HMA Public Relations, recognized regionally as a leader in public relations and marketing communications, took home three Copper Anvil Awards at the Public Relations Society of America Phoenix Chapter’s (PRSA Phoenix) 2013 Copper Anvil ceremony, which took place at Clayton on the Park in Scottsdale on Thursday, August 29 and celebrates outstanding work in the public relations field each year.
The Copper Anvil Awards, three of only 10 awarded during this year’s ceremony, were presented to HMA in the categories of “Publicity/Promotion: Feature Story” for a project with client Arizona Breast Cancer Specialists; “Op-Ed/Editorial” for its work on the first-ever Arizona Gives Day; and “Crisis Communications” for its work on the most recent City of Phoenix Bus Strike on with client Veolia Communications.
In addition to the Anvils, HMA Vice President and General Manager Abbie S. Fink was surprised during the event – and by her parents – when the chapter honored her with the Percy Award. The Percy Award is earned by a professional who has demonstrated excellence in the practice of public relations, is an active supporter of Phoenix PRSA and has made positive contributions to the Phoenix community. The award is only given when a panel of past recipients agrees on a deserving practitioner.
A long-time board member of PRSA Phoenix, Fink has served – and continues to serve – in a number of leadership roles for the organization, including:
2009 President-Elect, PRSA Phoenix
2010 President, PRSA Phoenix
2010 Co-Chair, PRSA Counselors Academy Conference
2011 Past-President /Copper Anvil Chair, PRSA Phoenix
2013 Co-Chair, PRSA Western District Conference
2014 Chair-Elect, PRSA Counselors Academy
2015 Chair, PRSA Counselors Academy
Fink is also an active public relations mentor as well as past-chair of both PRSA Phoenix’s University Relations and Ethics committees. She is also a past member of its Professional Development Cluster has volunteered as a speaker for PRSA’s local student chapters, the Phoenix New Professionals Cluster, PRSA Phoenix development luncheons and even at PRSA’s international conferences.
HMA Public Relations is a full-service marketing communications agency whose experience encompasses work in the traditional marketing communications disciplines including public relations, media relations, marketing communications, issues management, community relations and special events.