Gabriel Marketing Group Honored as Bronze Stevie® Award Winner at 2019 American Business Awards®

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Leading technology marketing and PR agency wins “PR Campaign of the Year” in the public affairs category for Neal Simon for U.S. Senate’s “People Over Politics” campaign in Maryland

MCLEAN, Va. – May 13, 2019 – Gabriel Marketing Group (GMG), the industry’s leading technology marketing and public relations agency for disruptive high-growth companies, today announced that it received a Bronze Stevie® Award for “PR Campaign of the Year” in the public affairs category at the 17th Annual American Business Awards®. The award recognizes GMG’s outstanding achievements in securing national coverage and building public support for unaffiliated candidates running for state and federal positions.

“We are honored to be recognized with a Stevie Award for driving the local and national media coverage of Neal Simon’s independent campaign for U.S. Senate and increasing awareness and support of the larger Unite America movement in the U.S.,” said Leah Nurik, CEO and founder of Gabriel Marketing Group. “Although a departure from our traditional client work for high-growth technology companies, we took on the challenge of promoting open and civil dialogue on the future of our country. This recognition is a nod to our well-rounded, adaptable and diverse team who demonstrated they can amplify our mission-driven clients’ messages and generate meaningful results, regardless of industry.”

The “People Over Politics” campaign of 2018 focused on two events: the launch of the candidacy of Maryland businessman Neal Simon for U.S. Senate and the launch of Unite America’s first-ever national slate of five independent candidates. Leveraging a diverse set of creative PR strategies and results-driven media relations tactics, GMG generated an unprecedented amount of news coverage – more than two billion impressions – on the two launch events. On Election Day 2018, voters cast more ballots (8 million) for more independent candidates (386) than at any time in recent history.

“Gabriel Marketing Group amplified our message about serving the people of Maryland rather than serving party leaders,” said Neal Simon. “Fueled by GMG’s talent and energy, we polled as high as 18 percent and finished with more votes than any other unaffiliated senate candidate in the country.”

More than 3,800 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories. More than 200 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners.

“The nominations submitted to the 2019 American Business Awards were outstanding.  They illustrate the continued vibrancy of innovation and high level of achievement across the American economic landscape,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.

Details about The American Business Awards and the list of 2019 Stevie winners are available at

About Gabriel Marketing Group:
Gabriel Marketing Group (GMG) is a Growth Marketing and Public Relations firm that caters almost exclusively to high-growth technology companies looking to increase market awareness and rapidly grow sales through the strategic planning and execution of highly effective marketing, public relations, branding and communications programs. GMG’s services include award-winning public and analyst relations as well as market strategy consulting, digital marketing, advertising, SEO, marketing automation and content development and implementation. Over the past 6 years, GMG has been repeatedly recognized for its work with top industry accolades including multiple Stevies, Communicators, MarComs and Daveys, among others. GMG has also landed on DC’s 50on Fire List and was named one of the “Best Places to Work” by the Washington Business Journal. GMG is a Gold Certified HubSpot Agency Partner and a proud member of the Eurocom Worldwide Global PR Network. To learn more about GMG and its services, visit or follow on Twitter @GabrielMrktg.

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 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 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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