Leveraging top business awards — Each step of the way

From left, Bill Dube, West region director for PR Newswire; Tracy Williams, president and CEO of Olmstead Williams Communications; Linda Whalen, associate director of external communications and marketing for Ernst & Young; and Patrick Hainault, Vice President of SMB Marketing at Inc. magazine.

Public Relations and marketing professionals learned the do’s and don’ts of getting their company (or client) nominated for major business awards and leveraging the recognition each step of the way during a networking panel and breakfast at The Olympic Collection in West Los Angeles.

Panelists included Patrick Hainault, vice president of SMB Marketing at Inc. magazine; Bill Dube, west region director for PR Newswire; and Linda Whalen, associate director of external communications and marketing for Ernst & Young. Tracy Williams, president and CEO of Olmstead Williams Communications, moderated.

The panel discussed prestigious awards programs such as Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of the Year and the Inc. 500/5000. Olmstead Williams Communications and PR Newswire hosted the event.

Networking breakfast & panel: How to get nominated for top awards programs and tout your success

Public relations and marketing professionals: Please join us from 7:30 to 9 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2, for a free five-star breakfast, networking and panel discussion about major awards programs such as Inc. magazine’s prestigiousInc. 500/5000 and Ernst & Young’s globalEntrepreneur Of the Yearawards. You’ll learn the do’s and don’ts of getting your company (or client) nominated so they reap the rewards of local, regional and national recognition. You’ll also learn how to fully leverage each step of the process as an opportunity for even more acclaim — from the initial nomination to being named a semi-finalist and ultimately winning the award.

This free panel, sponsored by PR Newswire and Olmstead Williams Communications, is open to all marketing and public relations professionals. Junior staff and interns are welcome.

Please RSVP to info@olmsteadwilliams.com

Olympic Collection Banquet and Conference Center, Regency Ballroom
11301 Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064

Thursday, Feb. 2
7:30 a.m. – Breakfast and networking
8 to 9 a.m. – Panel discussion

Our Esteemed Panel:

Patrick Hainault
Inc. magazine, Vice President, SMB Marketing

Bill Dube
PR Newswire, West Region Director

Linda Whalen
Ernst & Young, Associate Director, External Communications & Marketing

Tracy Williams
(moderator)
Olmstead Williams Communications, President and CEO