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Reflecting on our 2023 PACE Awards journey

Honoring Impact: Reflections on our 2023 PACE Awards journey

May 19, 2023

It’s that time of year again! Amid the hustle and bustle of summer's arrival, last month, P&G was recognized at the annual PACE Awards. And while we don’t like to make a fuss, we can’t miss an opportunity to celebrate the people behind the impactful work we do. 

The Central Michigan Public Relations Society of America’s PACE Awards honor the exceptional efforts of public relations practitioners, teams and organizations tackling contemporary issues with unmatched professionalism, creativity and resourcefulness. We must give credit where credit is due, and our heartfelt appreciation goes to the CMPRSA leadership.

This year we were honored to earn seven PACE awards. In the campaign and tactic categories, we received one Pinnacle-level PACE Award — the highest designation — four PACE Awards of Excellence and two PACE Awards of Achievement. P&G was recognized for the following work:

Pinnacle Award

  • Public Affairs Campaign: Inspiring thousands to act on the proposed change to the Wagner-Peyser Act through a powerful tool — the democratic process. Michigan Works! Association 

Awards of Excellence 

  • Integrated Communications Campaign: Amplifying National Farmers Market Week in Michigan. Michigan Farmers Market Association
  • Social Marketing Campaign: #WhyApply encouraged students through the college application process on social media. American College Application Campaign  
  • Brochure: The Pattern Book outlining the role historic homes have played in Michigan communities and techniques for building a new generation of them. Michigan Municipal League
  • Media/Press Kits: Can a media kit save lives? Advance Peace Lansing’s just might. Focused on resolving initiative misconceptions by creating clear, asset-framing messaging to ensure consistency and accuracy. Advance Peace

Achievement Awards

  • Special Events: The Career Development Conference inspires and connects Michigan’s youth to achieve a future beyond their imagination. Youth Solutions 
  • Social Marketing Campaign: Raising Awareness of Adverse Childhood Experiences: A Visual, Data-Driven Social Campaign. Center for Strategic Health Partnerships

Awards are not the be-all, end-all of our work. However, it’s icing on the cake when those awards recognize the remarkable efforts of our clients and our communities. Like our clients, our team is committed to continuous growth and improvement. We’re taking steps in the right direction and although we appreciate the celebration of our work, there is still substantial impact to be made. We sincerely appreciate the opportunity to commemorate our achievements with our community. 

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