Making a difference ― whether it’s for our clients, those in need in our community, or an up-and-coming PR professional ― is what we are all about at Fort Lauderdale PR agency Durée & Company. In fact, a national publication, Bulldog Reporter, recently recognized our president and founder, Durée Ross, with its 2018 “PR Professional Who Makes a Difference” bronze award, one of its Bulldog Stars of PR Awards.
The award honors public relations professionals who are making the world a better place through their pro-bono efforts, volunteering or mentoring of the next generation of PR professionals. Since she founded Durée & Company in 1999, Durée has not only focused on achieving success for her for-profit clients, but also using her expertise to help others.
For example, she donates her time to nonprofit organizations including MADD’s Fort Lauderdale Chapter and its annual Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash 5K, and Debbie’s Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer. In addition, she seeks out nonprofit clients ― including MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami), Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade and many more. Plus, she is pleased to serve year after year as a mentor for South Florida Business Journal’s Bizwomen Mentoring Monday in Fort Lauderdale, a recurring guest speaker at her alma mater University of Miami, and enjoys a long list of other ways to help those wishing to break into the business world.
A panel of journalistic judges evaluated entrants in the “PR Professional Who Makes a Difference” category, based on professional leadership and contribution, breakthrough communication approaches, demonstration of integrity, and results achieved. A record-breaking number of entries were submitted this year; winners in 23 agency and individual categories were selected.
As an award winner, Durée will receive extensive promotion on the Bulldog Awards website, and through Bulldog Reporter’s email newsletters and social media platforms; as well as a certificate.
While we know that Durée has always been a PR star, Bulldog’s award makes her sense of giving back even that more special!
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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 restaurants, public relations for law firms, public relations for charities, public relations for healthcare, and many more. Durée & Company services include Public Relations, Social Media, Marketing, Advertising, Special Events, and Radio Promotions and Outreach.