PRSI wins 12 prestigious MarCom Awards

November 15, 2007
Contact:  Rod Wilson, President & CEO

Pacific Research & Strategies, Inc. wins 12 prestigious MarCom Awards from Association of Marketing & Communications Professionals

Long Beach-based public relations firm recognized for exemplary work by international competition drawing more than 5,000 entries

Long Beach, CA - Pacific Research & Strategies, Inc. (PRSI) established a new standard of excellence in the public relations industry by winning 12 prestigious 2007 MarCom Awards as presented by the Association of Marketing & Communications Professionals.

Overall, PRSI scored in a dozen different categories, receiving four Platinum Awards, judged to be the most outstanding entries in the competition, four Gold Awards, judged to exceed the high standards of the industry norm, and four Honorable Mention Awards, judged to meet the exacting standards and expectations of the judges.

The MarCom Awards is an annual international competition that recognizes outstanding creative achievements by marketing and communication professionals...

The competition is perhaps the largest and most respected of its kind in the world. Winners past and present have ranged in size from individual communicators to media conglomerates and Fortune 50 companies.

More than 5,000 entries from firms throughout the United States and several foreign countries were submitted for the 2007 MarCom Awards.

“This is an extraordinary achievement by the PRSI team,” said PRSI President and CEO Rod Wilson. “The MarCom Awards includes some of the biggest firms in the industry worldwide. Winning these awards makes our team’s accomplishments even more remarkable.”

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

“We are blessed to have a highly talented staff that continually produces exceptional results for our clients,” Wilson added.  “Whether facing complex problems or tight deadlines, they always work together with pure professionalism and deliver award-winning projects and campaigns.”

Pacific Research & Strategies’ historic wins included the following categories:

Platinum Award

  • External Communication Program –2006 statewide television advertising campaign (on behalf of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians)
  • Marketing/Promotion Campaign/Special Event – Foothill Oaks Casino Groundbreaking Event (on behalf of the Shingle Springs Rancheria)
  • Company Overview Brochure - Pacific Research & Strategies, Native American cultural preservation brochure
  • Brochure Design - Pacific Research & Strategies, marketing/sales brochure

Gold Award

  • Speech Writing – Great Women of Gaming Keynote Address (on behalf of Lynn Valbuena, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians)
  • Television/Single Spot – 2006 statewide television advertising campaign (on behalf of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians)
  • Website Design – Foothill Oaks Casino website (on behalf of the Shingle Springs Rancheria)
  • External Newsletter/Government – Shingle Springs Rancheria Community Update

Honorable Mention

  • Employee Publication/Internal Newsletter – Chairman’s Report (on behalf of the Shingle Springs Rancheria)
  • Website Overall – Foothill Oaks Casino website (on behalf of the Shingle Springs Rancheria)
  • Crisis Communication Proposal – Public Relations attack campaign vs. El Dorado County (on behalf of the Shingle Springs Rancheria)
  • Brochure/Capabilities - Pacific Research & Strategies, marketing/sales 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.