Wellington PR Pro Wins Awards

Karen Galanaugh with her Bernays Award.

Wellington resident Karen Galanaugh had the honor of presenting an award-winning marketing and public relations project she created at the annual conference of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums in Baltimore, Maryland, on Aug. 28.

Galanaugh is a public relations and marketing consultant with clients in several states. She created a multi-event celebration for the Brandywine Zoo in Delaware for the unveiling of the new Madagascar lemur habitat. The events measurably increased funding, membership, attendance and conservation awareness.

The program recently won a first place Bernays Award from the Gold Coast PR Council for Best PR Campaign by a Small Company or Firm, Karen Galanaugh APR, Galanaugh & Company Marketing Public Relations LLC. GCPRC is South Florida’s largest independent association of public relations, communications and marketing professionals, and bestows its Bernays Awards to honor excellence in these fields.

Galanaugh’s program, which incorporated several events, including a VIP reception featuring Madagascar embassy delegates, a press conference and a Lemurs & Lagers Celebration Party, also won first place recently in the Delaware Press Association communications competition and received an honorable mention in the National Federation of Press Women communications competition.

Galanaugh is celebrating 30 years in marketing communications. Clients include Avenir Palm Beach Gardens, the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, the Delaware Zoological Society and others. Learn more about her business at www.galcopr.com.