GOLD COAST PR COUNCIL Announces Nominees

GOLD COAST PR COUNCIL Announces Nominees for This Year’s

GOLD COAST PR COUNCIL Announces Nominees for This Year’sBernays Awards, Honoring Excellence by Local Public Relations & Marketing Professionals, April 17 in West Palm Beach

Boca Raton, FL – Debbie Abrams, president of the Gold Coast PR Council(GCPRC), South Florida’s largest independent association of public relations, communications and marketing professionals, today announced the list of this year’s Bernays Awards nominees. GCPRC have given out these awards since 2005 honoring excellence in local public relations campaigns, marketing programs, and media coverage.

The honors will be presented at the 14th annual Bernays Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, April 17, at the Airport Holiday Inn, 1301 Belvedere Road in West Palm Beach. GCPRC will present Bernays Awards in 15 categories, 12 of them competitive and three selected by the nonprofit organization’s board of directors.

Only one award is ever announced in advance, GCPRC’s prestigious Presidents Award, which is given to a person or organization for truly outstanding performance. This year’s Presidents Award goes to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel for its brilliant and sensitive coverage of the Parkland school shooting and the ongoing aftermath.

Previous winners of this award include Elizabeth Kelley Grace and Julie Mullen of The Buzz Agency/2017; cultural reporters Rod Hagwood (Sun-Sentinel), Jan Sjostrom (Palm Beach Daily News), andLeslie Streeter(Palm Beach Post)/2016; publishersJohn & Margaret Mary Shuff(Boca Magazine)/2015; Florida Weekly and The Coastal Star/2014, etc.

The 12 competitive Bernays Award categories and nominees are:

Small Nonprofit Campaign

+ PR Czar – Humane Society of the Treasure Coast

+ Durée & Co – MOCA/Jacob Fellander Exhibit

Large Nonprofit Campaign

+ Clerk & Comptroller PB County Clerks for a Cause

+ Community Foundation for Palm Beach & Martin Counties On the Table

+ Constitutional Tax Collector PB County Take Your Hour Back

+ Mounts Botanical Gardens Garden of Lights

+ Cultural Council of Palm Beach County – MOSAIC

PR Campaign/Large

+ Durée & Company – Boys & Girls Club

+ Labor Finders International – The Big 3-0

+ Moore Communications – Holiday in Paradise/City of WPB

+ Moore Communications – Summer in Paradise/City of WPB

+ Tilson PR – Metro Diner

PR Campaign/Small

+ Kaye Communications (KCOMPR) – Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County WOMEN BUILD 2018

Internal Communications

+ Constitutional Tax Collector PB County Agency Superheroes

+ Labor Finders InternationalLAMB Newsletter

Crisis Communications

+ FAU – Summer Commencement Threat

Social Media Campaign/Nonprofit

+ Cultural Council of Palm Beach County – Shades of Culture

+ The Buzz Agency – Chris Evert Charities | Pro-Celebrity Tournament

Social Media Campaign/For Profit

+ The Buzz Agency – The Beauty and The Beeeef

+ Labor Finders International – Work with the Best…It’s All About You

Blogger/Digital Influencer

+ Moore Communications Linda Ponder

+ Tenent Physician Health Services The Health Spot Blog

Special Event

+ Clerk & Comptroller PB County Circuit Sound Holiday Concert

+ United Way of Palm Beach County – 5th Annual Great Give

+ The Buzz Agency – Actions for Change/Parkland Fundraiser

Marketing Material/Print

+ City of Boynton Beach, Public Communications & Marketing Dept. – 2018 Calendar

+ Constitutional Tax Collector PB County – Tax Planning Guide

+ Labor Finders International – TAC/Come Grow With Us

+ Mounts Botanical Gardens/Melissa Carter – Leaflet magazine

Marketing Material/Video or Digital

+ Community Foundation for Palm Beach & Martin Counties – On the Table Launch Video

+ Constitutional Tax Collector PB County – Helping Teens Get Into the Driver’s Seat

In addition, two other Board selected awards will be announced at the Luncheon: PR Star, which goes to a person or organization that made an extraordinary splash last year, and the Founders Award, which goes to a person or organization that has made a lasting contribution to GCPRC.

Tickets to GCPRC’s Bernays Award Luncheon are $45 for members and $50 for nonmembers. They are available for purchase online at

For more information about the Gold Coast PR Council and its monthly lunch meetings and special events, please visit