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What’s Your Avocado? Marketing & PR Awarded Prestigious Certificate of Excellence
by Public Relations Society of America

Mount Vernon-based Firm Honored for WA State Potato Commission Annual Report by PRSA, Puget Sound Chapter

April 2, 2018, Mount Vernon, WA: What’s Your Avocado? Marketing & Public Relations, based in Mount Vernon, was honored recently at the 2018 Totem Awards event in Seattle by the Puget Sound Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. What’s Your Avocado? was awarded the prestigious Certificate of Excellence for their work on the Washington State Potato Commission’s (WSPC) Annual Report.

One Totem Awards judge said of What’s Your Avocado’s approach to reaching objectives: “You have three strong objectives for this report, including an absolutely crucial one – providing proof of programming and other budgetary deliverables. It is clear that your planning supported these objectives.”

Another judge noted: “You also did a good job of condensing a lot of information into short but impactful stories. I particularly like the variety of stories – everything from government advocacy to a potato contest with the local school system. Oftentimes it can be hard in limited space to show multiple angles of impact, but you did it here.”

The theme of the cover, that is carried through the entire document, is an homage to the Old Farmer’s Almanac to visually emphasize the heritage of farmers while also highlighting the advances listed in the research section of the report.

PRSA Puget Sound honors the best public relations programs, tactics and practitioners in the region at its annual Totem Awards Celebration. The awards are recognized as a symbol of creativity and accomplishment for the Public Relations industry in the Puget Sound area. The program is designed to recognize projects and programs that demonstrate excellence in PR and rise above the competition.
On the night of the Totem Awards event, What’s Your Avocado? was in good company. Other award winners included agencies who represent Amazon, Alaska Airlines, Xbox and Boeing.
Read the award-winning WSPC Annual Report here.

About PRSA, Puget Sound Chapter
The Puget Sound chapter of PRSA has served Western Washington for 53 years. Chapter membership has grown, too, from just 33 charter members in 1957 to nearly 400 today, making it one of the 10 largest chapters in the country. PRSA Puget Sound provides networking and professional development for our members while advancing the profession and fostering understanding within the communities we serve. Public relations professionals in the Puget Sound region have played vital, strategic roles in business, government and education. We have helped launch commercial airliners and computer software, a World’s Fair and the Space Needle. We’ve strategized for major political figures and played critical roles in governments bringing change to the Pacific Northwest.

About National PRSA
The Public Relations Society of America, based in New York City, is the world’s largest organization for public relations professionals. The Society has nearly 32,000 professional and student members. PRSA is organized into more than 100 Chapters nationwide, 19 Professional Interest Sections and Affinity Groups, which represent business and industry, counseling firms, independent practitioners, military, government, associations, hospitals, schools, professional services firms and nonprofit organizations. The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) has nearly 300 Chapters at colleges and universities throughout the United States. Visit www.prsa.org for more information or to join.

About What’s Your Avocado? Marketing & Public Relations
What’s Your Avocado? Marketing & Public Relations creates messaging, marketing, public relations and advertising campaigns for a national audience. The firm serves clients nationwide, with a focus on the agricultural, turf, landscape, golf and real estate industries. By the way, the Avocado? It’s the element that makes a person, product or company special. What’s Your Avocado? helps clients to find their avocado and express it in the marketplace, thereby building a recognizable brand and a successful business. What’s Your Avocado? Marketing & Public Relations is located at 1125 S. 2nd Street in Downtown Mount Vernon WA.

Photos in Dropbox:
Kym Kelly, Stacie Zinn Roberts and Rebecca Murray of What’s Your Avocado? attend the 2018 PRSA Totem Awards in Seattle. 

The WSPC Annual Report is highlighted on the big screen at the Totem Awards. 

And the winner is … 

Stacie Zinn Roberts accepts the award on behalf of What’s Your Avocado? and the Wa State Potato Commission.

Media Contact
Alyssa Sanchez
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Stacie Zinn Roberts

Stacie Zinn Roberts is a nationally recognized, award-winning writer and marketing expert with more than 25 years of experience. She
 has won more than 40 national awards for her work including the United Nations Environmental Program for retail environmental marketing, as well as from organizations 
such at the Public Relations Society of America and the Turf & Ornamental Communicators Association. She’s written for industry publications such 
as Golf Course Management, Sports Turf, Golfdom and PR Daily. She spent eight years as the president and director of marketing for Environmental Turf, where she developed the branding for SeaDwarf Seashore Paspalum,
 the grass that eventually became the greens grass for the Rio Olympic Golf Course. Stacie served for six years on the Board of Directors of the Florida Turfgrass Association as Chair of the Research & Scholarship Committee where she worked closely with the scientists from the University of Florida’s turfgrass breeding program. Stacie founded What’s Your Avocado? Marketing & Public Relations in 2012.