Paragon Named One of the Top PR Agencies


Agency captures Stevie Award recognition for the second consecutive year

Hoboken, NJ – May 5, 2016 – Paragon Public Relations, a full-service boutique communications firm, is awarded “Public Relations Agency of the Year” for the 2016 Bronze Stevie® Award in The 14th Annual American Business Awards.

Driven by Paragon’s substantial growth and expansion in 2015, the award win highlights the firm’s achievements within the past year, including revenue growth by 63.17%, three strategic executive hires to expand domain expertise and sector growth, and the doubling of the firm’s client base within one calendar year.

“It’s an honor to be recognized by the American Business Awards,” said Simon Hylson-Smith, founder and CEO of Paragon PR. “As a growing firm, this award speaks to our commitment to build a passionate, creative and highly motivated team to guide our clients through the rapidly-changing communications and marketing world.”

The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word meaning “crowned,” the awards will be presented to winners at a gala ceremony at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on Monday, June 20. Tickets are now on sale.

More than 3,400 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Startup of the Year, Executive of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Marketing Campaign of the Year, Live Event of the Year, and App of the Year, among others.

A judge’s comment on the entry states, “Impressive growth story. There were a number of submissions by agencies with impressive growth stories, including clients and new talent/capabilities, but the variety of Paragon’s achievements stood out to me. Excellent trajectory.”

More than 250 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners.

“The judges were extremely impressed with the quality of entries we received this year. The competition was intense and every organization that has won should be proud,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.

Details about The American Business Awards and the list of 2016 Stevie winners are available at

About Paragon Public Relations
Paragon is a communications agency that specializes in delivering content and narrative-driven programs for its financial services and financial technology clients. Formed in 2012 by Simon Hylson-Smith, Paragon is rapidly developing as a leader in its segment (~70% year-on-year growth in 2013, 2014 and 2015). Paragon captures the essence of brands. We create the narratives and tell the stories. We build programs that influence the reputations of our clients.

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at


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