Fahlgren Mortine President and CEO Named PRWeek Professional of the Year Finalist
COLUMBUS, Ohio (February 14, 2013) – PRWeek, a leading communications industry publication, has named Fahlgren Mortine president and CEO Neil Mortine as one of five finalists for its 2013 PR Professional of the Year - Agency award. The PRWeek Awards recognize the best campaigns, professionals and education programs in marketing and communications, and factors including leadership, community service and success in the industry contributed to Mortine’s selection as a finalist.
Mortine was named Fahlgren Mortine’s president and CEO in 2009, after leading the agency’s public relations practice for several years. In just three years, he has grown the agency by more than 25 percent, and has helped the agency achieve national recognition, including being named the 2011 and 2012 Bulldog Reporter Agency of the Year, a 2012 PRWeek Agency of the Year finalist, and a PR News Top Place to Work in 2012.
“Neil has led Fahlgren Mortine through acquisitions, growth and the integration of disciplines, all while keeping an unwavering focus on building a supportive, yet fun culture,” said Dr. Steve Iseman, APR, fellow, PRSA, and member of the PRSA national board of directors. “His commitment to client, employee and community success is unparalleled. It is no surprise to me, and others who know him, that he is a PRWeek Professional of the Year finalist.”
The PRWeek Awards judging panel consists of more than 75 senior professionals from agency, corporate, nonprofit, education and government backgrounds, and the judges’ ultimate selections in each category will be presented at a ceremony on March 7, 2013, in New York City.
About Fahlgren Mortine
Columbus, Ohio-based Fahlgren Mortine, a Holmes Report 2013 Small Agency of the Year finalist, Bulldog Reporter Small Agency of the Year in 2011 and Mid-Size Agency of the Year in 2012, and a PRWeek 2012 Small Agency of the Year finalist, is one of the nation's largest independent marketing and communications agencies with 2012 revenue of approximately $23 million and locations in Columbus, Cleveland, Dayton, Cincinnati and Toledo, Ohio; Parkersburg and Charleston, W. Va.; Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; and Denver, Colo. Fahlgren Mortine provides a full-service offering to clients in 29 states from California to Connecticut, with industry specializations in automotive, business-to-business, consumer packaged goods, education, financial services, healthcare, retail, technology, and tourism and economic development. Capabilities include social media, digital services, advertising, public relations, research, branding, media planning/buying, creative and design. For more information, please visit www.fahlgrenmortine.com.
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