2014 Skyline Award Winners

Individual Awards

Chicago Executive of the Year:

  • Marc Malnati, Owner, Lou Malnati’s Pizzerias

Chicago PR Professional of the Year:

  • Kathleen Henson, Founder and CEO, Henson Consulting, Inc.,

Chicago PR Young Professional of the Year:

  • Meghan O’Kelly, Corporate Relations Division Manager — Midwest Region, Allstate Insurance Company

Best in Show

  • Public Communications Inc. and National Society of Genetic Counselors: 

    Reputation/Brand Management

Skyline Awards

Program Award Winners:

  • Edelman and American Egg Board: Public Service

  • Weber Shandwick and PEDIGREE Brand: Public Service

  • Ketchum and ConAgra Foods: Marketing Consumer Products

  • Ketchum and Oil-Dri Corporation of America: Marketing Consumer Products

  • Zapwater Communications and Henry & Belle: marketing Consumer Products

  • Edelman and Humana: Marketing Consumer Services

  • Weber Shandwick and Mars Chocolate North America / M&M’S® Brand: integrated Communications

  • O’Malley Hansen Communications and Playtex: Integrated Communications

  • The Morton Arboretum: Integrated Communications

  • Ketchum and Oil-Dri Corporation of America: Events or Observances (seven or fewer days)

  • Greentarget: Events or Observances (seven or fewer days)

  • KemperLesnik and Western Golf Association: Events or Observances (seven or fewer days)

  • Public Communications Inc. and John G. Shedd Aquarium: Events or Observances (seven or fewer days)

  • Henson Consulting Inc. and Kraft Foods: Reputation/Brand Management

  • Navistar: Reputation/Brand Management

  • Public Communications Inc. and National Society of Genetic Counselors: Reputation/Brand Management

  • Weber Shandwick and PEDIGREE Brand: Community Relations

  • MSLGROUP and DeVry University: Community Relations

  • Zeno Group and The Allstate Foundation: Community Relations

  • Allstate Insurance Company: Internal Communications

  • Northwestern Memorial HealthCare: Internal Communications

  • ASGK Public Strategies: Public Affairs

  • Public Communications Inc. and John G. Shedd Aquarium: Global Communications

Project Award Winners:

  • Henson Consulting Inc. and Kraft Foods: Media Relations

  • Current Lifestyle Marketing and Muller Quaker Dairy: Media Relations

  • Edelman and HumanaVitality: Media Relations

  • Salvi, Schostok, & Pritchard P.C.: Media Relations

  • Ketchum and Grant Thornton LLP: Media Relations

  • Walker Sands Communication and Yesmail Interactive: Media Relations

  • Public Communications Inc. and IDWeek 2013: Media Relations

  • La Rabida Children’s Hospital: Media Relations

  • Ketchum and ConAgra Foods — Hebrew National: Social Media

  • Bridgestone Retail Operations: Blogs

  • GolinHarris and Unilever — MAGNUM Ice Cream: Creative tacticT

  • Public Communications Inc. and John G. Shedd Aquarium: Press Conferences

  • L.C. Williams & Associates and First Alert: Brochures

  • Edelman: Annual Reports

  • La Rabida Childre:n’s Hospital: Annual Reports

  • FTI Consulting — Strategic Communications and Northeastern University: Research/Evaluation

Awards of Excellence

Program Award Winners:

  • Edelman and American Egg Board: Marketing Consumer Products

  • Ketchum and ConAgra Foods: Marketing Consumer Products

  • Quicksilver Edge Communications and Snowed in Studios: Marketing Consumer Products

  • Public Communications Inc. and Cook County Health and Hospitals System: Marketing Consumer Services

  • Allstate Insurance Company: Marketing Consumer Services

  • Zapwater Communication and Perfect Circle Jewelry Insurance by Jewelers Mutual: Marketing Consumer Services

  • Big Fuel; First Born; Hill+Knowlton Strategies; and Alfac: Marketing Business to Business

  • Allstate Insurance Company: Marketing Business to Business

  • Edelman and SunGard Availability Services: Marketing Business to Business

  • Weber Shandwick and Milk Processor Education Program (MilkPEP): Integrated Communications

  • GolinHarris Chicago and McDonald’s: Integrated Communications

  • Edelman and ConAgra Foods: Integrated Communications

  • L.C. Williams & Associates and Eureka: Integrated Communications

  • Weber Shandwick and PEDIGREE Brand: Integrated Communications

  • Allstate Insurance Company: Integrated Communications

  • Big Fuel; First Born; Hill+Knowlton Strategies; and Alfac: Integrated Communications

  • KemperLesnik and Chaminade University: Events or Observances (seven or fewer days)

  • Ketchum and Phonak: Events or Observances (seven or fewer days)

  • JSH&A Communications and Bosch Power Tools: Events or Observances (seven or fewer days)

  • Ketchum and ConAgra Foods — Hebrew National: Events or Observances (seven or fewer days)

  • GolinHarris and McDonald’s: Reputation/Brand Management 

  • Resolute Consulting and A. Finkl & Sons: Community Relations

  • GolinHarris and Shire: Internal Communications

  • Navistar: Internal Communications

  • Resolute Consulting and Traffic Safety Coalition  Ohio: Public Affairs

  • L.C. Williams & Associates and Life Fitness: Global Communications

Project Award Winners:

  • Zapwater Communication and Everpurse: Media Relations

  • Burson-Marsteller and Hormel Foods: Media Relations

  • KemperLesnik and Steamsong Resort: Media Relations

  • Walker Sands Communication and Acquity Group: Media Relations

  • GolinHarris and TransUnion: Media Relations

  • KemperLesnik and Prescient Solutions: Media Relations

  • Walker Sands Communications and Cisco Systems: Media Relations

  • Boomm Marketing & Communications and OSI Group: Media Relations

  • Zeno Group: Media Relations

  • Zeno Group and Catamaran Corporation: Media Relations

  • Public Communications Inc. and John G. Shedd Aquarium: Media Relations

  • Zapwater Communication and Chicago Lakeside Development: Media Relations

  • Jewish United Fund: Websites

  • Ketchum and ConAgra Foods — Hebrew National: Social Media

  • L.C. Williams & Associates and Trex: Social Media

  • GolinHarris and Unilever — Fruttare: Social Media

  • La Rabida Children’s Hospital: Social Media

  • Weber Shandwick and Milk Processor Education Program (MilkPEP): Creative Tactics

  • Ketchum and ConAgra Foods — Hebrew National: Creative Tactics

  • JSH&A Communications and Beam: Press Conferences

  • MSLGROUP and Mazola Corn Oil: Brochures

  • Burson-Marsteller and Hormel Foods: Annual Reports

  • Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago: Annual Reports

  • Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago: Annual Reports