When we saw the tweets from our colleagues in Pittsburgh, we knew we’d have a big celebration of their latest successes: PRSA Renaissance Agency of the Year and Best in Show, plus four others and two awards of merit on Tuesday night. Agency of the Year is given for all the work the agency takes on, with one highlight from the recent past also the reason for the Best in Show win: putting One Young World (the global Havas summit for young leaders) in the media spotlight. The other four awards encompassed community relations, media relations and creative campaigns for Bayer MaterialScience, the International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association (IPEMA) and One Young World; awards of merit were given for internal communications for Transitions Optical and executive communications for Bayer MaterialScience. Congratulations to our Steel City team.
Although the Steelers are on the skids, the Pittsburgh office of Havas PR keeps scoring. Last Thursday, they won six Golden Triangles from the International Association of Business Communicators’ local chapter: two Awards of Excellence, for writing (a bylined article for Bayer MaterialScience) and media relations (for the One Young World summit in Pittsburgh last year), and four Awards of Honor, for poster design (the “Checklist for Access” for the International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association), communication management (for One Young World), speech writing (Transitions Optical’s North America Marketing keynote at Transitions Academy) and employee/member communication (also for Transitions Optical, our 20th award for work for our longtime client in the past four years alone, for the “Vision and Values” statement we developed for the company).