PR Professionals Honored at Image Awards



The Central West Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (CWC-FPRA) recognized the area’s best work in public relations achievements at its Image Awards Luncheon on April 19. The local Image Awards competition is conducted annually to recognize outstanding public relations programs in the area and to encourage and promote the development of the public relations profession. Winners are recognized for their excellence in sound public relations research and planning as well as production, execution and evaluation of results, including budget. The winners of the 2017 Grand Image Awards are Mischa Kirby and Darren Erickson for Marie Selby Botanical Gardens’ "Love is in the Air" corpse plant dual bloom campaign, Habitat for Humanity Sarasota, Inc., for its annual report and Coldwell Banker NRT for its #CBGETSIT campaign. Other winners included Visit Sarasota County for its “Tourism Fights Hunger” campaign; Southwest Florida Water Management District for its Flatford Swamp Aquifer Recharge Outreach campaign; Kim Livengood of the Eclipse Agency for the International BMX SuperCross World Cup campaign and the Tervis Super Bowl Championship products campaign; Mote Marine Laboratory’s Community Relations and Communications Department for “Otters & Their Waters: Exploring a Florida Ecosystem” campaign; Suzanne Dameron, Judith Bell and Carisa Campanella for Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson's “A Better Approach to Parkinson's: Transforming a Brand through Publicity” campaign; Cheray Keyes-Shima and Megan Hart of KSC Inc. for their Dealer Communications campaign; Alyssa Holcomb for Circus Arts’ 20th anniversary gala program book; Habitat for Humanity Sarasota, Inc., for the “House that Golf Built” campaign; and Mischa Kirby and Emily Lane for the Selby Gardens visitor introduction video project.


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