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2020 PRism Award Winners

In the first-of-its-kind virtual awards ceremony, Central Ohio communication professionals were recognized for the best work in the profession in 2019 at the annual PRism Awards. Despite being unable to gather together and conduct the awards event in the traditional way, PRSA Central Ohio leadership found a way to honor and recognize the highest achievements from the previous year.

“We’re just not going to let the global pandemic diminish our opportunity to honor the best PR work in our region,” said Katie Thomas, APR, Chapter President. “With this pivot, we genuinely expect this to be a PRisms no one will soon forget.”

Congratulations to the winners listed below for their outstanding achievements!

Individual Award Winners
Tom Poling Practitioner of the Year | John Palmer, APR, Ohio Hospital Association
Rising Star | Brian Hammel, Fahlgren Mortine
PRSSA Outstanding Graduate | Konni Lorenz, The Ohio State University
Walt Siefert Award for Outstanding Service to PRSSA | Natalie Kompa, Ed.D., MBA, Ohio Dominican University
Volunteer of the Year | Shannon Jack, Experience Columbus

Best of Show
Profit
TIE: Best of Show | Fahlgren Mortine with Avery Dennison
TIE: Best of Show | Fahlgren Mortine with DHL Supply Chain

Non-Profit
Best of Show | Fahlgren Mortine with Travel Nevada

Campaigns
Community Relations
Profit
Award of Excellence | Event Marketing Strategies
PRism Award | Fahlgren Mortine with BrewDog

Non-Profit
Award of Excellence | Fahlgren Mortine with COSI
PRism Award | Experience Columbus

Crisis Communications and Issues Management
Non-Profit
Award of Excellence | Inspire PR Group with Pet Food Institute
PRism Award | Geben Communication with Short North Alliance

Influencer Outreach
Profit
PRism Award | Geben Communication with Donatos Pizza

Non-Profit
Award of Excellence | Fahlgren Mortine with Travel Nevada
PRism Award | Dublin Convention & Visitors Bureau

Social Media Campaign
Profit
Award of Excellence | Approach Marketing with Raising Cane's Ohio
PRism Award | Geben Communication with Donatos Pizza

Non-Profit
Award of Excellence | Inspire PR Group with American Dairy Association Mideast
TIE PRism Award | Geben Communication with COTA
TIE PRism Award | MediaSource with The Ohio Development Services Agency

Best Use of a Social Media Platform
Profit
Award of Excellence | The Shelly Company
PRism Award | Geben Communication with Donatos Pizza

Non-Profit
PRism Award | Dublin Convention & Visitors Bureau

Integrated Communications
Profit
Award of Excellence | FrazierHeiby
PRism Award | Fahlgren Mortine with Avery Dennison

Non-Profit
Award of Excellence | Fahlgren Mortine with Donate Life Ohio
PRism Award | Fahlgren Mortine with Smart Columbus

Internal Communications
Profit
Award of Excellence | Burkholder Flint Easterday with AEP Ohio
PRism Award | The Wendy's Company

Marketing Communications Consumer Products and Services
Profit
Award of Excellence | Fahlgren Mortine with Bob Evans Restaurants
PRism Award | Fahlgren Mortine with Balloon Time

Non-Profit
Award of Excellence | Dublin Convention & Visitors Bureau
PRism Award | Geben Communication with YWCA Columbus

Marketing Communications Business to Business
Profit
PRism Award | Fahlgren Mortine with DHL Supply Chain

Non-Profit
PRism Award | Team Fleisher Communications

Special Events and Observances
Profit
Award of Excellence | Belle Communication with Shake Shack
PRism Award | Geben Communication with Forbidden Root

Non-Profit
PRism Award | Fahlgren Mortine with Travel Nevada

Branding/Rebranding
Profit
PRism Award | FrazierHeiby

Non-Profit
PRism Award | City of New Albany

PRSSA Outstanding Project
PRism Award | Capital University with Fahlgren Mortine

Tactics

Single-Issue Publications
Profit
Award of Excellence | FrazierHeiby with AEP Ohio
PRism Award | Ohio Department of Commerce

