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French/West/Vaughan Takes Four “Stars of PR” Awards, Recognized As Top “Agency That Gets Results”


Raleigh-Based Firm has Accrued 15 National Agency of the Year Honors

RALEIGH (Nov. 28, 2018) – French/​West/​Vaughan (FWV) one of the nation’s largest independently-owned public relations, advertising and digital marketing agencies, has captured four separate honors as part of the 2018 Bulldog Stars of PR Awards program, including Consumer Agency of the Year (Silver), Most Innovative Agency (Silver), Agency That Gets Results (Gold) and Agency Leader of the Year (Silver) recognizing FWV Chairman & CEO Rick French.

Bulldog Awards Starsof PR 2018 GOLD

Presented by industry journal Bulldog Reporter, the awards salute extraordinary individual and agency contributions to PR and communications over the past year. The Stars of PR Awards were judged by a panel of nationally-recognized journalists from publications such as Forbes and The Oregonian (including a Pulitzer Prize winner).

FWV, the only N.C.-based public relations firm to ever earn Agency of the Year honors, has now won 15 AOY awards and three individual leadership accolades in its 21-year history. The agency is ranked No. 14 nationally among all U.S. PR firms and No. 1 in the Southeast. It is listed as the nation’s third largest Consumer-focused PR firm.

The Bulldog Reporter is highly respected in our industry and any honor they bestow is one that we are always grateful and excited to receive,” said French. I’m especially appreciative of the trust our clients put in FWV to represent them, and extremely proud of our associates who do such extraordinary work on their behalf.”

The recognition of French with the Silver award for Agency Leader of the Year comes on the heels of his induction this year into the N.C. Media & Journalism Hall of Fame. He is also the recipient of the 2018 Watt Huntley Award for Lifetime Achievement, presented by the Raleigh Public Relations Society.

Headquartered in Raleigh, FWV has offices in New York, Tampa and Los Angeles. Since its founding in 1997, FWV has amassed nearly 900 PR, advertising and digital marketing awards on behalf of a blue-chip roster of iconic companies and brands.

About French/​West/​Vaughan

French/​West/​Vaughan (FWV) is one of the nation’s leading public relations, public affairs, advertising and digital media agencies, with offices in Raleigh, New York City, Los Angeles and Tampa. National, international and local clients represented by the agency include Wrangler, ABB, Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits, Melitta, Bassett Furniture, Volvo Trucks North America, The J. Peterman Company, the V Foundation for Cancer Research and Moe’s Southwest Grill. FWV is a partner in IPREX, a $380 million network of communication agencies with 1,600 staff and 110 offices worldwide. For more information, please visit www​.fwv​-us​.com or follow us on Facebook,Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest or Instagram.

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