Pyramid Awards

Enter the 31st Annual PRSA NJ Pyramid Awards Today!

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The Pyramid Awards offer up NJ’s best of the best – from Influencer Campaigns and Digital Communications to Annual Reports and Podcasts, there’s sure to be a category worth entering on behalf of your organization or your clients. And our Excellence Awards recognize individuals who have made a significant contribution to our profession in NJ.

Check out our 2019 Pyramid Award and Excellence Award winners!

  • PR Professional of the Year, sponsored by MultiVu – a leader in content creation, distribution and media strategy.

 Brian M. Lowe, president and CEO of BML Public Relations in Florham Park. After starting his agency 13 years ago, Lowe has built his company into a $2.3 million firm with 20 employees. His company’s revenue increased nearly 40 percent in 2018-2019. Mr. Lowe gave much of the credit to his BMLPR staff due to their “passion, creativity, and dedication to serving our clients”.

That dedication to clients was on full display throughout this year’s Pyramid event as BML won Pyramid awards in Community Relations (ShopRite) and Special Programs (Mountain Creek) as well as an Honorable Mention in PR on a Shoestring Budget (Villa Italian Kitchen).

PRSA NJ President Ilana Zalika presents the 2019 PR Professional of the Year Award to BML Public Relations CEO Brian Lowe.

  • Future PR Professional of the Year, sponsored by Johnson and Johnson – the NJ-based multinational leader in medical devices, pharmaceuticals and consumer goods manufacturing worldwide.

Monmouth University student Karalyn Hoover. Karalyn was recognized for demonstrating a sophisticated understanding of public relations and commitment to the profession. She will lead university’s PRSSA chapter during her senior year, and plans to graduate in 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in Communications and PR/Journalism and a minor in marketing.

Karalyn’s crisis communications report was praised by Pyramid Award judges for its insightful situational analysis and comprehensive strategy. She thanked her professors for their support, and noted that ““PRSSA has been such an important part of my experience at Monmouth University.”

As this year’s Future PR Pro, Karalyn received a cash scholarship of $3,000, Certificate of Achievement and one-year membership for PRSA National and PRSA NJ ($95 value).

Johnson & Johnson’s Michael Lauer presents the 2019 Future PR Pro award to Karalyn Hoover of the Monmouth University PRSSA.

2019 PRSA-NJ Pyramid Awards

Campaign Division Category Campaign Client Company Submitting PYRAMID/ Honorable Mention
Community Relations ShopRite BML Public Relations PYRAMID
Community Relations St. Mary Medical Center AKCG – Public Relations Counselors Honorable Mention
Digital and Social Media Communications The IBM Foundation Violet PR Honorable Mention
Digital and Social Media Communications SynaTek and BASF BASF PYRAMID
Events Kansas City Area Development Council Violet PR PYRAMID
Global Communications IMA (Institute of Management Accountants) IMA (Institute of Management Accountants) Honorable Mention
Influencer Campaigns (Without paid endorser) WowWee Toys Resound Marketing Honorable Mention
Influencer Campaigns (Without paid endorser) oliso lotus823 PYRAMID
Internal Communications Team Merck for Swim Across America SPI Group Honorable Mention
Internal Communications South Jersey Gas SJI Honorable Mention
Issues Management Byram Healthcare RoseComm PYRAMID
Marketing Communications (B2B) Amerlux Creative Marketing Alliance (CMA) PYRAMID
Marketing Communications (Consumer) Stockton University Stockton University PYRAMID
Media Relations (B2B) Lincoln Equities Group Violet PR PYRAMID
Media Relations (Consumer) Belveron Real Estate Partners 3E Public Relations PYRAMID
Media Relations (Consumer) WowWee Toys Resound Marketing PYRAMID
Media Relations (Consumer) Far Hills Race Meeting JConnelly Honorable Mention
Media Relations (Consumer) The National WWI Museum and Memorial Sandy Hillman Communications PYRAMID
Media Relations (Consumer) Wesley Enhanced Living AKCG – Public Relations Counselors Honorable Mention
PR on a Shoestring Budget Java House Cold Brew Coffee Resound Marketing PYRAMIDS
PR on a Shoestring Budget The Allegheny Conference on Community Development Violet PR PYRAMIDS
PR on a Shoestring Budget Villa Italian Kitchen BML Public Relations Honorable Mention
PR on a Shoestring Budget Green Giant – B&G Foods Gillian Small PR PYRAMID
Public Service/Governmental Affairs St. Mary Medical Center AKCG – Public Relations Counselors PYRAMID
Special Programs Newark Community Economic Development Corporation Winning Strategies PYRAMID
Special Programs Mountain Creek Resort BML Public Relations PYRAMID
Content Replicon Resound Marketing PYRAMID
Magazines (Print) RWJBarnabas Health RWJBarnabas Health PYRAMID
BEST IN SHOW (CAMPAIGN) Byram Healthcare RoseComm


PRSA NJ established the Pyramid Awards in 1989 to recognize excellence in public relations and communications in New Jersey. The competition is open to all public relations professionals in New Jersey who implemented or completed qualifying public relations campaigns or exceptional single items such as annual reports, videos, etc.

Perhaps the most rewarding part of taking home a Pyramid Award is that these awards are judged by a panel of your public relations peers. Entries are evaluated on research, planning, execution and demonstrated results, as well as the effective use of budgets and resources.

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