April 24, 2009
Last night I attended the Capital Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association's annual Image Awards ceremony, where outstanding public relations programs are recognized and celebrated. I was joined by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation's Office of Communications team.
The Communications team received five awards for four public relations programs.They won Awards of Distinction, which are presented to entries that meet standards of excellence, for the "Why Not?" Spring Break Video Contest and the employee Intranet. They received an Image Award, which is given to the top-scoring entry in a category, for crisis communications tactics.
While I was incredibly proud of our team for the creative vision, sound planning and hard work that was put into these public relations programs, I was even prouder to receive two Judges' Awards. Those are presented to entries that achieve maximum results with minimum money. Each program the Communications team was recognized for was done with no budget. That's right, no money.
I've mentioned before what a great team we have at DBPR, and last night was just another reminder of how talented and dedicated our employees are. The Office of Communications plays a vital role in DBPR because open communications is essential to providing excellent service to our customers and Floridians.
Charles W. Drago