2008 Awards Sponsors

Founded in 1985 and part of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC), Brodeur (www.brodeur.com) is a leading strategic communications group specializing in public relations, marketing, and corporate communications. Brodeur is headquartered in Boston, MA, and is part of the Brodeur | Pleon worldwide network with offices in nearly 50 countries.


Since 1953, Burson-Marsteller has been committed to a common philosophy of client service and quality throughout the world, delivered to a single standard of excellence. From its start in a single office in the United States, Burson-Marsteller has grown significantly over the years and now enjoys a strong presence in every major business center of the world.

Business Wire's proprietary network simultaneously delivers full-text and multimedia press releases directly into editorial systems at newspapers, wire and disclosure services, and other media worldwide. Releases are posted to leading portals and Web sites, targeted to industry/consumer systems, archived in major databases, made available via RSS feeds, and can include social media tags and search optimization features. Visit us at BusinessWire.com.

Carmichael Lynch Spong is one of the nation's most admired PR firms. Known for its award-winning strategy and creative heat, Carmichael Lynch Spong represents a very select and envied portfolio of world-class clients. Ranked among the top 20 largest PR firms in the US, Carmichael Lynch Spong has offices in Minneapolis; New York; Boston; Denver; San Francisco; and Jackson Hole, WY.

CKPR is an independent brand-building agency that applies a 360-degree approach to helping clients change their category conversation. With 87 employees across offices in Chicago, New York, Milwaukee, and Phoenix, CKPR is an integrated part of Cramer-Krasselt and ranked by PRWeek among the largest firms in the US. The agency represents a broad portfolio of brands across nearly every major business category and demographic target group. Visit us online at www.ckpr.biz.

Named the Best Agency to Work For in America, Coyne Public Relations is one of the fastest-growing independent full-service public relations agencies in the country. Coyne PR specializes in consumer, technology, and healthcare PR, consistently delivering creative campaigns for prominent national brands. Companies look to Coyne PR to develop creative, high-profile public relations programs that deliver significant media results.

Deloitte LLP is the US member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu. Its subsidiaries provide audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services through nearly 45,000 people in the US. Known as an employer of choice for innovative human resources programs, it is dedicated to helping its clients and people excel.

dna13 offers on-demand, PR and stakeholder management software designed to help communications pros manage, monitor, and measure outreach and stakeholder relationships that ultimately impact their brand and corporate reputation. dna13 enables a systematic process for campaign and media relations management, real-time media monitoring, campaign and media analytics, and stakeholder relationship management.

Edelman is the world's largest independent public relations firm, with 3,000 employees in 50 offices worldwide. The firm was named PRWeek's Large Agency of the Year for 2006. Advertising Age named Edelman the best PR firm in its 2005 "Best Agencies" issue, while PRWeek awarded the firm its "Editor's Choice" distinction at the start of 2006. Edelman was also named 2005 International Agency of the Year by The Holmes Group.

FedEx (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce, and business services. Consistently ranked among the world's most
admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than 280,000 employees and contractors to remain "absolutely, positively" focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards, and the needs of their customers and communities. For more information, visit fedex.com.

Fleishman-Hillard started in a tiny office upstairs from a dime store. We know firsthand the challenges of successfully operating a small agency. No matter how large we've grown, we're still committed to the principles that sustained us in the beginning. Respect the individual. Passion for client service. Uncompromising standards of integrity and quality. Thoughtful, creative work that makes a real difference. Congratulations to the Small Agency of the Year finalists.

GCI Group, a global communications firm, is committed to breaking new ground in the delivery of sophisticated digital media strategies, breakthrough creativity, and practice area excellence. Our work is focused on high value disciplines ranging from consumer and sports marketing, digital media, and technology to healthcare and media relations.

GolinHarris offers a distinctive combination of global resources and personalized service, setting the "Gold Standard" in agency performance and corporate culture. The agency was proud to be selected PRWeek's 2007 Editors' Choice and Large PR Agency of the Year at the 2007 PRWeek Awards. We salute the finalists in the Multicultural Marketing Campaign of the Year category.

