CHICAGO April 9, 2013 - Zapwater Communications, Inc., the Midwest’s premier boutique public relations agency, today announced that it has received the Grand Prize or Best of Show at the prestigious 2013 Bulldog Awards.  Zapwater also received four additional awards for its exceptional public relations and social media campaigns. This brings Zapwater’s potential award tally to 16 this year, and a total of 47 since 2008. In addition to the Grand Prize, Zapwater was presented with two Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards.

Zapwater’s award-winning campaigns included:


Downsize Fitness: Downsizing the Obesity Epidemic

Best Health, Medicine & Fitness Campaign


Downsize Fitness: Downsizing the Obesity Epidemic

Best Health, Medicine & Fitness Campaign


Downsize Fitness: Downsizing the Obesity Epidemic

Best Campaign Under $25,000


Downsize Fitness: Downsizing the Obesity Epidemic

Best New Product Launch – Consumer

BRONZE BULLDOG AWARD Why Open Collars are a Thing of the Past

Best Arts & Entertainment Campaign

“The Bulldog Awards are among the most acclaimed national honors in the public relations industry,” said David Zapata, president of Zapwater Communications. “Receiving Best of Show demonstrates Zapwater’s ability to develop highly creative and effective campaigns that significantly impact our clients’ brands. This is  truly a testament to Zapwater’s talented team, who continually put their heart and soul into tellingthe world about our client partners.”

So far in 2013, Zapwater has won 10 major industry accolades.  Earlier in the year, Zapwater was also presented three Adrian Awards (Platinum, Gold and Silver) from the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI).  In addition, the agency is a finalist for two Gold Sabre Awards (Best Retail and Best Web-Based Business campaigns), the largest public relations competition in the world.  Gold Sabre winners will be announced on May 7, 2013.

“Global and national accolades further position ourselvesas the go-to agency for creative campaigns that show ROI and as a REAL alternative to bloated global agencies,” continued Zapata. “The fact that one of our gold awards was for Best Campaign Under $25,000 should speak volumes on our ability to deliver huge results on minimal investments.”

Winners of the 2013 Bulldog Awards for Excellence in Media and Public Relations Campaigns enter a pantheon of exemplary practitioners. Winners were chosen from hundreds and hundreds of entries representing the very best strategic and tactical prowess that PR and corporate communications has to offer. Campaigns were judged by dozens of working journalists, who assessed them on the basis of their ability to achieve extraordinary visibility and influence opinion, as well as on their creativity, command of media and technology, and tenacity.

The awards are presented by Bulldog Reporter, who publishes the Daily ‘Dog online trade journal, the PR/communication industry’s largest circulation publication. Bulldog Reporter  is also the industry’s premier provider of professional development events and materials.