Bhava Communications Named a Finalist in 2011 American Business Awards(SM) for PR Agency of the Year and New Company of the Year

Additional Honors Include PR Executive of the Year and PR Campaign of the Year

Bhava Communications, a leading-edge integrated public relations, marketing and brand identity agency, today announced that it has been recognized as a 2011 American Business Award finalist in four categories -- Public Relations Agency of the Year, New Company of the Year, PR Executive of the Year (Founder and Principal Elizabeth Zaborowska) and PR Campaign of the Year in the area of Marketing/Consumer Services.

Bhava Communications' finalist status for PR Campaign of the Year in the area of Marketing/Consumer Services recognizes the agency's promotion of Yummly, a Silicon Valley-based startup that is the pioneer in semantic recipe search and recipe recommendations. The Marketing/Consumer Services category highlights campaigns and programs designed to introduce new services or promote existing services to a consumer audience.

A division of the Stevier Awards, the American Business Awards are the nation's premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the US are eligible to submit nominations -- public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. More than 2,800 nominations from companies of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in more than 40 categories.

"The American Business Awards plays an important role in marking the achievements of businesses nationwide. We are truly honored for Bhava to be named a finalist for four awards spanning across our business and our work," said Elizabeth Zaborowska, founder and principal of Bhava Communications. "Our team is very fortunate to work with forward-thinking clients who embrace the value of integrated communications to meet their business objectives, which in turn has driven the success of our company."

Top industry organizations such as PRWeek and PR News (2010 Digital PR Awards and 2010 Platinum PR Awards) and the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals have recognized Bhava Communications for its integrated PR, marketing, video and design work with clients. In 2010, Zaborowska was named a finalist in the Best Entrepreneur category in the 7th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business.

This year's Stevier Award trophy winners will be announced during the annual gala on June 20 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. More than six hundred executives are expected to attend. The event will benefit Camfed, which fights poverty and HIV/AIDS in Africa by educating girls and empowering women to become leaders of change. The ceremonies will be broadcast nationwide by the Business TalkRadio Network.

About Bhava Communications
Bhava Communications is a leading-edge integrated marketing, public relations and branding agency that specializes in serving information technology, enterprise, B2B, and consumer goods and services companies at every stage -- from pre-launch startups to large public enterprises. Bhava (rhymes with "java") delivers a holistic and social approach to communications, leveraging strong relationships and integrating social media outlets and tools, online communities, creative campaigns, and in-person events to enrich brand identities and ensure its clients are part of the conversation across all relevant platforms.

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About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. 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 www.stevieawards.com.