GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Lambert, Edwards & Associates (LE&A), West Michigan's top-ranked public relations agency and the state's largest investor relations firm, announced today that it has been named PR News' national Firm of the Year in the small agency category. The PR News Platinum PR Awards recognize the year's most outstanding communications initiatives and programs in the public relations field.
A panel of corporate, agency, nonprofit and academic executives, as well as the staff of leading trade journal PR News, reviewed hundreds of applicants, and chose LE&A from a group of nine finalists in the Small Agency category, which is open to any U.S. or Canadian-based PR agency with an annual income below $10 million. Each candidate was judged on their innovations, client growth and retention, and agency culture.
The winner was announced at the Platinum PR Awards ceremony yesterday in New York City. Awards were presented in 38 categories, culminating in the Firm of the Year honors.
"This award highlights our roster of national-caliber talent, our portfolio of dynamic clients who give us the chance to contribute to their businesses and brands, and our tenacity in finding a way to grow through the downturn," said Jeff Lambert, president and managing partner of Lambert, Edwards & Associates. "It truly has been a great year for LE&A, and we're honored to be chosen from such a strong pool of nominees."
This latest announcement adds to what has already been a year of accolades for the firm. Earlier this year, LE&A was named Small PR Firm of the Year by PRWeek, another trade journal for the PR and corporate communications profession. The firm also won its fourth Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Silver Anvil, the only agency in Michigan to win this "Oscar of PR", and earned "Innovation of the Year" from media journal Bulldog Reporter.
About Lambert, Edwards & Associates
Named the 2010 Small Firm of the Year by both PRWeek and PR News, LE&A (www.lambert-edwards.com) is a top-10 Midwest-based PR firm and a top-20 investor relations firm nationally with clients based in 20 states and five countries. As Michigan's only statewide firm – with offices in Grand Rapids, Lansing and Detroit – LE&A serves middle-market companies and national brands in five practice areas: Automotive, Consumer, Financial Communications, Health Care and Public Affairs. LE&A has posted 11 consecutive years of growth and earned four Silver Anvil awards – the profession's highest honor – in the past four years. Follow us on Twitter: @LambertEdwards.
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