Bulldog Reporter has announced the winners of our 2018 Bulldog Stars of PR Awards program, recognizing extraordinary individual and agency contributions to PR and communications over the past year.

Bospar’s Curtis Sparrer has received the highest honor in the individual categories—PR Star of 2018. SourceCode Communications have received the highest honor in the agency categories—Best PR Agency of 2018. Congratulations to our grand prize winners!

The program received a record-breaking number of entries this year, so our illustrious panel of journalist judges had their work cut out for them to select winners from entrants in 23 categories. The following agencies/companies have all earned bragging rights as a Bulldog Award winner, along with extensive promotion on the Bulldog Awards website and through Bulldog Reporter’s newsletters and website. The Grand Prize winners also receives a crystal bulldog to add to their bookshelf.

Congratulations to all the winners of the 2018 Bulldog Stars of PR Awards!

Business to Business (B2B) Agency of the Year

  • Gold: PAN Communications
  • Silver: Bospar
  • Bronze: Jargon PR
  • Finalist: Magnolia Marketing Communications

Business to Consumer (B2C) Agency of the Year

  • Gold: ASTRSK PR
  • Silver: French/West/Vaughan
  • Bronze: Bospar

Best Boutique Agency

  • Gold: Bospar and SourceCode Communications
  • Silver: The Agency
  • Bronze: Mighty

Best New Agency

  • Gold: SourceCode Communications and Vicarious PR
  • Silver: The Reis Group
  • Bronze: Cheer Partners

Most Innovative Agency

  • Gold: Bospar
  • Silver: ​French/West/Vaughan
  • Bronze: Kite Hill PR

Social Agency of the Year

  • Gold: Neff Associates

Small Agency of the Year

  • Gold: Bevel PR
  • Silver: Vicarious PR
  • Bronze: KLG Public Relations

Midsize Agency of the Year

  • Gold: Hawthorne Strategy Group
  • Silver: ​BML Public Relations
  • Bronze: Jargon PR
  • Finalist: MIX Public Relations

Agency That Gets Results 

  • Gold: French/West/Vaughan
  • Silver: ARPR
  • Bronze: Vicarious PR

Best Industry-Focused Agency

  • Gold: Vested
  • Silver: Vicarious PR and PAN Communications
  • Bronze: iMiller Public Relations

Global Agency of the Year

  • Gold: Fahlgren Mortine and Matter

Leader of the Year (Agency)

  • Gold: Curtis Sparrer, Bospar
  • Silver: Rick French, French/West/Vaughan
  • Bronze: Neil Mortine, Fahlgren Mortine
  • Finalist: Jamie Sigler O’Grady, J Public Relations

Corporate Communications Professional of the Year

  • Gold: Christine Szustaczek, Sheridan College
  • Silver: Virginia Ferguson, Yum! Brands, Inc.

Investor Relations Professional of the Year

  • Gold: Gabrielle Wilson, Pushpay

Media Relations Professional of the Year

  • Gold: Curtis Sparrer, Bospar

Public Relations Professional of the Year

  • Gold: Adam Ritchie, Adam Ritchie Brand Direction
  • Silver: Curtis Sparrer, Bospar
  • Bronze: Christine Szustaczek, Sheridan College
  • Finalist: Esther Mireya Tejeda, Entercom

PR Professional Who Makes a Difference

  • Gold: Nicole Rodrigues, NRPR Group
  • Silver: Curtis Sparrer, Bospar
  • Bronze: Durée Ross, Duree & Company, Inc.

PR Up and Comer

  • Gold: Saikat Pyne, Paytm
  • Silver: JP Cavender, SutherlandGold
  • Bronze: Kellie Woods, PAN Communications
  • Finalist: Carsen Anderson, Hill+Knowlton Strategies

PR Star Under 40

  • Gold: Craig Greiwe, Rogers & Cowan
  • Silver: Chris Huppertz, Bob Gold & Associates
  • Bronze: Nikki Festa, PAN Communications
  • Finalists: Kate Laufer Gorenstein, KLG Public Relations and Esther Mireya Tejeda, Entercom

Best PR or Communications Team

  • Gold: Neff Associates
  • Silver: VMware
  • Bronze: Mark’s

Learn more about Bulldog Awards at bulldogawards.com and sign up to hear about updates on deadlines or upcoming awards programs. Stay tuned for the 2019 Bulldog PR Awards, recognizing only the most outstanding PR and communications campaigns from the past year. The 2019 Bulldog PR Awards will open for entries this winter.

Want more like this?

Subscribe to get daily or weekly PR News updates from Bulldog Reporter

Bulldog Reporter

Bulldog Reporter

Bulldog Reporter is a leader in media intelligence supplying news, analysis and high-level training content to public relations and corporate communications professionals with the mission of helping these practitioners achieve superior competitive performance.


Journalists on the move – Week of January 21

Here you have it! The most notable journalist and media industry moves of the past week. USA AND CANADA Follow us on Twitter @Press_Moves News and Media Associated Press: moves Brian Slodysko (@BrianSlodysko) to the DC Bureau, where he will cover money and politics....

2019 tech trends and predictions from media experts

Now that 2018 is behind us, it’s time to look at how technology will continue to change the way the world operates in 2019. We turned to the experts—the reporters covering these issues every day—to find out what trends, technologies, companies, and topics will be top...