About me


Two PR professionals from Orange County, Calif., nab the nation’s top Silver Anvil trophy from the Public Relations Society of American. At a special awards gala in New York City, Danielle Alvarez of Sprint accepts the top honor with Ted Nguyen from Genevieve Gorder of HGTV’s hit show “Design Star.”

Ted Nguyen is a nationally award-winning social media, public relations and communications professional with more than 20 years of developing and executing cost-effective programs.

An international panel selected Ted to lead a seven-member team of social media experts and bloggers for Florens 2012, a worldwide gathering for arts and cultural heritage week in Florence, Italy. He also was chosen to present on social media and mobile apps for museums.

His most-recent accomplishment includes the top prize in 2014 for best media campaign that generated unprecedented news media and social media coverage. In 2012, the Public Relations Society of America Orange County awarded Ted a record number of Protos trophies for communications excellence and recognized him with the top individual honor for Distinguished Service.  TedNguyen

In 2011, the Internet Marketing Association awarded Ted with its Best Social Media Program and Best Email Campaign.

Ted also won the communications industry’s most-prestigious honor — the national Silver Anvil award from the Public Relations Society of America in 2008 for best issues management program.

The previous year, he and his team won the national award of excellence from PRSA for a comprehensive community relations program for construction outreach for one of the state’s largest and fastest freeway widening projects.

Ted’s work in social media and digital communications is featured in two books: The Power of Real-Time Social Media Marketing and The Big Book of Social Media.

Two books feature Ted Nguyen's award-winning work in social media and digital engagement.

Two books feature Ted Nguyen’s award-winning work in social media and digital engagement.

In 2007, Ted was honored as the “PR person of the year” by PR News magazine at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

The Public Relations Society of America awards its highest national honor to an effective crisis communications and issues management program.

Ted has garnered a solid reputation and grounded his communications team because he is a strategic thinker, a driver for innovation, a problem-solver and an ethical consensus builder.

He led his team to be among the first public agency to utilize social media and was a pioneer in launching a comprehensive website detailing the progress of federal stimulus funds for transportation.

In April 2010, Ted Nguyen’s “public e-volvement” effort won the top communications award for best social media program in the Golden State by the California Association of Public Information Officials.

He has served on the board for the Orange County Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America and has been involved in dozens of volunteer community efforts to enrich the lives of families and children in Southern California.

Many poverty-striken Cambodian families live in the shadows of Angkor Wat’s stunning majesty.


In 2007, he helped raise funds to provide shoes, blankets, clothing and other essential items for an orphanage in Siem Reap, Cambodia. He raised funds through his network of compassionate professionals and personally delivered the much-needed items for the children in poverty-stricken Cambodia.