French/West/Vaughan Chosen as PR Partner for PureTalk’s $10M Veteran Debt Forgiveness Program

by | Oct 17, 2023

RALEIGH, N.C. (Oct. 17, 2023) — French/​West/​Vaughan (FWV) – one of the nation’s largest independently held PR, advertising and digital media agencies – announced it has been chosen by PureTalk to raise awareness for the company’s new program that will provide financial support for more than 6,500 U.S. Veterans and their families. PureTalk, a nationwide cell phone service provider offering unlimited plans at a fair price on the nation’s most dependable 5G network, announced it will contribute a portion of every new order to relieve $10 million in debt for retired military men and women. This announcement comes while PureTalk prepares to join the nation in commemorating Veterans Day and National Veterans and Military Families Month in November. 

Veteran-owned and proudly patriotic, PureTalk extends a 15% military discount and provides customers with the option to round up their total at checkout in support of America’s Warrior Partnership, an organization dedicated to preventing Veteran suicide. With customer service based in the U.S. and a 100% money-back guarantee, PureTalk ensures the best customer experience possible.

FWV is leading all U.S. national, regional and local media relations outreach for the program, including coordinating media interviews with brand ambassador Clint Romesha. Romesha is a former combat Veteran, former Staff Sergeant and Medal of Honor Recipient, receiving the Medal of Honor for his exceptional bravery and honor during the 12-hour Battle of Kamdesh during the War in Afghanistan. He also sits on the board of directors for America’s Warrior Partnership.

“It is PureTalk’s greatest honor to serve our Veterans and their families, and this program signifies our loyal support for U.S. heroes everywhere,” said PureTalk Chief Strategy Officer Will Curry. “We knew FWV was the right partner to spread this news based on their exceptional reputation and experience with PureTalk’s customer base and multiple Veteran-supporting organizations.”

PureTalk is working with ForgiveCo to facilitate the program. Specializing in providing debt forgiveness assistance, partnering with ForgiveCo will allow Veteran debt relief with no application necessary through its “random act of kindness” model. In addition to debt relief, ForgiveCo also ensures derogatory marks are removed from the beneficiary’s credit report.

“Throughout our 26 years, FWV has supported many organizations supporting American Veterans, and PureTalk’s Veteran Debt Forgiveness program will be one of the most impactful,” said FWV Chairman & CEO Rick French. ​“This program has a meaningful message of patriotism, loyalty and kindness and we are honored to work with Medal of Honor Recipient Clint Romesha to help spread awareness for such an impactful program.”

For more information about PureTalk’s Veteran Debt Forgiveness campaign, visit PureTalk’s website here.

About French/West/Vaughan

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 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.

About PureTalk

Veteran-owned and founded in 2004, PureTalk is a nationwide cell phone service provider offering unlimited plans starting at $20/month. With customer service in the U.S., support of our military, and a 100% money-back guarantee, PureTalk is focused on delivering the best customer experience and unlimited plans at a fair price, all on the Nation’s most Dependable 5G Network. At PureTalk, patriotism drives our purpose. We are committed to supporting our Veterans and their families. We contribute to organizations that honor and assist those who bravely serve our country. By choosing PureTalk, you’re not only getting great wireless service but you’re also making a meaningful impact on the lives of our servicemen and women. Visit puretalk.com for additional information.

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