Edelman is accepting applications for the 2017 Daniel J. Edelman and Ruth Edelman Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) Awards. The awards are named in honor of Dan Edelman, the late chairman and founder, and Ruth Edelman, deputy chairman and his accomplished wife.
The Daniel J. Edelman/PRSSA Award has been presented annually since 1990 to PRSSA student members who demonstrate exceptional leadership ability, a commitment to a career in the evolving communications marketing field and has substantial contributions to their PRSSA chapter.
The Ruth Edelman/PRSSA Award is presented in partnership with Edelman’s Global Women’s Executive Network (GWEN) to recognize student members who have demonstrated achievement in women’s leadership, women’s studies and/or contributions in the field to promote women’s issues.
The awards were created with the goal of offering accomplished, outstanding students the opportunity to advance and better their skills in the communications marketing industry. Recipients receive a $1,500 cash award and the opportunity to complete a three-month paid internship in one of Edelman’s U.S. offices. Completed entries must be submitted online by Feb. 27.
Students applying for the Daniel J. Edelman Award must be a PRSSA member and will be assessed on their leadership; public relations achievements and activities; social media/digital presence; and recommendations from faculty members and/or industry professionals. Students applying for the Ruth Edelman Award will be judged on similar merits, as well as a proven interest in women’s studies/issues and contributions in the field, or public relations as it relates to women.
Edelman is a leading global communications marketing firm that partners with many of the world’s largest and emerging businesses and organizations, helping them evolve, promote and protect their brands and reputations. Edelman was awarded the Grand Prix Cannes Lion for PR in 2014; six Cannes Lions in 2015; and the Grand Prix in the Titanium category in 2016. The firm was named “2016 Global Agency of the Year” by the Holmes Report, and one of Advertising Age’s “Agencies to Watch” in 2014. In 2015, Edelman was among Glassdoor’s “Best Places to Work” for the fourth time. Edelman owns specialty firms Edelman Intelligence (research) and United Entertainment Group (entertainment, sports, experiential), a joint venture with United Talent Agency.