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Agency Named Grand Prize Winner of 2024 Bulldog PR Awards, Adds Four More National Agency of the Year Honors to its Trophy Case and Takes Home a Total of 13 Awards

June 27, 2024
RALEIGH, N.C. (June 27, 2024) — French/​West/​Vaughan (FWV), one of the nation’s largest independently held PR, advertising and digital media agencies, today announced it was named Best PR Agency of 2023, clinching the Grand Prize in the 2024 Bulldog PR Awards, which is judged by a panel of the nation’s top journalists. This is the second year in a row in which the agency, which has an office in Detroit, has captured the Grand Prize award.

In addition to Best PR Agency, FWV was also named Business to Consumer (B2C) Agency of the Year (Gold), Most Innovative Agency (Gold), Agency That Gets Results (Gold) and Large Agency of the Year (Silver). FWV Chairman and CEO Rick French was also recognized as Agency Leader of the Year (Gold). With these recognitions, FWV has now captured 35 Global or National Agency of the Year honors in its storied history, while FWV’s principals have taken home more than a dozen Agency Leader of the Year awards across various competitions.

The agency also received three gold and four silver awards for outstanding work on behalf of clients spanning media relations, social media and experiential marketing. Winning campaigns include:

Best Not-for-Profit/Association Campaign | Gold: Shining a Light on Vision Health – Supporting Service Animal’s Sight (American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists)
Best Use of Social Media | Gold: Driving Change – French/​West/​Vaughan’s Social Media Triumph with Stephen Curry’s Underrated Golf Tour
Best Use of Video/​Multimedia | Gold: Empowering Veterans, One Sip at a Time – Pendleton Whisky Teams Up with Bob Woodruff Foundation
Best Beauty, Fashion or Lifestyle Campaign | Silver: Barbie Takes a Ride to the Wild West – French/​West/​Vaughan and Sister Agency AMP3 Coordinate Launch of Wrangler x Barbie Collection
Best Community Relations Campaign | Silver: Unveiling Downtown Cary Park – French/​West/​Vaughan Executes PR Campaign for Park 20+ Years in the Making
Best Local/​Hyperlocal Campaign | Silver: FWV Energizes Largest Indian Company Investment in U.S. EV Market (Epilson Advanced Materials)
Best Purpose/​Brand Values Campaign | Silver: French/​West/​Vaughan Helps Media Saddle Up For An Immersive Western Press Trip (Wrangler)

“The entire FWV team is thrilled and honored to receive 13 total awards and the Bulldog PR Awards Grand Prize for not only the second year in a row, but for the third time in five years,” said FWV Chairman & CEO Rick French.​“As an agency, we have always held the Bulldog Awards in exceptionally high regard because they are judged objectively by a panel of the nation’s top journalists.”

The 2024 Bulldog PR Awards recognize the most outstanding PR and communications campaigns and extraordinary individual and agency contributions from 2023. 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 amassed more than 1,600 PR, advertising and digital marketing awards on behalf of a blue-chip client roster. It is the most decorated agency in the history of the Southeastern U.S.