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HMA Public Relations Honored with Seven Copper Anvil Awards
By Justin Liggin - Saturday Oct 09, 2021
HMA Public Relations, recognized regionally as a leader in public relations and marketing communications, took home seven Copper Anvil Awards at the Public Relations Society of America Phoenix Chapter’s (PRSA Phoenix) 2021 Copper Anvil ceremony, which took place at the Irish Cultural Center in Phoenix on Thursday, Oct. 7. Regarded as one of the highest honors in the industry, the Copper Anvil Awards recognizes excellence in the public relations field each year.

Copper Anvil Awards were presented to HMA for its work on behalf of:
• Pascua Yaqui Tribe
• Girl Scouts – Arizona Cactus-Pine Council
• CHASSE Building Team

Copper Anvil Awards of Merit were presented to HMA for its work on behalf of:
• Jewish Family & Children’s Service
• Pascua Yaqui Tribe
• Arizona Association of REALTORS®

“For more than 40 years, our team has been focused on providing strategic, insightful and effective public relations and communications programming for a blue-chip roster of clients in the fields of professional services, real estate and finance, nonprofit, government, tribal affairs, retail and more,” says Abbie S. Fink, vice president and general manager of HMA, who attended the event to accept the awards as well as to present the prestigious Percy Award for PRSA service to colleague and friend, Marina Renneke, APR. “To be recognized by our peers for the work on behalf of our clients this year, especially given the unique set of challenges we’ve all faced over the past 18 months, is a testament to the dedication, creativity, leadership and collaborative spirit of our team.”

As active supporters of PRSA Phoenix for decades, HMA has been a pillar in the Phoenix public relations community through its involvement in the chapter. Fink has previously served on the executive board and as president of the PRSA Phoenix Chapter. In addition, both she and HMA Owner and President Scott Hanson, APR, Fellow PRSA have both been honored with the Percy Award, the Phoenix Chapter’s highest honor.

HMA Public Relations is a full-service marketing communications agency whose experience encompasses work in the traditional marketing communications disciplines including public relations, traditional media relations and digital communications, marketing communications, issues management, community relations and special events. The firm is a founding member of the Public Relations Global Network (PRGN), which currently has more than 50 member agencies in countries around the world. PRGN is comprised of independent, owner-operated public relations and communications agencies in order to share expertise and resources on a global level while still offering clients the attention and integrity that comes from working with a small business. PRGN gives HMA resources unmatched in Arizona – essentially with offices worldwide. HMA is also the Arizona franchise owner for FINDERBINDER AZ, the state’s only comprehensive media directory, providing up-to-date information regarding Arizona’s print, broadcast and online media outlets. By managing this database, the agency is in constant contact with editors, reporters, producers and managers at hundreds of local media outlets. For more information, please visit