Hirons Takes Home Awards for Outstanding Work

Hirons Takes Home Awards for Outstanding Work
PRSA recognizes Hirons for programs in public relations and communications

This year at the 2014 PRSA Pinnacle Awards, public relations students and professionals from Indiana and Central Illinois were recognized for outstanding work in such areas as social media, marketing communications, annual reports and public service announcements.

Hirons was awarded two Pinnacle Awards — for programs and projects that demonstrated excellence in overall execution — and three Awards of Honor — given to programs and projects that rose above the standard in overall execution.

Pinnacle Awards:

Eskenazi Health Public Affairs & Communications for Eskenazi Health External Communications

Eskenazi Health Media Relations

Awards of Honor:

Energizing Indiana School Program Kit

Eskenazi Health Special Events

ParkIND Launch

Hirons would like to congratulate all winners of this year’s Pinnacle Awards and thank all of their hard-working sponsors and staff.

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About Hirons
Hirons Advertising and Public Relations, established in 1978 by Tom Hirons, is headquartered in Indianapolis and is ranked as both a top 100 advertising and top 100 PR firm in the U.S. Hirons is a digital leader in advertising, public relations, public affairs and media buying. Hirons’ clients include leading private, public and nonprofit sector organizations locally and nationally. Hirons is an employee-owned company.

About PRSA Hoosier Chapter
The Public Relations Society of America Hoosier Chapter includes public relations professionals and students from throughout Indiana who work in agencies, corporations, universities and nonprofits. Founded in 1957, it has more than 400 members, making it is one of the largest chapters in the United States. The Hoosier Chapter provides its members with various programs and events as well as with training, news and information. For more information on the PRSA Hoosier Chapter and how to become a member, visit http://prsahoosier.org/.

Jim Parham Elected to The Alliance for Indiana State Parks and Nature Preserves Board

Indianapolis, IN (April 4, 2014) — The Alliance for Indiana State Parks and Nature Preserves has elected Jim Parham, Chief Operating Officer at Hirons, to the Board of Directors.

Parham has been actively involved in nature preservation efforts throughout his career in Indianapolis and Washington, D.C., including having worked with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, National Park Service and Indianapolis Parks.

“The mission of the Alliance is one near and dear to me,” said Parham. “I look forward to shaping the strategic direction of the organization and am honored to use my experience for such a fantastic group.”

The Alliance, an independent nonprofit organization, supports the needs of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources as well as its State Parks and Nature Preserves. The Alliance works in cooperation with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, local partner groups and the Indiana Natural Resources Foundation.

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About Hirons

Hirons Advertising and Public Relations, established in 1978 by Tom Hirons, is headquartered in Indianapolis and is ranked as both a top 100 advertising and top 100 PR firm in the U.S. Hirons is a digital leader in advertising, public relations, public affairs and media buying. Hirons’ clients include leading private, public and nonprofit sector organizations locally and nationally. Hirons is an employee-owned company.

Hirons Recognized as a Champion of Diversity

On Jan. 17, 2014, Hirons was honored to be recognized as one of Indiana Minority Business Magazine’s 2014 Champions of Diversity.

Each year, IMBM honors individuals, companies and organizations from across the state that promote diversity in hiring, outreach or in transcendence of racial and gender barriers.

The award was created nine years ago in an effort to honor and recognize those individuals and organizations that advocate for diversity.

“Hirons is committed to creating a working environment that values and utilizes the contributions of its employees as a reflection of the community in which we live and work,” said Tom Hirons, president and CEO of Hirons. “Be it through our internal ‘Diversity Matters’ team or our external Diversity Advisory Council, Hirons strives to make ourselves and clients aware of the importance of diversity in everything we do.”

Besides Hirons, this year’s recipients include:

  • Cory Redding Foundation
  • Green B.E.A.N. Delivery
  • Immigrant Welcome Center
  • Indiana High School Athletic Association
  • Indiana Historical Society
  • Indiana State Police
  • Indianapolis Public Library
  • IUPUI
  • Kimberly Martin-Dawkins (PNC, New Albany)
  • McDonald’s Corporation
  • Powers & Sons Construction
  • Michael Suggs (NIPSCO)
  • The Blended Church
  • Eskenazi Family Foundation Martin Luther King Freedom Award recipient
  • Deborah Hearn Smith (Girls Scouts of Central Indiana) Rosa Parks Trailblazer Award recipient

The 9th Annual Champions of Diversity Awards Dinner took place at the downtown Hyatt Regency  Indianapolis. For more information on the award and how to apply for future awards, visit http://www.indianaminoritybusinessmagazine.com/champions-of-diversity.html

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About Indiana Minority Business Magazine

Indiana Minority Business Magazine was founded by Rickie Clark and has grown to become the state’s leading publication on business, lifestyle and diversity. IMBM’s talented staff is committed to publishing a highly informative and entertaining publication that reflects all minorities. The publication was acquired in May 2007 by the Indianapolis Recorder newspaper.

About Hirons

Hirons Advertising and Public Relations, established in 1978 by Tom Hirons, is headquartered in Indianapolis and is ranked as both a top 100 advertising and top 100 PR firm in the U.S. Hirons is a digital leader in advertising, public relations, public affairs and media buying. Hirons’ clients include leading private, public and nonprofit sector organizations locally and nationally. Hirons is an employee-owned company.

 

Creative Inspiration

By Tom Aschauer, Vice President, Executive Creative Director

They told me last January that I was going to have to write a blog post about “sources for creative inspiration — where do you go?” Said it was going to be due in November. It’s now the last week of October. I leave for vacation in one day, the blog has to be done before my return and I’m supposed to be at a shoot all day tomorrow, and I’m just sitting down to write this now.

So let’s begin with source number one for creative inspiration: deadlines.

Hirons Brings Home 11 Trophies from PRSA Pinnacle Awards

Our office has a lot more bling this week, as Wednesday was the 2013 Pinnacle Awards Ceremony for the Hoosier Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.

We got the chance to mingle with other communications professionals at one of the city’s newest hotels, The Alexander, and view displays of some of the state’s best public relations work of 2012 before dinner and the awards presentation.

Hirons took home five Awards of Honor — given to programs and projects that rose above the standard in overall execution — and six Pinnacle Awards — given to programs and projects that demonstrated excellence in overall execution.