PRSA Portland Metro Chapter

2013 Spotlight Award Winners


Oct 13


Reser’s and Radiance Communications Que-Up for Best In Show

Sunshine Morrison and Linda Collier Earn Perfect Score for B2B Marketing

PORTLAND, Ore. — Sunshine Morrison and Linda Collier were the toast of the evening at this year’s Spotlight Awards, taking home Best in Show honors for their work on Reser’s ‘Que-Up the Sales’ promotion.

By the end of the evening 48 awards were distributed to the region’s top communicators, including a special presentation honoring the 20th anniversary of the Ron Schmidt Community Involvement Award, given to Carole Morse, PGE Foundation president.

“Carole epitomizes the spirit of Ron Schmidt with her tireless dedication to the community,” said Amber Lindsey, president of the PRSA Portland Metro Chapter. “All of the communicators honored tonight are shining examples of how exemplary research, planning, execution and evaluation lead to successful campaigns and programs.”

In addition to the Ron Schmidt Community Involvement Award, this was an evening to recognize two of the region’s best communicators with the annual Awards of Distinction:

•       The William W. Marsh Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Darcie Meihoff, APR, vice president at CMD, Portland’s second-largest marketing firm.

•       The New Professional Award of Excellence was presented to Taylor Long, U.S. public relations specialist at LaCie.

This year’s awards were determined via a juried process and independently judged by the Raleigh, NC, PRSA chapter.  The complete list of winners is below.

The Portland Metro Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America is one of 111 PRSA chapters located across the country. It serves about 200 members from Oregon and Southwest Washington, with the mission of offering public relations professionals a forum for idea sharing, professional development and networking.

Complete list of winners:

Spotlight Awards

Sunshine Morrison and Linda Collier – Radiance Communications and Reser’s Fine Foods, Best in Show

Carissa Sauer, APR, Oregon Dairy Products Commission – Annual Report Category

Rachel DeRosia and Kregg Arntson, PGE – Community Relations

Rosenberg Marketing and Clackamas FCU – Community Relations

AM:PM PR and 1D World Store – Event or Observance

Maegan Vidal, Legacy Health – Event or Observance

Kelliann Amico, APR, Maitripa College and Amico PR – Event or Observance

Maxwell PR and Argyle Winery – Event or Observance

Steve Cox, PGE – Internal Communications

Maxwell PR and Kettle Brand – Marketing Consumer Product or Service and Media Kit

Maxwell PR and Pacific Foods – Media/Blogger Relations

Oregon Bankers Assoc. and Quinn Thomas PA – Public Affairs

Julie Piper Finley, ABC, Meals on Wheels People – Reputation/Brand Mgmt

Mary Ann Albright and Mindy Crouchley, St. Mary’s Academy – Research/Evaluation

Maxwell PR and Pacific Foods – Social Media/Digital Communications

Vanessa Holmgren, Lewis & Clark – Video Program

Edelman and Edison Electric Institute – Website

Mark Mohammadpour, Weber Shandwick and U.S. Army – Website

Awards of Merit

Matt Herman, Colehour+Coehn – Annual Report

Susan Hanson and Christine Rains, ODOT and Christine Rains Graphic Design – Community Relations

Walmart and Quinn Thomas Public Affairs – Community Relations

Olga Haley, APR, Leopold Ketel – Creative Tactic

Angie Galimanis, Jeff Segvich, Rob Bitter and Cody Sanger, LANE and Orchard Supply Hardware – Event or Observance

Holly Young, Providence Health and Services – Event or Observance

Jan Kleszynki, Colehour+Cohen – Integrated Communications

Julie Reed, Maggie Hall and Nicora Garner, Legacy Health – Integrated Communications

Edelman and Ecova – Marketing Business to Business

Edelman and USA Pears – Marketing Consumer Product or Service

Mary Ann Albright and Mindy Crouchley, St. Mary’s Academy – Marketing Consumer Product or Service

Edelman and Brian Grant Foundation – Media/Blogger Relations

Edelman and Smarsh – Media/Blogger Relations

Angie Galimanis and Stephanie Selk, LANE and Travel Portland – Media/Blogger Relations

Lise Harwin, APR, Lewis and Clark – Media/Blogger Relations

Communications Dept, City of Gresham – Newsletter

Gary Rubin, APR and Roger Rutan, CMD and Timber Products Company – Newsletter

Alan Shoebridge, Providence Health – Printed Communication

Mary Ann Albright, St. Mary’s Academy – Printed Communication

Christina Vander Wuff, Providence Health – Reputation/Brand Management

Edelman and Edison Electric Institute – Research/Evaluation

John Chilson, Colehour+Cohen – Social Media/Digital Communications

Eugene@150 Staff, City of Eugene – Event or Observance

Rachel DeRosia and Kregg Arntson, PGE – Community Relations



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