LCO - Levine Communications Office Wins the Oscar of the Public Relations Industry

Los Angeles-based firm awarded 'Best Arts & Entertainment Campaign of the Year' by the Bulldog Awards for Excellence in Media Relations and Publicity

Jun 22, 2010, 23:02 ET from LCO - Levine Communications Office

LOS ANGELES, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- LCO – Levine Communications Office ( has won the prestigious 2010 Bulldog Award for Excellence in Media Relations and Publicity, the Oscar of the public relations industry, for 'Best Arts and Entertainment Campaign of the Year.' LCO won for their illustrious campaign on behalf of the iconic rock band KISS ( in support of the band's new album Sonic Boom and subsequent 44-city North American tour.

The LCO – Levine Communications Office team included Executive Vice President Liam Collopy, Account Manager Lee Runchey and Senior Account Manager Eddie Garcia.

"The Bulldog Awards are the Oscars of the public relations industry," said Executive Vice President Liam Collopy. "The only thing that's better than winning is to have won on behalf of a legendary band like KISS who also happens to be my favorite band. This is truly an honor."

Collopy previously won the same award in 2006 for his stellar work on behalf of Hollywood stuntmen lobbying for a well-deserved Oscar category to recognize their extraordinary contributions to the art of filmmaking by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

The win is very personal for first-time award recipient Lee Runchey.  For Runchey, who relocated to Los Angeles from Detroit 18 months ago, the award marked a nod to her hometown roots and Detroit Rock City, one of KISS' greatest hits that was written in homage to The Motor City, the first major city to embrace the iconic band in their early days.

LCO – Levine Communications Office has consistently won national awards in the last four decades.  Since 1983, founder Michael Levine and LCO – Levine Communications Office have represented 58 Academy Award winners and some of the biggest names in entertainment.

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About LCO—Levine Communications Office

LCO - Levine Communications Office was founded 26 years ago in 1983 by renowned Hollywood publicist Michael Levine and has grown into one of the leading entertainment public relations firms worldwide.

Throughout its 26 year history, LCO has represented many of Hollywood's biggest and most powerful names and brands including Michael Jackson, Barbra Streisand, Prince, David Bowie, Ozzy Osbourne, Sean "Diddy" Combs, Sandra Bullock and Cameron Diaz.

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