FWV Leads Field with 13 Category honors at 2016 RPRS Sir Walter Raleigh Awards


swr-1RALEIGH, N.C. (Oct. 13, 2016)French West Vaughan (FWV), one of the nation’s largest independently-owned public relations, advertising and digital marketing agencies, lapped the field with 13 separate honors Tuesday night at the 2016 Sir Walter Raleigh Awards, hosted by the Raleigh Public Relations Society (RPRS).

FWV earned (four) Gold awards, (five) Silver awards, three Honorable Mentions and one Best in Division.  Leading the winners was the agency’s campaign for Pendleton Whiskey, taking two gold awards for Promotional Campaign and Social Media Campaign, plus a silver for Digital Communications/Video & Film supporting the brand’s “Meet Me at Midnight.” consumer initiatives.

The agency also won gold for its Organizational Identity campaign on behalf of NC State University’s Industrial & Systems Engineering program and for the Veteran Golfers Association (Special Event – More Bang for the Buck).

Silver awards were earned for work on behalf of the Dude Ranchers Association (Promotional Campaign), Moe’s Southwest Grill (Special Event), Wilmington & Beaches (Special Event – More Bang for the Buck) and Wrangler, for the agency’s nationally recognized achievements developing the Wrangler Network (Website).

Receiving Honorable Mentions were campaigns for Wrangler (Promotional Campaign), Riders by Lee (Media Event) and Florida-based credit union PSCU (Organizational Identity).

img_0916Topping off the evening’s honors for FWV was the Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Best in Division – More Bang for the Buck, earned on behalf of the Veteran Golfers Association for its work helping combat veterans and their families heal, both emotionally and physically, through golf.

“We’re honored to be recognized here in our hometown where so many innovative and creative marketers are based,” said FWV Chairman & CEO Rick French. “Raleigh continues to be hub of talent and leadership in our industry which inspires all of us.”