PRSA’s Greater Connecticut Chapter Celebrates
State’s Outstanding Public Relations Work
New Haven, Conn. (Nov. 19, 2020) ─ The Public Relations Society of America Greater Connecticut Chapter is pleased to announce the winners of its 2020 Mercury Awards, which celebrate the best work in public relations in Connecticut.
In addition to honoring 16 organizations with Mercury Awards, PRSA Greater Connecticut is also pleased to share:
Gov. Ned Lamont is being honored with this year's Beacon Award for his communications surrounding the state's response to COVID-19; and
Mildred McNeill, the nation's first Black woman to become a TV news director who recently retired from the University of Hartford, has been selected as our 2020 Practitioner of the Year.
“On behalf of the entire board of directors, congratulations to all of the Mercury Award winners,” said Derek Beere, president, PRSA Greater Connecticut. “We received more than 75 submissions this year and each entry showcased the tremendous talent and creativity within the public relations and communications industry in Connecticut, especially in a year when quality communications is needed now more than ever."
This year there were three Best in Show Mercury Award winners. Comcast won Strategic Campaigns Best in Show for the integrated communications around its own Virtual Leaders & Achievers Scholarship Ceremony in Connecticut. Mason, Inc. and Mintz + Hoke tied for Tactical Campaigns Best in Show for their work on the Massachusetts Interlocal Insurance Association's 2019 annual report and video work for Connecticut Wealth Management, respectively.
The following is a summary of all 2020 Mercury Award winners: Mintz + Hoke (10 awards); Sullivan & LeShane Public Relations, Inc. (6 awards); Southern Connecticut State University (6 awards); Webster Bank (5 awards); Connecticut Education Association (4 awards); Mason, Inc. and Masonicare (3 awards each); Comcast, Connecticut Water Co., and C.J. Public Relations (2 awards each); and Albertus Magnus College, ConnectiCare, Impact PR & Communications; Image Marketing; Travelers; and Quinnipiac University (1 award each).
A full list of all winners is below.
The Mercury Awards, the only statewide recognition of industry excellence in Connecticut, are ordinarily announced at an event ceremony. Out of an abundance of caution given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the board of PRSA Greater Connecticut transformed this year's event into an all-digital, virtual celebration.
A panel of 25 members from PRSA North Carolina served as this year’s judges. Each submission was scored by two judges and their final score was an average of the two with Gold, Silver, and Bronze going to the top three scores in each category.
About PRSA Greater Connecticut:
The chapter is one of more than 100 that are part of the national Public Relations Society of America. PRSA Greater Connecticut was formed to advance the public relations profession and to support the public relations practitioner. Nearly 100 members strong and growing, the chapters represent a diverse group of mid to senior-level professionals who are committed to enhancing the practice of public relations in the state. Professionals in the chapter represent agencies, independent consultants, business and industry, government, hospitals and healthcare organizations, professional associations, education and nonprofit organizations. To learn more about the chapter, membership and its upcoming events, visit prsact.org and follow the PRSA Greater Connecticut on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
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