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

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.



Richmond Times-Dispatch Profiles Rhudy & Co. on March 18, 2013

Rhudy & Co. Communications and Marketing shared its success story in the Metro business section of the Richmond Times-Dispatch on March 18, 2013. 

Read “Telecommuting offers remote possibilities” here.

As Virginia’s largest virtual communications company, Rhudy & Co. offered insights on how workplace flexibility and experienced consultants bring the best results for its clients, whether that client is a Fortune 500 company or a small, entrepreneurial venture.

“Telecommuting is not for everyone, but given the right company culture and the right people, I think it can be ideal.” 

Donna Dunn, Rhudy & Co.

RelayFoods.com Announces Additional Investment of $3.1 Million

Rhudy & Co. helped our food-friendly clients at RelayFoods.com make a big annoucnement in January.

The privately held company based in Charlottesville, Va.,  received an additional capital investments of $3.1 million by Battery Ventures, a global venture capital firm, and other undisclosed investors. Relay will use the funding to further enhance services for customers and continue its growth.

Read what the Daily Progress said about the funding news on the cover of its Jan. 28, 2012, issue. The story also ran in the Richmond Times-Dispatch on the same day.

About Relay

Currently, Relay has 25 pickup locations in Charlottesville and 35 in the Richmond area. It sells local products and goods from more than 100 unique local merchants, vendors and stores that partner with the company as an alternative distribution channel to expand the availability of their products.

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By the way, try the NoBull Burger Gourmet Veggie Burgers and Carpe Donuts. You'll love them both, but not together.

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Work It, Richmond highlighted the important role our client, RelayFoods.com, is playing to help small businesses grow throughout Central Virginia. Relay is becoming “sort of incubator for small businesses that operate in the food industry” by partnering with 60 farms and stores, stated the online article on Oct. 24, 2011.
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Helping Bon Secours to Launch its First Good Health Clinic for Employees and Their Families

Our clients at Bon Secours Virginia Health System this month opened their first on-site health clinic for employees at St. Mary’s Hospital in Richmond, Va. Rhudy & Co. helped to launch the Good Health Clinic internally with a variety of communications in partnership with Free Agents Marketing, Bon Secours Virginia’s advertising agency.
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