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  • 1. News Release Embargoed until 9:00 p.m., February 24, 2009 For more information: Maerenn Ball 651-270-9133 Beehive PR Earns ‘Best of the Best’ Honors at 2009 IABC Bronze Quill Awards (Minneapolis, February 24, 2009) – Beehive PR won the IABC Pinnacle Award for its work on a global crisis communications response strategy for a Minnesota-based company. Awarded tonight during the 2009 Bronze Quill Awards, the Pinnacle award bestows “best of the best” honors on the top-scoring Bronze Quill Awards entry. The Bronze Quill Awards program, sponsored by the Minnesota chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), honors local professionals for excellence in business communications. Beehive PR’s winning entry was submitted by Lisa Hannum, Katharine Mudra and Nicki Gibbs of Beehive PR; they accepted the 2009 Pinnacle Award and an Award of Excellence for the entry at the Bronze Quill Gala. “Congratulations to all the winners! A Bronze Quill award is a significant achievement,” said Julia Nelson, president of IABC Minnesota. “Entries are scored based on strategic thought, creative well-executed work plans and meaningful measurement. This year’s recipients illustrate how important strategic communication is to the overall success of an organization, as well as the breadth of talent in this market.” The Bronze Quills Awards program is an annual event that supports the professional development of communications professionals in their fields. This year, the 105 entries were evaluated by judges from 10 IABC chapters, including Hawaii, Brazos Valley (Texas), Houston, San Antonio, Indianapolis, Atlanta, Kentucky, New Orleans, Harrisburg and Arkansas. Entrants were asked to follow comprehensive Call for Entries guidelines and were judged on a seven-point scale based on the entry’s comprehensive work plan and work sample. Eleven Awards of Excellence and 27 Awards of Merit were given to Minnesota business communicators based on their scores in the categories of communication management, communication skills and communication creative.
  • 2. IABC Minnesota Announces Bronze Quill Award Winners/Page 2 Awards of Excellence: • Angela Rolle and Kelly Puspoki, Weber Shandwick, Minneapolis, “Teens 'Holla' about Smart Driving,” Communication Management/Community Relations • Kira Jorvig, Xiotech Corporation with Weber Shandwick, Minneapolis, “Xiotech Puts Data Storage on ISE,” Communication Management/Marketing Communication • Lisa Hannum, Katharine Mudra and Nicki Gibbs, Beehive PR, “Confidential Crisis Communications for Minnesota-based Company,” Communication Management/Issues Management and Crisis Management • Cynthia Schmieg, Capira Marketing-Communications, “Employee Communication Study – Entegris, Inc.,” Communication Management/Strategic Communication Processes • Sheree Savage, Saint Paul Public Library & The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, “Saint Paul-itics,” Communication Management/Special Events Internal or External • Jennifer Kane, Kane Consulting, “2008 MIMA Summit Plan,” Communication Management/Special Events Internal or External • Sue Kraus with the LCSpace Communications Team, SMK Marketing & Communications and Lockheed Martin, “LCSpace: The Freedom Chronicles,” Communication Management/Electronic and Digital Communication • Lisa Carlson, Exponent PR with Erbert & Gerbert’s, “Human Flipbook: Bloggers Go Bonkers,” Communication Management/Electronic and Digital Communication • Angela Rolle, Weber Shandwick, Minneapolis, “Act Out Loud Contest,” Communication Management/Electronic and Digital Communication • Angela Rolle and Kelly Puspoki, Weber Shandwick, Minneapolis, “Teens 'Holla' about Smart Driving,” Communication Skills/Electronic and Digital Communication • Carolyn Parsons (Weber Shandwick), Tom Jollie (Padilla Speer Beardsley) and Stephanie Fox (Tunheim Partners), “More to Life Web Site,” Communication Skills/Electronic and Digital Communication Awards of Merit: • Matt Miller, Periscope for Honeywell, “Create Change with One Dollar,” Communication Management/Community Relations • Angela Rolle, Weber Shandwick-Minneapolis, “Act Out Loud Contest,” Communication Management/Community Relations -more-
