PROTOS Awards 2018

PROTOS Yost Theater

 

Orange County’s public relations and communications professionals honored this past year’s extraordinary programs and tactics at the 43rd annual PROTOS awards ceremony at the beautifully-renovated Yost Theater in Santa Ana on Thursday, September 27.

In keeping with this year’s #Inspired theme, OCPRSA was honored to feature Special Guest Speaker, Anthony D’Angelo, APR, Fellow PRSA and National Chair of the Public Relations Society of America.

We were also proud to announce the Rick Miltenberger Mentorship Award, established in memory of Rick Miltenberger from Westbound Communications. Beginning in 2019, we will bestow this award annually to an individual who exemplifies mentorship as Rick did throughout his career.

Throughout the evening, ABC7 Reporter Greg Lee assisted OCPRSA President Dan Nasitka in presenting 25 Award of Excellence trophies and 21 top prize PROTOS awards. This year’s awards program received over 60 entries across 25 categories. The entries were judged by the North Carolina Chapter of PRSA.

Ray Public Relations was recognized with the “Best in Show” award for its Business-to-Business Campaign for ABBYY.

Taco Bell garnered the Organization Distinguished Service Award, while Tim Mead from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim won the Individual Distinguished Service Award.

Shining Star Emerging Leader awards were presented to Alisa Ohara of Biola University and Jazmin Lucero of Cal State Fullerton for their contribution to their respective PR student chapters.

The event was made possible through the support of these partners:

PROTOS Sponsors

Awards of Excellence

Community Relations/Institutional Programs
Orange County Transportation Authority
Santa Ana Community College Pass Program

Total Program Consumer
Powerhouse Communications
2017 Orange County Paella Wine & Beer Festival

Total Program Consumer
Cox Communications, Hahn Communications & Ray Public Relations
Cox Communications Connected Independence

Total Program Consumer
Master Plan Communications, Inc.
etnies x Michelin PR Campaign

Total Program Consumer
Citizen Relations
Duracell Daylight Savings Campaign

Total Program Nonprofit Programs
Master Plan Communications, Inc.
Sheckler Foundation’s 10th Annual Golf Tournament & Gala

Media Relations Programs
Citizen Relations
Duracell Daylight Savings Campaign

Public Affairs Programs
Idea Hall
Making Every Source a Resource: Idea Hall with East Valley Water District

Public Affairs Programs
Communications LAB
SLC Adoption of EIR

Special Events and Observances
San Bernardino County Transportation Authority
5th Annual Business-to-Business Expo

Special Events and Observances
OC Water District and OC Sanitation District
GWRS Bottled Water Campaign

Special Events and Observances
Communications LAB
OHS Science Center Groundbreaking

News Release or Media Alert – Nonprofit
CEO Communications, County of Orange
County Celebrates New State of the Art OC Animal Shelter

Article for Consumer Publication – Written
Ray Public Relations & Cox Communications
How to Get a Job After the Military

Article for Consumer Publication – Pitched
Brower Group
Front Page LA Times Story for George Smith Partners

Article for Trade Publication
Brower Group
Company Profile Feature for George Smith Partners

Best Single Media Placement
Visit Huntington Beach
Steve Harvey Show “Family Bucket List” Destination Huntington Beach

Best Single Media Placement
Visit Anaheim
NBC’s TODAY Show Puts National Spotlight on Local Anaheim Hero

Collateral Materials External Audiences
Orange County Transportation Authority
I-405 Improvement Project Construction Safety Coloring and Activity Book

Collateral Materials External Audiences
CEO Communications, County of Orange
Supportive Housing Strategy Infographic

Corporate Identity
Brower Group
Brower Group Creates Unique Brand for Levin Johnston

Corporate Identity
IMW Agency
BB Hotel Rebranding

Website Development
Municipal Water District of Orange County
MWDOC.com Website Development

Social Media Program
IMW Agency
The Flower Fields 2018

Blogs
Think Together
Blogging to Change the Odds for Kids

PROTOS Awards

Community Relations/Institutional Programs
Orange County Public Works
OCPW Wall Murals

Community Relations/Institutional Programs
Irvine Ranch Water District
Water Efficiency Campaign: See it from Your Lawn’s Perspective

Community Relations/Institutional Programs
Westbound Communications
Mission Hospital Mental Health Stigma Reduction Campaign

Community Relations/Institutional Programs
Westbound Communications
ReadyOC Promise to Prepare Campaign

Online Marketing Programs
Orange County Transportation Authority
I-405 Improvement Project Interactive Map/Waze Integration

Online Marketing Programs
Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange
Strategic Digital Marketing Campaign for Catholic Schools

Total Program Business-to-Business
Ray Public Relations and ABBYY
Raising Awareness for ABBYY Content Intelligence

Media Relations Programs
Ray Public Relations
CleanSpace Technology Breathing New Air into Respiratory Protection

Media Relations Programs
Westbound Communications
Chapman University Survey of American Fears

Special Events and Observances
Orange County Transportation Authority
I-405 Improvement Project Groundbreaking Event

Special Events and Observances
Mesa Water District with La Voz Marketing
I Heart Mesa Water

Article for Consumer Publication – Written
Idea Hall
H. Hendy Associates Inc. Feature Article Series

Article for Consumer Publication – Pitched
Westbound Communications
Mission Hospital Launches South Orange County Cancer Institute

Article for Consumer Publication – Pitched
T&Co. for Pedego Electric Bikes
WSJ Article Drives Pedego Brand Visibility and Sales

Best Single Media Placement
Powerhouse Communications
OC Weekly’s 2017 Fresh Toast FOX LA Broadcast Segment

Best Single Media Placement
Reveille, Inc. & Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center
Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center “Holiday Hazards”

Speeches and/or Multimedia Presentations
San Bernardino County Transportation Authority
Monte Vista Ave/Union Pacific Railroad Grade Separation Project

Website Development
Westbound Communications
Port of Long Beach Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project

2018 Best in Show
Ray Public Relations and ABBYY
Raising Awareness for ABBYY Content Intelligence

2018 Distinguished Service Award – Individual
Tim Mead

2018 Distinguished Service Award – Organization
Taco Bell

Duplicate Awards

To order duplicate awards, visit:
https://www.ocprsa.org/awards/protos-awards-2018/duplicate-award-orders/

Photos

To view photos, visit:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2165135726894272&type=1&l=cb559c5fff

PROTOS Chairs

Emily Mason
Reveille Group
emily@reveilleinc.com

Liz Wilkins
IMW Agency
714/557-7100
liz@imwagency.com