The Council of Public Relations Firms Names Three Jackson Spalding Employees as 2013 PR Champions

ATLANTA (June 25, 2013) – The Council of Public Relations Firms has named three Jackson Spalding team members as 2013 “PR Champions.” This selective initiative highlights young rising stars from the nation’s leading firms and provides them a forum on The Council’s website to discuss their career paths, critical moments, overcoming challenges and the drive that propels them in this industry.

“Ashton, Ashley and Halle are JS – they truly embody our culture,” says Trudy Kremer, partner at Jackson Spalding.  “Each of them is uniquely talented and brings their special skills to our clients.  I am thrilled to see them honored in this way by such a respected organization.”

On the Career Track at 12
Jackson Spalding has a deeply ingrained ethos of community service, and has since its beginning in 1995. There are many who serve on non-profit boards at JS, but Ashley Harp, a member of our Athens, Ga. office, may be one of the most dedicated to improving her community and those within it. The Council agreed and selected Ashley as a featured professional for the “Public Relations – Making a Difference” category. Read her entry here.

The Perfect Shot
While Jackson Spalding has evolved into an integrated marketing communications firm, we opened our doors as a public relations firm. A shining example of our evolution is embodied in Atlanta-based Ashton Staniszewski, a PR intern turned photography entrepreneur at Jackson Spalding, highlighted in The Council’s “I Can’t Believe I Get to Do This” category. Read his entry here.

Q&A with a PR Champion
A champion gets up even when they can’t, and few have gone as many metaphorical rounds in as little time as Dallas, Texas-based Halle Smith. The Council chose Halle as a “PR Champion,” a young rising star in the public relations arena who relentlessly strives to create successes for her clients, including Primrose Schools, where Halle serves as the PR and social media team lead, helping the client to set and execute its awareness strategy. Read her entry here.

About Jackson Spalding
Jackson Spalding is one of the largest independent public relations and marketing firms in the Southeast. The company has three offices (Athens, Ga., Atlanta and Dallas), more than 95 team members and a client roster that includes Orkin, Inc., Toyota, Delta Air Lines, Chick-fil-A, SCANA Energy, Publix Super Markets, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Klyde Warren Park and Primrose Schools, amongst others. The firm was named “Best Small Agency to Work For in the U.S.” by The Holmes Report in 2011 and “Best Legal PR Firm” in Atlanta by the Daily Report in 2012 and 2013. For more information, visit
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