Hill & Knowlton has a global reputation for solving the toughest communications challenges, conquering difficult markets, building or defending reputations, facilitating change, and resolving conflict. We undertake to deliver real, measurable outcomes - and will be judged by them. As one of the world's top full-service, multi-specialist PR consultancies, the depth and breadth of our offer allows us to draw on the right level of insight for clients.

One of the world's leading full-service, global public relations agencies, Ketchum delivers innovations that help clients across all industries quickly realize their communications goals. As a sponsor of the PRWeek Awards, we congratulate all of the finalists.

Kwittken & Company (KCO) is an independent, employee-owned public relations and marketing services firm headquartered in New York City. With specialized expertise in corporate reputation management, consumer marketing, executive communications coaching, and investor relations, KCO helps clients in a broad range of industries achieve critical business goals through the use of intelligently designed, results-oriented communications campaigns.

Manning Selvage & Lee (MS&L) is one of the world's leading global communications firms. It has 54 offices throughout North America, Latin America, EMEA, and Asia-Pacific, and an extensive global affiliate network. MS&L provides best-in-class services in consumer marketing PR, healthcare PR, corporate communications, and technology communications, as well as industry-leading work in digital communications. The firm won PRWeek's Best Use of Internet/New Media Award in 2006 and 2007.

Marina Maher Communications (MMC) builds brand relationships by creating experiences that forge emotional connections, fuel loyalty, and build authority. We specialize in marketing to women - turning female influencers into brand ambassadors. MMC, a member of the Worldcom Public Relations Group, serves clients in packaged goods, HBA, healthcare, wellness, food & beverage.

Marketwire is a full-service partner to public relations and marketing communications professionals seeking premier news distribution, media management, multimedia, and monitoring solutions. The only fully integrated North America-based global newswire, Marketwire offers innovative products and services that help communication professionals maximize their effectiveness while ensuring accuracy and best practices.

Getting noticed is important, no doubt. Let us show you how you can use MultiVu's exceptional multimedia capabilities and PR Newswire's unparalleled worldwide distribution expertise to get noticed worldwide by those who matter most. With MultiVu's Electronic Multimedia Kits, Times Square photo and video distribution, Webcasting, strategic video placements, or a Multimedia News Release (MNR), you achieve the optimal multimedia messaging mix.

NAPS is a cost-effective way for businesses and organizations to receive national news coverage. We create feature articles, as well as video and radio feature releases, and distribute to 10,000 newspapers, 1,000 TV broadcasters, and 6,500 radio stations nationwide. Visit www. napsinfo.com for more information. We offer proposals at no cost or obligation.

Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide is a full-service agency operating in more than 60 markets around the globe. The firm provides corporations, government agencies, trade associations, and not-for profit-organizations with strategic planning and implementation across an array of disciplines: public relations, digital influence, broadcast production, media planning, and more. The firm's seven specialized practice areas include healthcare, consumer marketing, public affairs, corporate, technology, social marketing, and entertainment.

Powell Tate is a leading strategic communications and public affairs firm. Located in Washington, DC, the firm specializes in public affairs, public education, reputation and crisis management, media relations, creative and interactive services, and research and advertising. The firm is a part of Weber Shandwick, a global public relations and communications leader with offices in virtually every major media, government, and business center on six continents.

Companies that are top of the mind, tip of the tongue, and talked about every day are the ones that raise their profile, standing heads and shoulders above the rest. Be there, and everywhere - in pixels and ink - with PR Newswire and MultiVu. Get access to our multimedia expertise, our proprietary for-media-only Web site built by seasoned media relations professionals, and our 500,000 continually expanding points of distribution.

Built organically from the ground up, Text 100 is a global public relations firm serving companies that use technology for competitive advantage. With award-winning practices covering all public relations disciplines, Text 100 represents leading brands in 31 offices around the world. Clients include IBM, Philips, Cisco, Xerox, and Fujifilm.

TV Access was created to increase the well-being of the general public through effective public service communications.

Rbb Public Relations is an award-winning agency based in Miami. Our blue-chip clients and staff buck industry trends and stay with us for decades. Our agency creates programs and messages that spark new conversations, invoke action, and make sense. Visit http://www.rbbpr.com/ to explore a new kind of full-service agency where every team leader is a partner focused on service like only an owner of a business can be.

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