Pacific Research & Strategies earns 11 Hermes Creative Awards

May 12, 2009
Contact:  Rod Wilson, President & CEO

Pacific Research & Strategies earns 11 Hermes Creative Awards from Association of Marketing & Communications Professionals

Firm recognized in 11 total categories for exceptional public relations work by international competition drawing thousands of entries

Long Beach, CA – Pacific Research & Strategies, Inc. (PRSI) maintained its standard of excellence in the public relations industry by winning 11 prestigious 2009 Hermes Creative Awards as judged by the Association of Marketing & Communications Professionals.

With the 11 wins, the Company has earned 28 Hermes Awards in the past two years alone and more than 60 national and regional public relations honors overall since 2004...

Overall, PRSI scored wins in 11 different categories, including four Platinum Awards, judged as the most outstanding entries in the competition and seven Gold Awards exceeding the high standards of the industry norm. PRSI also earned an Honorable Mention in four categories, 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.

“Every year we further solidify our place as one of the better boutique PR firms in the nation,” stated PRSI President and CEO Rod Wilson. “Our 11 Hermes wins are a testament to our team’s valued experience and creativity.”

“We are a small firm that works best in the middle of a storm,” added Wilson. “Our clients know that we consistently deliver results no matter how long the odds. Earning industry recognition for our efforts confirms we’re still doing great work.”

PRSI’s wins included the following categories:

Platinum Award

  • Ads/Direct Mail Piece -  HDMC Golf Classic direct mailer (client: Hi-Desert Medical Center)
  • Television Spot – “Our History” (client: San Manuel Band of Mission Indians)
  • Design/Business Card – Wilton Rancheria Tribal Council business cards (client: Me-Wuk Indian Community of the Wilton Rancheria)
  • Web Site Overall – (client: Hi-Desert Medical Center)

Gold Award

  • Ads/Email Blast – Joe Jost’s Calendar Girls T-Shirt email blast (client: Joe Jost’s)
  • Ads/Advertising Campaign – 2008 statewide television advertising campaign (client: San Manuel Band of Mission Indians)
  • Television Spot – “Tribal Government at Work” (client: San Manuel Band of Mission Indians)
  • Publications/Brochure – Wilton Rancheria tribal history brochure (client: Me-Wuk Indian Community of the Wilton Rancheria
  • Design/Other – Wilton Rancheria tribal ID card (client: Me-Wuk Indian Community of the Wilton Rancheria)
  • Writing/Web Copy – (client: Joe Jost’s)
  • Ads/Email Blast – website launch e-blast (client: Joe Jost’s)

Honorable Mention

  • Ads/Advertising Campaign – “George Hunter for Pomona Mayor” direct mail campaign (client: George Hunter for Mayor campaign)
  • Ads/Direct Mail Piece – PRSI political consulting mailer (client: Pacific Research & Strategies, Inc.)
  • Writing/Publication Column – Secretary’s Statement for 2009 NIGA State of the Tribal Nations annual report (client: Lynn Valbuena, Secretary, National Indian Gaming Association)
  • Postcard – Tribal government mailer (client: Pacific Research & Strategies, Inc.)

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.