AR|PR Founder Named Business Person of the Year in Early Stage Entrepreneur Category

AR|PR is an Atlanta-based public relations firm that expanded to New Orleans in Fall 2013 to work with local technology startups. Founder Anna Ruth Williams was recently awarded the Atlanta Business Person of the Year competition in the early stage entrepreneur category.

AR|PR founder Anna Ruth Williams accepting her most recent award. Photo by Atlanta Business Chronicle.

AR|PR founder Anna Ruth Williams accepting her most recent award. Photo by Atlanta Business Chronicle.

Awards have been handed out annually for the last 29 years by the Metro Atlanta Chamber and Atlanta Business Chronicle, and honor the region’s outstanding small-business men and women.

Other award categories included emerging entrepreneur, experienced entrepreneur and the lifetime achievement award.

“Since launching AR|PR in 2012, every day I am amazed at our tech clients’ innovation, my team’s dedication and our collective growth,” said Williams. “Being named Early Stage Entrepreneur of the Year was an incredible milestone in our continued success. But equally as exciting to us are the industry awards that our team continues to rack up for our breakthrough client results. Our recent recognition affirms that our 360° approach and disruptive agency culture not only work – but exceed industry standards.”

AR|PR’s other recent industry awards include:

PR Daily Awards – Finalist

Ragan’s PRDaily award competitions are the most prestigious in the PR and corporate communications industry. This spring, AR|PR was selected as a finalist for its creative and nimble media relations strategy on behalf of client Fitnet.

Hermes Creative Awards – Two Time Gold Winner

Hermes Creative Awards is an international competition for creative professionals. Honoring the messengers and creators of traditional and emerging media, Hermes presented AR|PR with two gold awards for its media pitching work on behalf of Fitnet, as well as its thought leadership editorial campaign on behalf of ShopVisible.

Atlanta Marketing Association – AMY Awards Finalist

The annual AMA AMY Awards honor marketers that have taken ordinary ideas, situations and products and made them extraordinary. AR|PR was recognized for its tradeshow marketing campaign at CES 2014 on behalf of Cellcontrol, and was the only tech PR firm to achieve finalist standing for the second year in a row.

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