The Public Relations Global Network (PRGN) announced winners of its 2020 Best Practice Awards today in an online Awards Gala ceremony attended by member agencies from across the globe virtually.

“With the PRGN awards, we celebrate every year the outstanding work done by our member agencies and at the same time offer inspiration and ideas for future work,” said PRGN President, Robert Bauer. “Having a look at how colleagues over the world have approached and solved challenges is often a major step to find new solutions for your own tasks. So, our awards are knowledge sharing at its best – and it’s also a lot of fun.”

Top winners were CROS (Moscow, Russia) with a total of seven awards, and Media Profile (Toronto, Canada), which took home five trophies, while Landis Communications Inc. (San Francisco, United States) collected three gold trophies – the highest number of golds among agencies in the race.

A number of agencies took home as many as four trophies of different levels (bronze, silver and gold), namely Free Communication (Bucharest, Romania), HWB Communications (Cape Town, South Africa), Landis Communications Inc., OneMulti (Warsaw, Poland), Sound Public Relations (Milan, Italy) and Xenophon Strategies Inc. (Washington D.C., United States).

In this year’s competition, PRGN member agencies submitted a record number of 199 entries on client work, agency promotion and campaigns into 22 categories, ensuring that the global best of the bests were awarded golden, silver and bronze awards. 

This year two special categories were added to the international contest to measure agency performance in the trying times of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020. The winner of the “Agency Management in Covid-19” category was Xenophon Strategies Inc., while the gold trophy for “Client Communications in Covid-19” was taken home by Industrie-Contact AG (Hamburg, Germany).

Every year PRGN – a global network that now includes 51 agencies serving clients in 53 locations – recognizes its member agencies that generate the most business and business opportunities for other network members with a special prize called the PRGN Business Power Awards. This year the gold trophy for generating the highest volume of business for their PRGN peers went to Industrie-Contact and the silver award for referring the highest number of potential new business within the network was won by Landis Communications Inc.

Gold awards were earned by:

PRGN member agencies are independent, local, owner-operated public relations and marketing communications firms that share expertise and resources, while providing broad-based comprehensive communications strategies to clients worldwide. 

Companies or organizations interested in the services of PRGN’s local agency network can visit its agency directory or contact PRGN’s executive director Gábor Jelinek at gabor.jelinek@prgn.com for more information.

Independent agencies interested in joining the network can visit the member recruitment section of the PRGN website for more information or email its membership chair, David Wills, Media Profile at david.wills@mediaprofile.com

Gábor Jelinek
Gábor Jelinek
Executive Director, Russia’s CROS and North American agencies dominate PRGN 2020 Best Practice Awards
With 15 years of agency management and communications consulting experience, preceded by a 10-year media career, Gabor is the Executive Director of Public Relations Global Network (PRGN). In that capacity Gabor is the center of action at the global network, supporting the work of the President and the Executive Committee to grow and develop the 25-year old communications network. Working closely with PRGN's Business, Marketing and Membership committees, Gabor is the driver of global business development, self-marketing and membership retention and recruitment.

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