Posted by Brian Connolly
LyonsPR Pres Wins and Donates It All to Firefighters
We are pleased to announce that Dan Lyons, president of LyonsPR, has won March’s Captivating Caption Contest. We regret to inform our readers the “Mr. Fluffers” gave his life to make that happen. God rest his soul.
Sponsored by one of the most respected PR firms in the world, Waggener Edstrom Worldwide, the caption contest gives PR practitioners a fun forum to show off their all-important creativity. Readers enter by simply writing a caption to a photo supplied each month. At the end of each month, our panel of judges picks a winner on the basis of creativity and originality, appeal and attitude.
After a rigorous selection process, this month our panel of 8 industry professionals chose Lyon’s entry out of several hundred entrants. The caption, “Although times were tough and there had to be sacrifices, Timmy knew he’d be looking at years of therapy after eating Mr. Fluffers,” received four 1st place and one 2nd place nomination.
Upon hearing that he had won, Lyons said: “Fantastic! Obviously the 25 seconds that it took to come up with the caption was well spent.”
With regard to his winnings, Dan said that he intended on taking a cue from one of his clients, the Hook & Ladder Brewing Co., and donate the check to the DC Firefighters Burn Foundation. The foundation is dedicated to assisting in the recovery and rehabilitation of injured firefighters and burn patients in the DC metropolitan area.
Fantastic, indeed. Way to go Dan. What at a TOTALLY classy thing to do.
Special thanks to all who participated in March. Good luck in April.
- LyonsPR is a radio public relations firm specializing in radio media tours, radio PSAs, podcasts and radio news releases. Based in the Washington, DC area, clients include a variety of trade associations, non-profits, corporations and government agencies.
- Bob “Fluffers” Bartecki, age 82, of Chicago, loving husband of Doris (nee Haack); devoted father of McCormick Bartecki, Sue Bartecki and twins Sam & Sam; loving grandfather of three; also survived by several sisters and brothers and nieces and nephews. Service Friday, March 30, 10 a.m. at Dolan & Sons Funeral Home, 8490 W. Cermak Rd., Berwyn. Interment Concordia Cemetery. Visitation Thursday, 2 until 9 p.m.
Posted by Brian Connolly
Contest Photo Posted for March
Today, we are pleased to announce that we’ve posted the next photo for the "Captivating Caption Contest.” March is the easiest one yet.
Pictured right, this month’s photo is by famed artist/photographer Joyce McClure. Hint: Come on Spring!!!
Sponsored by Waggener Edstrom Worldwide, one of the most respected PR firms in the world, the contest is... well... a fun way to underscore that creativity is an essential part of the PR business. Each month for 6 months, January through June, a new picture will be posted to the Strumpette website. To enter, you simply write a caption 40 words or less and email it along with your contact info to firstname.lastname@example.org. That's it! At the end of each month, the Strumpette staff will select a winner and send you the dough.
Ike Pigott showed how easy it’s done. In his words, "I'm now a PR pro who got paid $500/minute."
To learn more about the contest and this month's photo, visit us at http://www.strumpette.com/creative/. For the official contest rules, go to http://www.strumpette.com/creative/index.php?x=about .
Again, think Spring!
Posted by Amanda Chapel
Strumpette Contest Announces Two Winners for February!
We are pleased to announce two winners for February’s Captivating Caption Contest. The first is The World’s Leading (TWL), the widely-popular technology-PR weblog based in the UK. The second winner is Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the world's largest and most progressive grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists.
Actually, TWL won the contest but then graciously donated their award to this awe inspiring organization. Pictured right, development manager for Komen, Karen Kliebhan accepts a check for $500 on behalf of the Foundation.
Sponsored by one of the most respected PR firms in the world, Waggener Edstrom Worldwide, the caption contest gives PR practitioners a fun forum to show off their creative chops. Readers enter by simply writing a caption to a photo supplied each month. At the end of each month, our panel of seven judges picks a winner on the basis of creativity, originality, sex appeal and sass.
After a rigorous selection process, this month our panel chose TWL’s entry among several hundred entrants. TWL won with the caption, "Though conceived by the magic of Disney, the years hadn't been kind to the bastard child of Mickey and Tinkerbell."
TWL said, "I can't tell you how pleased I am! I'm absolutely delighted that the money is going to such a worthy cause."
Marking its 25th anniversary, to date Komen has invested nearly $1 billion toward its mission to end breast cancer. The organization is responsible for turning breast cancer into a priority health issue for women, researchers, health professionals and politicians worldwide.
Where will TWL's contribution go? In '07, Komen for the Cure is focusing on special national and international initiatives. These initiatives include: the Komen Community Challenge, a policy and education tour to 25 communities; the first-ever State of Breast Cancer Report; and the world's first Global Breast Cancer Advocate Summit. For more information, please visit www.komen.org.
Congratulations TWL! Thank you. What a TOTALLY classy thing to do.
Special thanks to all who participated in February's contest. Good luck next month.
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