Golden Trumpet Awards

Since 1959, The Publicity Club of Chicago has sponsored the Golden Trumpet Awards — the most prestigious awards program in the Midwest. The Golden Trumpets honor distinguished individual achievement of public relations and communications. These coveted awards are presented for excellence in planning, creativity and execution, and are awarded during a dinner featuring notable keynote speakers such as 39th president Jimmy Carter, Playboy CEO Christie Hefner and Tribune CEO Tony Hunter. We are celebrating the 60th Annual Golden Trumpet Awards in 2019.

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The Publicity Club of Chicago Celebrates the 60th Anniversary of the Golden Trumpet Awards

Members and guests honored Chicagoland’s top communicators and enjoyed performances from Talk of the Town Big Band, The Second City, and celebrity Rapper Tone Loc

[CHICAGO, June 7, 2019] – The Publicity Club of Chicago (PCC) celebrated the 60th anniversary of the Golden Trumpet Awards, the most prestigious awards program in the Midwest, honoring distinguished individual achievement in public relations, marketing, and communications. Cards Against Humanity won the 'Best of Show' award for their '99% Off Sale' campaign and, for the first time ever, PCC presented the '30 under 30' list of rock stars demonstrating excellence in leadership and execution.' Jacobe Hollins, Digital Communication and Engagement Lead at McDonald's was recognized with the 'Rockstar of the Year' award and received an autographed guitar by Eddie Vedder, guitarist of the American rock band Pearl Jam. The award ceremony took place on Thursday, June 6 at the Palmer House Hilton.  read more

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I found my first internship by volunteering at the PCC Golden Trumpet Awards dinner! This gave me the experience and confidence I needed to land my first job in PR communications.

Courtney Gillen

Uproar PR / Assistant Account Executive

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