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Agency Earns Bulldog Media Relations Honors, PRSA Bronze Anvils as U.S. Rankings Jump

RALEIGH (May 9, 2017) – French/​West/​Vaughan (FWV) one of the nation’s largest independently-owned public relations, advertising and digital marketing agencies, added exclamation points to its 20th anniversary year with six new national industry awards.

At the Bulldog Media Relations Awards, FWV won Gold in the Best Special Event/​Stunt category for Wrangler Honors Greensboro’s Textile History,” Silver for Best Use of Social Media- Business/​Consumer – Rodeo Right at your Fingertips” (Wrangler), and Silver for Best Website-Business/Consumer – Wrangler Sets Their Sites High.”

FWV also earned Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Bronze Anvil Awards for External Website – Wrangler Sets Their Sites High,” Social Media – Rodeo at Your Fingertips” (Wrangler), and Smartphone/​Tablet Applications – Fleet Feet Runs Wild with runMoji™” (Fleet Feet Sports).

In the recent 2017 PR Week global rankings, FWV is listed as the nation’s third largest Consumer-focused PR firm and 41st worldwide among agencies with at least one U.S. office. FWV is the only N.C.-based public relations firm to earn Agency of the Year accolades, an honor that has been bestowed on it eight times.

We are deeply appreciative of the recognition our teams receive whenever we’re fortunate enough to be honored by our peers and the media who cover our industry,” said FWV Chairman & CEO Rick French. Our clients give us the opportunity to innovate and challenge the status quo, and for that we are truly grateful.”

Headquartered in Raleigh, FWV has offices New York, Tampa and Los Angeles. Since 1997, 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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