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Creative Business Award - Creative Communications

West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce - WHCC

Nov 2018

Each year the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce celebrates businesses that have shown innovation and creativity in their business model. The nominees are selected by their peers and the winners are voted by the WHCC Membership and announced at the event. Creative Communications is awarded to a business within public relations, marketing, outdoor media, branding, televisual arts, copyrighting, technology, social media, graphic design, writing etc. The twenty-two (22) nominees in seven (7) categories were chosen for their innovative approach to business and/or creative merits in product and service by the WHCC Membership, its Board of Directors and the Special Events Committee. The criterion for selection was that the business be a WHCC Member and have made significant contributions to the West Hollywood business community. Members vote for their favorite nominees via an online ballot and the winners are announced at the event.

 

NAGW Pinnacle Award

NAGW - National Association of Government Web Professionals

Oct 2018

The NAGW Pinnacle Awards are judged by a group of web professionals inside and outside of the government web industry and are awarded to the best entries based on the following judging criteria: team size, content, organization, design, performance and flexibility, accessibility standards, interactivity, open data, and responsive design.

 

NAGW member's Choice Award

NAGW - National Association of Government Web Professionals

Oct 2018

The NAGW Pinnacle Awards are judged by a group of web professionals inside and outside of the government web industry and are awarded to the best entries based on the following judging criteria: team size, content, organization, design, performance and flexibility, accessibility standards, interactivity, open data, and responsive design. Additionally, the NAGW membership voted on the Members’ Choice awards from among the entries in each category.

PRism Award - Creative Tactics, Teaser or Other Collateral: Drag Queen Story Hour Fans

Public Relations Society of America - Los Angeles Chapter (PRSA-LA)

Oct 2018

The Los Angeles Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America annually recognizes outstanding programs and materials created by public relations professionals who work in the Greater Los Angeles area or have completed assignments for LA-based clients. PRism Award trophies are given to honor the best entry in each of the entry categories. The City of West Hollywood was honored with a PRSA-LA award of excellence in the category of Creative Tactics, Teaser or Other Collateral for its Drag Queen Story Hour Fans.

 

PRism Award - Marketing Campaign, Government: Social Media Connect @WeHoCity

Public Relations Society of America - Los Angeles Chapter (PRSA-LA)

Oct 2018

The Los Angeles Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America annually recognizes outstanding programs and materials created by public relations professionals who work in the Greater Los Angeles area or have completed assignments for LA-based clients. PRism Award trophies are given to honor the best entry in each of the entry categories. The City of West Hollywood was honored with a PRSA-LA PRism award for in the category of Marketing Campaign, Government for its Social Media Connect @WeHoCity campaign.

 

PRism Award - Public Service Announcements: PSA: Linus and the Meaning of Pride

Public Relations Society of America - Los Angeles Chapter (PRSA-LA)

Oct 2018

The Los Angeles Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America annually recognizes outstanding programs and materials created by public relations professionals who work in the Greater Los Angeles area or have completed assignments for LA-based clients. PRism Award trophies are given to honor the best entry in each of the entry categories. The City of West Hollywood was honored with a PRSA-LA PRism award of excellence for in the category of Public Service Announcements for its Linus and the Meaning of Pride PSA.

PRism Award - Streaming Media, Livestream: #ResistMarch Livestream

Public Relations Society of America - Los Angeles Chapter (PRSA-LA)

Oct 2018

The Los Angeles Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America annually recognizes outstanding programs and materials created by public relations professionals who work in the Greater Los Angeles area or have completed assignments for LA-based clients. PRism Award trophies are given to honor the best entry in each of the entry categories. The City of West Hollywood was honored with a PRSA-LA PRism award in the Streaming Media, Livestream category for its #ResistMarch Livestream.

PRism Award - Video Programs, Government: Getting to Zero

Public Relations Society of America - Los Angeles Chapter (PRSA-LA)

Oct 2018

The Los Angeles Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America annually recognizes outstanding programs and materials created by public relations professionals who work in the Greater Los Angeles area or have completed assignments for LA-based clients. PRism Award trophies are given to honor the best entry in each of the entry categories. The City of West Hollywood was honored with a PRSA-LA PRism award in the category of Video Programs, Government for its Getting to Zero - HIV Zero Initiative PSA.

