Peak Communicators Wins its First Award
The Peak Communicators team is celebrating this morning: it’s the first time we’ve entered a PR award, and we’ve won!
It’s for Ragan’s PR Daily Awards, which recognizes the best PR campaigns from across the globe.
We’ve been given the ‘Best Crisis Management Award’ for our work supporting a veterinary hospital in Vancouver.
The good news story focused on a dog named Rumble who had been shot during a home break in. The owner had spent $3,500 on treatment but an expensive operation was necessary. The Vancouver based veterinary hospital agreed to donate its services, and Peak capitalized on this from a media relations perspective. Peak worked to distance its client from a former employee who had been charged with a criminal act involving an animal; it also found a good-news story to promote just after the crisis had passed.
This generated widespread positive publicity:
- Led to more than $25,000 worth of public donations following the media coverage. This money was used to create a fund for other animals in need of care that would otherwise be euthanized
- Created the highest website traffic to the veterinary hospital in 2012 during the week of Rumble’s surgery
- Led to one concerned citizen knitting a dog sweater and then driving hundreds of kilometers to deliver it to Rumble at the veterinary hospital
We also received an ‘Honourable Mention’ for the ‘Best Fitness/Health Campaign’ for our work with Canadian Diabetes Association.
This is a great start to Peak’s second decade in business!