Pepperpot Award Winners

2018 Pepperpot Award Winners

The Anthony J. Fulginiti Award for Commitment to Education was presented to Scott Tattar, Professor at Drexel University and Principal of Tattar Strategic Communications

The Frank X. Long Award for Excellence in Writing was presented to Mark Eggerts, Independence Blue Cross

The Anne Sceia Klein Professional Promise Award was awarded to Milan Genovese, Villanova University

The President’s Award was bestowed upon Kim Nissen, Siemens Healthineers

Best in Show

Independence Blue Cross for its Independence Blue Cross Celebrates Champion Season

AKCG – Public Relations Counselors for its Philadelphia Inquirer Feature Series: Thought-leadership Positioning in a Crowded Healthcare Market for Mercy Health System

Public Service

Pepperpot: AKCG – Public Relations Counselors
Ladle: Klunk & Millan

Reputation / Brand Management

Pepperpot: CSL Behring
Ladle: United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey

Special Events & Observances – Seven days or fewer - budget less than $15K

Ladle: Axalta with Vault Communications

Special Events & Observances – Seven days or fewer – budget more than $15K

Pepperpot: Gift of Life Donor Program
Ladle: Hornercom

Special Events & Observances – Seven days or more – budget more than $15K

Ladle: Penn State Brandywine

Community Relations

Pepperpot: AKCG – Public Relations Counselors
Ladle: Philadelphia Gas Works

Pro Bono Programs

Pepperpot: Buchanan Public Relations

Development or Fundraising

Pepperpot: Buchanan Public Relations
Ladle: United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey

Marketing Communications – New Products and Services

Pepperpot: Hologic with Vault Communications
Ladle: Buchanan Public Relations

Marketing Communications – Established Services

Pepperpot: National Pest Management Association with Vault Communications

Marketing Business-to-Business

Ladle: Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau

Integrated Communications

Pepperpot: Independence Blue Cross
Ladle: W2O Group and Stockton University (tie)

Multicultural Communications

Pepperpot: Visit Philadelphia
Ladle: Gift of Life Donor Program

Internal / Employee Communications

Pepperpot: AKCG – Public Relations Counselors

Social Media

Pepperpot: AMResorts with Vault Communications
Ladle: Visit Philadelphia and Gift of Life Donor Program (tie)

Media Relations: For Profit

Pepperpot: Buchanan Public Relations 
Ladle: PUNCH Media

Media Relations: Not-for-Profit

Pepperpot: AKCG – Public Relations Counselors
Ladle: United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey

Tactic Categories

Research

Pepperpot: Trinseo

Newsletters

Pepperpot: United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey

Magazines

Pepperpot: Penn Medicine Communications Department

Brochures

Pepperpot: Buchanan Public Relations

Investor Relations

Ladle: Trinseo

Annual Reports

Ladle: Drexel University

Special-Purpose Publications

Pepperpot: Trinseo with Vault Communications
Ladle: FMC Corporation

Audio / Video Programs

Ladle: W2O Group

Feature Stories

Pepperpot: AKCG – Public Relations Counselors
Ladle: Lehigh Mining & Navigation

Editorial / Op-eds

Ladle: Gift of Life Donor Program

Websites

Pepperpot: United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey
Ladle: Aqua America with Vault Communications

Blogger Campaigns

Pepperpot: ChatterBlast Media
Ladle: ChatterBlast Media

Social Media Platform

Ladle: Penn Medicine Princeton Health

Smartphone / Tablet Applications

Pepperpot: Thomas’ English Muffins and Bagels with Vault Communications

Press Conferences

Pepperpot: Siemens Healthineers
Ladle: Penn Medicine Communications Department

 

 

2016 Pepperpot Award Winners

Public Service
Best in show: Anne Klein Communications Group

Ladle: Rowan University

Reputation / Brand Management Program
Pepperpot: Furia Rubel Communications

Ladle: Hornercom

Special Events & Observances – Seven days or fewer- budget less than $15K
Pepperpot: Hornercom

Ladle: The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Special Events & Observances – Seven days or fewer – budget over $15K
Pepperpot: Vault Communications

Ladle: Hornercom

Special Events –Seven days or more – budget over $15k
Pepperpot: The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Community Relations
Pepperpot: The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Ladle: Gift of Life Donor Program 

Public Affairs:

Pepperpot: Buchanan Public Relations

Development or Fundraising
Pepperpot: Drexel University, Office of Institutional Advancement