PRism Award - Video Programs, Government: WeHo City Budget Animated Video

Public Relations Society of America - Los Angeles Chapter (PRSA-LA)

Oct 2018

The Los Angeles Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America annually recognizes outstanding programs and materials created by public relations professionals who work in the Greater Los Angeles area or have completed assignments for LA-based clients. PRism Award trophies are given to honor the best entry in each of the entry categories. The City of West Hollywood was honored with a PRSA-LA PRism award of excellence in the category of Video Programs, Government for its WeHo City Budget Animated Video.

Savvy Award

3CMA: City-County Communications & Marketing Association

Sep 2018

The City of West Hollywood's Getting to Zero public service announcement won the Savvy Award, 3CMA’s first-place honor, in the category of Promotional Video to recognize the City of West Hollywood short documentary-style video Getting to Zero. The video, which was released for World AIDS Day in December 2017, features an emotionally captivating interview with Jeffrey Rodriguez, Program Manager of the Los Angeles LGBT Center WeHo’s Sexual Health Education Program. The video highlights the City’s support for local HIV/AIDS organizations and its vision to build an HIV Zero future. The video can be viewed on the City of West Hollywood’s WeHoTV YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAR-pqY6CyY.

Savvy - Award of Excellence

3CMA: City-County Communications & Marketing Association

Sep 2018

WeHoTV NewsByte: Domenic Priore, received the Savvy - Award of Excellence in the video category Interview/Talk Show/News Programming. The NewsByte focuses on author Domenic Priore concurrent with Arts programming about the history of the Sunset Strip in 2017. Priore discusses, against a backdrop of extraordinary historical images, pivotal moments 50 years ago when West Hollywood became the epicenter of the California folk rock music scene. The video can be viewed on the City of West Hollywood’s WeHoTV YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/watch?v=1McF8SzlQA0.

 

Savvy - Silver Circle Award

3CMA: City-County Communications & Marketing Association

Sep 2018

The City of West Hollywood's Getting to Zero public service announcement won the Savvy - Sliver Circle Award, 3CMA’s second-place honor, in the category of Public Service Announcement to recognize the City of West Hollywood short documentary-style video Getting to Zero. The video, which was released for World AIDS Day in December 2017, features an emotionally captivating interview with Jeffrey Rodriguez, Program Manager of the Los Angeles LGBT Center WeHo’s Sexual Health Education Program. The video highlights the City’s support for local HIV/AIDS organizations and its vision to build an HIV Zero future. The video can be viewed on the City of West Hollywood’s WeHoTV YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAR-pqY6CyY.

 

EMMY® Nominee - Public Service Announcement (PSA)

Television Academy - Los Angeles Area EMMY® Awards

Jul 2018

On behalf of the City of West Hollywood, Lisa Marie Belsanti was chosen as a Los Angeles Area EMMY® nominee in the category of Public Service Announcement (PSA) for the City’s WeHoTV Channel’s 60-second public service announcement (PSA) video: Linus and the Meaning of Pride, a short parody of the 1965 animated television special A Charlie Brown Christmas, based on the comic strip Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz. The video is available on the City of West Hollywood’s WeHoTV YouTube Channel at https://youtu.be/Q-sV_2xd4bg.

EPIC Award - Marketing Plans/Campaigns

The California Association of Public Information Officials (CAPIO)

Apr 2018

The California Association of Public Information Officials (CAPIO) gave the City of West Hollywood its top award –– the EPIC Award in the Marketing Plans/Campaigns category for the City’s colorfully illustrated traditional advertising and outreach campaign — Social Media Connect @WeHoCity — which encourages community members to follow the City of West Hollywood’s primary social media channels.

Savvy Award - Video Education/Training

Savvy Award - 3CMA: City-County Communications & Marketing Association

Sep 2017

The City of West Hollywood's Hakuna Truvada PrEP education public service announcement won the Savvy Award, 3CMA’s first-place honor, in the category of Video Education/Training. Hakuna Truvada, a fun a lyrical parody of the mega-hit song, Hakuna Matata, was produced by and stars YouTube sensation and Broadway star Todrick Hall. It raises awareness of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) with dancers in wild animal prints dancing over to the Los Angeles LGBT Center WeHo for a health checkup and PrEP prescription. The judges said it was an “engaging way to talk about a sensitive subject…” The video, which has more than 316,000 views on YouTube, can be viewed at https://youtu.be/M-_Nm0-ZV20.

