Coyne PR is proud to announce that it has been named a finalist for four 2022 PRSA-NY Big Apple Awards.

The Big Apple Awards honor PR agencies and in-house communications teams in the New York Metro area for their work and achievements in over 100 disciplines including reputation and brand management, public service campaigns, digital media and influencer campaigns.

“We are honored to be nominated for four Big Apple Awards this year,” said Rich Lukis, President at Coyne PR. “Becoming a finalist for these awards serves as an impressive recognition of the tactical programs our teams build to achieve our clients’ PR and business objectives.”

Coyne PR is a finalist in the following Big Apple Award categories:

  • Reputation/Brand Management & Brand Engagement: Claritin The Outsideologist Project: Inspiring a Lifelong Love of Being Outside
  • Events & Observances: Shell Rotella – Big Rigs Get Their Time to Shine at Shell Rotella SuperRigs
  • Consumer Marketing: Philips Hue – Philips Hue Lights the Way in 2021
  • Consumer Marketing: PEEPS® – PEEPS® Makes a Triumphant Return to Shelves for Easter

The 35th annual Big Apple Awards Ceremony will be in person at ASPIRE at One World Observatory on September 22, 2022, along with a live stream. The awards will also celebrate PRSA-NY’s 75th Anniversary and include memorabilia from the chapter’s past and present to educate and engage attendees throughout the evening. For a full list of finalists, ticket prices and information, please visit the PRSA-NY website.


The New York Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America established the Big Apple Awards program in 1988 to encourage excellence in public relations. The program has evolved to keep pace with a rapidly changing industry and continues celebrate the exciting and innovative successes of talented professionals working in the heart of the communications universe. Today, a Big Apple Award is recognized as one of the highest honors bestowed in public relations. For more information about the New York Chapter of PRSA and the Big Apple Awards, visit

As 2019 Creative Agency of the Year, Coyne PR delivers programs built on a foundation of stand-out creative, integrated thinking and activation capabilities to effectively convey messages across paid, earned, shared and owned channels for its clients. These programs have been recognized with more than 1000 industry awards since the agency’s inception in 1991 and led to the agency being one of the top independent PR firms in the U.S. In addition to its offices in New York and New Jersey, the agency’s footprint spans across 115 cities, in 49 countries on six continents through its partnership in The Worldcom Public Relations Group®. For more information, visit