RunSwitch PR is the winner of six awards in the 2015 Hermes Creative Awards competition. The Hermes Creative Awards is an international competition for creative professionals involved in the concept, writing and design of traditional and emerging media and recognizes outstanding work in the industry.
RunSwitch PR was awarded for work performed on behalf of several clients including Blaze Fast Fire’d Pizza, Long John Silver’s and the Prairie Oat Growers Association based on the evaluation of judges from the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals. Judges chose from 6,000 total entries submitted from the United States and 22 other countries. These honors reinforce RunSwitch PR’s success in executing digital communications strategies on behalf of its diverse clientele.
“As public relations professionals, we are focused on delivering meaningful, impactful results for our clients and are not often in the spotlight ourselves,” said Charissa Acree, Vice President at RunSwitch PR. “When we do receive recognition for our work from an external body of communications professionals, it is a welcome affirmation for our entire team. We’re honored to be winners in this year’s Hermes Creative Awards and believe this work reflects how we can adjust our communications strategies to both traditional and digital platforms. We look forward to adding these honors to a growing number of accolades received from similar competitions.”
In the Website/Overall Marketing Category, RunSwitch PR was awarded a Platinum Award for its new website, www.RunSwitchPR.com, which launched in the fall of 2014. RunSwitch worked closely with local advertising and creative agency Quantum Communications to develop and launch a website that uniquely showcases the agency’s public relations and public affairs services.
The prestigious Platinum Award is presented to those entries judged to be among the most outstanding entries in the competition. Platinum Winners are recognized for their excellence in terms of quality, creativity and resourcefulness. About 15 percent of all entries in this year’s competition won the Platinum Award.
“It’s always great to see your work win an award–but it’s even better when it’s for a project you know is delivering results for your client,” said Josh Hampton, Associate Creative Director at Quantum Communications. “RunSwitch has been wonderful to work with, offering valuable creative input to the project that added to the site’s functionality and eye-catching design.”
The Gold Award is presented to those entries judged to exceed the high standards of the industry norm. Approximately 22 percent of total entries received this award.
Honorable Mention certificates are granted to those entries that meet the expectations of the judges. Approximately 11 percent of entrants were Honorable Mention winners.
RunSwitch received Hermes Creative Awards in the following categories:
- Platinum Award for the RunSwitch Public Relations Website in the Website Overall/Marketing, PR, Advertising Agency
- Gold Award for the Blaze Pizza-Gainesville, Florida Grand Opening News Release in the Writing/News Release Category
- Gold Award for the Blaze Pizza Grand Openings Campaign in the PR Campaign Category
- Gold Award for Long John Silver’s “Summer of Fish” in the Social Media/Consumer Engagement Category
- Honorable Mention for the “Cap the CoPay Campaign” in the PR Campaign Category
- Honorable Mention for the Equine Feed Oats Project Trade Show Exhibit in the Advertising Trade Show Exhibit Category
RunSwitch PR is one of the fastest-growing full-service PR firms in the nation, providing a range of services to an impressive list of local, national, and international clients. RunSwitch PR provides services in public affairs, public relations, as well as political consulting services. The firm represents clients based in Kentucky, Seattle, Dallas, Washington D.C., New York, Switzerland, Canada and Italy, including eleven Fortune 500 companies and notable clients such as Amazon, Pfizer, and Philip Morris International. In 2014, RunSwitch was recognized as the largest PR firm in the state of Kentucky by Louisville’s Business First.