NEW YORK, Jan. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Havas PR North America (@havaspr)—the most awarded agency of its size in the U.S.—has now been recognized with Bulldog Digital/Social PR awards for its agency website initiative (the Voice of Innovation Nation) and for a noteworthy social recruitment tactic. (In summer 2012, Havas PR's recruiter made a virtual cold call to an "Ellen Show" producer via LinkedIn to offer an internship to a young man who was helping finance his education by tap-dancing in the New York City subways.) Additional recent awards for Havas PR include being named Healthcare Agency of the Year in 2012's Bulldog Stars of PR awards, earning a spot on PR News' CSR A-List and nabbing Tweeter of the Year from the PR News PR People awards.
"Our commitment to getting to the future first drives us to be on the cutting edge of digital and social media," said Dalton Dorne, CMO, Havas PR North America (she is the aforementioned Tweeter of the Year). "Many of our awards are for client work, as they should be, but we also take a lot of pride in being recognized for our own marketing efforts—which allow us to experiment and also create 'passion projects' internally."
Other recent innovations from Havas PR include the Dec. 12, 2012 (12-12-12), launch of its e-publishing imprint, 120M Books, with the debut publication What's Next? What to Expect in 2013. An aggregation of world-renowned trendspotter Salzman and her team's public and private forecasts, the e-book contains more than 150 predictions in 30 categories for 2013 and is available digitally at all e-book retailers, including Amazon, Apple and Barnes & Noble. Readers can join the conversation on Twitter with #120MBooks and #whatsnext.
Havas PR celebrated the 2012 holiday season with its CSR initiative 12 Days of Havas (#12DaysofHavas), for which the agency donated communications services and on-site volunteering to a dozen worthy organizations, e.g., the Bob Woodruff Foundation, #GivingTuesday, DKMS and GMHC. The agency already strives to donate year round with its Baker's Dozen initiative—approximately $1.3 million in pro bono marketing support and services for each $12 million in agency revenue.
The Bulldog Digital/Social PR Awards are the most esteemed honors in online and social media PR—and have the distinction of being judged exclusively by working journalists.
About Havas PR North America
Our call to action is "Connected," and our commitment is to the Future First. As the North American earned-media and buzz boutique within French holding company Havas, we're part of the Havas PR global collective. Headquartered in New York City with offices in Pittsburgh and Chicago, Havas PR North America (formerly known as Euro RSCG Worldwide PR, or @erwwpr) is one of the most awarded agencies of our size in the U.S. For more information, go to us.havaspr.com.
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