2013 Award Winners

Individual Awards

Chicago Executive of the Year:

  • Steven H. Lesnik, Chairman and Former Interim CEO, Career Education Corporation; Founder, KemperLesnik

Chicago PR Professional of the Year:

  • Gary Weitman, Senior Vice President, Corporate Relations, Tribune Company

Chicago PR Young Professional of the Year:

  • Heather Ribeiro, Senior Account Executive, Zeno Group

Best in Show

  • MSLGROUP and Zurich Insurance: Events or Observances (more than seven days): Business – Services

Skyline Awards

Program Award Winners:

  • Public Communications, Inc. and Forest Preserve District of Cook County: Community Relations: Government
  • Taylor and Allstate Insurance Co.: Reputation/Brand Management Programs: Business – Companies (with sales $500 million-$10 billion)
  • GolinHarris and McDonald’s: Events or Observances (seven or fewer days): Business – Products
  • Edelman and Humana, Inc.: Events or Observances (more than seven days): Business – Products
  • Zeno Group and Craftsman: Events or Observances (more than seven days): Business – Services
  • Public Communications, Inc. and National Lung Cancer Partnership: Events or Observances (more than seven days): Associations/Nonprofit Organizations
  • Taylor and Allstate Insurance Co.: Public Service: Business
  • Resolute Consulting and Republic Services: Public Affairs: Business
  • krispr communications and Kellogg’s Special K: Marketing Consumer Products: Packaged Goods
  • Weber Shandwick and Milk Processor Education Program (MilkPEP): Marketing Consumer Products: Food & Non-Alcoholic Beverages
  • Public Communications, Inc. and Legoland Discovery Center Chicago: Marketing Consumer Services: travel and Tourism/Hospitality
  • Edelman and Merial Animal Health: Marketing Business to Business: Other
  • MSLGROUP and LBP Manufacturing: Marketing Business to Business: Products
  • Resolute Consulting and C3 Presents: Crisis Communications: Business

Project Award Winners:

  • krispr communications and Kellogg’s Special K: Media Relations – Consumer Products: Packaged Goods
  • Zeno Group and Booz & Company: Media Relations – Business to Business: Professional and/or Financial Services
  • Zeno Group and Seattle’s Best Coffee: Social Media
  • MSLGROUP and Chevrolet: Word of Mouth: Viral Marketing Program
  • Public Communications, Inc. and Oregon Zoo Foundation: Brochures: Fewer than 17 Pages

Awards of Excellence

Program Award Winners:

  • MSLGROUP and General Motors: Community Relations: Business – Products
  • Zeno Group and Catamaran Corp.: Reputation/Brand Management Programs: Business – Companies (with sales $500 million-$10 billion)
  • MSLGROUP and DeVry University: Reputation/Brand Management Programs: Business – Companies (with sales $500 million-$10 billion)
  • Zeno Group and Craftsman: Events or Observances (seven or fewer days): Business – Products
  • JSH&A Communications and Bosch Power Tools: Events or Observances (seven or fewer days): Business – Products
  • Current and Kingsford Charcoal: Events or Observances (seven or fewer days): Business – Products
  • Museum of Science and Industry: Events or Observances (more than seven days: Associations/Nonprofit Organizations
  • Zeno Group and The Allstate Foundation: Events or Observances (more than seven days: Associations/Nonprofit Organizations
  • L.C. Williams and Associates and First Alert: Public Service: Business
  • Zeno Group and Craftsman: Marketing Consumer Products: Non-Packaged Goods
  • GolinHarris and MAGNUM Ice Cream: Marketing Consumer Products: Food & Non-Alcoholic Beverages
  • Zeno Group and Seattle’s Best Coffee: Marketing Consumer Products: Food & Non-Alcoholic Beverages
  • MSLGROUP and Mazola: Marketing Consumer Products: Food & Non-Alcoholic Beverages
  • Zapwater Communications, Inc. and TheTieBar.com: Marketing Consumer Products: Other
  • Walker Sands Communications and HarperCollins Publishing: Marketing Consumer Products: Technology
  • Walker Sands Communications and Trademob: Marketing Business to Business: Marketing Business to Business; Professional and/or Financial Services
  • Hill+Knowlton Strategies and Alfac: Marketing Business to Business: Other
  • Finn Partners, Edelman and Merial Animal Health: Marketing Business to Business: Other
  • KemperLesnik and Whirlpool Corp.: Issues Management: Business
  • Taylor and Allstate Insurance Co.: Multicultural Public Relations: Business
  • GolinHarris and Slim-Fast: Integrated Communications: Consumer Products
  • Zeno Group and Seattle’s Best Coffee: Integrated Communications: Consumer Products
  • Henson Consulting and Illinois State Treasurer’s Office: Integrated Communications: Associations/Government/Nonprofit Organizations
  • Public Communications, Inc. and John G. Shedd Aquarium: Integrated Communications: Associations/Government/Nonprofit Organizations
  • Rotary International: Integrated Communications: Associations/Government/Nonprofit Organizations 

Project Award Winners:

  • The Reilly Group and AmLactin/Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc.: Media Relations – Consumer Products: Packaged Goods
  • Edelman and Humana, Inc.: Media Relations – Consumer Services: Health Care Services
  • Taylor and Allstate Insurance Co.: Media Relations – Consumer Services: Other
  • KemperLesnik and Aon plc.: Media Relations – Business to Business: Professional and/or Financial Services
  • GolinHarris and Klondike: Social Media
  • GolinHarris and MAGNUM Ice Cream: Creative Tactics
  • Communications Consulting Worldwide and Follett Higher Education Group: Publications: Single Issue Newsletters/Booklets/Calendars