Savvy Silver Circle Award - Social Media – Best Campaign Use

3CMA: City-County Marketing & Communications Association

Sep 2017

The innovative and leading-edge Social Media Takeover of LA Pride, which was conceived as a fresh new way to promote LA Pride in West Hollywood. The effort channeled traffic to the City of West Hollywood’s social media properties (@wehocity) and consisted of the City giving the “keys” to its social media platforms to celebrity drag queen Willam Belli during LA Pride weekend in June 2016. The Social Media Takeover was recognized with a Silver Circle Award, 3CMA’s second-place honor, in the category of Social Media – Best Campaign Use.

Silver Circle Award - Special Events – One Time Event

3CMA: City-County Marketing & Communications Association

Sep 2017

The City of West Hollywood’s Automated Garage Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting won a Silver Circle Award, in the Special Events – One Time Event category. The Automated Garage at West Hollywood City Hall is a technological marvel and the City’s exciting grand opening event was equally forward-thinking and engaging. The City was recognized for its efforts in creating specific themed areas that emphasized the project’s art installations, engineering feats, accessibility, and innovation.

APA-CA Award - Communications Initiative 

American Planning Association - California Chapter (APA-CA)

Aug 2017

The City of West Hollywood has been selected to receive the “Communications Initiative” Award of Merit from the American Planning Association – California Chapter for the City’s Communications and Community Engagement Strategic Plan.

 

APA-LA Award -Communications Initiative

American Planning Association - Los Angeles Chapter (APA-LA)

Jun 2017

Awarded for the City of West Hollywood's Communications and Community Engagement Strategic Plan. The City of West Hollywood, during the course of two years, developed a comprehensive strategic plan in order to provide West Hollywood City Hall staff members and members of the West Hollywood City Council a wide-ranging roadmap to increase effectiveness in communicating with the public and engaging with the community.

Award of Excellence - Special Events: One Time

California Association of Public Information Officials

Apr 2017

The City of West Hollywood won top honors from the California Association of Public Information (CAPIO) in a statewide competition for distinction in communications programs. West Hollywood was presented with CAPIO’s Award of Excellence, First Place, in the category of Achievement in Special Events: One Time for the Grand Opening of the City's Automated Parking Garage.

PRism Award - Tactical Programs, Social Media — Social Media Takeover During LA Pride

Public Relations Society of America - Los Angeles Chapter (PRSA-LA)

Nov 2016

The Los Angeles Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America annually recognizes outstanding programs and materials created by public relations professionals who work in the Greater Los Angeles area or have completed assignments for LA-based clients. PRism Award trophies are given to honor the best entry in each of the entry categories. The City of West Hollywood was honored with a PRSA-LA PRism award for its Social Media Takeover During LA Pride.

PRism Award - Strategic Campaigns and Programs, Events and Observances

Public Relations Society of America - Los Angeles Chapter (PRSA-LA)

Nov 2016

The Los Angeles Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America annually recognizes outstanding programs and materials created by public relations professionals who work in the Greater Los Angeles area or have completed assignments for LA-based clients. PRism Award trophies are given to honor the best entry in each of the entry categories. The City of West Hollywood was awarded a PRism in the Strategic Campaigns and Programs, Events and Observances category for its Automated Parking Garage Launch Event.

PRism Award - Strategic Campaigns and Programs, Public Service Announcement (PSA)

Public Relations Society of America - Los Angeles Chapter (PRSA-LA)

Nov 2016

The Los Angeles Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America annually recognizes outstanding programs and materials created by public relations professionals who work in the Greater Los Angeles area or have completed assignments for LA-based clients. PRism Award trophies are given to honor the best entry in each of the entry categories. The City of West Hollywood was honored with a PRSA-LA PRism award for its Winter is Here! But the Drought is Far from Over PSA.

