Public Relations Awards

21 PR Awards Categories in The 2013 American Business Awards

Posted by Liz Dean on Tue, Nov 06, 2012 @ 11:47 AM

There are 21 PR awards categories in The 2013 American Business Awards, the top business awards competition in the U.S.A., to help you highlight your PR successes. (Friday, November 16, is the first early-bird entry deadline for the 2013 ABAs, request your entry kit here  and you'll receive it right away.)

The public relations awards categories for Communications or PR Campaign/Program of the Year include: The American Business Awards

  • Community Relations
    Campaigns/programs that aim to improve relations with communities in which the sponsoring organization has an interest, need or opportunity.
  • Crisis Communications
    Campaigns/programs undertaken to deal with an unplanned event and requiring immediate response.
  • Events & Observances
    Campaigns/programs that generate awareness of or document commemorations, observances, openings, celebrations, and other types of events.
  • Global Issues
    Campaigns/programs that demonstrate effective global communications implemented in at least two countries, one of which must be the United States.
  • Internal Communications
    Campaigns/programs undertaken to inform or educate an internal audience, such as employees or members.
  • Investor Relations
    Campaigns/programs undertaken to communicate information to a company's investors and the investment community and/or to manage the company's relationship with investors.
  • Issues Management
    Campaigns/programs undertaken to deal with issues that could extraordinarily affect ongoing business strategy.
  • Low Budget (under $10,000)
    Campaigns/programs that cost no more than $10,000 to plan and implement.
  • Marketing – Business to Business
    Campaigns/programs designed to introduce new products or promote existing products or services to a business audience.
  • Marketing – Consumer Products
    Campaigns/programs designed to introduce new products or promote existing products to a consumer audience.
  • Marketing – Consumer Services
    Campaigns/programs designed to introduce new services or promote existing services to a consumer audience.
  • Multicultural
    Campaigns/programs specifically targeted to a cultural group.
  • Reputation/Brand Management
    Campaigns/programs designed to enhance, promote or improve the reputation of an organization with its publics or key elements of its publics.
  • Public Affairs
    Campaigns/programs specifically designed to influence public policy and/or affect legislation, regulations, political activities or candidacies.
  • Public Service
    Campaigns/programs that advance public understanding of societal issues, problems or concerns.
  • Social Media Focused
    Campaigns/programs designed to be implemented primarily through online social media. 

There are a number of other communications awards categories including:

  • Public Relations Agency of the Year
  • Communications Department of the Year
  • Communications Team of the Year
  • Communications, Investor Relations, or PR Executive of the Year
  • Communications Professional of the Year(for non-executive communications, PR, and IR professionals)

Looking for more ways to showcase your organization's PR triumphs? There are a number of other ABA categories that should be of interest to communications professionals, including many of the corporate literature awards, annual report awards, website awards, video awards, and live event awards categories.

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4 Tips for Winning PR Awards in The 2012 International Business Awards

Posted by Liz Dean on Tue, May 29, 2012 @ 03:04 PM

The final entry deadline for The 2012 International Business Awards, the world's premier business awards competition, is quickly approaching on 27 June. All individuals and organizations worldwide – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small – may submit nominations to the IBAs. If you haven't yet done so, you can request your entry kit here.

To make the most out of your PR awards entries, we suggest the following tips:

1. Review the business awards categories.
There are several PR award categories being celebrated at the 2012 IBAs including:

    • Public Relations Agency of the YearThe International Business Awards
    • Communications Department of the Year
    • Communications Team of the Year
    • Communications, Investor Relations, or PR Executive of the Year
    • Communications or PR Campaign/Program of the Year

We have many other communication awards categories that may be of interest to communications professionals including:

2. Review the entry submission criteria.
Make sure your IBA entries include all required submission information.

3. Download our 10 Tips for Winning PR Awards in the Stevie® Awards tipsheet for 2012. 
Our tipsheet contains great tips and tools for making the most out of your entries. 

4. Contact us!
If you have any questions about the 2012 IBAs, email us at help@stevieawards.com or call us at + 1 703-547-8389.

Looking for more ways to connect with the Stevies? Join us on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn for the latest IBA updates.

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4 Reasons to Submit PR Awards Entries in The 2012 IBAs

Posted by Liz Dean on Wed, May 09, 2012 @ 05:04 PM

The entry deadline for The 2012 International Business Awards, the world's premier business awards competition is 16 May. If you haven't already done so, you can request your entry kit here. (All individuals and organizations worldwide may submit nominations to the IBAs.)

We thought it would be helpful for communications professionals if we highlighted four reasons to submit entries to the 2012 IBA PR awards categories.

  1. Global recognition and free publicity.The Stevie Awards
    Gold Stevie® Award winners will have the opportunity to make a 30-second acceptance speech before an audience of executives from across the world. The cereomony will also be streamed worldwide over the Internet.
  2. Earn industry status.
    Submitting IBA entries is a great way to benchmark your achievements against competitors in your industry.
  3. Impress potential clients.
    Your work will not only be reviewed and honored by peers and competitors, but also by potential clients.  Show off your organization's achievements in the 2012 IBAs.
  4. Low entry fees. 
    The publicity that comes with winning a Stevie® Award is well worth the low entry fees.

The 8th Annual International Business Awards were presented in October 2011 in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates. PR award honorees included APRA Porter Novelli, ASDA'A Burson-Marsteller, IndoPacific Edelman, Inzalo Communication, MWW Group, and Weber Shandwick, among others. Winners of the competition will be celebrated at the ninth annual awards banquet on Monday, 15 October at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Seoul, South Korea. 

