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A purposeful and productive workplace culture can make a material difference for comms teams and agencies as you play an increasingly pivotal role in business strategy and reputation management. Does your communications department or PR/marketing agency have a work environment that promotes communications excellence and supports one another? If your organization is a Top Place to Work in Communications, we want to hear from you!
What constitutes Ragan's Top Places to Work in Communications are a range of tangible and intangible factors. We invite you to showcase your organization as a premier workplace for communicators. This awards program benchmarks top-performing comms teams and cultures at companies, nonprofits and agencies, and shines a spotlight on areas that define top workplaces, from onboarding and training to benefits and fun experiences.
Ragan will honor the Top Places to Work in 2024 at a special live event. The winners will also receive a trophy, a digital banner, an editorial feature and your logo on Ragan and PR Daily’s Job Board.
CORPORATIONS & NONPROFITS
Click on each category for further descriptions and criteria of what judges are looking for in entries.
Small (100 Employees or Less)
Mid-Size (101-1,000 Employees)
Large (More Than 1,000)
Boutique (Current Annual Income: Less Than $5 Million)
Small (Current Annual Income: $5 Million to $15 Million)
Mid-Size (Current Annual Income: $15 Million to $65 Million)
Large (Current Annual Income: More Than $65 Million)
Benefits & Wellness
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging
Employee Resource Groups
Learning & Development
Work Hard/Play Hard Culture
HOW TO ENTER
On the entry form, be sure to include a thorough synopsis explaining what makes your organization a premier workplace for communicators. The synopsis should be 350 to 900 words. Please also share any additional materials that you believe will help the judges evaluate your entry.
Be sure to follow the guidelines laid out in the category descriptions, as the judges will look for those elements when they select the winners.
You will be able to upload additional documents, links, videos and URLs to your submission. Proprietary or internal information can also be attached and will not be shared with the public.
The award program is open to companies and organizations in the private, corporate, nonprofit and government sectors. Vendors may also submit their work or their client’s work. Enter your organization or submit entries on behalf of your clients.
Companies from around the world are welcome to enter as long as the entry is submitted in English.
Contact Brendan Gannon to find the perfect category for your campaign or project. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 312-960-4407.
This year’s program is open to any work executed between Sept. 1, 2022, and Sept. 22, 2023, inclusive.
The fee for this program is $475 per entry.
A late fee of $250 per entry will be added to all entries received after 11:59 p.m. Central time, Sept. 22, 2023.
Do you feel your company is a fit in multiple categories? Pay the original entry fee, and then only $250 for each additional category!
All entries are non-returnable and non-refundable.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why Should You Apply?Ragan's Top Places to Work in Communications Awards is your opportunity to showcase your organization as a premier workplace for communicators. By participating in these awards, you will:
- Enhance Your Reputation and Prestige: Participating in the awards program and potentially winning can significantly enhance your organization's reputation and prestige within the communications industry. Being recognized as a top place to work in communications demonstrates your commitment to fostering a positive and supportive work environment, which can attract top talent, clients and partners.
- Boost Employee Engagement and Morale: The awards program provides an opportunity to showcase your organization's dedication to employee satisfaction and engagement. By participating, you can highlight the initiatives, programs and practices that contribute to a positive workplace culture, thereby boosting employee morale and reinforcing their sense of pride in working for your company.
- Attract and Retain Top Talent: In a competitive job market, being recognized as a top place to work in communications can give you a distinct advantage when it comes to attracting and retaining highly skilled professionals. Talented individuals are more likely to seek out companies that prioritize employee well-being, growth opportunities and a commitment to the importance of communications. The awards program offers a platform to showcase your organization's strengths in these areas, positioning you as an employer of choice.
- Gain Networking and Industry Visibility: Participating in the awards program provides excellent networking opportunities and exposure within the communications industry. You can connect with other industry leaders, share best practices and learn from their experiences. Furthermore, being recognized as a top place to work in communications can generate media coverage, industry recognition and speaking engagements, further amplifying your organization's visibility and positioning you as an industry leader.
Who can enter?Entries may be submitted by companies and organizations worldwide. The only requirement is that entries be submitted in English. The program is open to companies and organizations in the private, corporate, nonprofit and government sectors.
What does it take to be a winner?We look for top-quality work that shows clear, bold and creative ideas to make communications a key part of the success of your company. Please provide metrics or results that back up your claims, and share collateral such as employee feedback, survey results, retention metrics, company recognition and more. Please look at our past award winners to see what gets recognized and rewarded.
Why are some deadlines extended?We extend deadlines based on applicant needs and upcoming promotional opportunities.
When will I find out results?Ragan will recognize the winning companies at a special live event in early 2024. All entrants will be notified in advance of this live event.
If you have any questions about the program or problems submitting your entry, please call Brendan Gannon at 312-960-4407 or email email@example.com.
If you are interested in sponsoring one of Ragan Communications’ award programs, please contact Hannah Lavelle at 312-960-4628 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ragan Communications is not responsible for international shipping fees related to trophies or certificates.