Ladle: Buchanan Public Relations
Pro Bono Services

Pepperpot: Buchanan Public Relations
Ladle: JFK Communications

Marketing Communications – New Products and Services

Pepperpot: Vault Communications
Ladle: JFK Communications

Marketing Communications- Established Services
Pepperpot: Klunk & Millan

Pepperpot: Hornercom
Ladle: UMCP NICU Campaign

Marketing Business-To-Business

Pepperpot: Klunk & Millan Advertising
Ladle: Porter Novelli

Integrated Communications

Pepperpot: Vault Communications

Ladle: Hornercom

Multi-Cultural Communications

Pepperpot: Christiana Care Health System

Ladle: Anne Klein Communications Group

Internal/Employee Communications

Pepperpot: Philadelphia Gas Works

Social Media
Pepperpot: Buchanan Public Relations
Ladle: Vault Communications

Media Relations: For Profit
Pepperpot: Vault Communications
Ladle: Hornercom

Media Relations: Not for Profit
Pepperpot: VISIT PHILADELPHIA
Ladle: Buchanan Public Relations

Tactic Categories

Research:

Pepperpot: Buchanan Public Relations

Newsletter (Print & Digital)

Pepperpot: Philadelphia Gas Works
Ladle: United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey


Magazine (Internal & External Audiences)
Pepperpot: Vault Communications

Ladle: Rowan University


Brochures
Pepperpot: Vault Communications

Penn Medicine: Penn Medicine

Annual Reports

Pepperpot: Trinseo

Ladle: ASTM International

Special-Purpose Publications
Pepperpot: Trinseo

Ladle: FMC Corporation


Audio / Video Programs

Pepperpot: Buchanan Public Relations

Ladle: Buchanan Public Relations

Public Service Announcement – TV

Pepperpot: Vault Communications

Feature Stories
Pepperpot: Hornercom 

Editorial / Op-ed

Pepperpot: Buchanan Public Relations


Ladle:
Vault Communications


Website
Pepperpot: Vault Communications
Blog

Pepperpot: Penn Medicine
Ladle: American Association for Cancer Research

Social Media Platform

Pepperpot: Siemens Healthineers North America


Press Conference
Pepperpot: Anne Klein Communications Group


Ladle: Vault Communications

Direct Mail / Direct Response

Pepperpot: Christiana Care Health System

2015 Pepperpot Award Winners

2015 Pepperpot Award Winners
Program Categories

Public Service
Pepperpot: Penn Medicine

Reputation / Brand Management Program
Pepperpot: Hornercom and Carnegie Mellon University
Ladle: Allstate Insurance Company

Special Events & Observances – Seven days or fewer- budget less than $15K
Pepperpot: United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey

Special Events & Observances – Seven days or fewer – budget over $15K
Pepperpot: Hornercom and Carnegie Mellon University
Ladle: Brian Communications

Special Events –Seven days or more – budget less than $15K
Ladle: Trinseo

Special Events –Seven days or more – budget over $15k
Ladle: Hornercom, Rivers Casino and Carnegie Mellon University
Pepperpot: Brownstein Public Relations and Saint-Gobain

Community Relations
Pepperpot: Allstate Insurance Company
Ladle: PECO

Development or Fundraising
Pepperpot: Hornercom and Carnegie Mellon University

Pro Bono Services
Pepperpot: Buchanan Public Relations
Ladle: JFK Communications

Marketing Communications – New Products and Services
Pepperpot: Klunk & Millan
Ladle: Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board

Marketing Communications- Established Services
Pepperpot: Hornercom and the Pharmacy Times
Ladle: Princeton HealthCare System

Integrated Communications
Pepperpot: Buchanan Public Relations
Ladle: Brownstein and Saint-Gobain

Social Media
Pepperpot: Hornercom and Hugo’s Frog Bar & Chop House at SugarHouse Casino
Ladle: Buchanan Public Relations

Media Relations: For Profit
Pepperpot: Hornercom, Rivers Casino and Carnegie Mellon University
Ladle: Hornercom and Rivers Casino

Media Relations: Not for Profit
Pepperpot: United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey
Ladle: Hornercom and Carnegie Mellon University


Tactic Categories

Newsletters
Pepperpot: Penn Medicine
Ladle: Penn Medicine

Magazine
Ladle: Penn Medicine
Pepperpot: Rowan University

Brochures
Pepperpot: Penn Medicine

Special-Purpose Publications
Pepperpot: Trinseo
Ladle: Bellevue Communications Group and Pennsylvania Convention Center

Media Kit
Ladle: Hornercom and Hugo’s Frog Bar & Chop House at the SugarHouse Casino

