PR Week Says I’m Old

Why does PR Week say I’m old? They have the nominations open now for their “Ten Rising Stars” of PR. I would love to be a ‘rising star,’ (actually not so much since I’m not a fan of awards), but it says you have to be under 30. Got someone you want to nominate?

Here’s the full article below:

Ten rising stars
Author: Tonya Garcia

The search is on for’s “Ten rising stars of PR.”

The fourth annual edition of this Web-only feature will highlight ten PR professionals under the age of thirty, who have made extraordinary contributions to the industry, be it as the CEO of his or her own firm, an agency executive helming a major account, or an in-house pro showing uncommon skill.

Help us select young individuals for this honor by submitting your recommendations.

Ideally, we would like nominees to come from a senior executive or client, but we will accept them from others as well. Choices will not be based upon any salary or revenue distinctions. The decision, made by the editorial team, will be based solely on achievement.

Please include a brief bio and a paragraph pitch listing accomplishments and explaining why the suggested individual deserves such an honor. Use this opportunity to highlight this PR professional’s unique approach to the industry, stellar contributions to the work environment, or ability to accomplish disparate job functions. Nominees should be under thirty years old as of September 1, 2007.

Feel free to pass this e-mail around to colleagues that may work with a merited PR professional. The deadline for entries is Friday, August 3. Those selected will be contacted soon after the deadline date. Featured profiles will run in September.

Please email all suggestions to and direct your questions to Tonya Garcia, PRWeek reporter, at


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