Savvy - Silver Circle Award - Most Innovative

3CMA: City-County Communications & Marketing Association

Sep 2016

Pretty Boys — Get Out the Vote, the City of West Hollywood’s public service announcement (PSA) that encourages people to go to the polls and vote, won a Silver Circle Award, 2nd-place honor, in the category of Most Innovative. The video, which can be viewed at http://bit.ly/2cyXcIx, was developed to encourage voter turnout in a 2015 Special Municipal Election, and features YouTube star Todrick Hall and dozens of local dancers who reference Wizard of Oz characters, set to a parody tune of the hit song Pretty Girls by Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea. The video, to date, has received more than 2.35-million views.

Savvy - Silver Circle Award - TV and Video Public Service Announcement

3CMA: City-County Communications & Marketing Association

Sep 2016

The City of West Hollywood’s Emmy Award-winning drought PSA, Winter is Here! But the Drought is Far from Over. won a Silver Circle Award, 2nd-place honor, in the TV and Video Public Service Announcement category. The video, which was designed to resemble a mock preview trailer based on the HBO hit series Game of Thrones, offers a glimpse of what West Hollywood might look like if the drought continues and we don’t collectively make efforts to conserve water. View this PSA at http://bit.ly/2cjiGFR.

Savvy Award - Communication or Marketing Plans

3CMA: City-County Communications & Marketing Association

Sep 2016

The City of West Hollywood’s newly implemented Communications and Community Engagement Strategic Plan was recognized with a Savvy Award, 1st-place honors, in the category of Communication or Marketing Plans. The City’s Communications Department developed its Strategic Plan during the course of two years in order to provide West Hollywood City Hall staff members and members of the West Hollywood City Council a wide-ranging roadmap to increase effectiveness in communicating with the public and engaging with the community. The Strategic Plan was hailed by 3CMA judges for being “Extremely creative and well executed. A model for other cities.” The plan is packaged in a sleek, easy-to-use and visually appealing boxed set with informational “flash cards,” booklets, and posters — it provides a comprehensive set of tools that help facilitate engagement and effectiveness in communications.

Savvy Award - Printed Publications/Advertising

3CMA: City-County Communications & Marketing Association

Sep 2016

The City of West Hollywood’s Keep it Dirty water-conservation print campaign won a Savvy Award, 1st-place honor, in the category of Printed Publications/Advertising. The Keep it Dirty campaign featured provocative imagery with an accompanying suggestive water conservation message that 3CMA judges proclaimed as “…a serious case of knowing your audience…very imaginative and right on target.” Images from the campaign, which featured four distinct ads to encourage community members to use less water, can be seen here: http://bit.ly/2cmu9Xh.

Savvy Award - Printed Publications/Other

3CMA: City-County Communications & Marketing Association

Sep 2016

The City of West Hollywood’s newly implemented Communications and Community Engagement Strategic Plan was recognized with a Savvy Award, 1st-place honors, in the category of Printed Publications/Other. The City’s Communications Department developed its Strategic Plan during the course of two years in order to provide West Hollywood City Hall staff members and members of the West Hollywood City Council a wide-ranging roadmap to increase effectiveness in communicating with the public and engaging with the community. The Strategic Plan received high marks by 3CMA judges, “Communicates a consistent message to all (City) employees, across all departments… in an attractive and easy-to-use way that will have employees reaching for their strategic plan rather than letting it sit on a shelf.” The plan is packaged in a sleek, easy-to-use and visually appealing boxed set with informational “flash cards,” booklets, and posters — it provides a comprehensive set of tools that help facilitate engagement and effectiveness in communications.

 

EMMY® Award - Public Service Announcement (PSA)

Television Academy - Los Angeles Area EMMY® Awards

Jul 2016

On behalf of the City of West Hollywood, Lisa Marie Belsanti was chosen as a Los Angeles Area EMMY® Award winner in the category of Public Service Announcement (PSA) for the City’s WeHoTV Channel’s 60-second public service announcement (PSA) video: Winter is Here! But the Drought is Far From Over.

PIASC - Print Excellence Award - Communicate. Engage. West Hollywood.

