PR News recognized R&J Public Relations as one of the 2010 Top Places to Work in PR, in its annual Platinum PR Awards program. The elite national roster of only 17 Top Places, which includes corporate giants like The Walt Disney Company and Southwest Airlines as well as highly respected national and regional agencies, was chosen by a panel of external judges, industry experts, and PR News editors.

Industry organizations submitted nominations which were judged in areas including turnover rate, project responsibility and empowerment, growth opportunities, internal culture, employee benefits, and fairness in diversity and gender.

"Our success as an agency depends first and foremost on our people," said John Lonsdorf, President of R&J Public Relations. "We have made a firm commitment to employing only the best and brightest PR professionals, and we truly enjoy sharing with them an environment in which they feel empowered and invested in both the agency and our clients' success. Being honored by PR News as one of the Top Places to Work in PR is a gratifying recognition of the emphasis we place on making R&J a great place to work."

The 2010 Top Places to Work will be honored at the PR News Platinum Awards luncheon on October 5, 2010 at the Grand Hayatt in New York City. PR News will also highlight winners in a special issue to be published on October 4, 2010.

Joining R&J on the list of 2010 Top Places to Work are The Walt Disney Company, Wells Fargo & Company, Southwest Airlines, Ogilvy PR Worldwide, Kaiser Permanente, MWW Group, Georgia Tech Research Institute, Dixon Schwabl, Vail Resorts, Adfero Group, BAE, Erwin-Penland Public Relations, Hunter PR, Ketchum, The Morris + King Company, and Property Casualty Insurers Association.

PR News, the flagship publication of Access Intelligence, LLC, is known and well-respected across the public relations industry as a strategic resource as well as a training tool.