ATLANTA (November 8, 2010) – Jackson Spalding and its team members received high honors last week at the annual Public Relations Society of America-Georgia Chapter’s (PRSA|GA) Phoenix Award celebration. On Thursday, November 4, partner Bari Love was inducted into the organization’s honorary society and two account teams won the highest awards in their categories during the awards banquet held at Cobb Energy Center.
Love was inducted into the Order of the Phoenix, which was established in 1986 by PRSA|GA to recognize and honor distinguished public relations professionals for their career achievements, significant contributions in the field of public relations and exemplary community service. Chapter members inducted into the Order of the Phoenix also enter the PRSA|GA Hall of Fame, created in 1988 by the Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at The University of Georgia in cooperation with PRSA|GA. At the Grady College, each member of the Order of the Phoenix is recognized with a special plaque noting their year of induction, business affiliation and photograph.
The agency’s Chick-fil-A and Primrose Schools account teams were recognized for their 2010 work with two awards. The first, a Phoenix Award recognizing the national marketing communications efforts surrounding the launch of the Chick-fil-A Spicy Chicken Sandwich, was received in the Marketing Consumer Products category. The second, recognizing the Primrose Schools Family Dance Off, which was primarily driven by social media, received a Phoenix Award in the Consumer Services category.
“We are very thankful to have Bari Love as a member of the Jackson Spalding family, and we benefit from her creativity, intelligence and sense of fun each and every day in the office,” said Glen Jackson, co-founder of Jackson Spalding. “We also are extremely proud of the efforts made by all of our team members, and to see our Chick-fil-A and Primrose teams recognized by our industry’s most credible organization means a lot to us.”