DENVER, Colo., May 6, 2011 – Linhart Public Relations, a national public relations and corporate communications counseling firm based in Colorado, received four Gold Pick Awards from the Colorado Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). Linhart PR was recognized at PRSA Colorado’s annual ceremony Thursday, May 5 at the Marriott Downtown Denver.
The Gold Pick Awards, given by PRSA Colorado, recognize programs incorporating sound research, planning, executing and evaluation, while also meeting the highest standard of performance in the public relations profession.
PRSA Colorado also presents individual awards during the annual ceremony, including the 2011 Rookie of the Year Award to recognize an outstanding young public relations professional who displays exceptional achievement and potential. Linhart PR account executive Quinn Kelsey, who has been with the firm for nearly two years, took home the Rookie of the Year award for her professional accomplishments and PRSA volunteerism.
In addition to the Rookie of the Year award, Linhart PR won the following Gold Picks:
- Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, winner in the “Marketing Consumer Products – Restaurants” and the “Blogger Campaign” categories for “Making the Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Kids’ Cook-Off Championship Sizzle.” The Cook-Off is an annual national competition inviting kids ages six to 12 to develop their own gourmet burger recipe.
- Rudi’s Bakery, winner in the “Blogger Campaign” category for “Launching Rudi’s Gluten-Free Breads to reach key gluten-free influencers.” Linhart PR helped Rudi’s Bakery launch a new product line by connecting with gluten-free influencers in Colorado.
“Being named a winner for these Gold Pick Awards emphasizes our ability to deliver and implement smart, effective and creative communication strategies for our clients across a multitude of industries,” said Sharon Linhart, APR, Linhart PR founder and managing partner. “We are honored to see our work and our people recognized by our peers in such a highly-regarded award program.”
In addition to these four awards, MWH – a Linhart PR client – also won a Gold Pick award in the “Feature Stories” category for “Building a Better World – Beyond Blueprints and Infrastructure Projects” – a bylined cover article about MWH’s hydropower leadership and its Tekeze Dam project in Ethiopia.