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NCPRSA InSpire Awards Recognize Innovative Communication Work


RALEIGH, N.C. (May 8, 2014) --- The North Carolina Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America announced today the winners of the 2014 InSpire Awards that honor top achievements in public relations and communications in central and eastern North Carolina.


The sixth annual awards banquet was held May 7 at The State Club at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, and recognized campaigns and tactics from media relations and social media to marketing and community relations. Debra Morgan, WRAL news anchor and six-time Emmy Award winner, served as emcee for the event.


Modeled after the Public Relations Society of America’s national Bronze and Silver Anvil Awards, the InSpire Awards are open to all public relations, communications and marketing organizations and professionals in North Carolina. Silver InSpire Awards recognize entire campaigns, while Bronze InSpire Awards honor specific tactics or components of programs.


“The InSpire Awards honor the best of the best. The awards recognize cutting edge work that stands out and delivers results. It was a tough competition this year. Each recipient should be very proud of their accomplishments,” said Anna-Marshall Wilson, NCPRSA president.


French/West Vaughan received the Best in Show Award in the Silver Division for “The Doctor is In: Alice Cooper and Fretlight Guitar Help People ‘Quit Quitting,’” while FleishmanHillard took the Best in Show Award in the Bronze Division for “What’s Your Style?  Carmex Launches Fashionable New Lip Balm.” Both represent the top-scoring entry in each division.

View All the InSpire Award Winners


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