PRSI earns 22 Hermes Creative Awards

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May 7, 2008
Contact:  Rod Wilson, President & CEO
562.494.3800

Pacific Research & Strategies earns 17 Hermes Creative Awards from Association of Marketing & Communications Professionals

Firm recognized in 15 categories for exceptional public relations work by international competition drawing some 4,000 entries

Long Beach, CA – Long Beach-based Pacific Research & Strategies, Inc. (PRSI) has once again established a standard of excellence in the public relations industry by winning 17 prestigious 2008 Hermes Creative Awards as judged by the Association of Marketing & Communications Professionals.

The 17 Hermes Awards eclipses the Company’s previous record of 16 total awards for public relations excellence collected from a variety of professional organizations in all of 2007...

Overall, PRSI scored wins in 15 different categories, receiving seven Platinum Awards, judged as the most outstanding entries in the competition and 10 Gold Awards exceeding the high standards of the industry norm. The Company also earned four Honorable Mentions meeting the exacting standards and expectations of the judges. 

The Hermes Creative Awards is an international competition for creative professionals involved in the concept, writing and design of traditional materials and programs, and emerging technologies. Winners past and present have ranged in size from small local firms to major multinational corporations.

Judging is conducted by industry professionals looking at companies and individuals whose talents exceed a high standard of excellence and whose work serves as a benchmark for the industry.

Thousands of entries from firms throughout the United States and several foreign countries were submitted for this year’s competition.

“This is an amazing achievement by the PRSI team,” said PRSI President and CEO Rod Wilson. “Winning 17 Hermes Awards is a direct result of our steadfast commitment to excellence for our clients.”

“Our team seems to react best when the odds are long and the deadlines are short,” added Wilson. “No matter the project, we have proven once again that we have the talent and resources to deliver consistently superb results.”

Pacific Research & Strategies’ wins included the following categories:

Platinum Award

  • Publications/Brochure – Foothill Oaks Casino Brochure 
  • Web Site Home Page – Foothill Oaks Casino Website Home Page
  • Design/Web Site Overall – Foothill Oaks Casino Website
  • Design/Web Site Overall – Joe Jost’s Website 
  • Web Site Home Page – Nüwü Casino Website 
  • Web Site Overall – Nüwü Casino Website
  • Communication Campaign – 2007 San Manuel TV Campaign

Gold Award

  • Publications/Brochure - Pacific Research & Strategies – Preserving Native American History & Culture Brochure
  • Design/Web Site Interior – Foothill Oaks Casino Website 
  • Web Interactive Capabilities – Foothill Oaks Casino Website 
  • Design/Web Site Home Page – Foothill Oaks Casino Website
  • Advertising/Email Blast – “Living With Balance” Email Blast
  • Design/Web Site Overall - Nüwü Casino Website
  • Web Interactive Capabilities – Pacific Research & Strategies Website
  • Publications/Brochure - Pacific Research & Strategies, Inc. Company Brochure
  • Writing/Video Script – San Manuel Band of Mission Indians‘20th Anniversary’ TV Commercial Script
  • Video/Marketing (Service) – Pacific Research & Strategies Demo

Honorable Mention 

  • Web Animation -  Foothill Oaks Casino Website
  • Video/Marketing Product – Living With Balance, Vol.1 TV Commercial
  • Advertising/Television Spot - Living With Balance, Vol.1 TV Commercial
  • Publications/Brochure – Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians History Brochure

About Pacific Research & Strategies, Inc.
Founded in 1985, Pacific Research & Strategies, Inc.’s extensive service offerings include public relations, marketing and advertising, media management, political and legislative affairs, crisis management, conference and event planning, educational consulting, logistics management for delegations in the U.S. and overseas, entitlement and development, project management and public exhibits. The firm provides customized communications services for its clients around the world. The Company’s mission is to strive to produce the most powerful and effective messages that enable clients to achieve their goals. Its team of communications professionals draws experience from a wide range of backgrounds, allowing the firm to offer its clients complete service and satisfaction.

The Company’s client roster, past and present, has included a diverse mix of foreign governments, international corporations and Fortune 500 companies, tribal governments, political candidates, educational institutions, non-profits, museums and universities, real estate developers, and the world-renowned Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles.