Version 2.0 Captures Four Bell Ringer Awards at 49th Annual Bell Ringer Awards Ceremony

Publicity Club of New England Honors Public Relations Excellence

BOSTON--()--Version 2.0 Communications, a public relations and digital communications firm, today announced it was the winner of four Bell Ringer Awards at the 49th Annual Bell Ringer Awards Gala last week at The Revere in Boston. Sponsored by The Publicity Club of New England, the region’s venerable networking and education organization for public relations and communications professionals, the Bell Ringer Awards honor superior work completed by PR and communications professionals across New England.

Before a sold-out gathering of hundreds of peers, Version 2.0 captured four Bell Ringer Awards across multiple categories, including:

  • Gold Bell – Guerrilla Marketing, "SimpliVity Takes on Silicon Valley"
  • Silver Bell – Response to Breaking News, "SimpliVity: The Ultimate News-Jacker"
  • Bronze Bell – Community/Consumer Affairs Campaign, "Uber Influencers to Make a 'Big' Impact for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay"
  • Bronze Bell – Business to Business Campaign, "Driving Dialogue Around Trade: How Version 2.0 Communications Positioned Panjiva as the Trusted Voice on Global Trade"

“The Bell Ringer Awards are a testament to the talent, creativity, and vision of communications professionals across New England,” said Cheryl Gale, president of The Publicity Club of New England. “The work submitted for this year’s competition not only displayed innovative thinking, it also delivered meaningful, game-changing results on behalf of hundreds of clients. What makes these honors all the more impressive is that they are bestowed by peers within our community who have judged the work to be worthy of these awards. We congratulate all of our winners, including Version 2.0 Communications.”

“It was an honor for Version 2.0 to be recognized for our accomplishments by The Publicity Club of New England for the sixth year in a row,” said Jean Serra, co-founder and partner. “We were thrilled to take home four awards in various categories – including a Gold Bell in the Guerrilla Marketing category, one of the most coveted awards of the evening that received double the number of submissions than it did in 2016. The Bell Ringer Awards Gala was a wonderful opportunity to stop and reflect upon our accomplishments and those of our peers – and we’re already working toward next year!”

About Version 2.0 Communications
Version 2.0 Communications is a public relations and digital communications agency recognized as the smart choice for disruptors worldwide that must navigate a new era of communications to create or lead markets. Our skilled professionals leverage their years of experience, influencer relationships and innovative, creative and effective communications programs to achieve results that dominate in their markets. Version 2.0 works with a broad spectrum of clients from large consumer brands to professional services organizations and technology innovators. Our global reach allows us to design, manage and implement coordinated communications programs that are designed to deliver the greatest impact. For more information, visit and follow the company on Twitter @v2comms.

About the Publicity Club of New England
Founded in 1948, The Publicity Club of New England 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, and the Bell Ringer Awards Ceremony, can be found at Follow us on Twitter @PubClubofNE (#pcne).

About the Bell Ringer Awards
The Bell Ringer Awards program was instituted to recognize public relations work which demonstrates excellence in creative planning and professional education and exhibits a high degree of success in reaching predetermined objectives. Open to all New England practitioners, the program, now in its 49th year, symbolizes one of the greatest tributes in any field of endeavor – the recognition of superior performance by one’s peers.


Version 2.0 Communications
Libby Botsford, 617-426-2222

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Version 2.0 Communications captures four Bell Ringer Awards at 49th Annual Bell Ringer Awards Ceremony, hosted by The Publicity Club of New England.


Version 2.0 Communications
Libby Botsford, 617-426-2222