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Taylor Media Services Receives National Awards for Local Communications Projects

Local public relations consultant Delia A. Taylor, APR, owner of Taylor Media Services of Denham Springs, La., has been awarded three national awards by the National Federation of Press Women for her outstanding work in communication projects and campaigns.

Winners of the 2020 National Communication Contest were announced during a virtual celebration on Saturday (June 6). The awards celebration was scheduled to be held in Little Rock, Ark., but was cancelled due to health concerns for participants. More than 1,800 entries were submitted nationally for the competition, with less than 300 advancing to the national competition.

To become eligible for the national competition, Taylor’s entries were awarded first-place finishes in the NFPW’s at-large division, which encompasses several states, including California, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Washington and Wisconsin.

Taylor received a national first place award in the public service communication programs and campaigns category for “You Got This!” -- a short-term campaign developed for Capital Area Human Services that targeted area youth with a message of finding positive ways to cope with challenging situations. “You Got This!” reached youth through brilliant creative print, broadcast and video ads that effectively utilized social media, local radio, and special events in the Greater Baton Rouge Metropolitan area. Marketing analyses and focus group testing of target-age youth showed the campaign was highly effective in conveying the positive message.

Taylor also was awarded two national second place finishes – one for developing an easy-to-navigate, informational website aimed at educating faith-based ministries and clergy on how to recognize trauma and to have access to resources for dealing with trauma; and the second for producing a specialty video for a Baton Rouge area legislator, to effectively introduce him and his message platform to local constituents.

“I am very thankful for the National Federation of Press Women for recognizing my work and the positive impact it has made in our local area. I am fortunate to have been entrusted by local leaders and leading agencies to develop these worthwhile campaigns and projects to convey especially important messages for our local communities. I also want to thank the talented graphic designers, writers, printers and videographers who work with me to empower these efforts,” Taylor said.

Taylor has owned and managed Taylor Media Services for more than 20 years. Over that time, her firm has been recognized for its professionalism and outstanding communication results by various public relations and communication organizations.

Taylor received two national first-place awards from NFPW last year. She is the recipient of the Professional Achievement Award from the Southern Public Relations Federation (SPRF), which is the organization’s top award to an individual professional in a four-state region, and she was the first in Louisiana to be awarded the National School Public Relations Association’s coveted Gold Medallion Award for her work on a local tax election campaign. Taylor is a First Circle Award recipient with the Public Relations Association of Louisiana, which honors the career accomplishments of the industry’s top professionals. She also is a first-year recipient of the Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Leadership Award.

Taylor holds the distinction of being a nationally accredited public relations professional as recognized by the Universal Accreditation Board.

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