PRSA/SENE Honors Rhode Island Companies for Public Relations Excellence

PROVIDENCE, RI – The Southeastern New England Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA/SENE) announced two award winners and two certificate of recognition recipients during its 2013 Excellence Awards ceremony on March 27, 2014 at Bravo Brasserie in Providence.

Now in its fourth year, the PRSA/SENE Excellence Awards recognize outstanding public relations tactics and campaign strategies across a spectrum of specialty areas. Entries are judged by industry professionals in fellow PRSA Chapters. Award entries are scored based on research, planning, execution, and evaluation of the tactic or campaign. The 2013 Excellence Awards were judged by Madison, Wisconsin PRSA chapter.

PRSA/ SENE 2013 Award Winners:

      Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau

Community Relations/Cause Marketing: “Ensuring Success in Travel + Leisure’s America’s Favorite City Survey”

     Advocacy Solutions & Academy for Career Exploration

Crisis Communications: “Saving Rhode Island’s First Charter Public School”

Certificates of Recognition Recipients:

     (add)ventures & CVS Caremark

Excellence in Tactics—Video: “CVS Caremark Hurricane Sandy Video”


Excellence in Tactics—Local TV Placement: “Inside the ER”

“PRSA/SENE is proud to recognize the achievements of our local PR community,” said Giselle Mahoney, president of PRSA/SENE. “Rhode Island is home to a wide-range of PR professionals and leaders utilizing their creativity, innovation, and PR expertise to effectively share their stories both on local and national levels. The caliber of our honorees reflects that, and we look forward to continuing to raise PR awareness and recognition with next year’s awards program.”

For more information on PRSA/SENE, its annual Excellence Awards program, and to view past winners, visit

Established in 1982, the Southeastern New England Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA/SENE) is the among the region’s largest professional organizations for public relations professionals. Members of the non-profit association represent corporations, agencies, sole practitioners, military, government, health care and other service organizations throughout Southeastern New England. Learn more about PRSA/SENE at, on Facebook (PRSASENE), Twitter (prsasene), and or sign up for our email newsletter.

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