PilmerPR Named Finalist in Golden Spike Awards on Fourth Anniversary
SALT LAKE CITY - November 7, 2007 - PilmerPR was named a finalist today in the prestigious Golden Spike Award for excellence in Publicity and Media Relations Tactics. The award, recognizing excellence among Utah’s public relations and corporate communications professionals, was announced at a ceremony at the Wells Fargo Building in downtown Salt Lake City.
“Becoming a finalist for the Golden Spike Awards is an honor, and it further validates the time and effort we dedicate to our clients,” said John Pilmer, president of PilmerPR. “As we continually raise the bar in media relations, it’s great to be singled out as experts in our field and recognized alongside other great Utah communicators.”
PilmerPR was named a Golden Spike Award finalist for their work with Certiport, a Utah-based company that prepares individuals worldwide with current and relevant digital skills and credentials for the competitive global workforce. PilmerPR successfully promoted Certiport’s PATHWAYS Conference, resulting in 10 major media hits reaching more than 10 million readers.
The timely announcement came as PilmerPR began celebrating its four-year anniversary, beating the odds of small business failure and joining the ranks of only 44 percent* of small businesses that make it to their fourth anniversary. Since it was founded in 2003, the firm has received multiple awards. This is the first time the company has won a Golden Spike Award.
*According to U.S. Small Business Administration, June 2006.
The PilmerPR staff has more than 50 years of collective experience in marketing and public relations with specific backgrounds in high-technology, engineering, retail, leadership, real estate, book publicity, print journalism, social media, search engine optimization, travel, music and green PR. John Pilmer, president, is one of a select number of active PR professionals Accredited in Public Relations (APR) by the Universal Accreditation Board. APR is a mark of distinction for public relations professionals who demonstrate their commitment to the profession and to its ethical practice.
John Pilmer, APR, MBA