SEATTLE, March 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- PRR, Inc., a full-service communications agency, brings its expertise in transportation, environmental sustainability, and healthcare communications to Colorado, with the opening of a new office helmed by Marcy Loughran, who was recently awarded with the Leonardo Award for lifetime achievement from the Society for Marketing Professionals (SMPS).
Inspired by the Renaissance inventor, writer, printer and sculptor, the coveted Leonardo Award recognizes an individual that has demonstrated excellence in marketing creativity and innovation as it relates to the built environment. The Leonardo Award is the highest award given by SMPS Colorado. The award recipient must have: achieved prominence in the industry and the community; managed and led internal and external marketing efforts of their firm; demonstrated integrity and character of the highest order; advanced and improved standards of marketing professional services; and performed successfully in a highly visible, results-oriented role.
"I am honored to be recognized by SMPS," said Marcy Loughran, Director at PRR. "As someone who typically works behind the scenes to advance my clients' goals, it is quite the honor to be recognized with such a prestigious award. It also comes at an exciting time, as I transition into my new position at PRR as it expands to Denver."
PRR's Co-President Colleen Gants notes, "It is no surprise to us that Marcy is being recognized for her work! Marcy's impact in the architecture, engineering, and construction industries for marketing communications and project procurement is impressive to say the least."
PRR's Denver location connects PRR's practice coast-to-coast. Colorado is the second fastest growing state in the U.S. Our practice is focused on research, strategic communications and planning efforts to help the region stay ahead of the pack and advance public initiatives. PRR's roots in Colorado include work on the Colorado Department of Transportation's Road Usage Charge Pilot Research Study, researching and testing how a pay-by-mile system compares to current gas tax paid, and if this alternative could be feasible for Colorado, as well as The City of Fort Collins Road to 2020 Climate Action Plan Communication Services.
Loughran comes to PRR as a highly regarded, seasoned marketing communications and public relations professional. With a career spanning 20 years, her expertise includes developing and implementing marketing and communications strategies, market research and entrance strategies, procurement strategy, media policy and training, public relations and branding initiatives.
Gants adds, "She is the perfect addition to PRR's award-winning Marketing and Public Relations practice. What's more, her national environmental justice expertise will make an impact throughout Colorado. We are thrilled to welcome Marcy as part of our Denver expansion."
In addition to Loughran's work for PRR, she will maintain her consulting firm, The Loughran Group, in order to continue service to her existing clients there, including Gilmore Construction Corporation, AMI Mechanical and Sprung Construction.
Loughran's portfolio includes communications, outreach and public relations campaigns for high-profile projects including: DEN Hotel and Transit Center, IKEA, Denver Broncos Football Club, DaVita, 9th & Colorado Redevelopment, Center for Disease Control, Green Valley Ranch Campus and the Great Platte River Road Memorial Archway. She is a Board Member of City Club Denver and a member of the SMPS. Loughran is a Montana State University – Bozeman alum.
Established in Seattle in 1981 to provide clients with creative communications solutions, PRR has steadily gained a reputation for consistent, award-winning work and exceptional customer service. Over the years, we expanded into a broad-based integrated communication practice using research, public relations, public involvement, public affairs, advertising, design and marketing. PRR has offices in Seattle, WA; Portland, OR; Los Angeles, CA; Denver, CO; Austin, TX; Washington, D.C.; Baltimore, MD; and Norfolk, VA.
PRR is a federally certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB). We hold a variety of Woman-owned Small Business Enterprise (WBE/SBE) certifications across the country, including State of Washington, District of Columbia, California, Georgia, Oregon, Texas, and Virginia.
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