May 22, 2015
McGuireWoods Consulting Honored at Virginia Public Relations Awards for Client Work
On May 21, McGuireWoods Consulting accepted two honors for outstanding work at the 68th Virginia Public Relations Society of America Awards. MWC and Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Summer Meals Program received the “Award of Excellence” in the public service category. In 2014, the team’s communications, marketing and direct outreach effort to promote a free meals program to underserved children Virginia, in partnership with the First Lady’s Office, resulted in a 1,400 percent increase in activity and increased awareness in high-need areas. MWC and the Virginia Hospital and Travel Association received the “Award of Merit” in the public affairs category. In 2014, a digital advocacy and stakeholder relations campaign successfully blocked a regressive food tax that had been proposed in Fairfax County, Virginia. MWC is proud of its contributions to these client successes. Congrats to Share Our Strength and VHTA on this well-deserved recognition!
Lincoln Saunders (First Lady’s Chief of Staff), Matt Brown (Share Our Strength/No Kid Hungry) and Ginny Boland (MWC) accept the Award of Excellence in the public service category from Rachel Beanland (President, Public Relations Society of America Richmond Chapter) for their campaign “No Kid Hungry: Raising Awareness of Virginia Summer Meals Program.”
Jeff Britt (MWC), Eric Terry (President, Virginia Hospitality and Travel Association) and Steve Horton (MWC) accept an Award of Merit in the public affairs category from Rachel Beanland (President, Public Relations Society of America Richmond Chapter) for their campaign “Using Online Advocacy and Stakeholder Relations to Stop the Fairfax Food Tax.”