The CanaleComm team is consuming more coffee than usual today, as we all stayed out a bit too late last night. But it was for a very good reason: the public relations industry’s annual celebration of excellence, the Edward L. Bernays Awards, where we won a whopping nine (yes, NINE!) awards.
The highlight of the awards ceremony, for CanaleComm at least, was sweeping the entire website category — earning the top honor for our own redesigned agency website, which we launched in fall of 2015, as well as an award that recognized our website work for Leading BioSciences. Since the start of last year, CanaleComm has launched 13 websites, so it was understandably difficult choosing which web projects to enter for judging. When the emcee announced our agency as winners for not one, but both, of the website categories, we had no choice but to pop open a couple bottles of nice champagne.
Beyond the website victories, we had many other reasons to celebrate last night: CanaleComm also took home awards in the categories of reputation/brand management, integrated communications, investor relations, social media, press conferences and media relations. (The full list is here: PRSA Chapter Honors 2016 Edward L. Bernays Award Winners.)
While we don’t normally think of ourselves as the types to need a shiny award to know we’re doing a good job, it feels great to be recognized by industry peers for the work we do every day for our clients. And with that, we’re making another trip to the corner coffee shop, as we have lots to get done before the weekend begins!