EMERYVILLE, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 21, 2013) - Bhava Communications, a leading edge integrated marketing, public relations and brand identity agency, today announced multiple industry accolades for excellence in marketing, public relations and its executive leadership. Bhava founder and CEO Elizabeth Zaborowska won PR Executive of the Year from The Stevies American Business Awards. The firm also received two Hermes Awards for its integrated marketing and public relations work and was also named a finalist in the PR News Agency A-List Awards, with winners to be announced in September.
Gold Stevies American Business Award Winner
Taking home the Gold Stevie from the American Business Awards, Elizabeth Zaborowska was named the winner for PR Executive of the Year. Following a gold win from the Golden Bridge Gold awards in 2012 for Founder of the Year, Elizabeth has maintained award-winning leadership of the flourishing agency.
The American Business Awards are the nation's premier business awards program. Finalists were chosen by more than 140 business professionals nationwide during preliminary judging in April and May. More than 150 members of nine specialized judging committees determined the Stevie Award placements from among the finalists during final judging. Winners were announced at a dinner in Chicago on June 17th. For a full list of winners, visit http://www.stevieawards.com/pubs/awards/403_2662_22381.cfm.
Two Hermes Wins: Platinum and Gold
For integrated marketing, Bhava won the Platinum Hermes Award for its highly effective launch of stealth startup Continuuity, its groundbreaking product and funding from Tier 1 investors, including Battery Ventures, Ignition Partners and Andreessen Horowitz.
Bhava was awarded the Gold Hermes Award for public relations related to its launch of the Pure Storage FlashArray next generation product and the company's $40 million series D funding round from Tier 1 investors Index Ventures, Greylock Partners, Redpoint Ventures and Sutter Hill Ventures. The launch took place during one of the busiest news cycles for the enterprise technology market and succeeded in garnering overwhelming media and analyst coverage, as well as broad influencer interest.
Hermes Creative Awards are given to exceptional corporate marketing and communication departments, advertising agencies, PR firms, design shops, production companies, web-based innovators and freelancers. Nominees are selected based on stellar performance in one of twelve categories, including integrated marketing, design, advertising and media relations. Bhava Communications was selected from among 5,600 entries.
PR News Agency A-List Awards
Bhava was named a finalist in the PR News Agency A-List Awards for its work in business to business communications; winners will be announced this fall. The judges' evaluation encompassed Bhava's representative work done for Bloomfire, Cloudera, Continuuity and Pure Storage, as well as the agency's holistic approach to communications.
Entries for PR News' Agency A-List awards are judged by a panel of corporate, agency and academic executives as well as by the staff of PR News. Nominations detailed client success stories and reasons each agency belongs on the A-list, accompanied by an explanation of objectives and measures of success. Judges evaluated the entries based on creativity, innovation, sound planning, implementation and outcomes.
"At Bhava, we are honored that the excellence delivered by every team member at our agency has been recognized by these respected award programs, which evaluate high calibre work from industry leading organizations," said Elizabeth Zaborowska, Founder and CEO at Bhava Communications. "Bhava was founded to deliver a new breed of integrated marketing and PR and to build a fresh kind of workplace whose success is driven by the principles of integrity, quality, creativity and sustainability. We're thrilled at the tangible results our approach has brought to our clients, who continually strive to disrupt and lead their respective markets. I couldn't be more delighted with Bhava's evolution."
About Bhava Communications
Bhava Communications is a leading-edge integrated marketing, public relations and branding agency that specializes in serving information technology, enterprise, B2B and consumer goods and services companies at every stage, from pre-launch startups to large public enterprises. Bhava (rhymes with "java") delivers a holistic and social approach to communications, leveraging strong relationships and integrating social media outlets and tools, online communities, creative marketing and PR campaigns and in-person events to enrich brand identities and ensure its clients are part of the conversation across all relevant platforms. www.bhavacom.com