May 29, 2019

Raleigh, French West Vaughan


French/West/Vaughan (FWV), one of the nation’s largest independently-owned public relations, advertising and digital marketing agencies, led all winners with 23 awards on behalf of ten clients at the 2019 InSpire Awards held at Raleigh’s City Club on May 21.  The agency, ranked as the largest integrated marketing firm in the Southeast, received three Best in Category accolades at the annual event hosted by the North Carolina Public Relations Society of America (NCPRSA). FWV Fetching, the agency’s Pet and Veterinary practice, also earned multiple honors.

The top awards recognized FWV’s campaign and program work in Crisis Communications and Issues Management, Social Media and Creative Tactics. Additional recognition was received in categories including Media Relations, Marketing: Consumer Products/Services, Community Relations, Events and Observances, Press Kits/Media Kits and Websites.

The awards included:

2019 Silver InSpire Awards

  • “Wilmington and Island Beaches, N.C., Open for Business” (2): Best in Category, Award of Excellence – Crisis Communications and Issues Management
  • “Enhancing Public Awareness of Bideawee as a Leading Animal Rescue and Welfare Organization Nationwide”: Award of Excellence – Community Relations
  • “PSCU in NYC: The Launch of its Inaugural Payments Research Study”: Honorable Mention – Events and Observances
  • “PSCU Solidifies Itself as Thought Leader in Credit Union and Payments Industries”:Honorable Mention – Marketing: Consumer Products/Services
  • “Experience a Destination on the Rise as Wilmington, N.C. Transforms its Award-Winning Riverfront”: Honorable Mention – Events and Observances

2019 Bronze InSpire Awards

  • “Influencing Holiday Comfort & Joy for Wrangler” (2): Best in Category, Award of Excellence – Social Media
  • “Certified Angus Beef Super Bowl Takeover” (2): Best in Category, Award of Excellence – Creative Tactics
  • “Certified Angus Beef Super Bowl Takeover”: Award of Excellence – Media Relations
  • “Cowboy Up: Wrangler Launches Branded GIFs” (2): Award of Excellence – Social Media, Award of Excellence – Creative Tactics
  • “Teamwork, Timing and Rock ‘n’ Roll Magic Bringing the Teen Cancer America Story to Millions”: Award of Excellence – Creative Tactics
  • “Melitta Engages with #PourOverLovers”: Award of Excellence – Social Media
  • “Enhancing Public Awareness of Bideawee as a Leading Animal Rescue and Welfare Organization Nationwide”: Award of Excellence – Media Relations
  • “Volvo Trucks Showcases Platooning Innovation”: Award of Excellence – Media Relations
  • “J. Peterman Media Kit”: Award of Excellence – Press Kits/Media Kits
  • “Teamwork, Timing and Rock ‘n’ Roll Magic: Bringing the Teen Cancer America Story to Millions”: Honorable Mention – Media Relations 
  • “Pendleton Whisky #BuckettheHalls Holiday Campaign”: Honorable Mention – Social Media
  • “Wrangler Legends”: Honorable Mention – Creative Tactics
  • “The Super Bowl of Rodeo Right at Your Fingertips” for Wrangler Network: Honorable Mention – Websites
  • “Rise Against Hunger and FWV Launch Campaign to End World Hunger”: Honorable Mention – Creative Tactics

“There is outstanding work happening here in North Carolina that inspires us every day,” said FWV Chairman & CEO Rick French. “It’s an honor to be recognized for our agency’s contributions on behalf of our clients and to be in the company of our fellow award winners.”


This post first appeared on FWV-US.com.