The other week, I attended the PR News Platinum Awards Luncheon at the Grand Hyatt in New York. Disney Consumer Products and my colleagues were finalists in four different award categories, including my video for the Disney Bridal line, which was up for Best Video Program. I'll save the suspense and tell you that I didn't win, however, since it was still an achievement being chosen as a finalist I recieved an honoree statue made of glass for my desk. It's sitting right next to me as I type this.
Our team did win for Best Online Press Room though and since I was the only one on the East Coast there, I had to go up to recieve the award. We were asked to answer the question, what skill helped you to win this award. I of course had a witty response prepared for my own award category, but not for this one. I had no choice but to wing it. I didn't think I was nervous, that is until I actually took the stage and spoke into the microphone. I ended up speeding through my lame response. Embarassing! Grr.
The full list of finalist and winners can be found here: www.prnewsonline.com/platinumpr2011