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Virtual Award Presentation

The Pepperpot Awards have become a long-standing tradition for Philadelphia-area PR professionals to join in recognizing the top PR campaigns, tactics, and professionals. Join us on Tuesday, December 1 at 6pm for the annual awards celebration of excellence in the industry. We look forward to recognizing the hard work and tremendous accomplishments of our public relations community. We will gather online to see the presentation of Campaign & Tactic Awards, along with Individual Achievement Awards.


Ukee Washington, co-anchor of CBS 3’s Eyewitness News and the host of Brotherly Love segment, has been front and center with some of the region’s most memorable stories including Super Storm Sandy, the Democratic National Convention and Pope Francis’ historic visit. We are excited to welcome Ukee to kick off the annual Pepperpot Awards. While we will not be together in-person, Ukee will remind us that even if we can’t be together, recognizing excellence in our industry and in our city is worthy of a celebration.

Thank you to our sponsors

2020 Campaign & Tactic Finalists

AKCG – Public Relations Counselors
American Association for Cancer Research
Broad Street Communications
Buchanan Public Relations
Drexel University
FMC Corporation
Furia Rubel Communications
Gift of Life Donor Program
Independence Blue Cross
Kimball Hughes Public Relations
Lisa Packer, Consultant
Penn Community Bank
Penn Medicine Communications Department
Project Management Institute with Ketchum
Rowan University
Siemens Healthineers
TD Bank
The Allstate Foundation
The Communication Solutions Group
The GIANT Company
Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health


* Corresponding categories will be shared after the event.


2020 Individual Achievement Awards

Frank X. Long Award for Excellence in Writing

Karen Flanagan, Project Management Institute

Janet Skidmore, Skidmore Communications


Anne Sceia Klein Award for Professional Promise

Leonardo Rodriguez Carrion, Rowan University



Follow the link for the 2020 Call for Entries that includes information about the Individual Achievement Awards! Learn more about this year’s categories.

Pictures, Video & 2019 Winners

2019 Pepperpot Award Winners

Program Categories

Public Service

Pepperpot: AKCG – Public Relations Counselors with Mercy Medical Center | Ladle: Independence Blue Cross Foundation 

Reputation/Brand Management

Pepperpot: Airgas | Ladle: Allstate Insurance Company

Special Events & Observances – budget more than $15K

Pepperpot: Independence Blue Cross | Ladle: Buchanan Public Relations with Bimbo Bakeries

Community Relations

Pepperpot: Pavone Marketing | Ladle: Allstate Insurance Company

Public Affairs

Pepperpot: Penn Medicine | Ladle: Leighton Communications, Inc.

Marketing Communications

Pepperpot: Allen & Gerritsen with Lipo-flavinoid | Ladle: Atlanticare

Integrated Communications

Pepperpot: Independence Blue Cross | Ladle: Allen & Gerritsen with Lipo-flavinoid

Multicultural Communications

Pepperpot: Visit Philadelphia 

Crisis Communications

Pepperpot: AKCG – Public Relations Counselors with Swarthmore College

Internal / Employee Communications

Pepperpot: Atlanticare | Ladle: Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health

Social Media Campaign

Ladle: Penn Medicine Communications Department

Media Relations: For Profit

Pepperpot: Buchanan Public Relations with Pepper Hamilton | Ladle: DeFazio Communications with MLP Ventures

Media Relations: Not-for-Profit

Pepperpot: AKCG – Public Relations Counselors with Wesley Enhanced Living | Ladle: Penn Museum

Tactic Categories


Pepperpot: Penn Medicine Communications Department | Ladle: Penn Medicine Communications Department


Pepperpot: Trinseo | Ladle: Penn Medicine Communications Department

Annual Reports

Pepperpot: Drexel University | Ladle:  Trinseo

Special-Purpose Publications

Pepperpot: Allen & Gerritsen | Ladle: Allen & Gerritsen with Clarion Brands 

Audio / Video Programs

Pepperpot: Allen & Gerritsen with Lipo-flavinoid | Ladle: Trinseo

Feature Stories

Pepperpot: AKCG – Public Relations Counselors with Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic | Ladle: Rowan University


Pepperpot: Allen & Gerritsen with Power Home Remodeling | Ladle: (tie) Penn Medicine Communication Department and Penn Medicine Communications Department


Pepperpot: Gift of Life Donor Program

Content Marketing

Pepperpot: Allen & Gerritsen with Lipo-flavinoid 

Social Media Platform

Pepperpot: Buchanan Public Relations with Art Cream Ice Cream | Ladle: Buchanan Public Relations with Blaschak Coal Corporation

Press Conferences

Ladle: Penn Museum

Direct Mail/Direct Response

Pepperpot: ICF with PECO

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