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City Wins Six Prestigious PRSA Awards

Post Date:October 23, 2018 3:13 PM

PrismAwardLogoThe City of West Hollywood was honored with six awards recognizing distinction in communications by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Los Angeles Chapter. The awards were presented at PRSA’s PRism Awards gala on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, at the Taglyan Complex in Hollywood. The City’s Communications Department took home these honors while facing steep competition from the likes of several major public relations agencies, including MGA Media Group, Golin, and H+M Communications.

“The City of West Hollywood’s Communications Department works incredibly hard to ensure that our community members are well informed in captivating and educational ways,” said West Hollywood Mayor John J. Duran. “In just the last few months, the team has taken home 15 different professional awards. These PRSA Awards are the equivalent of the Oscars for the public relations industry, and I’m incredibly proud of the work the department does for our City.”

PRSA-LA conferred its highest honor, the PRism Award, to the City of West Hollywood in three categories:

In addition, the City also received the PRSA-LA Award of Excellence in three categories:

The City of West Hollywood’s Communications Department oversees media relations, digital media, TV production, public relations, marketing, branding, and advertising, and works closely with the City’s more than 20 departments and divisions and the City Council to provide transparency and open communication among stakeholders, the media, and the public. The Communications Department oversees the City’s website weho.org, which provides wide-ranging information to more than 140,000 visitors each month and WeHoTV, which offers Emmy-winning content and coverage of civic meetings and cultural events to viewers through Spectrum and AT&T U-verse cable television, on YouTube at www.youtube.com/wehotv, and on multiple streaming platforms including Android TV, Apple TV, Fire TV, and Roku TV. More than 60,000 people follow @WeHoCity on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for up-to-the-minute WeHoTV NewsBytes, alerts, updates, and stories. The Communications Department has been honored with dozens of awards in recognition of its innovative approach and effectiveness in engaging with the community.

PRSA is the largest public relations organization in the world, with more than 21,000 members nationwide. The Los Angeles chapter (PRSA-LA) is the fifth largest in the country, with nearly 600 agency, in-house, and independent PR professionals across the Greater Los Angeles region. The PRism Awards, the PR industry’s version of the Oscars, is presented annually and recognize excellence in public relations strategies and tactics for outstanding programs and materials to LA-based companies and PR firms who support them. Winners meet the highest standards of performance by demonstrating sound research, planning, execution, and evaluation in their campaigns. PRSA conferred more than 64 PRism awards this year. Entrants were judged by volunteers from the Houston Chapter of PRSA. For additional information, please visit www.prsala.org.

For more information, please contact Lisa Marie Belsanti, the City of West Hollywood’s Director of Communications at (323) 848-6378 or at lbelsanti@weho.org. For people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, please call TTY (323) 848-6496. For up-to-date news and events, follow the City of West Hollywood on social media @WeHoCity and sign up for news updates at www.weho.org/email.

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