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Agency Founder and Chairman Featured in Global Power Book” Three Straight Years

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RALEIGH (June 15, 2017) – French/​West/​Vaughan (FWV) one of the nation’s largest independently-owned public relations, advertising and digital marketing agencies, today announced that for the third consecutive year, FWV Chairman and CEO Rick French has been profiled in the PR Week Global Power Book (2017 edition), a searchable database of the most powerful communications executives from around the world.

The annual Global Power Book includes insights from the public relations industry’s leading experts, weighing in on subjects including the future of PR, international communications trends, the impact of geopolitical dynamics, gender pay equality, favorite PR campaigns and the influence of their peers.

The recognition marks another industry highlight for FWV as the agency continues to celebrate its 20th anniversary. Earlier this year, the company made its debut among the country’s top 15 PR firms, ranked No. 14 nationally and No. 1 in the Southeast by O’Dwyer’s, an industry trade journal. FWV is the only N.C.-based integrated marketing firm to earn Agency of the Year accolades in the public relations industry, something it has accomplished on eight different occasions.

Having the opportunity to be included in the Global Power Book is an honor that I share with our talented team of associates,” said French. I also congratulate all the innovative thought leaders in our industry who are profiled by PR Week in the new edition.”

Headquartered in Raleigh, FWV employs over 100 associates, including staff in its New York, Tampa and Los Angeles offices. Over two decades, FWV has represented iconic brands like Wrangler, Coca-Cola, Jack Daniels, Slim Jim, Justin Boots, Pendleton Whisky and many others, including the Greater Raleigh Convention & Visitors Bureau, Bassett Furniture, Saft, ABB, Teen Cancer America and Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.

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, Hood River Distillers, Melitta, NATHAN, Fleet Feet, Concord Hospitality, Peter Millar, Paralyzed Veterans of America, International Gemological Institute (IGI) and Moe’s Southwest Grill restaurants. FWV is a partner in IPREX, the $200 million network of communication agencies, with 1,500 staff members and 100 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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