French/West/Vaughan Wins “Best in Show” at NCPRSA InSpire Awards, Takes Home 19 Awards in All

by | May 23, 2018

French/West/Vaughan (FWV), an independently-owned public relations, advertising and digital marketing agency, added 19 awards to its trophy cabinet at the 2018 InSpire Awards, the annual event hosted by the North Carolina Public Relations Society of America (NCPRSA), including five top category honors and the evening’s most coveted accolade, Best in Show.

The Raleigh-based agency claimed the Best in Category prize for campaign and program work in Events, Reputation/Brand Management, Public Affairs/Public Service, Consumer Products Marketing and Creative Tactics. The Silver InSpire Award for Best in Show went to FWV’s consumer program on behalf of Pendleton Whisky, “The Western Way of Life.”

FWV’s awards included:

2018 Silver InSpire Awards

  • “The Western Way of Life” for Pendleton Whisky (3): Best in Show, Best in Category, Award of Excellence – Events
  • “Introducing CRISPR-Cas3” for Locus Biosciences (3): Best in Category (Reputation/Brand), Award of Excellence – Reputation/Brand Management, Award of Excellence – Investor Relations
  • “Fight for Film” for Louisiana Film and Entertainment Association (2): Best in Category, Honorable Mention – Public Affairs/Public Service
  • “Fight for Film” for Louisiana Film and Entertainment Association: Award of Excellence – Crisis Communications
  • “Free to Move Forward” for Riders by Lee (2): Best in Category, Award of Excellence – Consumer Products Marketing
  • “Wrangler Gets Groovy with Peter Max” for Wrangler: Award of Excellence – Events
  • “70 Years of Wrangler” for Wrangler: Award of Excellence – Integrated Communications
  • “Bassett Furniture Donates $10,000 Worth of Furniture to Family in Need” for Bassett Furniture: Award of Excellence – Community Relations
  • “A Fight for Victims Rights Following the Belgium Terrorist Attack” for U.S. Ambassador Jim Cain: Honorable Mention – Public Affairs/Public Service
  • “IGI Breaks Through to Millennials” for International Gemological Institute: Honorable Mention – Reputation/Brand Management

2018 Bronze InSpire Awards

  • “Justin Faulk Day Scores Big at Moe’s Southwest Grill” for Moe’s Southwest Grill locations in the Triangle (2): Best in Category, Award of Excellence – Creative Tactics
  • “Ride for Lane” for Wrangler Network: Honorable Mention – Podcasts/Webcasts

“There is outstanding work being done by agencies across North Carolina, and it is getting better every year,” said FWV Chairman & CEO Rick French. “We’re honored to have the work of our dedicated and talented teams recognized, and we continue to be grateful for the opportunity to work with clients who inspire us.”

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