Knoxville, Tenn. (April 30, 2013)—The Tombras Group received five Awards of Excellence at the 38th annual “V” Awards, sponsored by the Volunteer Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). Tombras client Farm Bureau Insurance Tennessee was recognized with the Community Service Award, and Taylor Griffin, public relations account executive, won the Rising Young Professional award.
Awards of Excellence, PRSA’s highest honors, went to Tombras for work in several categories, including social media – associations/nonprofit/organizations for the
Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” @NoExcusesFL Twitter campaign. This campaign is a finalist for a Silver Anvil Award at PRSA’s national awards celebration in June.
Tombras also received Awards of Excellence in the marketing consumer products –technology category for coverage of the Malibu Boats Surf Gate launch and in the collaterals – invitations category for an Augusta Convention and Visitors Bureau media planner familiarization tour invitation.
The University of Tennessee Athletics Department’s risetothetop.com launch won an Award of Excellence in the website – advocacy/fundraising category. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s nhtsa.gov/drivesober website won the Award of Excellence in the website – government/public service category.
Tombras also received recognition for Home Federal’s “Eats for Easter” press conference, McDonald’s @McDonaldsETN Twitter feed and a TalkStreetSmart.com post entitled “Athletes and Brand Advocacy After Lance Armstrong’s Fall” written by Laura Bower, executive vice president of Tombras PR.
PRSA’s Orange County, California chapter judged the 2013 awards for the Volunteer Chapter. The awards were presented on Thursday, April 15, at The Square Room in Knoxville, Tenn.
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The Tombras Group is an advertising agency headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., with branch offices in Nashville and Kingsport, Tenn.; Washington, D.C.; and Charleston, S.C. As a full-service marketing firm, Tombras offers advertising, marketing, branding, web design, corporate branding, public relations, social media, search engine optimization (SEO), search engine marketing (SEM), integrated marketing communications, and marketing research services. The Tombras Group is a Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB).
MEDIA CONTACT: Laura Bower, APR