Non-Profit
Award of Excellence | City of Dublin
PRism Award | Dublin Convention & Visitors Bureau

Series Publications
Profit
PRism Award | Fahlgren Mortine with Cardinal Health

Non-Profit
Award of Excellence | Dublin Convention & Visitors Bureau
PRism Award | Nationwide Children's Hospital

Annual Reports
Profit
PRism Award | The Catholic Foundation of Ohio

Non-Profit
Award of Excellence | Paul Werth Associates with SWACO (Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio)
PRism Award | City of Dublin

E-newsletters
Non-Profit
Award of Excellence | Dublin Convention & Visitors Bureau
PRism Award | FrazierHeiby with Bristol Village

Presentations / Webinars
Non-Profit
Award of Excellence | FrazierHeiby with Marion CAN DO!
PRism Award | Jaron Terry Communications

Media Relations - Consumer Products and Services
Profit
Award of Excellence | Fahlgren Mortine with Bob Evans Restaurants
PRism Award | Geben Communication

Non-Profit
Award of Excellence | Fahlgren Mortine with Pelotonia
PRism Award | Fahlgren Mortine with Travel Nevada

Media Relations - Business to Business
Profit
Award of Excellence | Geben Communication with Caster Connection
PRism Award | Belle Communication with The Risk Institute at The Ohio State University

Feature Placements - Print
Profit
Award of Excellence | Belle Communication with Ricart Automotive
PRism Award | Geben Communication with The Parking Spot

Non-Profit
Award of Excellence | Inspire PR Group with Columbia County Convention and Visitors Bureau
PRism Award | City of Dublin

Feature Placements - Broadcast
Profit
Award of Excellence | FrazierHeiby with AEP Ohio
PRism Award | Inspire PR Group with Cameron Mitchell Restaurants

Non-Profit
Award of Excellence | Inspire PR Group with Destination Delaware County Ohio
PRism Award | Fahlgren Mortine with A&F Challenge

Feature Placements - Digital
Profit
Award of Excellence | Belle Communication with Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams
PRism Award | Geben Communication with Eleventh Candle Co.

Non-Profit
PRism Award | Inspire PR Group with Butler County Visitors Bureau

Op-Ed Columns, Byline Articles and Blog Posts
Profit
Award of Excellence | Ohio Northern University
PRism Award | Fahlgren Mortine with Alliance Data's card services business

Non-Profit
Award of Excellence | Nationwide Children's Hospital
PRism Award | Inspire PR Group with Lutheran Social Services‚ CHOICES for Victims of Domestic Violence

Websites
Profit
Award of Excellence | The Wendy's Company
PRism Award | FrazierHeiby with AEP Ohio

Non-Profit
Award of Excellence | Dublin Convention & Visitors Bureau
PRism Award | Inspire PR Group with Pet Leadership Council

Video News Release
Non-Profit
Award of Excellence | MediaSource with Nationwide Children's Hospital
PRism Award | MediaSource with The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Best Use of Video
Non-Profit
Award of Excellence | Inspire PR Group with American Dairy Association Mideast
PRism Award | MediaSource with The American Dairy Association Mideast

Audio
Profit
PRism Award | Ohio State Fair

Use of Data / Analytics
Profit
PRism Award | Fahlgren Mortine with Columbia Gas of Ohio

Non-Profit
PRism Award | Geben Communication with Boundless

Diversity and Inclusion
Profit
PRism Award | Fahlgren Mortine with COSI

Non-Profit
Award of Excellence | City of Dublin
PRism Award | Nationwide Children's Hospital

Creative Tactics
Profit
PRism Award | FrazierHeiby with Woeber Mustard Company

Non-Profit
Award of Excellence | Nationwide Children's Hospital
PRism Award | Fahlgren Mortine with Travel Nevada







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