2019 Skyline Award Winners

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL 2019 SKYLINE AWARD WINNERS!

INDIVIDUAL AWARD HONOREES

Chicago PR Professional of the Year:

Gene Reineke, Chairman and Founder, Hawthorne Strategy Group

Chicago PR Young Professional of the Year:

Brienna LaCoste, Senior Account Executive, Flowers Communications Group

BEST OF SKYLINE WINNER

Prosocial: Changing the Conversation Around 13 Reasons Why
Netflix and Zeno Group (Global Communications)

Best of Skyline Finalists

  • Expanding a Digital Paw Print
    KemperLesnik and Healthy Paws Pet Insurance (Media Relations - Consumer Services)
  • Growing Brand Awareness for Rabobank
    Rabobank and CBD Marketing (Reputation/Brand Management,  Business - Companies With Sales of More Than $500 Million to $10 Billion)
  • Illinois is #AmazingForAll
    Illinois Office of Tourism and TimeZoneOne (Events and Observances, Seven or Fewer Days - Associations/Government/Nonprofit Organizations)
  • Werther’s Original Wins with CANDY LAND: The Werther’s Caramel Edition Game for National Caramel Day
    Werther’s Original and Agency H5 (Events and Observances, Seven or Fewer Days - Consumer Products

Skyline Award Winners

  • Frozen Assets: Balance Your Plate by NESTLE
    FoodMinds, a division of Padilla (Influencer Marketing to Expand Awareness -Micro-Influencers)
  • ACI Student Stories
    Associated Colleges of Illinois (Most Effective Campaign on a Shoe String Budget ($5,000 or Less) - Nonprofit Organizations)
  • 2017-2018 Associated Colleges of Illinois Annual Report
    Associated Colleges of Illinois and ef Design Group, Inc. (Annual Reports)
  • Milk-Bone Dog of the Year Award
    Milk-Bone and Carat (Integrated Communications - Consumer Products - Packaged Goods)
  • More Than a Home Makeover: Showcasing the Mission of the Illinois Governor’s Mansion Renovation
    Illinois Governor's Mansion Association (Reputation/Brand Management - Associations/Governments/Nonprofit
    Organizations)
  • The Walgreens Expressions Challenge
    Walgreens and GoldStar Communications (Community Relations -Business Services)
  • Preserving Open Space for Oak Brook
    Oak Brook Park District  and Public Communications Inc. (Public Affairs - Associations/Governments/Nonprofit Organizations)
  • It's a War Going On
    The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division and P3 Media (Influencer marketing as Part of a Larger Campaign)
  • Reaching Culturally Diverse Audiences to Increase Patient Visits
    Howard Brown Health and Public Communications Inc. (Best SEM)
  • Let’s Talk About PrEP, Baby:  Integrated Approach to Raising Awareness of HIV Preventative Among Diverse Audiences
    Howard Brown Health and Public Communications Inc.  (Multicultural Public Relations)
  • Scout by Miller Heiman Group Product Launch
    Miller Heiman Group and Walker Sands Communications (Marketing, Business To Business – Products)
  • SAIC's Biannual Magazine Showcases Artistic Practices You Can Taste, Feel, Smell, and Hear
    School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Magazines)
  • WHAT’S NEW IN COTTON™
    Cotton Council International and Cramer-Krasselt (C-K) (Content Marketing - Business Products)
  • National Roller Coaster Day with Cedar Fair
    Cedar Fair Entertainment Company and Cramer-Krasselt (C-K)  (Integrated Communications - Consumer Products - Consumer Services)
  • Illinois is #AmazingForAll
    Illinois Office of Tourism and TimeZoneOne (Events and Observances, Seven or Fewer Days - Associations/Government/Nonprofit Organizations)
  • Expanding a Digital Paw Print
    KemperLesnik and Healthy Paws Pet Insurance (Media Relations - Consumer Services)
