PR News’ PR People Finalists and Rising PR Stars 30 & Under Honorees Announced; Communicators Will Gather to Celebrate Their Successes on December 5 in D.C.

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PR News will highlight the achievements of the 2017 PR People finalists and Rising PR Stars 30 & Under honorees at the PR People Awards Luncheon on December 5 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. PR News will also induct leaders from Aflac, Arthur W. Page Society, Ketchum and the Smithsonian Institution, National Zoo into the PR People Hall of Fame.

PR People finalists include professionals from:
APCO Worldwide
Arby's Restaurant Group, Inc.
Boingo Wireless
Deluxe Corporation
Drake University
Duquesne University Media
Ernst & Young LLP
Gillian Small Public Relations
Hill+Knowlton Strategies
HP Inc.
IAC Infinite Global
John Guilfoil Public Relations
Mayo Clinic
PAN Communications
PayPal Providence
St Joseph Health
Rodale Inc.
Rsquared Communication
Ruder Finn
Sage Communications
Samsung Electronics America
Sitemedia Consultancy
SoCu Status Labs
The Levinson Group
Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board
W2 Communications
WC Smith
Webster Public Relations
XL Catlin

Rising Stars Honorees include professionals from:
Allstate Insurance Company
APCO Worldwide
Bell Helicopter
CBS News
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
CLS Strategies
Cox Enterprises
Hill + Knowlton Strategies
HP Inc.
Jamba Juice
Marina Maher Communications
Mighty PR
Pan Communications
Paypal, Inc.
Porter Novelli
Ruder Finn
RunSwitch PR
SAP Global Marketing
Scripps Networks
Southwest Airlines
TD Bank
Thomson Reuters Foundation
Valley Forge Tourism & ConventionBoard
Weber Shandwick
World Wildlife Fund

View the full list PR People finalists and Rising PR Stars honorees online at:

The luncheon event will feature a three-course meal and ample time to connect with leading professionals in the communications field. Individual tickets along with tables of ten are available for purchase. Organizations can purchase a Celebration Package, which includes a table of 10 with priority seating, a half-page ad in the program guide, two bottles of champagne and a customized poster of the finalist or honoree.

For questions regarding the PR People Awards Luncheon, contact Carla Stubbs at cstubbs(at)accessintel(dot)com. For awards luncheon sponsorship inquiries, contact Rich Hauptner at rhauptner(at)accessintel(dot)com.

The PR News Group is a go-to source that serves the communications and marketing community at corporations, agencies and nonprofits. The PR News Group focuses on honing and growing PR and marketing professionals’ skills in social media, crisis management, digital PR, measurement, employee relations, media training, CSR and writing through its flagship newsletter, webinars, conferences, awards programs, workshops and guidebooks. With the launch of its weekly newsletter over 70 years ago, PR News has remained dedicated to supporting the growth of communicators and marketers all while keeping them abreast of the latest news affecting their industries. For more information, visit

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Sarah Thompson

Sarah Thompson

Sarah is a financial reporter, focusing on technology, national security, and policing. Before joining Daily Telescope she worked as a staff writer at Fast Company and spent two years as a foreign correspondent in Turkey. Her work has been published in Al Jazeera America, The Nation, Vice News, Motherboard, and many other outlets.
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