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AKCG Takes Best in Show Honors at 2022 PRSA Philly Pepperpot Awards

Glassboro, N.J. (DECEMBER 7, 2022) – AKCG – Public Relations Counselors, a national strategic public relations firm located in Glassboro, N.J., received the coveted top honor “Best in Show” award at the Philadelphia Chapter of PRSA’s 54th Pepperpot Awards on December 6. The firm also earned five additional awards across various categories. The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) hosts this annual ceremony to recognize award-winning public relations campaigns and tactics across the Greater Philadelphia area.

“To be recognized by our peers for our work with our partner clients is an honor and reflects our firm’s commitment to excellence and the expertise and talent of our team,” said Chris Lukach, APR, CEO of AKCG. “As we continue to grow and meet the needs of our clients, we are proud of the impactful campaigns we have built alongside our partners.”

In collaboration with its client Atlantic City Electric, AKCG earned “Best in Show” – the top prize of the awards program – for its Multicultural Communications entry, “That’s Smart: Inclusive Campaign to Advance Region’s Energy Infrastructure.” This public outreach effort is designed to educate Atlantic City Electric’s diverse customer base about the company’s Smart Energy Network and smart meters. This is AKCG’s fourth “Best in Show” honor over the last six years.

In addition, AKCG secured four first-place “Pepperpot” awards and one “Ladle” award recognition in several areas. AKCG earned a Pepperpot award in the categories of Special Purpose Publications, Research and Multicultural Communications for their work with Atlantic City Electric. AKCG also received a Pepperpot in the category of Annual Reports for their work with The Kendal Corporation. A Ladle award was presented in the category of Integrated Campaign for their work with Atlantic City Electric. 

Since 1968, PR professionals in the Philadelphia area gather to commemorate and honor the remarkable contributions within the PR and communications community. This year, the PRSA Philadelphia Chapter celebrates its 70th anniversary of “strategic communicators and public relations professionals lifting societies and improving democracies through their engagement, words, and actions.”


Founded in 1982, AKCG – Public Relations Counselors is the no-fluff, market-driven, results-oriented, detail-minded public relations firm with expertise in crisis planning, crisis management, media training and media relations. With offices in the greater Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. areas, AKCG serves organizations across the nation. AKCG is the exclusive Philadelphia-area member of IPREX, an international network of independent public relations firms with offices in major cities across the United States and worldwide. AKCG was named one of Forbes' 200 Best PR Agencies in America (2021).

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