Sage Communications' Julie Murphy and Brian Kelley Selected As 2017 PR News PR People Award Finalists


The PR People Awards finalists represent professionals from all stages of their careers making an impact in the communications field

MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sage Communications' Senior Vice President and Partner Julie Murphy, and Vice President of Public Relations and Employee Experience Brian Kelley were recognized as finalists for the PR News PR People Awards. The 2017 PR People Awards identifies top talent from around the world whose communications work has made a lasting impact in the field. The finalists will be recognized on December 5, 2017, at an awards gala at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

As a finalist for the “PR Professional of the Year: Agency” category, Julie Murphy is joined by PR leaders from across the globe. The award recognizes PR professionals who have led their agency in client and revenue growth, expanded the scope of agency offerings and spearheaded winning campaigns on behalf of the agency's clients.

“Having worked closely with Julie for over twelve years, I have found that she is a true trailblazer, initiating new innovative techniques and setting exceptionally high standards in support of client public relations and social media programs. Combining her deep understanding of the business with intuitive insights on producing real-world results, she has fundamentally changed the way our business operates,” said Larry Rosenfeld, CEO of Sage Communications. “She has managed to cultivate critical client relationships by providing industry-leading client service while mentoring some of the brightest young talent in the market. We are proud of her accomplishments and glad she is helping to lead our growing business.”

Brian Kelley joins two other account directors as a finalist for the “Account Director or Supervisor of the Year” category.

“Brian has a unique ability to grasp the pulse of clients and truly get to the heart of their communication needs,” said David Gorodetski, Co-founder, COO and Executive Creative Director, Sage Communications. “Brian’s critical thinking extends internally where he supports and trains staff to not simply meet client needs but advance our company culture.” The award recognizes account leaders who have a superior rapport with clients and have developed unique programs for junior staff members and clients alike.

The full list of finalists can be viewed online at:

About Sage Communications

Sage Communications is a full-service marketing communications agency that provides a unique fusion of public relations, social media, advertising, marketing, event and interactive services to Fortune 500 and start-up organizations alike, in industries including technology, non-profit, government and associations. Our goal is to deliver custom, high-impact communications strategies and programs. Sage proudly supports several organizations and activities including the DC Jazz FestivalSt. Jude’s Research HospitalFaces of our Children, the D.C. Children and Youth Investment Trust and the Foundation for Women’s Cancer. Visit or:


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