Qorvis Communications Wins 2013 Platinum PR Award

Oct 18, 2013, 10:33 ET from Qorvis Communications, LLC

Takes Top Honors in Financial/Investor Relations Category for Work with Al Jazeera America

WASHINGTON, Oct. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Qorvis Communications announced today that it won PR News' 2013 Platinum PR Award for the Financial/Investor Relations category for its public relations campaign surrounding Al Jazeera's acquisition of Current TV and the launch of Al Jazeera America.

"We are honored to receive the Platinum PR Award for our work with Al Jazeera America," said Michael J. Petruzzello, managing partner at Qorvis. "This honor represents the countless hours of work and dedication of the team who were able to get ahead of the story to create the headline."

Qorvis Communications' campaign 'Turning the Channel to Al Jazeera America,' focused on the announcement that Al Jazeera purchased Current TV to launch Al Jazeera America, an American news channel that reports unbiased, fact-based and in-depth journalism.

"It is a privilege to work with Al Jazeera America as they build a new channel for U.S. audiences who want unbiased, fact-based news," said Stan Collender, partner and national director of financial communications at Qorvis. "This is a perfect example of how exceptional clients yield exceptional results."

More than 300 communications professionals gathered in New York on Oct. 15 to celebrate the winners and honorable mentions of PR News' Platinum PR Awards. The annual awards program is a benchmark in excellence in PR campaigns by agencies and brands that took chances and made tremendous strides in communications efforts.

About Qorvis Communications, LLC
Formed in August 2000, Qorvis provides its clients with expertise in the areas of public and media relations, advertising, public affairs, investor relations and financial services communications, grassroots campaigns, Internet-based campaigns, digital media strategies, online reputation management, and research and opinion surveys. For more information, visit www.qorvis.com, contact info@qorvis.com or follow on Twitter @qorvis.

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