Philadelphia Public Relations Association Honors David L Cohen

Recently the Philadelphia Public Relations Association (PPRA) honored Comcast Corporation’s Executive Vice President, David L. Cohen with its prestigious 2011 Gold Medal Award
The PPRA Gold Medal Award honors individuals and organizations whose accomplishments have left a lasting impact on our community and brought national recognition to Philadelphia. These luncheons are always fun to go to as it’s filled with the who’s who of PR and the people behind the scenes pushing and pitching newspapers, blogs (me), and the media to get stories out about their clients.
You be surprised about how much of the information you read everyday was presented by these people behind the scenes (PR) who represent companies, charities and individuals who want you to know about them, their products and the good deeds they do. I love going to these events, and all events so I can get to know them a little better myself. It takes real know how and a bit a moxie to get the news out as you can imagine with all the great companies and happenings out there. Above Renee Chenault, from NBC10 Philadelphia. She reads the final product on the air, whether it’s a car accident, or a Linda Creed Foundation luncheon. Although she is influential in getting a story on the air too.
Mayor Nutter reads a proclamation in honor of David Cohen.
I haven’t seen Larry Kane since Michael Klein’s wedding. He’s a legend.
David L. Cohen is Executive Vice President of Comcast Corporation, one of the world’s leading media, entertainment and communication companies and the majority owner and manager of NBCUniversal. Mr. Cohen has a broad portfolio of responsibilities, including corporate communications, government affairs, public affairs and corporate administration, and serves as senior counselor to the CEO. Before assuming this position in July 2002, Mr. Cohen served as a partner in and Chairman of Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, one of the 100 largest law firms in the country. From January 1992 to April 1997, Mr. Cohen served as Chief of Staff to Philadelphia Mayor Edward G. Rendell.
Philadelphia Public Relations Association (PPRA) President Chris Lukach presents David L Cohen with the 2011 Gold Medal Award
Kevin Feeley presents a funny presentation about David, no doubt influenced by the 1960’s TV show Bonanza or Gunsmoke. Check it out, turn up the volume.