Smith Haughey & 834 Receive 2012 Gold PRoof Award

Grand Rapids, Mich., April 26, 2012 — Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge’s marketing department and 834 Design & Marketing have been honored with the 2012 “Gold PRoof Award” in the category of reputation and brand management for their work on the Flat Iron Building public relations campaign.

The campaign brought awareness to the firm during its move to the Flat Iron Building. The year long campaign engaged the community through media relations, social media strategy, events, branding, advertising and tours of the Flat Iron Building. According to the West Michigan Public Relations Society of America (WMPRSA), these awards represent the definition of public relations, specifically choosing those who effectively display a management function that establishes mutually beneficial relations between an organization and the public on whom its success or failure depends. Recipients must have demonstrated outstanding leadership skills, innovation and creativity in a project in order to receive this award. In addition, entries need to include research, plan, execution and evaluation sections in order to be considered. Each entry is carefully judged by another PRSA chapter.

Awards were given out at the 27th annual PRoof Awards celebration on April 25th at the Goei Center in Grand Rapids. There, local public relations practitioners gathered to celebrate their accomplishments on both local and national levels.

Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge has been helping our clients overcome challenges and take advantage of opportunities since 1941. With offices in Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, and Traverse City, and more than 85 attorneys and counselors, we offer some of the most comprehensive legal experience available. For more information about the firm, call 231.929.4878 or visit

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