Audio / Video Programs
Pepperpot: United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey
Ladle: Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Feature Stories
Pepperpot: Hornercom and Pro-Tech Energy Solutions

Editorial / Op-ed
Pepperpot: Bellevue Communications and Philadelphia Works
Ladle: ASTM International

Website
Pepperpot: Drexel University

Blog
Ladle: Penn Medicine

Social Media Platform
Pepperpot: Buchanan Public Relations

Press Conference
Pepperpot: Hornercom and SugarHouse Casino
Ladle: Hornercom and SugarHouse Casino

Infographics
Pepperpot: Buchanan Public Relations
Ladle: Penske

• The Anthony Fulginiti Award for Commitment to Education was awarded to Yasheaka Oakley Owens, owner of YOakleyPR.

• The Maxine Elkin Award for Distinguished Service was awarded to Peggy Leone, director of media relations at Virtua. 

• The Frank X. Long Award for Excellence in Writing was awarded to Daniel Weckerly, communications manager of Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board.

• The DeAnn White Award for Excellence in Community Service was awarded to Michael Gross, senior vice president and chief operating officer at Anne Klein Communications Group. 

• The Anne Sceia Klein Professional Promise Award was awarded to Casey Shea of Rowan University. 

• The President’s Award was given to Becca Barker, owner of Pa-py-ri.

 

2014 Pepperpot Award Winners

Program Categories

Public Service
Pepperpot: Penn Medicine
Ladle: Anne Klein Communications Group and Mercy Life
Case Study

Reputation / Brand Management Program
Pepperpot: Brownstein Group and the Philadelphia Federal Credit Union
Ladle: Hornercom and Rivers Casino

Special Events & Observances – Seven days or fewer- budget under $15K
Pepperpot: 
United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey
Ladle: Simon PR and HomeCare Associates
Case Study

Special Events & Observances – Seven days or fewer – budget over $15K
Pepperpot:
 (TIE) Hornercom and Carnegie Mellon University; United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey
Case Study
Ladle: Karma Agency and Opera Philadelphia

Special Events –Seven days or more – budget under $15K
Ladle: 
LevLane Advertising and Rydal Park Continuing Care Retirement Community
Case Study

Special Events –Seven days or more – budget over $15k
Pepperpot: 
Devine and Partners, the Franklin Institute and the Philadelphia Science Festival
Case Study

Community Relations
Pepperpot: Brownstein Group and Saint-Gobain
Ladle: Furia Rubel Communications and Tinicum Township 

Public Affairs
Pepperpot: 
Jacobson Strategic Communications

Development or Fundraising
Pepperpot:
 Atlantic Cape Community College

Pro Bono Services
Pepperpot: Simon PR and Sister Cities Girlchoir
Case Study

Marketing Communications
Pepperpot: Princeton HealthCare system
Case Study
Ladle: Health Partners Plus

Marketing Communications – New Products and Services
Pepperpot: 
Simon PR and the Dell Music Center
Case Study
Ladle:  Buchanan Public Relations and Yeungling’s Ice Cream
Case Study

Marketing Communications- Established Services
Pepperpot: 
Hornercom and the Pharmacy Times
Case Study
Ladle: United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey

Marketing Business to Business
Pepperpot: 
Simon PR and Crossroads Hospice
Ladle: Brownstein Group and the Graham Company

Integrated Communications
Pepperpot: 
Peppercomm and Saint-Gobain North America *BEST OF SHOW
Ladle: Hornercom and Carnegie Mellon University

Crisis Communications and Issues Management
Pepperpot: 
Anne Klein Communications Group and Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital

Internal/Employee Communications
Pepperpot:
Styron, LLC Department of Environmental Health and Safety 

Social Media
Pepperpot: 
Brownstein Group and IKEA
Ladle: Widener University 

Media Relations
Pepperpot: 
Neff Associates and Rex 1516
Ladle: Hornercom and Carnegie Mellon University

Media Relations: For Profit
Pepperpot:
Brownstein Group and Beyond.com
Ladle:Brownstein Group and K12

Media Relations: Not for Profit
Pepperpot:
Drexel University
Ladle:Buchanan Public Relations and the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia

Tactic Categories

Research
Pepperpot: 
Brownstein Group and Beyond.com
Ladle: Anne Klein Communications Group and CPI Companies

Newsletters
Pepperpot:
 Penn Medicine

Magazine
Pepperpot:
 United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey

