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Stunning Award Ceremonies: Top Entertainment and Sports Awards Show Insiders Share Their Secrets!

Brown Bag - Recorded June 5, 2013

As a public relations professional, at some point in time you are likely to be involved with an awards ceremony, event or show for your company, organization, client or PRSA Chapter.  Listen to the PRSA Entertainment and Sports Section discussion with the PR executives from some of the top entertainment and sports industry award shows, as they share insider tips towards having a stunning awards event.

Informal and honest, this brown bag teleconference will allow you to hear from the professionals who help make the Emmys, ESPYs, SAG Awards and Grammys happen! 

Among the topics this brown bag will cover are:

  • What are three things that make an awards show a stunning success?
  • What are three things that can derail an awards show if not properly executed?
  • What do you know now about doing these shows that you wish you'd known for your first show?
  • What kinds of sponsorship partnerships can be formed to support the event?


Barb Dehgan is the vice president, communications and media relations at the Grammy Awards.

Jay Jay Nesheim is the director, communications at ESPN and handles communications for the ESPY Awards.

Brian O’Connor is the vice president, sales for North America at Princess Cruises / Canard. He has served as the executive producer for the PRSA-LA Chapter’s PRism Awards.

Rosalind Jarrett Sepulveda is the executive in charge of publicity for the Screen Actors Guild Awards®.

Laurel Whitcomb is the vice president, marketing at the Emmy Awards.

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