The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) held its annual Koa Anvil Awards event last night, honoring the best industry programs and campaigns of the year. Individuals were also honored for their professional achievements, including: David Wilson, Hall of Honor; Ralph Kam, APR, Fellow PRSA, Hall of Honor; Joan Bennet, President’s Leadership Award; Kira Chong Tim, Hokupa’a Young Public Relations Professional of the Year; and Luly Unemori, Gregg W. Perry Public Relations Professional of the Year. Students Cody Fagaran and Demiliza Saromosing received the PRSA Hawaii Roy Leffingwell Scholarship.
This is awesome. Felt like I was there! Mahalo Melissa for making this event come to life online. I am so sad I missed it!
Delicate Blossom: This marketing and PR gig is one of the "toughest" sales jobs around. There are so many intangibles and many do not affect the bottom line of organizations. The metrics are what one would call "squisshy" at best. This is like selling air...one never really knows how much is enough. Maybe that's why the award is an Anvil, cause you get so beat up trying and your head gets hard!
Wow, I can't believe you go every year! :) And congrats to PacRim on Best of Show! So well deserved!!
@Annoddah_Dave LOL thank you for the recognition! Actually the "anvil" was created to signify the hard work that goes into creating good PR programs.
@crysmy I agree! I was so happy for them.
@HuyVo You always look good!
@ShawnNakamoto I always do!