  • 3. IABC Minnesota Announces Bronze Quill Award Winners/Page 3 • Ryan May, BAE Systems with Weber Shandwick, “A Revolutionary Debut,” Communication Management/Media Relations • Carolyn Parsons Sullivan, Weber Shandwick Worldwide, “CivicFest: U.S. History Celebration,” Communication Management/Media Relations • Sandi Scott, DTN with Tunheim Partners, “DTN: Providing Experts To Media In Need,” Communication Management/Media Relations • Troy Tepley, Exponent Public Relations, “DuPont Products Grow Great Media Results,” Communication Management/Media Relations • Randy Fordice and the Communications Department, Great River Energy, “Great River Energy HQ Dedication,” Communication Management/Multi-Audience Communication • Sheree Savage, Saint Paul Public Library and The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, “Saint Paul-itics,” Communication Management/Multi-Audience Communication • Lisa Baker, CIGNA, “Problem. Solved. Awareness Series,” Communication Management/ Marketing Communication • Ann Mann, CHS and the Cenex Brand, “The Cenex Guy,” Communication Management/ Marketing Communication • Katie Paulson, JLG with Padilla Speer Beardsley, “Get Ready to ‘Let Go of the Ladder’,” Communication Management/Marketing Communication • Sue Kraus with the LCSpace Communications Team, SMK Marketing & Communications and Lockheed Martin, “LCSpace: The Freedom Chronicles,” Communication Management/Employee/Member Communication • Suzanne Fedoruk, Fedoruk & Associates with MNHS, “Moving Pictures Film Competition,” Communication Management/Special Events – Internal and External • Tara Meagher, Periscope Brand Advocacy, “Target 2008 Back To College,” Communication Management/Special Events – Internal and External • Angela Rolle and Kelly Puspoki, Weber Shandwick-Minneapolis, “Teens ‘Holla’ about Smart Driving,” Communication Management/Special Events – Internal and External • Paula Wright, Tunheim Partners, “More to Life RNC Media Party,” Communication Management/Special Events – Internal and External • Matt Hansen, Beehive PR, “Ride for Renewal,” Communication Management/ Economic, Social and Environmental Development
  • 4. IABC Minnesota Announces Bronze Quill Award Winners/Page 4 • Tracy Kurschner, Weber Shandwick-Minneapolis, “Honoring Unsung Heroes,” Communication Management/ Economic, Social and Environmental Development • April Nelson, Weber Shandwick-Minneapolis, “2010 Census Video Podcasts,” Communication Management/ Electronic and Digital Communication • Kevin Hunt, Thomson Reuters, “Social Media at Thomson Reuters,” Communication Skills/Electronic and Digital Communication • April Nelson, Weber Shandwick-Minneapolis, “2010 Census Media Training Podcasts,” Communication Skills/Electronic and Digital Communication • Kevin Hunt, Thomson Reuters, “Bruce and Donna,” Communication Skills/Audiovisual • Andy Jacobson, Exponent Public Relations, “Innovation at Hand. . . and At Work,” Communication Skills/Publications • Ann Krzmarzick, ABC, Cardiovascular Systems, Inc., “Endovascular Today Supplement,” Communication Skills/Publications • David Aquilina, David A., Strategic Storyteller, “Millenia Wall: The New Green Option,” Communications Skills/Writing • Carol Estocko, Colle+McVoy/Exponent Public Relations, “News of a Powerful Cancer Treatment,” Communication Skills/Writing • Katie Paulson, JLG with Padilla Speer Beardsley, “Let Go of the Ladder at Liftpod.com,” Communication Creative/Interactive Media Design During the event, IABC Minnesota honored David C. Kistle, ABC, with its first Lifetime Achievement Award for his many years of leadership in communications. Kistle is a well-known and respected member of the public relations and communications industry. A former chair of IABC, David has fused 35 years of experience into an incomparable understanding of communication research and measurement, public opinion, strategic planning and organizational development. Frank Vascellaro, an anchor of WCCO-TV news, gave the IABC Awards Gala keynote address, sharing his perspective on the value of the art of good story telling. Vascellaro shared best practices from his experiences covering news stories and working with communication professionals. The Minnesota Chapter of IABC brings professionals together who want to excel in the communications field. It provides lifelong learning opportunities by giving members the tools and information they need at any stage of their career. IABC Minnesota was named the 2008 International Chapter of the Year and Large Chapter of the Year by the International -more-
  • 5. IABC Minnesota Announces Bronze Quill Award Winners/Page 5 Association of Business Communicators, a professional network of more than 16,000 business communication professionals in more than 60 countries. 30