French/West/Vaughan (FWV), the nation’s 15th largest independently held public relations and integrated marketing agency, was recognized with seven awards during the 2021 Bulldog PR Awards. The agency was named Business to Consumer (B2C) Agency of the Year (Silver) and Large Agency of the Year (Bronze). FWV Chairman and CEO Rick French was also named Agency Leader of the Year (Gold).
In addition to these honors, FWV received four awards for outstanding PR and communications campaigns on behalf of clients, spanning work across media relations, social media and brand collaborations:
- Best Not-for-Profit/Association Campaign | Gold: Dueling Dinosaurs Roars with Global Announcement (Friends of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences)
- Best Arts and Entertainment Campaign | Gold: Sound Royalties Takes the National Stage (Sound Royalties)
- Best Community Engagement Campaign | Silver: Let’er Buck Challenge (Pendleton Whisky)
- Best Beauty, Fashion or Lifestyle Campaign | Silver: Wrangler x Rick and Morty Collection (Wrangler)
Bulldog Reporter has been providing news, best practices and insights to PR and communications professionals since 1980. Honoring PR agencies, practitioners and standout campaigns, the Bulldog Awards are the only PR awards program judged exclusively by working journalists.
“We are honored to be recognized by Bulldog Reporter both for the work we have executed on behalf of fantastic clients – especially given this year’s record-breaking number of entries – and as a top PR agency, earning our 22nd Agency of the Year recognition in our 24-year history,” said French. “I’m also humbled to have been honored as Agency Leader of the Year for the fourth time in the past seven years, which is really a testament to the strength of our entire agency leadership team. All of these awards are representative of our team’s talent, expertise and the standard of excellence we strive to achieve within our profession.”
Headquartered in Raleigh, FWV has offices in New York, Tampa, Los Angeles and the Greater Boston area. Since its founding in 1997, FWV has amassed more than 1,100 PR, advertising and digital marketing awards on behalf of a blue-chip client roster and has now been named National Agency of the Year 22 times.