BRAINTREE — John Guilfoil Public Relations LLC (JGPR) is proud to announce that the company’s Southern New England Division, based in Braintree, swept the Local/Regional Television News Placement category at this year’s 52nd Annual Bell Ringer Awards.
Sponsored by The Public Relations Club of New England, the region’s leading 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.
“Sweeping the Local/Regional Television News Placement category at this year’s annual Bell Ringer Awards is a testament not only to our team’s hard work and our clients’ hard work, but also our ability to share these meaningful stories on behalf of our clients to the communities they serve,” said Southern New England Account Manager Benjamin Paulin. “I’m very proud of the our staff in Braintree, all of whom are relatively new to the public relations industry, for receiving this well-deserved recognition.”
JGPR received the following awards:
- Gold Bell Ringer for Local/Regional Television News Placement: TikTok Trouble:
Dangerous Viral Teen Video Challenge Creates Public Safety Concerns (Taylor O’Neil, Benjamin Paulin and Leah Comins)
- Silver Bell Ringer for Local/Regional Television News Placement: Bridgewater Police Officers Reunite with Family After Delivering Baby in Home Depot Parking Lot (Benjamin Paulin, Leah Comins and Taylor O’Neil)
- Bronze Bell Ringer for Local/Regional Television News Placement: Rockland Soldier Surprises Sons After Returning Home from Tour of Duty (Matthew Reid)
This is the fifth consecutive year that JGPR has been honored by the PR Club and the second time in the company’s history that it has received a Gold Bell Ringer. In 2016, JGPR received a Gold Bell Ringer and was a finalist for the PR Campaign of the Year/Platinum Super Bell for its work on the Gloucester ANGEL Initiative.
The annual award ceremony showcased the work of public relations and communications professionals from dozens of agencies, companies and nonprofits from across New England.
Hosted virtually amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bell Ringer Awards drew from hundreds of entries in more than 45 categories, from single placements to year-long campaigns. Over the span of today and Thursday, award winners are announced via video announcements on Twitter with the hashtag #BellRinger.
“I am extremely proud of the work JGPR has done over the past year and pleased to see our Braintree team continue to grow and flourish,” said company founder and principal John Guilfoil. “The PR Club’s Bell Ringers are illustrious awards among the New England public relations industry. This year’s awards, although unfortunately not in person, highlight the work of our industry professionals even during unprecedented times.”
To see the video announcement of JGPR’s award, click here.
About the PR Club
Founded in 1948, PR Club 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 New England-based PR Club programs, social and networking events, the “Bell Ringer” blog, and the Bell Ringer Awards Ceremony at prclub.org. Follow them on Twitter @PRClubofNE.
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 51st 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:
Content, strategy, standards. 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 written materials, communications strategy, website development, and crisis management services for our clients and responds to breaking news incidents for more than 300 police and fire departments, public schools, and municipal governments, and non-profits in 8 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. JGPR.net.