Brochures
Ladle: 
Hornercom and the Pharmacy Times

Annual Report
Ladle: 
Drexel University

Special-Purpose Publications
Pepperpot:
United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey
Ladle:Waldinger Creative and the FMC Corporation 

Audio / Video Programs
Pepperpot:
United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey

Public Service Announcement
Pepperpot:
Tonic Life Communications and Teva

Feature Stories
Pepperpot:
Anne Klein Communications Group and CPI Companies

Editorial / Op-ed
Pepperpot:
LevLane Advertising and the Philadelphia Department of Licenses and Inspections
Ladle: Simon PR and Holy Redeemer

Website
Pepperpot:
Drexel University
Ladle: Furia Rubel Communications and Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel

Blog
Pepperpot:
American Association for Cancer Research
Ladle: Penn Medicine

Social Media Platform:
Pepperpot: Brownstein Group and IKEA
Ladle: Opera Philadelphia
 
Press Conference:
Pepperpot: Hornercom and SugarHouse Casino
 
Direct Mail/Direct Response:
Pepperpot: Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
 
Advertorials:
Pepperpot: Brownstein Group and Beyond.com
 
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2013 Pepperpot Award Winners

Public Service
Pepperpot: 
Penn Medicine
Ladle: Canary Promotion, Knight Foundation

Reputation / Brand Management Program
Pepperpot:
 Simon Public Relations, FMC Corporation
Ladle: RowanUniversity

Special Events & Observances – Seven days or fewer- budget under $15K
Pepperpot:
 Saint-Gobain, Brownstein Group
Ladle: Association Headquarters, Dermatology Nurses’ Association

Special Events & Observances – Seven days or fewer – budget over $15K
Pepperpot:
Aversa PR & Events, Diner en Blanc Philadelphia
Ladle: Opera Philadelphia

Special Events –Seven days or more – budget under $15K
Pepperpot:
 LevLane, Philadelphia Streets Department

Special Events –Seven days or more – budget over $15k
Pepperpot:
 Canary Promotion, Association for Public Art
Ladle: United Way

Community Relations
Pepperpot:
 Saint-Gobain, Brownstein Group
Ladle: Allstate Insurance Company

Public Affairs
Pepperpot:
 Buchanan Public Relations, Pepper Hamilton

Development or Fundraising
Pepperpot:
AtlanticCapeCommunity College

Marketing Communications – New Products and Services
Pepperpot:
 Tonic Life Communications, Lysol
Ladle: Buchanan Public Relations, Yuengling’s Ice Cream

Marketing Communications- Established Services
Pepperpot:
 Hornercom, Pharmacy Times
Ladle: New Jersey American Water

Crisis Communications
Pepperpot:
 Penn Medicine

Internal Communications
Pepperpot:
 Association Headquarters

Highly Targeted PR Program
Pepperpot:
Princeton Healthcare System
Ladle: Tonic Life Communications, Teva Respiratory

Social Media
Pepperpot:
 Association Headquarters, Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association
Ladle: Association Headquarters
Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA)

Media Relations
Pepperpot:
 Neff Associates - Joe’s Steaks and Soda Shop *BEST IN SHOW
Ladle: Hornercom, Byers’ Choice LTD

Newsletters
Pepperpot:
 Penn Medicine

Magazine
Pepperpot:
 United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey
Ladle: Penn Medicine

Brochures
Pepperpot:
 Tonic Life Communications, Janssen R&D
Ladle: Penn Medicine

Annual Report
Pepperpot:
 Opera Philadelphia
Ladle: Waldinger Creative, FMC Corporation

Special-Purpose Publications
Pepperpot:
 United Way
Ladle: Anne Klein Communications, New Jersey American Water

Hard Copy Media
Pepperpot:
 Hornercom, Byers Choice Ltd.

Audio / Video Programs
Pepperpot:
 United Way
Ladle: Opera Philadelphia

Public Service Announcement – Television
Pepperpot:
 Star Group
American Red Cross of Southern PA

Feature Stories
Pepperpot:
 Buchanan Public Relations, Pepper Hamilton LLP
Ladle: Furia Rubel Communications, Hepatitis B Foundation

Editorial / Op-ed
Pepperpot:
 Furia Rubel Communications, Feldman Sheperd
Ladle: Simon Public Relations, Crossroads Hospice

Website
Pepperpot:
 Furia Rubel Communications, Williams Family Law
Ladle: Princeton Healthcare System

Blogging
Pepperpot:
Drexel University
Ladle: Buchanan Public Relations

Social Media Platform
Pepperpot:
 Neff Associates, Geno’s Steaks
Ladle: Swarthmore College