New York, NY, March 8, 2013 – At an event where the PR industry gathers to celebrate its own, JPA was recognised for its work in providing health communications for non-profits, pharmaceutical, biotech and government clients. The company was honored as a finalist for Small PR Agency of the Year during Thursday night’s PRWeek Awards 2013 in New York City.

The award honors excellence in strategic communications and is one of the PR industry’s most respected accolades, with finalists for the prize chosen by a panel of more than 75 judges from across the industry. A first-time finalist, JPA’s recognition as one of the year’s leading small agencies comes as the firm continues to expand its team of talented health communications experts who provide support to a broad range of clients across the health landscape.

“We’re honored to be recognised by our industry peers and to be included among this prestigious group of agencies,” said Carrie Jones, JPA’s Principal and Managing Director, who attended the gathering of more than 1,000 PR professionals. “Being selected to be part of this elite group is an honor and reflects the hard work and efforts of an incredible team comprised of smart, creative individuals dedicated to high-quality, innovative PR.”

To help its clients reach target audiences and achieve their communications objectives, JPA leverages a unique practice area known as influencer relations, which uses a targeted approach to reach the stakeholders who drive change and engage others within their field. By effectively engaging experts in the areas its clients want to impact, JPA has succeeded in delivering results to help its clients get to where they want to be.

With headquarters in Washington, D.C., and offices in Cambridge, Mass., and London, United Kingdom, JPA works exclusively in health communications and offers a range of critical strategic services to its clients, including media relations, digital and social media support, advocacy relations, public policy efforts and key opinion leader (KOL) outreach. Founded in 2007, JPA celebrated its sixth anniversary this month. To learn more about JPA, go to: www.jpa.com.