Braintree Office Wins Prestigious Award for Story about Randolph Police Officer
BRAINTREE — John Guilfoil Public Relations LLC (JGPR) is proud to announce that the full-service public relations agency has been honored for the third consecutive year by the Publicity Club of New England at its annual Bell Ringer Awards.
For the first time, JGPR’s new office in Braintree took home a prize at the ceremony Wednesday, June 13, at the State Room in Boston. The event was put on by the region’s venerable networking and education organization for public relations and communications professionals.
Account Manager Benjamin Paulin was recognized with the Silver Bell Ringer Award in the “Local or Regional Television News” category for his work on a very touching story about Randolph Police Officer Kevin Gilbert, the “living embodiment of service and selflessness,” according to the Randolph Police Department press release.
The Braintree office opened only seven months ago to give the company, headquartered in Georgetown, Massachusetts, more versatility to serve its clients south of Boston.
The Bell Ringer Awards honor superior work completed by PR and communications professionals across New England over the past year. JGPR was honored with two Merit Awards last year and the Gold Bell Ringer Award for Public Affairs in 2016 for its work on the police response to the nationwide opioid crisis.
“In accepting a Bell Ringer award, JGPR is on a stage that includes some of the largest and most tenured public relations and marketing companies in the country. I am exceptionally proud of the work produced by our team, representing the public sector, where our clients change lives each and every day,” said John Guilfoil, the company’s founder and principal owner. “Our work is difficult and time-consuming, but it is extremely rewarding.
“Ben Paulin has brought energy, experience, and skill to our growing company. He jumped right in at the end of 2017 and has made a major impact on our clients, including his efforts to tell the world about amazing people like Officer Gilbert.””
The Bill Ringer Awards were hosted for the second year in a row by WCVB’s Josh Brogadir.
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. Get additional information about monthly Publicity Club programs, social and networking events, the “Bell Ringer” blog, and the Bell Ringer Awards Ceremony at www.pubclub.org. Follow us on Twitter @PubClubofNE (#pcne).
About the Bell Ringer Awards
The Bell Ringer Awards recognize public relations and communications work that 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 50th 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 and government agency deserves effective communications and public relations on the same scale as major corporations, John Guilfoil Public Relations produces clear, concise content, strategy, website development, and communications services for our clients and responds to major news incidents for more than 200 police and fire departments, schools, government agencies, nonprofits and corporations in eight states. The company is based 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.