Nov 18, 2019

Award-winning Collaboration

A group of people smile as they hold awards for communications campaigns. They're in front of a background that says Cincinnati Chapter PRSA
Congratulations to the Southwestern Ohio Council of Governments for big wins at the Cincinnati PRSA Blacksmith Awards on Nov. 14! The regional campaign promoting the Smart Home and remote support earned a Blacksmith Award, the top honor, for the integrated communications campaign and online videos. The campaign also earned an Award of Excellence for Facebook engagement.

The videos - showcasing local stories and the technology featured in the Smart Home - won Best in Show for tactics at the ceremony, held at the Newport Aquarium. We had so much fun celebrating with our partners at the Boards of DD in Butler and Clermont counties, Total Homecare Solutions, and Beth Lohner and Susie Prigan, who use remote support in their apartment and were key to the media relations part of this campaign. This project was a true collaboration and everyone was integral to its success!

Also, congratulations to the HCDDS Community Relations team for earning an Award of Excellence for the Services Spotlight campaign and a Blacksmith Award for the 2018 Social Media Report! See more photos on Facebook.

Pictured (left to right): Patricia Dawson, Community Relations Coordinator for Butler County DD; Adam Shoemaker, owner of Total Homecare Solutions; Ron Smith, SSA Supervisor for Butler County DD; Allison Leedy, SSA Manager for Hamilton County DD; Lisa Danford, Community Relations Coordinator for Hamilton County DD; Beth Lohner; Ryan Braun, director of Community Relations for Hamilton County DD; Susie Prigan; and Mollie Jimmar, SSA Supervisor for Hamilton County DD. 
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