel.

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 Greater Cleveland Chapter of PRSA reviewed the entries for research, planning, execution, and evaluation.

Rhudy & Co. awards were:

2013 Commonwealth Award of Excellence

Integrated Communications

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

Project Name: Successful Integrated Communications Strategy

2013 Commonwealth Award of Merit

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

Project Name: Employee Wellness: Making Employees Thirsty for Change

2013 Capital Award of Excellence

Internal Video Programs

Company Name: Altria – Rhudy & Co., Fuel Creative

Project Name: Altria Companies Employee Community Fund Video: “Imagine the Impact”

2013 Capital Awards of Merit

External Video Programs
Company Name:
Capital One – Rhudy & Co., Fuel Creative

Project Name: Investing for Good in Ward 8           

Internal Video Programs
Company Name: Philip Morris USA – Rhudy & Co., Fuel Creative

Project Name: Philip Morris USA 2012 Manufacturing Leadership Summit Opening Video

Media Relations
Company Name: TakTent LP – Rhudy & Co.

Project Name: TakTent LP’s Vision to Preserve a Rich Coal-Mining Past At Mid-Lothian Mines Park

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

Project Name: Sharing Good News with Employees

Other awards
Richmond PRSA also honored Kim Farlow, APR, director of public relations for Big River Advertising, with the Thomas Jefferson Award for Excellence in Public Relations and named Samantha Cox of CRT/tanaka this year’s Rising Star.

Read what Jonathan Rhudy wrote about Kim Farlow on the Rhudy & Co. blog on May  14, 2013.