It is always nice to be recognized by peers for the work we do. But getting that recognition during a year filled with change and uncertainty gave our team an injection of much-needed positive vibes. The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Central California Chapter holds its Image Awards annually. Companies from San Joaquin to Kern Counties and to the coast can enter their PR, communications and marketing projects in 12 different categories.
In December 2020, we learned that we earned awards in seven of the 12 categories for work done in 2019. We deemed this an early Christmas gift, garnering three awards of excellence and four merit awards.
While the Image Awards were delayed due to COVID-19, the hardware we earned
provided a morale boost for us and for our clients with whom we share the recognition!
The work we entered included everything from posters and digital campaigns to multicultural campaigns and community events. We even entered our own annual staff photo (which earned an award of excellence).
“The fact that we were able to secure awards in a variety of categories speaks to the well-rounded talent and experience of our team,” says JP President Jane Olvera, “and we will be forever thankful to the PRSA Image Awards committee for putting on a really wonderful virtual awards show at a time when the recognition really mattered.”
Our 2020 Image Awards
Infographics, Poster or Banner
Award of Excellence – Fresno County Department of Behavioral Health and JP Marketing (Substance Abuse Prevention and Awareness)
Award of Excellence – Staff Photo JP Marketing
Special Event (Budget over $5,000)
Merit Award – Lennar Homes and JP Marketing
Special Event (Budget under $5,000)
Merit Award – Fresno County Department of Public Health – Community Health and JP Marketing (HIV Pride Event)
Multicultural Public Relations
Merit Award – Fresno County Department of Public Health – Community Health and JP Marketing (Tobacco)
Campaign of the Year
Merit Award – Fresno County Department of Public Health – Community Health and JP Marketing (STDs)
Digital or Social Campaign
Award of Excellence – City of Fresno DPU Solid Waste Division and JP Marketing
— Michele Meisch, Client Services Director