PR Club honors New England communications professionals at 54th Bell Ringer Awards
BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The public relations clubthe region’s leading commercial communications organization, yesterday completed its 54e annual Bell Ringer Award. The annual event returned in person this year after two years of virtual ceremonies and applauded the work of public relations and communications professionals across New England.
The PR Club hosted the host Brianna Borghi, On-Air News Reporter for NBC5 of Burlington, VT, to announce the single item category winners and campaign winners. Additionally, the PR Club announced the winners of the Striker and Ringer Professional Awards, as well as the John J. Molloy Crystal Bell Lifetime Achievement Award and Platinum Super Bell. This year, the event featured a new format that maximized networking time for attendees to meet and celebrate together.
The PR Club awarded the prestigious Platinum Super Bell Award for Best Public Relations Campaign to 360PR+ for its executive thought leadership campaign, “Elevating The Wanderlust Group’s Four-Day Work Week Through Executive Thought Leadership”.
Kelley Chunn has won the PR Club’s John J. Molloy Crystal Bell Lifetime Achievement Award. Kelley is the director of Kelley Chunn & Associates (KCA), a 29-year-old award-winning, state-certified consulting firm specializing in multicultural and cause-related public relations and marketing. Additionally, Kelley has served as an assistant professor of public relations and marketing at Northeastern University and Simmons University. She has lectured at several schools including Heller School at Brandeis University, American University of Rome and Jos TV College in Nigeria. In total, she trained over 1,000 students during her tenure. Kelley worked as a news and public affairs writer and producer at Boston’s 4, 5, and 7 television stations. She was a media consultant to the Nigerian government’s National Television Authority in West Africa and worked as a senior communications specialist for the Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency.
The PR Club featured Jennifer Susca from Communication of the subject with the 2022 Striker Award, recognizing the practitioner who demonstrates an early passion for public relations, dedication to their career, and superior work ethic. Bianca Chaer from Sullivan Marketing Communications won the 2022 Ringer Award, recognizing the mid-level practitioner who has demonstrated consistent and significant progress in impacting their agency, business or practice, and the New England public relations community since his entry into the field of public relations.
John Guilfoil Public Relations was this year’s big winner with 14 awards. The Bell Ringer judges were also highly praised Duffy and Shanley and 360PR+ with 13 prizes each, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute with six prizes. A complete list of all winners is available hereand click here for the winner’s showcase.
“The excellence of our New England PR community shines through in this year’s Bell Ringer Award winners,” said Amanda Fountain, PR Club President and Head of Digital Engagement at LEGO Education. “This year is even more special, as we have started celebrating amazing work and professionals in person again after two years of virtual events. The Bell Ringer presentation format may have adapted to the times, but the quality of the work and the dedication of the people who do it are still impressive.
In keeping with tradition, the PR Club will once again donate to the non-profit organization of our host’s choice. This year, in honor of Brianna Borghi, the PR Club raised and donated $1,035 to Dress for Success Boston. This organization helps women rise out of poverty and become financially independent by providing them with professional attire to build their confidence and help them find employment.
The PR Club would also like to thank its sponsors of the Bell Ringer Award 2022, Talkwalker, Access WireBusiness Wire, Boston University College of Communicationand Cobranditfor their contribution to this year’s award ceremony, as well as JTC printing for their continued support of the PR Club.
About the PR Club
Founded in 1948, the PR Club (formerly the Publicity Club of New England) strives to promote and encourage involvement in the communications industry and more specifically the professions of public relations, promotions and marketing. Get additional information about the PR Club’s monthly programs, social and networking events, our blog and the Bell Ringer Awards Ceremony at www.PRClub.org. Follow them on Twitter @PRClubofNE.
About Bell Ringer Awards
The Bell Ringer Awards recognize public relations and communications work that demonstrates excellence in creative planning and superior execution to achieve a high degree of success in achieving predetermined goals. Open to all New England practitioners, the program, now in its 54e year, celebrates the extraordinary work of communications professionals in the region.