Stunning Award Ceremonies: Top Entertainment and Sports Awards Show Insiders Share Their Secrets!

An Entertainment and Sports Section Brown Bag Discussion

Hosted by the Entertainment & Sports Section.

This interactive discussion is not currently available. Email the Professional Interest Sections Department to inquire about future availability of this program.

Category: Techniques & Tactics

As a public relations professional, at some point in time you are likely to be involved with an awards ceremony, event or show for your company, organization, client or PRSA Chapter.  Join the PRSA Entertainment and Sports Section for this discussion with the PR executives from some of the top entertainment and sports industry award shows, as they share their tips towards having a stunning awards event.

Informal and honest, this brown bag teleconference will allow you to hear from and ask questions of the insiders who help make the Emmys, ESPYs, SAG Awards and Grammys happen!  

Among the topics this brown bag will cover are:

  • What are three things that make an awards show a stunning success?
  • What are three things that can derail an awards show if not properly executed?
  • What do you know now about doing these shows that you wish you'd known for your first show?
  • What kinds of sponsorship partnerships can be formed to support the event?

Join the discussion early by posting your questions on Twitter @esprsa.

Please note that you must be an active member of the Entertainment and Sports Section to register for this brown bag discussion. PRSA members, join the Entertainment and Sports Section today.


Barb Dehgan, vice president, communications and media relations, Grammy Awards

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Jay Jay Nesheim, director, communications, ESPN, ESPY Awards

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Brian O’Connor, vice president, sales (North America), Princess Cruises / Cunard

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O’Connor has served as the executive producer for the PRSA-LA Chapter’s PRism Awards.


Rosalind Jarrett Sepulveda, executive in charge of publicity, Screen Actors Guild Awards®

Laurel Whitcomb, vice president, marketing, Emmy Awards

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