Entries submitted after 16 May, through the final entry deadline of 27 June, will be assessed a late fee in addition to any entry fee.

Want more communications awards? There are a number of other IBA categories that should be of interest to communications professionals, including many of the annual report awards and other literature categories, website awards categories, app awards categories, video awards categories, and live event awards categories.

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4 Tips for Winning PR Awards in The 2012 American Business Awards

Posted by Liz Dean on Wed, Apr 25, 2012 @ 02:35 PM

Today is the final entry deadline for The 2012 (10th Annual) American Business Awards, the premier business awards program in the U.S.A. If you haven't yet done so, you can request an entry kit here and you will receive it right away. (All ABA entries are submitted directly online through your account and the web site will be open all night to accept your entries.)

To make the most out of your PR awards entries, we suggest the following tips:

1. Review the business awards categories.
There are several PR award categories being celebrated at the 2012 ABAs including:

  • Public Relations Agency of the YearThe American Business Awards
  • Communications Department of the Year
  • Communications Team of the Year
  • Communications or PR Campaign/Program of the Year
  • Communications, Investor Relations, or PR Executive of the Year
  • Communications Professional of the Year

We have many other communication awards categories that may be of interest to communications professionals including:

2. Review the entry submission criteria.
Make sure your entries include all required submission information.

3.  Watch our video, How to Enter The 2012 American Business Awards.
Get step-by-step instruction on how to submit your 2012 entries.

4. Contact us!
If you have any questions about the 2012 ABAs, email us at help@stevieawards.com or call us at + 1 703-547-8389.

Looking for more ways to connect with the Stevies? Join us on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn for the latest ABA updates.

Tags: PR awards, public relations awards, communications awards, business awards, communicator awards, American business awards, website awards, annual report awards, live event awards, video awards, corporate awards

24 PR Awards Categories in The International Business Awards

Posted by Liz Dean on Thu, Apr 12, 2012 @ 10:06 AM

There are 24 PR awards categories in The 2012 International Business Awards, the world's premier business awards competition, to help you showcase successes. (All organizations and individuals worldwide may submit nominations to the IBAs. The entry deadline is 16 May; request your entry kit here.)

Our new 2012 IBA communications awards categories are:

  • Internal Communications2012 Stevie Awards
    Campaigns/programs undertaken to inform or educate an internal audience, such as employees or members.
  • Investor Relations
    Campaigns/programs undertaken to communicate information to a company's investors and the investment community and/or to manage the company's relationship with investors.

Our other communicator awards categories include:

  • Public Relations Agency of the Year
    a. in Asia, Australia and New Zealand
    b. in Asia (China, Japan and Korea)
    c. in Europe
    d. in the Middle East and Africa
    e. in Canada and the U.S.A.
    f. In Mexico, Central and South America
  • Communications Department of the Year
  • Communications Team of the Year
  • Communications, Investor Relations, or PR Executive of the Year
  • Communications or PR Campaign/Program of the Year
    a. Community Relations: campaigns/programs that aim to improve relations with communities in which the sponsoring organization has an interest, need or opportunity.
    b. Crisis Communications: campaigns/programs undertaken to deal with an unplanned event and requiring immediate response.
    c. Global Issues: campaigns/programs that demonstrate effective global communications implemented in at least two countries, one of which must be the United States.
    d. Issues Management: campaigns/programs undertaken to deal with issues that could extraordinarily affect ongoing business strategy.
    e. Low Budget (under $10,000 / € 7500): campaigns/programs that cost no more than $10,000 / € 7500 (or equivalent in other currencies) to plan and implement.
    f. Marketing – Business to Business: campaigns/programs designed to introduce new products or promote existing products or services to a business audience.
    g. Marketing – Consumer Products: campaigns/programs designed to introduce new products or promote existing products to a consumer audience.
    h. Marketing – Consumer Services: campaigns/programs designed to introduce new services or promote existing services to a consumer audience.
    i. Multicultural: campaigns/programs specifically targeted to a cultural group.
    j. Reputation/Brand Management: campaigns/programs designed to enhance, promote or improve the reputation of an organization with its publics or key elements of its publics.
    k. Public Affairs: campaigns/programs specifically designed to influence public policy and/or affect legislation, regulations, political activities or candidacies.
    l. Public Service: campaigns/programs that advance public understanding of societal issues, problems or concerns.
    m. Social Media Focused: campaigns/programs designed to be implemented primarily through online social media.    

Your public relations awards entries should include the following information:

  • An essay of up to 500 words describing the nominee's achievements since January 1 2011
  • A biography of the nominee or the leader of the nominated company, department or team of up to 100 words
  • Optional (but highly recommended), a collection of supporting files and web addresses that you may upload to our server to support your entry and provide more background information to the judges

The 8th Annual International Business Awards were presented in October 2011 in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates. PR award honorees included Informatica Corporation, M3 Communications Group, Inc., MWW Group, RSA Canada, Turk Telekom, Tesco Poland, and Weber Shandwick, among others. 2012 honorees will be celebrated at the 9th annual awards banquet on Monday, 15 October in Seoul, South Korea.

Other IBA categories that should be of interest to communications professionals, include many of the annual report awards and other literature categories, website awards categories, app awards categories, video awards categories, and live event awards categories.

How will our corporate awards categories help you highlight your organization?

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