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For Immediate Release
Monday, June 5, 2017
Contact: Jessica Sacco
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JGPR Honored with Two Awards at 2017 Publicity Club of New England Bell Ringer Ceremony
GEORGETOWN — John Guilfoil Public Relations LLC (JGPR) today announced it received two awards at the 49th Annual Bell Ringer Awards Gala on Thursday at The Revere in Boston. Sponsored by The Publicity Club of New England, the region’s venerable networking and education organization for public relations and communications professionals, the Bell Ringer Awards honor superior work completed by PR and communications professionals across New England.
Before a sold-out gathering of hundreds of peers, JGPR received Merit Awards in two categories for its work with government agencies and first responders.
Account Executive Jessica Sacco was awarded for her campaign with the Groveland Fire Department hiring five female firefighters, which resulted in a series of stories, including coverage on WCVB-TV and two stories over a six-month period on NBC Boston. Sacco was given a Merit Award in the Local or Regional TV News Placement category.
Digital Services Manager Chelsea Belliveau also received a Merit Award in the Website/Landing Page category for her work designing and maintaining the Massachusetts Region 3 Health and Medical Coordinating Coalition Website.
“Public affairs is difficult and time-consuming work, and our clients do not have a fraction of the budgets given to our peers in corporate public relations,” said John Guilfoil, principal owner of JGPR. “I am extremely proud to hear the name of our company announced twice alongside some of the local and international giants of our industry. Professional public relations practitioners perform a vitally important function for our clients, and I am proud to gather with others who are engaged in this work. I also want to express my sincere gratitude to the Publicity Club of New England and its board for their tireless work in advancing our profession.”
The Bill Ringer Awards were hosted this year by WCVB’s Josh Brogadir.
“The Bell Ringer Awards are a testament to the talent, creativity, and vision of communications professionals across New England,” said Cheryl Gale, president of The Publicity Club of New England. “The work submitted for this year’s competition not only displayed innovative thinking, it also delivered meaningful, game-changing results on behalf of hundreds of clients. What makes these honors all the more impressive is that they are bestowed by peers within our community who have judged the work to be worthy of these awards. We congratulate all of our winners, including John Guilfoil Public Relations.”
This is the second consecutive year that JGPR has been honored at the Bell Ringer Awards. Last year, the company received the Gold Bell Ringer Award for Public Affairs for its work with the Gloucester Police Department ANGEL Initiative.
About the Publicity Club of New England
Founded in 1948, The Publicity Club of New England strives to promote and encourage involvement in the communications industry and specifically the professions of public relations, promotions, and marketing. Additional information about monthly Publicity Club programs, social and networking events, the “Bell Ringer” blog, and the Bell Ringer Awards Ceremony, can be found at www.pubclub.org. Follow us on Twitter @PubClubofNE (#pcne).
About the Bell Ringer Awards
The Bell Ringer Awards program was instituted to recognize public relations work which demonstrates excellence in creative planning and professional education and exhibits a high degree of success in reaching predetermined objectives. Open to all New England practitioners, the program, now in its 49th year, symbolizes one of the greatest tributes in any field of endeavor – the recognition of superior performance by one’s peers.
About John Guilfoil Public Relations LLC
With the philosophy that every police and fire department, school and government agency deserves effective communications and public relations on the same scale as major corporations, John Guilfoil Public Relations produces clear, concise content for our clients and responds to major news incidents for nearly 200 agencies and nonprofits, and corporations in six states. The company is headquartered in Georgetown, Mass. and was founded by John Guilfoil, a former Boston Globe staff reporter who served as deputy press secretary for the late Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino during the 2013 Boston Marathon attacks and at the end of his historic run as Boston’s longest-serving mayor.