The 2015 Golden Trumpet Awards

CHICAGO (June 5, 2015) – The Pub­lic­ity Club of Chicago (PCC) hon­ored the Mid­west and Chicagoland’s most cre­ative and suc­cess­ful pub­lic rela­tions cam­paigns at its 56th Annual Golden Trum­pet Awards gala on June 4, 2015, at the Palmer House Hilton, Chicago.

We con­grat­u­late all the pres­ti­gious orga­ni­za­tions and indi­vid­u­als hon­ored at this year’s pro­gram,” said PCC Pres­i­dent Jon Kaplan, of Fifth Third Bank. “The Golden Trum­pet is the pre­mier awards pro­gram for Chicagoland com­mu­ni­ca­tions pro­fes­sion­als. It truly rep­re­sents a val­i­da­tion by indus­try peers of qual­ity strate­gic com­mu­ni­ca­tions under­taken on behalf of employ­ers and clients that build a brand, pro­tect a rep­u­ta­tion and get sig­nif­i­cant PR results.”

The cov­eted Golden Trum­pet Awards honor dis­tin­guished indi­vid­ual achieve­ment in the plan­ning, cre­ativ­ity, and exe­cu­tion of pub­lic rela­tions and com­mu­ni­ca­tions ini­tia­tives. This year, Chicago pub­lic rela­tions and com­mu­ni­ca­tion pro­fes­sion­als judged hun­dreds of entries in 21 cat­e­gories, result­ing in dozens of Gold and Sil­ver Trum­pet win­ners. The PCCBoard of Direc­tors also announced the win­ners of its five most pres­ti­gious ‘Best of the Best’ awards, cho­sen from among this year’s Gold Trum­pet Award winners.

The PCC’s top five award win­ners are:

  • Plat­inum Award (Best over­all PR cam­paign of the year): Met­ro­pol­i­tan Chicago Health­care Coun­cil and Orange Hat Group, for: “The 2 Cent Solution”
  • The Ely­nore Dolkart Meserow Cre­ativ­ity Award (For demon­strat­ing excep­tional cre­ativ­ity in its cam­paign): Ketchum, for: “Mor­ton Salt Girl Cel­e­brates the ‘Party of the Cen­tury’ at Wrigley Field”
  • The Edwin J. Shaugh­nessy Qual­ity of Life Award (For improv­ing an aspect of soci­ety): Rotary Inter­na­tional for: “End Polio Now”
  • The Jef­frey D. Bierig Brand Builder Award (For enhanc­ing and pro­mot­ing a brand): Zap­wa­ter Com­mu­ni­ca­tions, Inc., for: “ Off the Cuff”
  • The Buell Pat­ter­son Tech­nol­ogy Award (For best use of tech­nol­ogy in a cam­paign): L.C. Williams & Asso­ciates, for: “Sleep Well, Be Well”

Our annual Golden Trum­pet Awards pro­gram rec­og­nizes the PR cam­paigns that truly edu­cate, enter­tain, and inspire. These cam­paigns raise the bar for the PR indus­try and “move the nee­dle” for their com­pa­nies and clients,” Kaplan added. “Win­ning a Gold or Sil­ver Trum­pet is the pin­na­cle of recog­ni­tion in the Chicago PR community.”

Also hon­ored at this year’s Golden Trum­pets Awards gala was Tony W. Hunter, pub­lisher and CEO of the Chicago Tri­bune Media Group, who served as keynote speaker and received a spe­cial “Excel­lence in Com­mu­ni­ca­tions” Award. Addi­tion­ally, the PCC’s 2015 Life­time Achieve­ment Award was bestowed on two promi­nent com­mu­ni­ca­tions pro­fes­sion­als: Jill All­read and Dorothy Oliver Pirovano, of Pub­lic Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Inc. (PCI).