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Bill Graulty and Sharon Harper accepting 2013 Mercury Awards

Mintz + Hoke Honored with Prestigious Public Relations Industry Awards

Integrated marketing communications firm received Bell Ringer Awards and PRSA Mercury Awards

AVON, Conn., July 8, 2013 - Mintz + Hoke was recognized for its outstanding public relations work with multiple awards at the 2013 Mercury Awards and the 45th Annual Bell Ringer Awards ceremonies in June.

The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Connecticut Valley, Southern Connecticut and Westchester/Fairfield chapters held its 18th annual Mercury Awards on June 13. These awards honor regional agencies, corporations and non-profit organizations recognizing outstanding work in the public relations, communications and marketing disciplines.

Mintz + Hoke accepted four PRSA Mercury Awards across various categories including: gold in the Brochure category for client “Is your building retrofit,” gold in Special Events & Observances for EnvisionFest Hartford, gold in Content Marketing For-Profit for Legrand healthcare capabilities, and silver in Marketing Products and Services for the launch of the new ARMOR rugged mobile computers.

Mintz + Hoke also was awarded the Bronze Bell for Product/Service Publicity: Business-to-Business category at the Publicity Club of New England’s 45th Annual Bell Ringer Awards competition on June 10. The Bell Ringer Awards celebrated public relations and communications professionals from more than 85 agencies and organizations across New England that demonstrated superior excellence in public relations and communications initiatives. Open to all New England practitioners, the Bell Ringer Awards symbolizes one of the greatest tributes in any field or endeavor—the recognition of superior performance by one’s peers.

“We are honored to have our campaigns recognized at both awards ceremonies. These awards speak volumes to the hard work and dedication to each of our clients,” said Chris Knopf, chief executive officer, Mintz + Hoke.

Previously Mary Farrell, the agency’s chief corporate officer, received the PRSA “Practitioner of the Year Award." Each year this award recognizes a PRSA member in Connecticut, Westchester/Lower Hudson River region or Southern Massachusetts who has significantly served the profession through his or her professional achievements, experience and reputation in the field of public relations. For more information about the PRSA and Mercury Awards visit www.prsactvalley.org.

For more information about the Publicity Club of New England and the Bell Ringer Awards visit www.pubclub.org.

About Mintz + Hoke
Mintz + Hoke is an integrated, full-service communications firm offering strategic planning, advertising, public relations, interactive, media planning and buying, and direct marketing services. Mintz + Hoke Media Only is an independent service devoted to media planning and buying. Mintz + Hoke’s mission is to Make every contact with your brand worth MORE. Clients include Aetna, Legrand Wiremold, DRS Technologies, HSB, Mohegan Sun, CTfastrak and Quinnipiac University. Mintz + Hoke is a shareholder of Denver-based Worldwide Partners Inc., the world’s largest alliance of independent agencies serving clients around the globe. For more information, visit www.mintz-hoke.com.

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Contact:
Heather Gillette
860-679-9876
heatherg@mintz-hoke.com

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