Chasing Awards & Finish Lines: What We’ve Been Up To

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Creating a sitcom, taking home some hardware and running 5KS: it’s been a pretty busy month for Quinlan. You may have heard how we held our season two premiere of Casual Fridays at the University at Buffalo’s Center for the Arts, but that was only the beginning.

Here’s what we’ve been up to.

The 27th Annual Excalibur Awards

Everybody loves winning awards — but it’s pretty cool when it’s something you’ve never accomplished before. This year, we took home a bronze at the 27th Annual PRSA Buffalo Niagara Excalibur Awards, which took place at the Tralf. Our project for our client Apple Rubber: Generating Leads through Apple Rubber’s Ebooks for Oil and Gas, Medical Seals and  Urethane, won under the tactics-online communications category.

We enjoyed a few buzzword-themed cocktails, a delicious buffet and learning about what our PR colleagues have been up to in Buffalo.


As part of our professional development, employees at Quinlan are encouraged to participate in local organizations. Grace Gerass, our digital content coordinator, and I, have become active members of PRSA, where we joined the PRSSA Liaison Committee — a group that works towards bridging the gap between the professional and student chapters.

As part of my role on the committee, I created the Peak Performer award. This honor encourages graduates to become a member of PRSA’s Buffalo Niagara chapter by paying for their first year of dues. Nick Maxwell and Zach Reese, two ambitious and passionate PR students from Buffalo State College, took home the inaugural award.

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(Left to Right: Zachary Reese, Nicholas Maxwell and Marcene Robinson, PRSSA Chapter Liaison )

A casual Thursday race.


We took one for the team this past week at the JP Morgan Corporate Challenge. This year, Buffalo celebrated its 36th year running with 12,488 runners from over 380 companies.

Twelve Quinlanites signed up and arrived in style with Casual Fridays attire. Our creative team designed t-shirts featuring some of the weirdest quotes from our sitcom as well as blue koozies for those post-run carbs.

After the run, we celebrated with our client, Apple Rubber, at a tent filled with food catered from Charlie the Butcher. Let’s just say we had a great time without having any great times (with the exception of Michael, who put us all to shame).


What’s coming up?

We’ve had a busy year so far, but summer is just beginning. For our monthly luncheon, we have 716 Food Truck making a visit the last Thursday of June. We’re also releasing our third episode of Casual Fridays on July 1 (trust us – you’ll want to see this one).

We look forward to the advertising events to come this summer. Want to chat? Tweet us @QuinlanCompany.

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