Union’s Communication Department Wins Awards at Public Relations Event
BEST OF SHOW: Chief Communications Officer Chris Payne, Bre Willard (left) and Beth Turner, show off the Silver Link Awards the department received at the annual PRSA award event.
The Communications Department at Union Public Schools swept the major award categories at the 2018 Silver Link Awards, the 40th anniversary of the prestigious program recognizing excellence in public relations.
Not only did Union win Silver Link Awards in three categories and an Award of Merit, it also won both “Best of Show” awards for the district’s 2018 “Believing in U” bond campaign and the #UBeThere attendance campaign aimed at secondary students. This marks the first time in the organization’s history that a single organization has won “Best of Show” in both the campaign and tactics categories.
Union was also recognized with a Silver Link for the rebranding of the Career Connect program and an Award of Merit in the marketing category – with partner Tulsa Community College – for the launch of the Early College High School program, which provides high school students with the opportunity to earn a high school diploma and an associate degree at the same time.
The Tulsa Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America recognizes exemplary public relations achievements and honors PR professionals for outstanding contributions.
Union Boundary and Greater Tulsa Reporter publisher Forrest Cameron agrees that Union Public Schools has an outstanding public relations department, saying “I am amazed at the outstanding professionalism it displays”