Singer Associates Public Relations is Finalist for New York Public Relations Award
April 8, 2013


Singer Associates Public Relations and Public Affairs is a finalist for the prestigious SABRE Award from the Homes PR Report, it was announced today in New York City.

The SABRE Awards, which stands for Superior Achievement in Branding and Reputation, are given to the best public relations, public affairs and crisis communications campaigns of the year.  The Singer agency was nominated for the national honor for its work with the City of San Bruno to gain $70 million in restitution for the city after the PG&E explosion and fire of Sept. 9, 2010.

In addition to the Singer Associates Public Relations and Public Affairs nomination, Edelman and Ketchum topped the list of firms whose work is shortlisted for the 2013 Americas region Gold and Platinum SABRE Awards, which will be presented at The Holmes PR Report annual awards dinner, to be held  at Cirpriani 42nd Street in New York on May 7.

Clients of Edelman and Ketchum each have 26 campaigns among the finalists, with Burson-Marseller in third place with 17, and Weber Shandwick fourth, with 16 campaigns on the short-list. The finalists were selected from more than 1,800 entries to this year’s SABRE Awards competition.

There were multiple nominations for numerous other firms, including Fleishman-Hillard, GolinHarris and Ogilvy Public Relations (eight each); Citizen Relations (six); Cohn & Wolfe and MSLGroup (five each); Carmichael Lynch Spong, Cone Communications, Coyne PR, Exponent, Fast Horse, Jeffrey Group, Padilla Speer Beardsley and RF Binder (four each); and Current, DeVries, Fahlgren Mortine, Finn Partners, Kaplow, M Booth, rbb Public Relations, and Ruder Finn.

The winners of the Silver SABRE Awards, which recognize excellence in content creation, were announced here.

Earlier this year, Singer was awarded national honors from PR News in two categories for the same work, receiving  both the award for best issues management campaign and best media relations campaign at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.

“We are humbled to receive these awards on behalf of our client,” said Sam Singer, president of Singer Associates.  “Our victory was made possible by the work of Mayor Jim Ruane and the City Council of San Bruno, City Manager Connie Jackson, the people of San Bruno, and the law firm of Meyers Nave and its attorneys Steven Meyers and Britt Strottman, and the investment firm of Prager & Co. and its senior advisor Craig Bettencourt,” he said.

PRNews is one of the public relations leading trade publications in New York for professionals in the field of public relations, public affairs, issues management, corporate social responsibility, government relations and non-profit public relations and communications.

Singer’s PRNews awards were won on the heels of the PRWeek Awards in New York City where Singer Associates was selected as the runner up for “Best Public Relations Agency of the Year.” This is the seventh time in nine years that the agency has been a finalist for this honor, ranking it consistently as one of the nation’s top public relations and public affairs agencies.

Headquartered in San Francisco, Singer Associates is a leading public relations and digital communications agency in California and the western United States specializing in issues management, public affairs, crisis communications,  and litigation, labor relations, healthcare, transportation, commercial and residential real estate, energy, industrial, agricultural, academic and educational and employee communications.