PHILADELPHIA—Dec. 7, 2011—Jack Horner Communications Inc. (JHC), a full-service public relations and marketing communications agency, and its client, Parata Systems, were honored with a Pepperpot in the “Highly Targeted Public Relations” program category from the Philadelphia Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) at its annual awards ceremony last night.
The agency received Pepperpot recognition for its work on Parata’s “Honoring Unsung Pharmacy Leaders” program. JHC and Parata Systems partnered with the industry’s leading trade publication, Pharmacy Times, to develop the Next-Generation Pharmacist program. This annual program features a national pharmacist award competition and a research initiative to identify trends for the future of pharmacy, reinforcing Parata’s leadership with its customer base.
Along with the Pepperpot win, JHC also received a ladle award in the “Special Events or Observances” category for its work with SugarHouse Casino. Additionally, the agency earned ladles in “Media Relations” for their work with Byers’ Choice Ltd., as well as the “Research” category, also for Parata Systems.
“We are very grateful to our clients. Without them, these opportunities wouldn’t be possible,” Jack Horner, APR, president of JHC said. “It was an exciting night for JHC to not only be recognized by our peers, but also to have our team members’ talents highlighted.” In addition to the JHC agency recognition, company Vice President Mike Gross was honored with The President’s Award. Selected by the Philadelphia PRSA chapter president, this award recognizes the dedicated efforts of an exemplary PRSA volunteer. The President’s Award honors professionalism, integrity and industry leadership.
The 2011 ceremony, held at the Franklin Institute, also announced the 2012 PRSA board members, which includes JHC team member, Emily Watts. As an account executive at JHC, Watts manages several accounts including Rivers Casino, Philadelphia Marketplace, Tozour Energy Systems and more. Watts will serve as the treasurer for the 2012 Philadelphia PRSA board.
PRSA is the world’s largest organization for public relations professionals. The organization has more than 30,000 professional and student members, which represent business and industry, counseling firms, independent practitioners, military, government, associations, hospitals, schools, professional services firms and nonprofit organizations. The Philadelphia chapter has approximately 600 members.