Sabiston Named PAS Award Winner

Pat Sabiston, owner of The Write Place, a Panama City-based marketing and public relations firm, has been named the Robin Mays Award Winner.  This was announced at the recent Publishers Association of the South's Annual Winter Conference held in New Orleans.

The Robin Mays Award, named in honor of the legendary Publishers Weekly representative, who was a co-founder of Publishers Association of the South (PAS), is given to an individual who has made a substantial contribution to book publishing in the region. (Sabiston served as Association Executive for
PAS for more than a decade.)

Pat is a native of North Carolina and was raised in the Piedmont area in both Greensboro and Charlotte. After graduating from King's College in Charlotte, she began her career in writing and publishing that encompassed working within the industries of newspapers, magazines, radio, TV, and book publishing before opening her own firm.

Since 1985, The Write Place has provided writing, marketing, public relations and consulting to numerous clients in the region. Ms. Sabiston relocated The Write Place to Panama City in 1992 and most recently was elected to the Bay County School Board.


THE WRITE PLACE Receives Addy Awards!


The Write Place received a Silver Addy during the 2008 Addy Awards Gala hosted by the Gulf Coast Marketing and Media Association.  Pat (with husband Tom, who is an officer in her company) proudly displays her company's award for the work done on the Gulf Coast Community College Foundation's 2006 Annual Report, which included a full-color cover, accentuated with foil and innovative design within the publication, to include parchment fly sheets in full color. 

A second Silver Addy was awarded for the college's 2007 Annual Report.

The Write Place received a Silver Addy in 2014 for work done on the Life Management Center Report to the Community.


THE WRITE PLACE Nominated for Image Award

Pat's company, The Write Place, was nominated in 2009 to receive the Communicator of the Year Award from the Northwest Florida Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association at their Image Awards Presentation Banquet in April at the University of West Florida Commons Auditorium.  The event is held annually to recognize excellence in public relations for Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton and Bay counties.  The award is given to a public relations professional who has demonstrated outstanding skills in one of three catagories: communicator for a nonprofit/government, communicator for a for-profit organization or crisis communicator.


Pat Sabiston is recognized for her efforts on behalf of Bay District School students through her participation on the Panama City Beaches Chamber's Education Task Force.


Girl Scouts of NW Florida's Woman of Distinction: Lifetime Achievement Award (Pat, second from left)