After an outstanding media success on Vancouver’s 30th anniversary of the dragon boat festival in 2018, how would Peak attract another 90 media hits, in addition to the 28 event listings a year later? The goal was to attract the same or more media coverage, in advance of and during the festival.
Peak went out and pitched the same media for stories, interviews and calendar event listings. We crafted creative profiles and backgrounders. In early June, three weeks before the festival, Peak held a news conference to preview the Concord Pacific Dragon Boat Festival and unveil a new light-weight dragon boat that was in development. We also gave media the opportunity to get into the newly built boat and race against the older models.
In 2019, Peak drove an astounding 68 per cent more media coverage than in 2018. This is one of Vancouver’s biggest annual festivals and fun events, so it is worthy of repeat coverage. The morning news conference with real news received a significant amount of media coverage in the lead-up to the festival itself. That was a differentiator. Peak also harnessed established media relationships to ensure success in 2019.
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MR MIKES SteakhouseCasual launched a brand awareness campaign called ‘Mikes Unite’ to gather a record number of Mikes and Michaels in Regina. The campaign raised $30,550 in support of KidSport. Donations went back to kids in all 26 MR MIKES communities in Western Canada.
Peak has had a successful and ongoing partnership with RAMMP Hospitality Brands for the past several years. Originally engaged to secure media coverage for RAMMP Hospitality in local and national business media, Peak continues to support the objectives of the management group through strategic media relations for RAMMP Hospitality brands, MR. MIKES and The Pantry.
Peak has secured top tier media coverage for RAMMP Hospitality across Western Canada by leveraging its ambitious market growth plans and its impressive executive profiles. To build on this exposure, Peak focused its efforts on the MR. MIKES brand, showcasing its strong heritage and contribution to communities across B.C. and beyond.
More recently, Peak has supported RAMMP Hospitality in its efforts to launch multiple restaurants in Western Canada. In addition to local media outreach, Peak provided RAMMP Hospitality’s marketing team with a comprehensive package of customized template media materials for use in future launches.
Overall, the ongoing campaigns have generated more than 25 business media hits including stories in the Financial Post, Vancouver Sun, Western Investor, Business in Vancouver and Global TV.
The City of Trail had a long outdated image of being a dirty smelter town that couldn’t be further from the truth. Although Teck Resources lead and zinc smelter has operated in Trail for over a century, the company had spent a billion dollars making enormous improvements to air and water emissions. Trail is a beautiful southern B.C. city right on the Columbia River but it needed a new image.
The City of Trail brought Peak on board to act as an extension of its communications function. The goal was to highlight the benefits of Trail for people looking to travel, move to the region permanently or do business in the city.
Peak worked with the City of Trail for over a decade. Our scope of work ranged from issues management and public consultation to media relations and communications counsel.
At the heart of the PR program was the e-newsletter we created quarterly, which contained a number of local stories that had potential for national appeal. This e-newsletter was pitched to journalists, who then selected their favourite stories for publication. A selection of journalists came to know and expect this newsletter as a source of real-life stories.
Over a three year period, we secured 200+ articles online and traditional media hits for the City, promoting a variety of community and cultural stories. These stories highlighted the benefits of Trail as somewhere to live and work, and a city worth visiting as a tourist.
One story highlighting the inexpensive homes for sale overlooking the Columbia River resulted in a housing boom in Trail, new families moving into the City and business being started.
The BiBo reached out to Peak to assist with the launch of its weekend brunch menu after working with Peak to successfully launch the restaurant the previous year.
Peak planned, managed and executed an exclusive launch event at the restaurant for select local media and influencers. Wanting to highlight the brand heritage and its authenticity, BiBo offered its VIP guests samples of unique Italian brunch dishes paired with its exclusive wine. The event provided the owners with an ideal opportunity to mingle with media while educating influencers on their carefully selected ingredients.
- More than 35 media and influencers attended the event
- More than 20 positive coverage hits and reviews were secured, both online and offline
- An estimated PR value of over $132,000 for the campaign
- A total of more than 540,000 campaign media impressions