Clearpoint Agency Vice President Honored with Otto Bos Lifetime Achievement Award and PR Firm Earns Four Bernays Awards from PRSA, San Diego

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Clearpoint Agency, Inc., a public relations and marketing communications firm, received five awards at last week's San Diego Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Edward L. Bernays Awards. The 10-year-old agency continues its long tradition of winning an award every year for which it has entered. The sold-out award ceremony took place on September 27th at Rancho Bernardo Inn, where San Diego's most prominent PR professionals gathered to honor exemplary PR professionals, campaigns and tactics.


Clearpoint Vice President Beth Walsh received the Otto Bos Lifetime Achievement award for her distinguished career in PR and marketing communications. Walsh has directed the communications efforts of numerous start-ups and large businesses, led two successful agencies, and mentored many young PR professionals throughout her career, including several PR pros who have gone on to develop their own companies and successful careers. She also regularly contributes to the PR body of knowledge through teaching and speaking events. In her acceptance speech, Walsh attributed her success to her patient husband, wonderful clients, and staff at Clearpoint, especially her business partner, Clearpoint President Bonnie Shaw.

The Silver Award of Excellence for integrated communications was presented to Clearpoint and its graphic design partner, Diseno Communications, for combined public relations, messaging, advertising, and graphic design work developing rebranding and website redesign for Synteract, Inc., an international contract research organization in the pharma and biotech industry.

The PR agency also was recognized in the Bronze category three times. The agency won two awards for its work with Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc., a leading manufacturer of pool and spa products – the first an award in the social media category for its social media campaigns and sweepstakes, and the second for featured articles. The agency also received an award for research/evaluation for client 5D Robotics, Inc., a robotics software company.

"Beth is so deserving of the Otto Bos award for her achievements in PR. She has contributed so much to the San Diego business community through mentoring, her focus on ethics within our profession, and her incredible desire to do the highest quality work on behalf of her clients – without compromise," said Clearpoint Agency President Bonnie Shaw. "We couldn't be more proud of Beth and the rest of our team for their award-winning work this year and every year."

PR professionals in other markets peer review the PRSA Bernays awards each year. Judges score submitted work on PR strategy, research, tactics and outcomes, so the awards are judged solely on merit, with no local bias.

Clearpoint has won 19 Bernays in its 10 year history. Clearpoint's past winning projects:

About Clearpoint Agency, Inc.

For more than a decade, Clearpoint Agency has developed award-winning PR and marketing communications programs for B2B and B2C clients in technology, consumer products, financial and professional services, manufacturing and biotech industries. From strategy and content development to media relations and social media, the experts at Clearpoint's team have the experience to generate buzz for your brand and creatively communicate your message to target audiences. Clearpoint Agency's Clear Course is the firm's unique step-by-step system designed to clearly define a company's brand or product perception in the eyes of its target customers.

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