Awards

ROKK Solutions is thrilled to announce that we’ve made the shortlist for PRWeek’s Outstanding Small Agency Award.

A PRWeek Award is a unique symbol of excellence and leadership, and we’re thrilled to be recognized as a finalist (for the first time!) for this prestigious award. See the full list of finalists here.

Winners will be announced on March 14, 2024 at the 25th Annual Awards Ceremony at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.

ABOUT PRWEEK AWARDS
Now celebrating its 25th year, the PRWeek Awards are firmly established as the communications industry’s highest accolade. Winning campaigns not only bring praise to the companies they serve but also shed light on the issues that matter. These activations are inclusive, provocative, sometimes controversial but always inspiring. They are visual, viral, visceral and get to the core of issues that may be thought about but are rarely addressed in a public forum.

ROKK Solutions is thrilled to announce that we’ve been awarded a Gold Viddy Award in the virtual reality category for our work with Southern Company. 

As the premier international competition honoring video excellence in a digital world, the competition draws over 2,500 entries from the United States, Canada, and 22 other countries. Judges for the Viddy Awards are industry professionals who look for companies and individuals whose talent exceeds a high standard of excellence and whose work serves as a benchmark for the industry. Approximately 23 percent of entries received the Platinum award, 22 percent won Gold and approximately 10 percent were Honorable Mention winners.

ABOUT THE VIDDY AWARDS

The Viddy Awards is an international competition honoring video excellence in a digital world. Viddy traces its roots to 1994 when it was known as the Videographer Awards. The ​​Viddy Awards is administered by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP), which is the international organization that oversees awards and recognition programs and honors outstanding achievement and service to the profession.

For four consecutive years, ROKK Solutions has been named to PRNEWS’ Agency Elite Top 100 list. This is the industry’s most comprehensive guide of the top innovative PR, marketing and communications firms in the business.

Since being named to the list last year, ROKK has grown its capabilities including:

  • Nearly 50 ROKKstars through strategic bipartisan hires from Capitol Hill and top agency talent.
  • Corporate communications services backed by public affairs experience.
  • New Crisis Concierge service offering where a crisis communications team is ready 24/7 to respond and act as an extension of your organization.
  • Award-winning research on major issues impacting organizations such as ESG, DEI and corporate wokeism.
  • New RADIUS offering, a suite of unique data programs designed to help clients create and drive the most effective communications campaigns.
  • Expanded our 360-degree integrated suite of strategic communications capabilities to include multilingual capabilities.
  • Numerous awards recognitions by our peers for our creative and digital work.

We believe that our continued success lies in the strength of our growing team and agency culture, a cornerstone of which is diversity of thought and experience. We’re thrilled to be included on this prestigious list for four years (and counting!).

For the complete list of agencies, please see the full guide.


We are honored that our latest ESG research report, “Navigating ESG in the New Congress: Voter Views on ESG Investing”, is a finalist in the “external publications” category for the 2023 PRNEWS Platinum Awards. 

ROKK Solutions conducted this research to ensure we were equipped to help our clients navigate the growing backlash in Washington. Many Republican lawmakers accused businesses of “corporate wokeism” and threatened oversight. 

Our research has shown clear voter opposition to restrictions on business’ social impact. In collaboration with Penn State’s Smeal College of Business, ROKK Solutions created an updated report highlighting voter views on ESG issues, which provides a path forward for navigating the anti-ESG political movement.

Download our latest research to see what we found about voter views on ESG investing, and how it can apply to your organization.

You can also find our full report here.

ABOUT PRNEWS PLATINUM AWARDS

The PRNEWS Platinum Awards represent the best of the best – those who have reached the pinnacle of innovation and industry knowledge.

ROKK Solutions is proud to announce we are a finalist for Agency of the Year in the 2023 Ragan’s PR Daily Awards.

These awards recognize PR professionals, marketers and agencies who have found innovative solutions, harnessed the power of technology and helped clients meet their strategic communications objectives.

Winners will be announced at the PR Daily Awards Luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on December 15, 2023.



ABOUT PR DAILY AWARDS
Ragan’s PR Daily Awards is the premier awards program for honoring excellence, creativity and innovation in the field of PR, and this year’s finalists have once again raised the bar to great heights. Their work is a testament to the power of effective communication, strategic thinking and the ability to adapt and thrive in a constantly evolving landscape.

ROKK Solutions is honored to share that Genevieve Wilkins, our Executive Vice President of Creative, and Rachel Winer, Executive Vice President of Digital and Paid Media, have been named to the class of 2023 PRNEWS People of the Year.

