Trust Relations Founder April Margulies Named ‘Public Relations Executive of the Year’

by | Nov 15, 2021

The Business Intelligence Group announced that April Margulies has been named the Public Relations Executive of the Year in the 2021 Public Relations and Marketing Excellence Awards. April Margulies has more than 18 years of industry experience counseling and implementing campaigns on behalf of clients across numerous industries, from Fortune 100 companies to startups. April worked at the world’s best agencies in New York City, including Weber Shandwick, Edelman and Rubenstein Public Relations before starting her own firm, Trust Relations, and has represented an impressive roster of companies and their executives over the course of her career.

“It’s an honor to accept this award from the Business Intelligence Group on behalf of my amazing team,” said April Margulies. “When I started Trust Relations, I had a vision of building an agency that was going to address some of the pain points that I came across while working in the PR industry, and this award validates that it has come to pass. We pride ourselves in our unique culture, revolutionary business model, exceptional professionals and hiring structure, and are excited to be recognized by BIG’s Public Relations and Marketing Excellence Awards this year.”

Trust Relations is a fast-growing, virtual branding and strategic communications agency. The agency bypasses the traditional agency model to build trusted brands, craft authentic stories and engage diverse audiences — for marquee brands and disruptive startups alike.

“We are so proud to recognize the work of April Margulies,” said Maria Jimenez, Chief Nominations Officer of the Business Intelligence Group. “All of our winners clearly demonstrated that in order to be successful you must have expertise in the PR and marketing crafts but also in business. Congratulations to them all.”

The Executive of the Year in Public Relations and Marketing Excellence Awards rewards those individuals who largely go unrecognized for helping to build great brands and products of world-class organizations. These creative professionals share their stories on how they accelerate their clients’ growth by exposing and promoting great business stories.

Other 2021 Public Relations and Marketing Excellence Award winners include work from:


GrowthMode Marketing

Best Doctors Insurance


The Brand Agency

Jive PR + Digital

Next PR

Cherish PR Limited



Press Kitchen LLC


Finn Partners, Global Intelligence

Upraise PR

Metro Pacific Investments Corporation



Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI)

Impact Marketing Team

Aurora Labs, Marketing Department

Pan American Energy

Ford Hutman Media




For more information on the Public Relations and Marketing Excellence awards visit https://www.bintelligence.com/pr-excellence/.

About Trust Relations

Trust Relations, founded in 2019, is a virtual strategic communications firm that creates nimble and proactive “dream teams” for clients through a national network of the industry’s best and brightest practitioners. “Trust Relations” is a term coined by President and Founder April Margulies to describe a new approach to strategic communications that focuses on communicating clients’ authentic actions, value and goodwill. In technology, trust relationships are an administration and communication link between two domains. In communications, they are a bond of mutual respect between a brand and the people it serves. The firm excels at identifying inspiring ways for clients to show their brand value by identifying supportive proof points and ideating creative activations that demonstrate their unique story and value proposition. For more information, visit www.trustrelations.agency.

About Business Intelligence Group

The Business Intelligence Group was founded with the mission of recognizing true talent and superior performance in the business world. Unlike other industry and business award programs, business executives—those with experience and knowledge—judge the programs. The organization’s proprietary and unique scoring system selectively measures performance across multiple business domains and then rewards those companies whose achievements stand above those of their peers.

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