2017 Spotlight Award Winners

Award of Distinction

Spotlight Award

  • Public Service
    Ignite Your Neighbors in Wildfire Prevention
    State Farm
    Brad Hilliard, APR, Media Specialist; Daniel Losk, Community Specialist
    State Farm Public Affairs
  • Media/Blogger Relsations
    Helping HEALTHWORKS tell the story of the business of healthcare
    CMD
    Kathleen Jonila; Ashley Brown, APR; Gary Rubin, APR; Colby Reade, APR
  • Media/Blogger Relations
    National Manufacturing Day with the U.S. Secretary of Commerce
    Coates Kokes
    Lance Heisler / Coates Kokes Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership (OMEP) National Manufacturing Day with the U.S. Secretary of Commerce Sue Van Brocklin / Coates Kokes Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership (OMEP) National Manufacturing Day with the U.S. Secretary of Commerce Receiving the award: Lance Heisler and Sue Van Brocklin
  • Media/Blogger Relations
    JELD-WEN Connecting with Klamath Falls
    CMD
    Jim Parello; Kelli Hopp; Stefanie Week; Colby Reade, APR
  • Social Media/Digital Communications
    Supporting Tourism To Oregon’s Mt. Hood Territory In Targeted Communities
    Lawrence PR
  • Webcasts
    A TV Camera in Your Pocket: Going Live with the Portland Clinic
    CMD
    Gary Rubin, APR, and Clarissa Fong, CMD earned media; Erica Zabudsky, The Portland Clinic
  • Creative Tactic
    Summer of Color Brightens Moods, Relieves Stress 
    CMD
    Gary Rubin, APR; Clarissa Fong; Erica Zabudsky
  • Event or Observance           
    Michael Jordan’s Steak House and Line & Lure Seafood Kitchen and Tap at ilani Casino Resort
    A.wordsmith\
  • Event or Observance
    Celebrating 20 Years of Tobacco Prevention in Oregon
    Coates Kokes
    Lance Heisler / Coates Kokes Oregon Health Authority – TPEP Celebrating 20 Years of Tobacco Prevention in Oregon Sue Van Brocklin / Coates Kokes Oregon Health Authority – TPEP Celebrating 20 Years of Tobacco Prevention in Oregon Receiving the award: Lance Heisler and Sue Van Brocklin
  • Integrated Communications
    Cadet Manufacturing Sold to Ireland-Based Glen Dimplex Group – A communication initiative emphasizing “business as usual” at the Vancouver headquarters
    Amico Public Relations
  • Printed Communication
    Spirit Magazine: Making History
    Sisters of St. Mary Oregon Ministries Oregon
  • Global Communications
    Mesosphere Enters World Stage as World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer
    Edelman
    Mesosphere and Edelman: Gary Grossman and Taylor Long
  • The Beaver Caucus: Raising Awareness of The Beaver Caucus with Key Alumni Audiences
    Quinn Thomas + Oregon State University Foundation
  • Editorial/Op-Ed Column
    Association Oregon Industries: Securing editorial support to pass a comprehensive transportation funding package
    Quinn Thomas + Association Oregon Industries
  • Event or Observance             
    LANE and Pernod Ricard: The Lillet Pop-up Summer Style Series
    LANE and Pernod Ricard
  • Event or Observance           
    A Rip City Salute to Oregon’s Olympians and Paralympians
    Portland Trailblazers
    Michael Lewellen, Vice President of Corporate Communications and Public Engagement, Portland Trail Blazers; Hilary Gorlin, Corporate Communications Specialist, Portland Trail Blazers
  • Public Service
    Salem Fire Foundation CPR/AED Training Program for Students
    Van Natta Public Relations
  • Marketing Consumer Product or Service
    Introducing New Audiences to Portland’s Growing Cycling Studio
    Lawrence PR
  • Marketing Business to Business
    Campaign Launch of Technology & Digital Offerings
    A.wordsmith for North Highland Worldwide Consulting: Campaign Launch of Technology & Digital Offerings
    A.wordsmith
  • Media/Blogger Relations
    Earned Media Teaches ABCs of Special Education Law
    Amico Public Relations
    Amico Public Relations and Wiscarson Law
  • Social Media/Digital Communications
    Launching a Brand Voice in Social Media             
    CMD
    Gary Rubin, APR; Colby Reade, APR; Clarissa Fong; Kathleen Jonilla; Ashley Brown, APR
  • Social Media/Digital Communications
    Avangrid Renewables #MegawattMadness Tips off Social Media Engagement
    CMD
    Art Sasse; Greg Fagan; Chris Benware, APR; Gary Rubin, APR

Merit Award

  • Media/Digital Communications
    Welcoming baby Fatemeh
    OHSU
    Kathryn Peck, Lisa McMahan, Tamara Hargens-Bradley, Beth Heinrich
  • Social Media/Digital Communications
    OHSU Guest House Campaign
    OHSU
    Kathryn Peck, Lisa McMahan, Jennette Zarko, Kate Rigall, Jennifer Amie, Heather McLendon
  • Media/Blogger Relations
    Relations Smart Catch Sustainable Seafood Program
    Jan Kleszynski
  • PSA
    Salem Fire Foundation’s Whose Life Will You Save Today?
    Allied Video Productions
  • Multicultural Public Relations
    Creating National Exposure for Portland Japanese Garden’s $33.5M Cultural Village Expansion
    Lawrence PR
  • Social Media/Digital Communications
    Winter Is Coming: Showcasing Portland in Slideshow Videos of Facebook
    Travel Portland and Edelman: Hannah Kang, Jordan Curtis, Cody Karlin
  • PSA
    Be a Hero to a Wish Child
    Make-A-Wish
    Tracey Lam, APR, Make-A-Wish OregonPaul Stoos, Broadway Bridge Productions; Curtis Shaw, Michaels Wilder Agency
  • Event or Observance
    Seeing Our Police Officers in a New Way: Breakfast with the Chief
    Van Natta Public Relations
  • Video Program
    Wacom – Show and Tell: Back to School with Video Trends
    CMD 
    Melissa Ashcraft, Wacom; Stefanie Week, CMD
  • Media/Blogger Relations
    A.wordsmith for iFLY – Beyond the Bucket List: iFLY West Coast Summer Influencer Campaign
    A.wordsmith