Benton Harbor based Whirlpool has won a Bronze Anvil in the 2011 awards given annually by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). The home appliance manufacturer is the only West Michigan winner in this years list of awards.
Bronze Anvil awards recognize excellence in public relations tactics, ranging from media relations to annual reports, web sites, social media and other communication tools.
PRSA also gives Silver Anvil awards each year to recognize the best in comprehensive campaigns in a variety of categories. There were no West Michigan winners on the 2011 list of Silver Anvil winners.