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PRSA Honors Mason, Inc. for Excellence in Client Communications Programs

Bethany, Conn. (June 14, 2010) – The stars were shining bright last night as Mason, Inc. received a total of six awards at the Public Relations Society of America’s (PRSA) 2010 Mercury Award ceremony held at Anthony’s Ocean View Restaurant in New Haven, June 10. The firm earned two silver and four gold awards for its work with the Hospital for Special Care, Connex Credit Union, The United Illuminating Company and Mason, Inc.

Mason received three gold awards in the strategic campaigns category; a gold award for Hospital for Special Care’s reputation and brand management, one for The United Illuminating Company for marketing energy efficiency, and one for Connex Credit Union’s integrated communications program.

In the tactical categories, Mason received a gold award for the Hospital for Special Care video program “Three Lives”. Mason also was awarded two silver Mercury Awards in the tactical category, one for The United Illuminating Company’s “Home Energy Solutions” program and one for Mason, Inc.’s social media strategy and implementation.

“This has been an exciting year for us, and we are honored to receive six awards,” said Francis Onofrio, APR, President, Mason, Inc. “These awards represent the very best in public relations, and we are  very proud of our achievements. Not only do they reflect our creativity and strategic thinking, but they’re also a testament to the strong relationships we have built with our clients to create programs that help them achieve their goals. I congratulate the entire Mason team and our clients on an exceptional year.”

The Mercury Awards recognize outstanding work in public relations, communications and marketing professions throughout Connecticut and are sponsored by the Connecticut Valley, Southern Connecticut and Westchester/Fairfield Public Relations Society of America chapters.

About Mason, Inc.
Bethany, Conn.-Mason, Inc. is a brand development and integrated marketing communication firm with award-winning expertise in new media, digital and traditional programs. Mason is on the forefront of today’s most-innovative technology, but grounded in business strategy.

Clients rely on Mason insight for uncovering and communicating what is at the heart of their brands. From developing authentic brand platforms to message development through implementation at every point of contact, Mason connects people to brands and brands to people.

Mason clients include Acadia Insurance Co., Calcagni Associates Real Estate, Connex Credit Union, Cookson Electronics, Hospital for Special Care, Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corp., The United Illuminating Co, and Yale-New Haven Hospital. For more information, please visit or tap our insights at