LOCAL PUBLIC RELATIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS PROFESSIONALS WIN STATE AWARDS


OCALA, Fla. (Aug. 7, 2019) — The Florida Public Relations Association recognized several local professionals for excellence in public relations and communications at the state Golden Image Awards banquet in Tampa, Tuesday Aug. 6.

The Golden Image Awards have become a standard of public relations excellence in the state of Florida. Winners demonstrate the very best examples of innovation, planning and design. To qualify for judging, an entry must incorporate sound public relations research and planning. Entries also must meet the highest standards of production, execution and evaluation of results and budget.

In all, 12 Golden Image awards were given to various professionals. Listed are the winners:

Heather Danenhower, APR, CPRC and Duke Energy for their public relations program: Crisis Communications category—Golden Image Award– Hurricane Michael Response;

Allison Campbell, APR, CPRC, Lauren Delorio and the Nonprofit Business Council, Community Foundation and A&A Campbell Group for their public relations program: Internal category – Award of Distinguished and Judges’ Award – Aim: Training to Hit Your Target;

Tina Banner, APR, CPRC and Karen Donnelly for their public relations program: Promotional Marketing category- Award of Distinguished and Judges’ Award – Big Hammock Race Series Season 3;

Allison Campbell, APR, CPRC, Lauren Delorio and the Nonprofit Business Council, Community Foundation and A&A Campbell Group for their printed tools in public relations: Magazine category – Award of Distinguished and Judges’ Award – Nonprofit Business Council’s Guide to Charitable Giving;

Tina Banner APR, CPRC, and the College of Central Florida for their digital tools in public relations: Online Audience Engagement category – Grand Golden Image Award and Golden Image Award – College of Central Florida Social Media Platforms;

Tina Banner, APR, CPRC and College of Central Florida for their digital tools in public relations: Online Newsletter category – Award of Distinguished and Judges’ Award – College of Central Florida’s Insider Employee E-Newsletter;

Kevin Christian, APR, CPRC and Marion County Public Schools for their digital tools in public relations: Website category – Award of Distinguished – “Community Reads” initiative.

Other recognitions included the Ocala Chapter being awarded with the “Smart. Engaged. Fun.” President Award, FPRA Ocala Chapter member Heidi Gutierrez with Citrus County Public Schools was recogni

zed the Ocala Chapter’s Joe Curley Rising Leader award and Ocala Health’s Lauren Debick, APR and city of Inverness’, Elizabeth Fernley, APR were recognized for achieving their Accreditation in Public Relations from the Universal Accreditation Board.

FPRA is dedicated to developing public relations practitioners, who, through ethical and standardized practices, enhance the public relations profession in Florida. FPRA is comprised of 15 professional and 12 student chapters throughout the state, providing professional development, networking and professional recognition opportunities.

The Ocala FPRA Chapter,www.fpraocala.org, was established in 1980.  Members and guests meet the third Friday of each month at 11:30 a.m. at the College of Central Florida.

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