Media Relations Agency recognized with prestigious ethics award

by | Nov 22, 2019 | Company News

Media Relations Agency won a 2019 Better Business Bureau Torch Awards for Ethics

We’re excited to share the news that Media Relations Agency won a 2019 Better Business Bureau Torch Awards for Ethics. This award, presented by the BBB of Minnesota and North Dakota, recognizes extraordinary area businesses that demonstrate an outstanding to commitment to ethics and integrity in all aspects of their operations.

We believe strongly in accountability. Every business decision … every interaction … is measured against one guideline: Are we doing the right thing? At the end of each day, it’s important to know that we made the best decisions on behalf of our clients and employees … that we acted with integrity, transparency and honesty. We hold each other accountable for that above all else.

It is gratifying that out of some 600 nominations, an independent panel of judges chose to honor us for the way in which we conduct our business. 

This video, produced by the BBB and featuring COO Heather Champine, was played during the ceremony. She did a good job conveying the pride we feel for our team and our company, and the work we do for our clients. 

Above all else, we believe in being good corporate citizens. Our philosophy is when we help others, our lives are well spent. When we help others succeed, we are nurturing a better business and social climate for all of us. We all win.

Thank you to our clients, both past and current. We value our relationships with you. And if we haven’t yet worked with you, we sincerely hope that we will someday have that opportunity.  


Written by Robin Kocina

Written by Robin Kocina

Robin Kocina is a proven marketing industry leader who has been instrumental in growing Media Relations Agency, a top performance-based PR agency, from its inception in 1987 to its current status as a successful integrated marketing agency with international clientele and multi-million dollar revenues. As President, Kocina now concentrates her efforts on the agency’s direction and fiscal growth, as well as new business development in the company’s Minnesota and Florida offices. Kocina’s financial acumen is evidenced by her recognition as a Top Women in Finance Circle of Excellence (Finance & Commerce, 2013) as well as Top Women in Finance (Finance & Commerce, 2010). A highly regarded community leader, Kocina believes strongly in sharing her marketing and leadership skills through community service. She served as chairman of the board for Depart Smart. She also serves on the Leadership Board for the National Federation of Independent Business, and actively involved with the Women’s Presidents Organization. She is a past board member and Chairman of the Board for WomenVenture. Robin is the recipient of numerous honors for her leadership and community involvement: Inductee into the Women Business Owners Hall of Fame (2018); Exceptional Businesswoman Award (2016); Volunteer of the Year (Bloomington Chamber of Commerce, 2010); 25 Women to Watch (Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, 2008); Upsize Lifeline Award (Upsize Magazine, 2008); Standing Ovation Award (Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine, 2006) and Luminary Award (National Association of Women Business Owners, Minnesota Chapter, 2005).


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