FWV named Grand Prize Winner of the 2023 Bulldog PR Awards
RALEIGH, N.C. (June 30, 2023) — Bulldog Reporter today announced that French/West/Vaughan (FWV) has been named Best PR Agency of 2022, claiming the Grand Prize in the 2023 Bulldog PR Awards, which were judged by a panel of the nation’s top journalists. In a near clean sweep of the top agency category awards, FWV was also named Large Agency of the Year (Gold), Most Innovative Agency (Gold), Agency That Gets Results (Gold), and Business to Consumer (B2C) Agency of the Year (Silver). With these recognitions, FWV – one of the nation’s largest independently held PR, advertising and digital media agencies – has now captured 30 Global or National Agency of the Year honors in its storied history.
FWV President David Gwyn was recognized as Agency Leader of the Year (Gold) and FWV Chief Operating Officer Natalie Best was named Agency PR Professional Who Makes a Difference (Gold). During its more than quarter-century history, FWV’s agency principals haver now taken home a dozen Agency Leader of the Year awards in various competitions.
FWV also received two gold and one silver award for outstanding work on behalf of clients that spanned media relations, video and experiential marketing. Winning campaigns include:
- Best Use of Video/Multimedia | Gold: Stories of Pendleton: The History of a Town, Rodeo and Whisky
- Best Food and Beverage Campaign | Gold: Unleash the Bubbles with Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte (AMP3, FWV’s NYC affiliate)
- Best Purpose/Brand Values Campaign | Silver: Wrangler® Taps Long Standing AOR French/West/Vaughan to Celebrate 75th Anniversary with Riveting Western Press Trip
“We have a lot to celebrate in taking home the Bulldog PR Awards Grand Prize for the second time in four years, and it is especially gratifying because these awards are judged by a panel of the nation’s top journalists,” said FWV Chairman & CEO Rick French. “We are proud to earn these recognitions across the agency and for individual professional achievements and client campaigns. A well-deserved congratulations to David and Natalie, who have been instrumental in helping me to build this agency for more than two decades, and to the entire FWV team for their commitment and dedication to producing great work on behalf of our clients.”
The 2023 Bulldog PR Awards recognize the most outstanding PR and communications campaigns and extraordinary individual and agency contributions from 2022. Honoring PR agencies, practitioners and standout campaigns, the Bulldog Awards are the only PR awards program judged exclusively by working journalists. Bulldog Reporter has been providing news, best practices and insights to PR and communications professionals since 1980.
Headquartered in Raleigh, FWV has offices in New York, Tampa, Los Angeles, Greater Boston and Detroit. Since its founding in 1997, FWV has amassed more than 1,600 PR, advertising and digital marketing awards on behalf of a blue-chip client roster.
French/West/Vaughan (FWV) is one of the nation’s leading public relations, public affairs, advertising and digital media agencies. Headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., and founded in April 1997, FWV has received 30 Global or National Agency of the Year honors over the past quarter century, along with more than 1,600 PR, advertising and digital marketing awards on behalf of its global roster of blue-chip clients, which include Wrangler, ABB, Proximo, Melitta, Teen Cancer America, Mitsubishi Electric, N.A. and the N.C. Department of Transportation, among others. FWV is the parent company of fashion and lifestyle PR firm AMP3 (New York City); mobility and transportation-focused agency The Millerschin Group (Detroit); pet and animal health practice FWV Fetching; outdoor, ski, fashion, technology and consumer brand marketing agency CGPR (Greater Boston) and feature film development imprint Prix Productions. FWV is a partner in IPREX, a $380 million network of communication agencies with 1,600 staff and 110 offices worldwide. For more information, visit fwv-us.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Vimeo or Instagram.