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago Gains Global Recognition on Architecture's Biggest Stage
    School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Event and Observances - More Than Seven Days - Associations/Government/Nonprofit Organizations           
  • Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago bebolD&Inspire Campaign
    Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago and Flowers Communications Group (Internal Communications, Use of Branded Content - Fewer Than 1,000 Employees)
  • Beat the Heat
    Gatorade and FleishmanHillard (Best Use of Branded Content - Arts, Sports and Entertainment Sports and Entertainment 
  • Integrated Marketing Launch for Blue Diamond Almond Protein Powder
    Blue Diamond and CBD Marketing (Integrated Communications - Business to Business)
  • Town/Gown Community Service Project
    First Alert and L.C. Williams & Associates (Most Effective Corporate Social Responsibility Campaign)
  • 60 Years of Firsts
    First Alert and L.C. Williams & Associates (Events and Observances, More Than Seven Days - Business Products)
  • Boise Paper "Procurement Education" Campaign
    Boise Paper and L.C. Williams & Associates (Integrated Communications - Business to Business)
  • Onelink Safe & Sound Launch
    First Alert and L.C. Williams & Associates (Marketing - Consumer Products - Packaged Goods)
  • Driving Connections: KitchenAid Brings Golf and Cooking Enthusiasts Together
    KitchenAid / Whirlpool Corporation and KemperLesnik (Best Sponsorship Activation)
  • “Sleep Works for You” Campaign
    The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and L.C. Williams & Associates (Integrated Communications) - Associations/Government/Nonprofit Organizations)
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago Gains Global Recognition on Architecture's Biggest Stage
    School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Integrated Communications - Associations/Government/Nonprofit Organizations)
  • Changing the Conversation on Gun Violence: A Public Health Crisis
    American Medical Association (Public Service - Associations/Government/Nonprofit Organizations)
  • Creating a Differentiated Voice of Authority on Cryptocurrency
    Foley & Lardner LLP and Greentarget (Content Marketing - Business  Services)
  • Hooked on Function
    Hook & Albert and Zapwater Communications, Inc. (Media Relations - Consumer Products - Non-Packaged Goods)
  • Great Wolf Lodge Spreads the Howl to Illinois with its Gurnee Grand Opening
    Great Wolf Lodge and Agency H5 (Events and Observances - Seven Or Fewer Days - Consumer Services)
  • Bloggers Take to the Skies and Go #UPINTHEFINNAIR
    Finnair and Zapwater Communications, Inc. (Blogger Campaigns)
  • Growing Brand Awareness for Rabobank
    Rabobank and CBD Marketing (Reputation/Brand Management,  Business - Companies With Sales of More Than $500 Million to $10 Billion)
  • Check-In at Hotel Zachary
    Hotel Zachary and Zapwater Communications, Inc. (Marketing - Consumer Services - Travel and Tourism/Hospitality)
  • Frontier Airlines World Mastercard Relaunch
    Barclays and O'Malley Hansen Communications (Influencer Marketing to Expand Awareness -Macro-Influencers)
  • Werther’s Original Wins with CANDY LAND: The Werther’s Caramel Edition Game for National Caramel Day
    Werther’s Original and Agency H5 (Events and Observances, Seven or Fewer Days - Consumer Products
  • Hurricanes and Wildfires: Awareness in the Face of Catastrophe
    Aon and KemperLesnik (Media Relations - Business-To-Business)
  • Corona Light x Sugarfina Product Launch
    Corona Light and Zeno Group (Media Relations - Consumer Products - Food & Beverage)