Genevieve received recognition in the category of The Agency Innovators for her work to grow ROKK’s agency offerings and as the spearhead of winning campaigns. As the lead for ROKK’s creative studio team, she has won a range of awards, including a gold Bulldog award, multiple dotCOMM awards, and most recently, seven Vega Awards for an advocacy campaign she creatively led. Her work has raised industry standards and has created experiences that have revolutionized the way ROKK’s clients approach creative solutions.

“Genevieve’s superpower is using traditional concepts and emerging technologies to create innovative creative strategies,” said Rodell Mollineau, Co-Founder and Partner at ROKK Solutions. “She is consistently taking the diverse voices of our clients and bringing them to life by turning nebulous creative ideas into compelling visual content — all while maintaining authentic storytelling.”

Rachel received recognition in the category of The Digital PR Disruptors for being a standout communicator who is innovating across multiple digital platforms to extend reach and increase our clients’ online presence. As lead for ROKK’s digital and paid media team, she is always identifying out-of-the-box and value-maximizing growth opportunities, including emerging products, under-utilized markets and geographic territories.

“Rachel is invaluable to her clients and ROKK as a whole,” said Ron Bonjean, Co-Founder and Partner at ROKK Solutions. “Each day, she applies her diligence, creativity and strategic insights to deliver unparalleled, top-tier results. We are thrilled that she has been recognized for her amazing work.”

Find the full list of 2023 Class of People of the Year honorees here.

 

ABOUT PRNEWS:
PRNEWS is the largest event and digital media brand providing business intelligence and face-to-face experiences to the PR and Communications industry. For more information, visit www.prnewsonline.com.

ROKK Solutions is pleased to announce that we’ve been won a gold dotCOMM award in the virtual reality category. Produced by the ROKK Studio team led by Genevieve Wilkins, “A Clean Energy Future: Making the Case for Nuclear” virtual reality experience was developed in partnership with Southern Company.

ABOUT dotCOMM AWARDS

dotCOMM Awards is an international competition honoring excellence in web creativity and digital communication. The competition is unique in that it reflects the role of creatives in the dynamic web that is transforming how we market and communicate products and services. These awards are administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP), one of the largest, oldest and most respected evaluators of creative work in the marketing and communication industry.

ROKK Solutions is pleased to announce that we’ve earned top honors at the 2023 Bulldog Awards by Bulldog Reporter for the second year in a row. This year, our award-winning work includes:

  • Gold award in the category of Best Visual Storytelling Campaign for our virtual reality tour in partnership with Southern Company
  • Silver award in the category of Best Community Relations Campaign category for our social impact and strategic communications campaign in partnership with Hy Cite Enterprises

Find the full list of 2023 Bulldog Awards winners here

 

ABOUT BULLDOG REPORTER
Bulldog Awards celebrate the best and brightest in corporate communications and public relations. It’s the only PR awards program judged exclusively by journalists. Bulldog Reporter is a division of Agility PR Solutions. 

ROKK Solutions is honored to announce that Tanika Pradhan, Account Director, has been recognized as a 2023 Rising Star by PR News Top Women Awards. A media relations powerhouse and an indispensable teammate, Tanika brings it all for her clients. She focuses on social impact communications and leverages data analytics to inform communications strategy. This recognition is a testament to the dedication, hard work and talent Tanika brings to ROKK. Watch her acceptance speech here.

 

ABOUT THE TOP WOMEN AWARDS PRESENTED BY PR NEWS
The Top Women Awards presented by PR News honor the supportive, innovative, inspiring women making an impact on their organization, whether that’s leading the brand out of a crisis, breaking into new markets, engaging a new audience, or mentoring other colleagues. 

ROKK Solutions partnered with the U.S. Travel Association to create the “They Wait, We Lose” website – raising awareness on issues facing international inbound visa applicants to spur federal action to improve excessive visitor visa wait times. We brought this important story to life at USVisaDelays.com.

Produced by the ROKK Studio team (led by Genevieve Wilkins), the website won five gold and two silver Vega Awards, which includes: 
• Best Homepage – Gold
• Best Use of Animation/Motion Graphics – Gold
• Best Content – Gold
• Best Copywriting – Gold
• Best Visual Design – Gold
• Activism – Silver
• Travel/Tourism – Silver 

We are grateful to the U.S. Travel Association for trusting us to tell their story. 

 

ABOUT THE VEGA AWARDS
The Vega Digital Awards highlight the vital role of digital pioneers in an ever-changing digital landscape. This annual international competition honors excellence in the planning and execution for digital communications.