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Durée & Company Looks Back at National Award-Winning Year in Public Relations


As 2017 comes to a close, we are looking back at the record-breaking and spectacular year Durée & Company has had! The agency’s 17th year of incorporation was marked by significant national awards our team received. Let’s take a look back at four of our awards from 2017:

  1. PR News’ Top Women in PR

We kicked off the year with an extraordinary national honor awarded to President and CEO, Durée Ross! PR News’ Top Women in PR list is comprised of the most influential women in PR from around the country – the ones who are innovating in their companies and in the industry. Durée received the award in New York City surrounded by fellow national industry leaders.

  1. Bulldog Awards’ Small Agency of the Year

The D&Co dynamos were awarded silver in the Small Agency of the Year category from Bulldog Reporter, a leader in industry media intelligence focusing on the public relations industry. Bulldog Awards honor the best and brightest globally, and they recognized our rock star team!

  1. Stevie Awards’ Entrepreneur of the Year

Durée Ross founded this agency in 1999 and has created and implemented numerous inventive public relations and marketing campaigns for an extensive client roster. As a testament to her years of experience and ingenuity, she was awarded the bronze award for Entrepreneur of the Year at The Stevie Awards for Women in Business hosted in New York City in November. The Stevies are the world’s premier business awards for female entrepreneurs, executives, employees and the organizations they run.

  1. Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Honoree

Giving back is an integral part of the Durée & Company DNA and our company regularly volunteers and sponsors events in the community. This year, Durée Ross served as honoree during Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s 8th Annual Comedy Night. The foundation raises funds towards finding a cure for the painful and debilitating digestive diseases affecting more than 1.6 million children and adults across the United States.

It’s incredible to see how far Durée & Company has come, and these honors are an indication of our agency’s dedication and passion. Thank you to our incredible team and clients for supporting us. Here’s to 2018 and what the future holds!

About Durée & Company

Durée & Company, Inc. is an award-winning full-service public relations, marketing and special events firm with offices in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Aspen, Colorado. The firm serves the corporate, agency and non-profit arenas for local, national and international clients focusing on public relations for real estatepublic relations for restaurantspublic relations for law firmspublic relations for charitiespublic relations for healthcare, and many more. Durée & Company services include Public RelationsSocial MediaMarketingAdvertisingSpecial Events, and Radio Promotions and Outreach.

We Won! D&Co Wins Prestigious 2017 Bulldog Stars of PR Award


We at Fort Lauderdale PR firm Durée & Company are very excited to announce that our firm is a winner of the national, prestigious 2017 Bulldog Stars of PR Awards from Bulldog Reporter! We took the silver award in Small Agency of the Year (fewer than 50 employees) category.

This award, which recognizes the best and brightest in PR and communications agencies and individuals globally, is a huge honor for all of us at Durée & Company. As an award winner, our firm will receive extensive promotion on the Bulldog Awards website, and through Bulldog Reporter’s newsletters and website; as well as a certificate.

Our founder and fearless leader Durée Ross would like to thank all of her team members — the “D&Co Dynamos” — for their incredible dedication and professionalism, as well as the firm’s esteemed clients, who make our jobs such a joy every single day. They both made winning this incredible award possible!

Agency submissions were scored on firm positioning, client growth and retention, work environment, and results achieved. A record-breaking number of entries were submitted this year; winners in 20 agency and individual categories were selected.

Bulldog Reporter is the leader in media intelligence supplying news, analysis and high-level training content to public relations and corporate communications professionals with the mission of helping these practitioners achieve superior competitive performance.

About Durée & Company

Durée & Company, Inc. is an award-winning full-service public relations, marketing and special events firm with offices in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Aspen, Colorado. The firm serves the corporate, agency and non-profit arenas for local, national and international clients focusing on public relations for real estatepublic relations for restaurantspublic relations for law firmspublic relations for charitiespublic relations for healthcare, and many more. Durée & Company services include Public RelationsSocial MediaMarketingAdvertisingSpecial Events, and Radio Promotions and Outreach.

Bulldog Reporter Features D&Co President Durée Ross


duree & company president durée rossHave you heard of the term “bulldog reporter”? It’s used in journalism to describe a reporter who tenaciously pursues and ultimately ‘gets’ the story. The Bulldog Reporter is a media outlet that provides high-level content to PR professionals, and profiles practitioners who achieve superior competitive performance.

We are pleased to announce that Durée Ross, president/CEO of Fort Lauderdale PR firm Durée & Company, was recently featured as one of those PR practitioners for Bulldog Reporter. Her profile is a Q&A-style feature consisting of questions about her PR experience and perspective, and provides a glimpse into her personality.

Some of our favorite highlights include:

Most interesting thing about the job? “Never, ever are two days alike. Each and every moment is fresh, challenging and exciting.”

Most poignant professional moment? “When I purchased my own Durée & Company office space in Fort Lauderdale in 2013, followed by an expansion with the purchase of the space next door in 2015. Closing on my office space really brought it home that I had ‘made it’ and now had permanent roots here.”

Something you wish people understood about PR? “That’s an easy one (or two): We can’t ask to proof stories from journalists or control what they write, and we can’t ask for website backlinks from major outlets — period.”

To read Durée’s full feature, click here.

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About Durée & Company

Durée & Company, Inc. is an award-winning full-service public relations, marketing and special events firm with offices in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Aspen, Colorado. The firm serves the corporate, agency and non-profit arenas for local, national and international clients focusing on public relations for real estate, public relations for restaurantspublic relations for law firmspublic relations for charitiespublic relations for healthcare, and many more. Durée & Company services include Public Relations, Social Media, Marketing, Advertising, Special Events, and Radio Promotions and Outreach.