PRNews Recognizes PR 2.0 with Nomination for 2009 Blog of the Year

Each year, PRNews hosts an awards gala where they salute the winners and honorable mentions of the PR People Awards, the Hall of Fame Inductees & PR News 15-to-Watch.

I am honored to be nominated in the PR Blogger of the Year category along with Tim Haran of Usana Health Sciences and David Westcott of APCO Worldwide. I’d also like to take this opportunity to spotlight all of the nominees across all categories for the PRNews PR People 2009 awards.

The event will be held on December 1st in Washington D.C.

PR Blogger of Year

- Brian Solis – PR 2.0, FutureWorks, Inc.
- Tim Haran – Usana Health Sciences, Inc.
- David Westcott – APCO Worldwide

Account Director/Supervisor of Year

- Julie Batliner – Carmichael Lynch Spong
- Marie Cacciato – JB Cumberland
- Nora Sarrawi -Weber Shandwick
- Robyn Fink – MWW Group Inc.

Agency Executive of the Year

- Robert Chandler – Chandler Chicco Agency
- Leslie Gaines-Ross – Weber Shandwick
- Ed James – Cornerstone Public Relations
- Douglas Spong – Carmichael, Lynch & Spong

Corporate Social Responsibility Leader

- Tara Greco – APCO Worldwide
- Matt Rose – MWW Group Inc.

Brand Marketer of Year

- Stacey Havel – Bernard Hodes Global Network
- Jeff Tammes – Cornerstone Public Relations

Community Relations Professional of Year

- Beth Courtier – Trimedia UK
- Tricia Link – Mission FCU

Crisis Manager of the Year

- Eliot Hoff – APCO Worldwide
- Tim McIntyre – Domino’s

Digital Communications Leader of the Year

- John Bell – Ogilvy PR
- Anne Carelli – Coca-Cola Company
- Jennifer Houston – Waggener Edstrom Worldwide, Inc.
- Chris Perry – Weber Shandwick

Investor Relations/Financial Communications

- Stan Collender – Qorvis Communications
- Barb Iverson – Weber Shanwick
- Keith Mabee – Dix & Eaton

Measurement/Research Expert of Year

- David Michaelson – Echo Research
- Ashley Pettit – Southwest Airlines Company

Media Relations Professional of the Year

- Matt Clark – Lotus Public Relations
- Anthony Sanzio – Campbell Soup Company
- Colleen Wilber – America’s Promise Alliance

PR Professional of Year: Academic Institution

- Melissa Connolly – Hofstra University
- Tomika DePriest – Spellman College
- John Walls – Southwestern Medical Center

PR Professional of the Year: Corporate

- Allison Falkenberry – Men’s Health
- Chris Fuller – Pizza Hut
- Drew McGowan – Edelman Chicago
- Sal Petruzzi – Turner Broadcasting Systems
- David Shane – Hewlett Packard Co

PR Professional of the Year: Nonprofit/Association

- Leslie Aun – World Wildlife Fund
- Niane Gage Lofgren – Kaiser Permanente
- Ken Johnson – PhRMA
- Megan Lozito – American Heart Association
- Ellen Murphy – YMCA of Greater NY

PR Team Leader

- Tim Fry – Weber Shandwick
- Jan Hausrath – APCO Worldwide
- Gloria Janata – Chandler Chico Agency
- Richard Licata – Showtime Networks
- Laura Monica – American Water Works Co
- Susan Peters – Edelman Chicago
- Holly Potter – Kaiser Permanente

PR Trainer of Year

- Sally Falkow – Expansion Plus
- Jean Gonsoulin – Golin/Harris

Public Affairs Exec of Year

- Jonathan Collegio – National Association of Broadcasters
- John Davies – Davies Public Affairs
- Richared Ramlall – RCN

Spokesperson of the Year

- Chris Mainz – Southwest Airlines
- Stacy DeBroff – Mom Central Consulting

Hall of Fame

- Don Bulmer – SAP
- Peter Debrecney – Gagen MacDonald LLC
- Donna Imperato – Cohn & Wolfe New York
- Michael Kempner – MWW Group Inc.
- Marcia Silverman – Ogilvy PR
- Larry Parnell – George Washington University

Tweeter of the Year

- Christi Day – Southwest Airlines
- Morgan Johnston – Jet Blue
- John Ratcliffe Lee – MWW Group Inc
- Charlie Witkowski – Weber Shandwick

15-to-Watch 2009


- Joey-lyn Addesa, MWW Group
- Kipp Bodnar, Howard, Merrell & Partners
- John Cangany, APCO
- Laney Cohen, Makovsky & Company
- Kristin Dwyer, Euro RSCG
- Paul Dyer, Weisscomm Group
- Amanda Kaufman, Edelman
- Francisca Llamas, Weber Shandwick
- Rachel Lenore, Marina Maher Comms
- Nicole Mrasek,MS&L
- Anne Marie Murphy, Porter Novelli
- Lavanva DJ, Gutenberg Comms
- Suzanne Rosnowski, Quinn & Co.
- Kate Ricard, MS&L
- Andrew Ryan, Hellerman Baretz Comms

Corporate & Nonprofit

- Krista Canfield, LinkedIn
- Jaclyn Darrohn, Allstate
- Aerial Ellis, Tennesse State Univ
- Steve Field, BAE Systems
- Tonia Hammer, Molson Coors Canada
- Elizabeth Halter, Cox Enterprises
- Jessica Hanson, Property Casualty Insurers Assn of America
- Tiane Harrison, USO
- Elizabeth Jaycox, Mc-Graw Hill
- Kimberly Kanary, Associated Estates Realty Corp
- Serena Levy, Coca-Cola Company
- Michael Odle, Oregon National Guard
- Stephen Radick, Booz Allen Hamilton
- Darryl Ryan, Time Warner Cable
- Bryson Thornton, Del Monte Foods

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  • greeblemonkey

    Huge congrats!

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  • Shari Weiss

    Congrats on the nomication. I'm rooting for you

  • Clemence Ko

    Congratulations! It is cool to know that you have been nominated. Though I am a new reader of your site, I have really gain a lot recently from your posts. I will sure be rooting for you.

    It is also nice of you to share with us the other nominees of the other various awards. I find it particularly cool to know they actually have a “Tweeter of the Year” award!

  • Secret Traffic Reports

    Awesome congrats and well deserved!

  • JohnAtkinson

    My prediction is that you'll have something to celebrate about on 12/1/09. Keep up the great work.

    Hope to see you at BlogWorld this week.

  • prsarahevans

    Congratulations, Brian! :)

    • briansolis

      Thank you Sarah!

  • prsarahevans

    Congratulations, Brian! :)

  • briansolis

    Thank you Sarah!

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Brian Solis is a digital analyst, anthropologist, and also a futurist. In his work at Altimeter Group, Solis studies the effects of disruptive technology on business and society. He is an avid keynote speaker and award-winning author who is globally recognized as one of the most prominent thought leaders in digital transformation.

His most recent book, What's the Future of Business: Changing the Way Businesses Create Experiences (WTF), explores the landscape of connected consumerism and how business and customer relationships unfold in four distinct moments of truth. His previous book, The End of Business as Usual, explores the emergence of Generation-C, a new generation of customers and employees and how businesses must adapt to reach them. In 2009, Solis released Engage, which is regarded as the industry reference guide for businesses to market, sell and service in the social web.

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