BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Publicity Club of New England welcomes journalist Josh Brogadir of WCVB Channel 5 as host of the 49th Annual Bell Ringer Awards on June 1, 2017, at the Revere Hotel’s Liberty Hall in Boston, Mass., from 6-10 p.m. As the region’s oldest not-for-profit public relations trade organization, the Publicity Club and its Bell Ringers Awards competition recognizes the best PR and marketing campaigns and initiatives in New England.
“Josh’s talents as a leading, bilingual sports anchor, voiceover artist, and actor are far-reaching,” said Cheryl Gale, Publicity Club president and managing director of March Communications. “We are thrilled to have Josh play a key role in our awards ceremony and help recognize the incredible individuals behind some of the industry’s best work.”
Brogadir has reported for WCVB Channel 5's award-winning NewsCenter 5 team since August 2016. Previously, he worked for NECN as a reporter and covered the Boston Marathon bombings; the capture of James 'Whitey' Bulger in Santa Monica, CA; and the attack in Sandy Hook, CT. He also covered the Red Sox during the 2013 World Series and the Patriots Super Bowl XLIX victory in 2015.
"I am honored to help the Publicity Club recognize the exceptional work created on behalf of numerous New England-based companies and organizations,” said Brogadir. “I look forward to a terrific night for the area’s best and brightest communications professionals."
For this year’s charity recipient, Brogadir selected ALS Association, Massachusetts Chapter, The Publicity Club will collect donations at the Bell Ringer Awards ceremony for ALS and match the donation in honor of Brogadir.
The long-standing tradition of celebrating the best of the best in the public relations, communications, and marketing in New England would not be possible without the generous support of the Publicity Club’s sponsors.
“We extend heartfelt thanks for the support of numerous organizations who have shown their support of the Club and the New England PR and marketing community,” said Gale. “On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Publicity Club, I encourage Bell Ringer participants to learn more about the 2017 confirmed sponsors:
Platinum Sponsor: Lunchpail
Gold Sponsors: Pretty Instant, Philips, Bayer
Silver Sponsors: BusinessWire, D S SIMON MEDIA
Bronze Sponsors: ShareableMetrics, BU College of Communications Graduate Programs, Matter Communications, JTC Printing, Sam Whitmore Media Survey, Talkwalker, ezCater, MSWalker.”
Tickets for this year’s awards show may be purchased online here. The last day to buy tickets is May 24. This year’s event will feature a delicious family-style dinner and complimentary wine with the meal. The always-popular cocktail hour and awards presentation will feature new and exciting additions as well. Single seats for Publicity Club members are available at $125. Non-members may purchase single seats for $150. Full tables of six, eight, and 16 are available for purchase, and special packages are available for purchasing more than one table.
For additional event details and the list of award finalists, visit the Publicity Club here.
About the Publicity Club of New England
Founded in 1949, The Publicity Club of New England is the region’s oldest not-for-profit public relations trade organization. The Publicity Club strives to promote and encourage involvement in the communications industry and specifically the professions of public relations, promotions and marketing. Additional information about monthly Publicity Club programs, social and networking events, the “Bell Ringer” blog, up-to-date Job Bank and the 2016 Bell Ringer Awards Ceremony, including a complete list of last year’s winners, can be found on the Club’s Web site at www.pubclub.org. Follow us on Twitter @PubClubofNE (#pcne) and at Facebook.com/PubClubofNE.