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Qorvis Nominated for 2009 "Midsize PR Agency of the Year" by PRWeek

(January 12, 2009)

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwire) -- 01/12/09 -- Qorvis Communications announced today that it has been named a finalist by PRWeek for the category of Midsize PR Agency of the Year 2009.

"Being nominated for Agency of the Year really caps off what has been a great 12 months for the entire Qorvis team," said Qorvis' Managing Partner Michael Petruzzello. "Qorvis is well positioned for 2009, for a whole new slate of opportunities -- for us and our clients."

Several highlights underscored Qorvis' strong year, including: the launch of Clarus Research Group, a full-service, in-house polling and research firm; a number of new clients, including an advertising campaign for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM); the hiring of some top-tier talent, such as Karen Hanretty, former Communications Director for the National Republican Congressional Committee, and Lisa Bushey, a public relations veteran; and the expansion of the company's headquarters in Washington, DC.

Qorvis is starting the year with the launch of the 2009 Presidential Inauguration Mobile App. The new, free mobile application, named "Phone App of the Week" by the New York Times, will provide visitors to Washington in January the ability to easily navigate the city with a glance at their iPhone or BlackBerry. For more details, visit:

The PRWeek awards are among the industry's highest accolades. Qorvis was nominated for the category for agencies whose annual revenues range from $15 million-$65 million.

About Qorvis Communications, LLC

Qorvis Communications is one of the nation's largest independent communications firms. Formed in August 2000, Qorvis provides its clients with expertise in the areas of advertising, public and media relations, public affairs, marketing communications, Internet campaigns, investor and financial relations, grassroots, and research and opinion surveys. For more information, visit

About PRWeek

Launched in the United States in November 1998, PRWeek is the first weekly magazine to offer nationwide coverage of the public relations business. As the leading trade magazine for the PR industry, it carries the latest news, in-depth analysis, top columnists, and reviews of campaigns. In addition, PRWeek distributes some of the most comprehensive research for PR practitioners including the annual Salary, CEO, Marketing, and Corporate Surveys, as well as key industry sector rankings and regional forums. Daily news updates, as well as the full content of the print edition, can be found at

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