2012 PRO Award Finalist: Hilton Hotels & Resorts

|  by Brian Quinton

Hilton Hotels & Resorts launched "Hilton Huanying" ("Welcome to Hilton") to attract the growing numbers of Chinese tourists. Amenites such as Chinese-language TV channels and in-room tea kettles were important, but the PR included a University of London white paper on Chinese tourism that got more than 250 downloads from the Hilton site.

2012 PRO Award Finalist: Infinity Marketing Team for Hewlett Packard

|  by Brian Quinton

Infinity Marketing was charged with breaking through the noise around the launch of HP's Spectre notebook and attracting key media and influencers, achieving a high amount of media impressions, dramatically increasing awareness and reaching a large social media following--all while making it the most talked about product launch and event campaign of the CES show.

2012 PRO Award Finalist: Ryan Partnership for Unilever Food Solutions

|  by Brian Quinton

To engage more deeply with its retail-restaurant clients, Unilever Food Solutions and Ryan Partnership developed a web site and email newsletter program that treated deli and QSR owners like the foodservice pros they aspire to be. The SandwichPro.com site spotlighted client chefs, offered recipes and research, and produced a 4% increase in mayonnaise sales.

2012 PRO Award Winner: Draftfcb for U.S. Postal Service

|  by Brian Quinton

Faced with declining use of P.O. boxes, the U.S. Postal Service and Draftfcb designed a campaign to emphasize the convenience and security of mail delivery to in-statoin units as "Your Other Address". The test in 1,100 resulted in a 39% lift in applicatons for boxes per 1,000 customers and has now gone national.

2012 PRO Award Winner: Catapult Action Biased Marketing for Mars Petcare

|  by Brian Quinton

Mars knows pet lovers and understands that they treat their pets like a member of the family. However, research showed that Walmart customers didn’t associate the store with pet care and felt that the store’s pet care selection was limited and often out of stock. Of the 90 million pet owners shopping at Walmart each…