Printing Industries Association of Southern California (PIASC)

Jun 2016

The City of West Hollywood's Communications and Community Engagement Strategic Plan was awarded the Judges’ Award at the annual Print Excellence Awards Competition hosted by the Printing Industries Association of Southern California. These awards are usually dominated by high budget commercial pieces, so the City of West Hollywood stood out well amongst a competitive field.

 

Editor's Pick - Pick of the Week - “Winter is Coming! But the Drought is Far From Over” : Drought PSA

Ad Age: Creativity Online

Oct 2015

On October 15, 2015, Ad Age, the country’s leading advertising industry publication, named the City of West Hollywood's Drought PSA: “Winter is Coming! But the Drought is Far From Over.” as its editor’s top pick for creative commercial advertising on its Creativity website. The City held the number one position in the top 20 for several consecutive days vying against large corporations and top advertising agencies like McCann, Saatchi, Pepsi, Toyota and Apple.

Released on Oct. 12, the video is designed as a mock TV-series preview trailer; the video is based on the hit HBO series “Game of Thrones.” The one-minute experience takes audiences on a dramatic journey — instead of traveling through the mythical land of Westeros, viewers travel on a storybook tour of a fictional West Hollywood ravaged by drought. Its message is direct: “Drought is Here. Our Water May Soon Be Gone. Conserve.”

http://creativity-online.com/work/city-of-west-hollywood-winter-is-coming-but-the-drought-is-far-from-over/43782

The PSA can be viewed on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/ybKFa2X6RB8

PRism Award - Public Service Announcement - "Alice in WeHoLand": Crosswalk Safety

Public Relations Society of America - Los Angeles Chapter (PRSA-LA)

Oct 2015

The Los Angeles Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America annually recognizes outstanding programs and materials created by public relations professionals who work in the Greater Los Angeles area or have completed assignments for LA-based clients. PRism Award trophies are given to honor the best entry in each of the entry categories. This is the second consecutive year that the City of West Hollywood has been chosen for a prestigious PRism Award. The video, to date, has received more than 1.88 million views.

NAGW Award - Outstanding Website Design and Development: weho.org

National Association of Government Web Professionals (NAGW)

Sep 2015

The City of West Hollywood was presented with a top award from the National Association of Government Web Professionals (NAGW). The City won NAGW’s Members’ Choice Award for City/County Small Population Group (up to 50,000 residents) for outstanding website design and development.

The award was presented at NAGW’s Pinnacle Awards on Thursday, September 24, 2015 during NAGW’s 2015 National Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. There were 28 entries across population categories; Members’ Choice Awards are voted upon by NAGW members as the strongest entry in each category. NAGW is a national organization of local and state government web professionals working together to share knowledge, best practices, innovative ideas, and other resources.

Golden Post Award - "Alice in WeHoLand" : Crosswalk Safety PSA

Government Social Media

Apr 2015

First-place award for Best Government Social Media Campaign at this year’s Government Social Media Conference & Expo (GSMCON). Recognized with a Golden Post Award for excellence in its social media efforts to promote pedestrian safety and, specifically, for the Alice in WeHoLand YouTube safety video, which debuted in October 2014. It is aimed at encouraging drivers and pedestrians to pay more attention to crosswalks and to devote less time to digital distractions. To date, the video, available at https://youtu.be/4OCPSYRfT6o has received more than 900,000 views.

PRism Award - New Product/Service Launch – Campaigns or Programs: The WeHo PickUp

Public Relations Society of America - Los Angeles Chapter (PRSA-LA)

Nov 2014

The Los Angeles Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America annually recognizes outstanding programs and materials created by public relations professionals who work in the Greater Los Angeles area or have completed assignments for LA-based clients. PRism Award trophies are given to honor the best entry in each of the entry categories.

Marketing and Communications Award

CAPIO, California Association of Public Information Officials

Apr 2014

The California Association of Public Information Officials (CAPIO) gave the City of West Hollywood its top award in the marketing and communications category for the City’s innovative launch campaign for The PickUp, West Hollywood’s Free Nighttime Ride. 

The PickUp (also known as The WeHo PickUp) is a trolley service that was launched as a pilot program by the City of West Hollywood in August 2013 as a cool and convenient alternative to driving for people who go out on or near Santa Monica Boulevard on Friday and Saturday nights.