RALEIGH, N.C. (Sept. 24, 2015) – Ken Eudy, co-founder and chief executive officer of Capstrat, was honored with the 2015 Watt Huntley Award for Lifetime Achievement in the field of public relations during the Raleigh Public Relations Society (RPRS) Sir Walter Raleigh Awards banquet on September 23 at The State Club.
Each year, RPRS presents The Watt Huntley Award to an individual who has made lasting and meaningful contributions to the field of public relations over the course of a career. It is given in memory of the late Watt Huntley, who served as public relations chief at Carolina Power & Light in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Huntley also served as president of the Raleigh Public Relations Society, and so the organization’s highest honor bears his name.
“As the communications landscape continues to evolve and change, Ken continues to lead his colleagues and practitioners in the field. We’re pleased to present Ken with the Watt Huntley Award as recognition for his accomplishments and for what he has contributed to the public relations industry,” said Kelly Propst, president, Raleigh Public Relations Society. “We are appreciative of his work to advance the profession and his impact on the Triangle area and PR community.”
The evening also honored the best in communications and public relations campaigns from across the state of North Carolina during the Sir Walter Raleigh awards. Entries were honored in five divisions, with one firm winning the top award in each:
- Division 1 – Total Communications/Community Relations Campaign: Clairemont Communications – LEKKER Bikes U.S. Rolls into America
- Division 2 – Publications: Media Partners, Inc. – Pediatric Care, Close to Home
- Division 3 – Public Relations Writing: Clairemont Communications – LEKKER Bikes U.S. Rolls into America
- Division 4 – Digital Communications: Clairemont Communications – PDQ Invites Mom Bloggers to Experience Fresh Concept
- Division 5 – More Bang for the Buck: French/West/Vaughan – A History Lesson Like No Other in a Place Like No Other: The 150th Civil War Anniversary at Fort Fisher
To learn more about the Sir Walter Raleigh Awards and the Watt Huntley Award, as well as the Raleigh Public Relations Society, please visit www.rprs.org.
About the Raleigh Public Relations Society
For more than 50 years, the Raleigh Public Relations Society (RPRS) has advanced the art and science of public relations and strengthened communication, understanding and cooperation among diverse individuals, organizations and institutions throughout the Triangle. For more information, visit www.rprs.org.