Thank You for Flying Away with Us!
Steve Churm, our Emcee for the night, took us on a journey through more than 50 public relations programs that took place in 2012 and resulted in 25 PROTOS and 27 Awards of Excellence being handed out. Congratulations to all winners!
Special Recognition to 2013 Distinguished Service Award Recipients:
A Special Thank You to the 2013 PROTOS Committee:
Jenny Wedge, Beverly Morgan, APR, Cynthia Ragland, APR, Marissa Lorenzo, Erica Martinez, Ryan Hines, Sarah King, Laura Scheper, Krista Sparks, Marlene Quiram and Doug Fleischli, Sarah Van Zanten.
Thank You to all the Sponsors for PROTOS 2013!
In-Kind and Prize Donations Courtesy of: Anaheim City Councilwoman Kris Murray for Angels Tickets, Bradford Portraits, Brea Improv, Bowers Museum, Dennis Ruble artwork, Discovery Science Center, Hilton Anaheim, In-N-Out Burger, Legoland, Lorin Backe Photography, Lucille’s Smokehouse BBQ, Lyon Air Museum, Marie Callender’s, Medieval Times, Designs by Megan Evans, Mulligan Family Fun Center, OC Fair & Event Center, Photoboothless, Santa Anita Park, Sherman Library & Gardens, Signature Awards, South Coast Plaza, Southwest Airlines, The Printery, Ultrazone Laser Tag
The Orange County Public Relations Society of America (OC/PRSA) is pleased to announce the winners of the coveted 2013 PROTOS Awards that were presented at Lyon Air Museum in Santa Ana, on Friday, June 7, 2013.
With John Wayne Airport as a backdrop, nearly 200 public relations professionals were surrounded by a collection of vintage WWII-era aircraft and were treated to an evening of entertainment by Atomic Ballroom dancers and the Tim Gill All-Star Band. The Emcee for the evening was Steve Churm, Vice President, Orange County Register & Freedom Communications and Group Publisher of Churm Media Magazines.
PROTOS are the highest honor given to Orange County public relations practitioners who have demonstrated their understanding of the public relations and communications process including conducting research, defining objectives, and demonstrating measureable results of initiatives. Categories recognized in the PROTOS awards program are for Social Media, Collateral Materials, Media Relations and overall Program Awards in Crisis Communications, Event Planning and more.
A total of 52 awards were given – 25 PROTOS and 27 Award of Excellence (honorable mention) trophies, representing 20 Orange County companies. In addition, one individual and one company were named as Distinguished Service Award recipients. In recognition of outstanding accomplishments in our community, outstanding career achievements and for demonstrating the highest standards and ethics of the public relations profession, this year’s recipients were Katie Coates, APR of PR Projects and the Disneyland Resort.
The PROTOS Awards are presented by a committee of volunteers with the support of generous sponsors. For the first time, OC/PRSA engaged a Media Sponsor for the event – Orange County Register. Event sponsors this year were 24 Carrots Catering, Atomic Ballroom, Business Wire, C2 Reprographics, Designs by Megan Evans, Disneyland Resort, Master Plan Communications, Taylor Digital, UC Irvine Extension and Westbound Communications.