Winners of the Best Pitch of the Year 2021

Congratulations to the 2021 winners of the Smart PR Inner Circle Best Pitch of the Year Competition! These successful pitches were chosen based on difficulty, results, and skill.

Special honorable mentions:

– Hailley Griffis, Buffer
– Ralina Shaw, 4thMVMT
– Norita Taylor, OOIDA

Best Pitches of 2021 – Nontraditional

– Michelle Ashton, Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida, Tampa

– Tamara Sykes, Postali, Columbus, OH

Honorable mention:
– Shelby Janner, Zilker Media, Austin

Best Pitches of 2021 – Trade

– Beau McDermott, Bunch Bikes, Denton, TX

– Melissa Benhaim, Benhaim PR, Miami
– Taryn Scher, TK PR, Greer, SC
– Judy Kalvin, Judy Kalvin PR, NYC

Honorable mention:
– Ciara Green, Pechanga Resort, Temecula, CA

Best Pitches of 2021 – Local

– Carly Martinetti, Notably, Boston

– Beau McDermott, Bunch Bikes, Austin
– Teri Bond, Art Center, Pasadena
– Stefanie Peeler, (then) Transwestern, Houston

Honorable mentions:
– Gina Traficant, Advisor PR, Las Vegas
– Jennifer Byrd, Salvation Army, SF
– Adrienne DeAngelo, af&co., Oakland

Best Pitches of 2021 – National

– Melissa Benhaim, Benhaim PR, Miami

– Tori Simmons, Geben Comms, Columbus, OH
– Tierre Rhodes, Veterans United, Columbia, MO
– Julia Brown, Pleasantly Persistent PR, San Diego
– Andrew Mees, Montclair St. Univ., Montclair, NJ

Best Pitches of 2021 – Overall

– Natalie Bennon, Gard Communications, Portland, OR

This article was originally published on December 21, 2021

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