CHICAGO--()--Huma Gruaz, founder and president of Alpaytac Marketing Communications/Public Relations, won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2012 PR Daily Awards. The awards are hosted by PR Daily, a prestigious PR industry publication. Gruaz won the award due to her visionary leadership and the incredible growth her agency has experienced in the past eight years. Headquartered in Chicago with offices located from coast to coast, Alpaytac serves clients in more than 15 different industries and applies integrated strategic PR and social media campaigns to build brands.
“This is a testament to our motto, ‘Good is not Enough.’ At Alpaytac, we work tirelessly to deliver amazing results and this award bolsters our position as an industry leader.”
“I am incredibly honored to receive this award. This recognition couldn’t have been possible without the unconditional support from my team of dedicated professionals that are committed to building the top PR agency in the industry by using the best social media and strategic PR approaches,” said Gruaz. “This is a testament to our motto, ‘Good is not Enough.’ At Alpaytac, we work tirelessly to deliver amazing results and this award bolsters our position as an industry leader.”
Gruaz and Alpaytac have been honored with numerous awards from leading industry publications such as the 2012 Bulldog Media Relations gold level award by Bulldog Reporter. In addition, PR News awarded Gruaz the 2010 Brand Marketer of the Year accolade and the 2011 PR Professional of the Year honorable mention, and recognized Alpaytac as a finalist for the “Small Agency of the Year” for three consecutive years. Alpaytac represents some of world’s most prestigious brands such as the leading housewares manufacturer Euro-Pro, the founding customer of the agency that has been with the company for more than eight years, and Turkish Airlines, one of the world’s largest and fastest growing airlines.
“I share this award with my team as well as an amazing body of clients who push us to excellence everyday while providing us with wonderful products to represent and promote. Without their support, we would not be here,” said Gruaz.
Gruaz is a graduate of Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management’s Executive MBA program with a Master of Business Administration and is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Bryn Mawr College with a double major in economics and fine arts. Fluent in four languages, Gruaz’s global expertise along with her creative background have been key to her success.
Alpaytac's team of elite professionals applies its collective expertise in publicity, integrated marketing, social media and digital marketing to a diverse set of clients in more than 15 industries including consumer products, housewares, consumer electronics, travel and B2B industries. The firm has received accolades from top PR industry publications such as PRWeek, PR News and Bulldog Reporter, among others. For more information, visit www.alpaytac.com.