Vanguard Communications Receives Honorable Mention as PRWeek’s “Small PR Agency of the Year”!

Vanguardians are celebrating tonight! Vanguard Communications just received an honorable mention as “Small PR Agency of the Year” at the 2013 PRWeek Awards in New York City. President Maria Rodriguez attended the national ceremony — in which Catalyst Public Relations was named “Small PR Agency of the Year”— with the firm’s Executive Management Group, along with hundreds of industry colleagues, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. The PRWeek Awards represent the highest accolade in the PR industry and are presented each year to the best corporate, nonprofit, agency and education teams and the work they produce.

“I feel extraordinarily grateful to work on behalf of social issues that mean so much to us at Vanguard,” Rodriguez said following the awards ceremony. “We are both honored and humbled to be recognized among such an esteemed and talented group of PR industry professionals.”

Vanguard was named PR Agency of the Year in 2003, and the firm was a finalist for the PRWeek Nonprofit Campaign of the Year in 2006 for its “Road to the White House Kitchen” campaign on behalf of Women’s Chefs and Restaurateurs. Every year, nearly 1,000 PRWeek Awards applications are submitted to 35 awards categories that compete for PR’s best campaigns, techniques, personalities, academic curricula and agency teams.

Take a look at our great year. Watch our video, Giving The Gift of Social Change, or check out our first Purple Paper™ — a guide to help communicators measure their social change efforts. For more information about Vanguard Communications, visit, “like” Vanguard on Facebook and follow Vanguard on Twitter @VanComm.