Miami, Fla, – December 15, 2008 – Sandra Fine, an account director at rbb Public Relations, has been named to this year’s “15 to Watch” list, sponsored by PR News. The national award is given to 15 up-and-coming communications professionals under the age of 30 who demonstrate outstanding performance and a keen understanding of the profession beyond their years.

Fine accepted the award at a luncheon held last month at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.

According to the PR News November All Stars Issue, Fine’s strategic approach and client-friendly insight at rbb have resulted in low employee attrition, high productivity and prestigious industry laurels for campaigns she’s steered. She was also recognized for the peer mentoring program she instituted at rbb for recent public relations graduates.

“We are very proud of Sandra and her accomplishments that have led to this national honor,” said rbb CEO Christine Barney. “Sandra is one of many talented professionals at rbb and we’re thrilled to see one of our colleagues recognized for doing outstanding work each and every day.”

rbb Public Relations is the only Florida firm to be recognized by all the major industry awards. This year, rbb stunned the PR industry by taking home the “PR Agency of the Year 2008” title after repeating as winner of the Small Agency of the Year award. In 2007, rbb was the only boutique firm nationwide to be awarded multiple Silver Anvils. The Wall Street Journal also took notice, naming rbb one of the best places to work, nationwide in 2008 and 2007. These accolades sit proudly beside the firm’s other major industry awards – Platinum PR, PR WEEK, Bronze Anvil, Gold SABRE and more.

About rbb Public Relations

rbb Public Relations was recently named PR WEEK’s 2008 “Agency of the Year” and included among Inc. 5000’s list of “Fastest Growing Private Companies.” The firm has gained a statewide and national reputation for strategic, results-oriented PR, with expertise in media relations, corporate communications, crisis counseling, product launches and special events. The firm’s capabilities encompass a variety of practice areas, including professional services, consumer products, crisis communications, travel & leisure, healthcare, real estate and food and beverage. For more information, call (305) 448-7450 or visit