ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Realtors®' Media Center website, http://media.floridarealtors.org, has earned national recognition for media relations. The site received Honorable Mention for Best Online Newsroom as one of only four national finalists in PR Daily's Media Relations Awards 2012, sponsored by Ragan Communications – the premier publisher of corporate communications, public relations, and leadership development newsletters for more than 30 years, as well as a top producer of communications conferences in the U.S.
Ragan's PR Daily is a leading online news site that delivers the latest news, advice, and opinions on the public relations, marketing, social media and media worlds to communicators and PR professionals across the globe.
"Realtors across Florida are proud of our award-winning state association," says 2013 Florida Realtors President Dean Asher, broker-owner with Don Asher & Associates Inc. in Orlando. "Congratulations on this well deserved national recognition for the Florida Realtors Media Center website and our talented communications team, who are the best in the business. Our members, leadership team and staff form a very successful partnership that achieves outstanding results."
Cisco Systems online newsroom, http://newsroom.cisco.com/, took home the top honor in the category. Other finalists were Hilton Hotels & Resorts, http://news.hilton.com/ and Strategic America for USS IOWA, http://news.pacificbattleship.com/.
Florida Realtors Vice President of Communications Jeff Zipper says, "Florida Realtors is privileged to be honored alongside these great companies. I'm proud of all we accomplish. To receive this national recognition for the Florida Realtors Media Center in the Best Online Newsroom category is truly exceptional when you consider the caliber of our competition. This award belongs to everyone here at Florida Realtors, from the leadership team to the communications staff to each and every member of the association."
The winners of the media relations' awards were revealed earlier this week. In making the announcement, Tyler Landry, the award program manager for Ragan's PR Daily, sent this message out to the finalists:
"On behalf of the judges and the entire staff of PR Daily, I would like to say a very large 'Thank You' for participating in this year's program and for sharing with us the incredible work that you continue to do day after day. We were all really impressed by the quality of the work in this year's contest."
To see the full list of 2012 winners in PR Daily's Media Relations Awards, go to: http://www.prdaily.com/Main/Articles/13925.aspx
Florida Realtors®, formerly known as the Florida Association of Realtors®, serves as the voice for real estate in Florida. It provides programs, services, continuing education, research and legislative representation to its 118,000 members in 63 boards/associations. Florida Realtors® Media Center website is available at http://media.floridarealtors.org.
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