Award of Excellence Winners

  • Johnsonville Tailgate Wedding
    Johnsonville and Current (Creative Tactics)
  • Illinois Frank Lloyd Wright Trail
    Illinois Office of Tourism and TimeZoneOne (Media Relations - Associations/Governments/Nonprofit Organizations)
  • ACI Reporter
    Associated Colleges of Illinois (Digital Newsletters)
  • Milk-Bone Dog of the Year Award
    Milk-Bone and Carat (EVENTS AND OBSERVANCES - Seven Or Fewer Days - Consumer Products)
  • Step Inside the People’s House: The Illinois Governor’s Mansion Grand Reopening Weekend
    Illinois Governor's Mansion Association (EVENTS AND OBSERVANCES - Seven Or Fewer Days - Associations/Government/Nonprofit Organizations)
  • More Than a Home Makeover: Showcasing the Mission of the Illinois Governor’s Mansion Renovation
    Illinois Governor's Mansion Association (MEDIA RELATIONS - Associations/Governments/Nonprofit Organizations)
  • Immersive Storytelling Highlights Advocate Children’s Hospital’s Tiniest Patients
    Advocate Health Care (Advocate Aurora Health) (Best Use of Social Stories)
  • Providing Chimpanzees Sanctuary Retirement
    Chimp Haven and Public Communications Inc. (PROGRAM AWARD CATEGORIES - INTEGRATED COMMUNICATIONS - Associations/Government/Nonprofit Organizations)
  • Reclassifying the Female Condom: Leveraging Media to Advocate for Sexual Health Equity
    AIDS Foundation of Chicago and Public Communications Inc. (PUBLIC AFFAIRS - Associations/Governments/Nonprofit Organizations)
  • Valeo CES Media Relations
    Valeo and Walker Sands Communications  (Media Relations - Business-To-Business)
  • Sportscar Together Day 2018
    Porsche Cars North America and Cramer-Krasselt (C-K) (EVENTS AND OBSERVANCES - Seven Or Fewer Days - Consumer Products)
  • Sprout Social Brands Get Real Campaign
    Sprout Social and Walker Sands Communications (BEST USE OF BRANDED CONTENT - Business to Business)
  • Making a Splash with Chicago’s First Floating Green: 2018 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship Media Day PGA of America
    KemperLesnik (EVENTS AND OBSERVANCES - Seven Or Fewer Days - Consumer Services)
  • Pasta, The Way It Should Be™
    TreeHouse Foods, Branded Pasta and Cramer-Krasselt (C-K) (INTEGRATED COMMUNICATIONS - Consumer Products - Packaged Goods)
  • Chicago Park District Black History Month Video - “A Chi Kid, The World is Yours”
    Chicago Park District and Flowers Communications Group (Online Videos)
  • Jack Daniel’s: 2018 National Whiskey Sour Day
    Jack Daniel's and Flowers Communications Group (EVENTS AND OBSERVANCES - Seven Or Fewer Days - Consumer Products)
  • The Black McDonald's Operators Association of Chicago and Northwest Indiana: “Black Panther” Screening and Panel
    The Black McDonald's Operators Association of Chicago and Northwest Indiana and Flowers Communications Group (Multicultural Public Relations)
  • Toward A More Perfect Union: Café Bustelo Café Collabs
    J.M. Smucker - Cafe Bustelo and Ketchum (Multicultural Public Relations)
  • NIKE Chicago: Summer of Basketball Campaign
    NIKE and Flowers Communications Group (Multicultural Public Relations)
  • AT&T: Believe Chicago
    AT&T and Flowers Communications Group (Multicultural Public Relations)
  • Google.org's DuSable Museum Grant
    Google and Kivvit (Creative Tactics)
  • American Egg Board: The Incredible Egg Dishes Up Its Versatility Super Power
    American Egg Board and Ketchum (INTEGRATED COMMUNICATIONS - Consumer Products - Food & Beverage)
  • From Street to Sky – Elevating Skydeck Chicago Skydeck
    Chicago and Zapwater Communications, Inc. (Marketing - Consumer Services - Travel and Tourism/Hospitality
  • Hunt's and Patrick Mahomes - For the Love of Ketchup
    Conagra Brands and Endeavor (MARKETING - Consumer Products - Food and Beverages)
  • Chef Boyardee Remix
    Conagra Brands and Havas (INTEGRATED COMMUNICATIONS - Consumer Products - Food & Beverage)
  • Chicago Wolves 25th Anniversary Season
    Chicago Wolves and TimeZoneOne (EVENTS AND OBSERVANCES - More Than Seven Days - Associations/Government/Nonprofit Organizations)
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago Gains Global Recognition on Architecture's Biggest Stage
    School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Global Communications)
  • Creating a Differentiated Voice of Authority on Cryptocurrency
    Foley & Lardner LLP and Greentarget (Marketing - Business To Business - Professional and/or Financial Services)
  • FROM SCREENSHOT TO SUNSCREEN: BOOKING INFLUENCER-APPROVED VACATIONS STRAIGHT FROM YOUR PHONE WITH FAIRMONT MAYAKOBA, REWARDSTYLE AND LIKETOKNOW.IT
    Fairmont Mayakoba and Zapwater Communications, Inc. (INFLUENCER MARKETING TO EXPAND AWARENESS - Micro-Influencers)
  • Step Into Amazing with Cedar Fair Influencers
    Cedar Fair Entertainment Company and Cramer-Krasselt (C-K) (INFLUENCER MARKETING AS PART OF A LARGER CAMPAIGN)
  • Unifying One AMA with a side dish of appreciation
    American Medical Association (Internal Communications - Associations/Government/Nonprofit Organizations)  
  • Updating AMA’s strategic messaging and equipping messengers to tell our story
    American Medical Association and West Wing Writers (Reputation/Brand Management - Associations/Governments/Nonprofit Organizations
  • Chicago’s Big Night – The Opening of TAO Chicago
    TAO Chicago and Agency H5  (EVENTS AND OBSERVANCES - Seven Or Fewer Days - Consumer Products)
  • Fit for a King: Auctioning Off Elvis’ Private Jet
    Ritchie Bros. and KemperLesnik (Media Relations - Business-To-Business)