Public Relations excellence recognized at annual SCPRSA Mercury Awards

Public Relations excellence recognized at annual SCPRSA Mercury Awards

COLUMBIA, S.C. (May 5, 2021) - The South Carolina Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (SCPRSA) revealed the Mercury Awards winners April 29 on their social media platforms. Communications professionals from across the state were recognized for their work, with more than 50 awards presented.

The awards program includes three types of awards. Mercury Awards recognize public relations programs and campaigns, Silver Wing Awards recognize outstanding tactics used in public relations and Individual Awards recognize the career accomplishments of individuals.

The overall Best in Show Mercury Award winner was Bright+Co for “Turn Positive into a Positive Campaign”. The overall Best in Show Silver Wing Award winner was We Are Sharing Hope SC for “#SociallyDistant #VirtuallyConnected.”

Robert Reeves, APR, an assistant professor of communications at Anderson University, received the chapter’s Educator of the Year Award.

Jalesa Cooley, a public relations account executive at Crawford, received the Rookie of the Year award.

Tiffany Norton, a public information officer with Dorchestor County, received the SCPRSA Volunteer Service Award.

For a complete list of statewide winners, visit


South Carolina PRSA is one of more than 100 chapters of the Public Relations Society of America, the world’s largest professional association for public relations practitioners. Established in 1967, SCPRSA has almost 200 members across South Carolina representing public relations agencies, corporations, nonprofit organizations and institutions of higher education.

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