Ervin & Smith earns two public relations awards.

The best public relations professionals recently gathered for the PRSA Nebraska Paper Anvil Awards gala. The annual awards celebration recognizes outstanding achievements in the public relations practice across the state.

The Ervin & Smith Public Relations team was honored for their work on two campaigns:


In support of the Greater Omaha Chamber’s CAREEROCKIT initiative, Ervin & Smith worked with the Chamber team to develop a paid social media campaign to help create awareness and buzz around the event. CAREEROCKIT is an annual event connecting students with local businesses to inspire learning and build excitement for growing career opportunities. The three-week social campaign targeted students, parents and school counselors in the Omaha metro area on Facebook and Instagram with the goal of increasing event awareness and attendance. In the end, more than 12,600 students at 62 schools across eight counties in Nebraska and Iowa participated in CAREEROCKIT.

CAREEROCKIT example Facebook post

E&S Move to Aksarben

Between September 2016 and April 2017, Ervin & Smith tackled the big job of moving its headquarters and 40+ employees from West Omaha to Aksarben Village. An integrated, phased communications plan was created by the leadership and public relations teams to coincide with the move and generate and maintain public interest throughout the office build and move.

Tactics included proactive media relations, internal communications, awards entries, special events, social media, blogging and local SEO. From “sneak peeks” on social media to a celebration for agency friends and family, Ervin & Smith experienced sustained engagement and increased brand awareness within the Omaha community.

Facebook posts with E&S new office announcement

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Leanne Prewitt

President & Chief Executive Officer

Shaped by her background in creative direction, Leanne leads the agency’s culture and creative vision and also oversees the operations that allow a team of marketing, design and media specialists to create powerful and effective work for their client partners.

Leanne began her professional career in New York City working for some of the nation’s leading agencies. In 2016, after a five-month sabbatical around the world, she returned to her hometown and joined Ervin & Smith. Her global perspective and expanded professional experience influence the work she does today.