We were honored to be recognized this week at the 2013 Pepperpot Awards presented by the Public Relations Society of America’s Philadelphia chapter. I’m not only extremely proud of my hardworking team here at Canary and grateful to the clients who give us opportunities to work on exciting, creative and thought-provoking projects, but I was also particularly proud to be a representative of the cultural community at this PR industry event. (Pictured at right: Rose Mineo and Megan Wendell of Canary Promotion with Penny Balkin Bach, Executive Director of the Association for Public Art.)
Canary received a first-place Pepperpot Award for our PR and marketing work on the Association for Public Art’s Open Air and a second-place “Ladle” for our communications campaign for the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s Knight Arts Challenge Philadelphia initiative. I consider myself very fortunate to do the work I love every day with a group of smart and dedicated people. Winning awards for that work is icing on the cake.
From dance and theater works to avant-garde music festivals and high-tech, interactive public art installations, Canary clients kept local, national and foreign-language press on their toes this fall. We’ve worked with these clients to create targeted messages that appeal to local and national press, expanding their reach and drawing new audiences. Read on for some highlights of our recent media relations work. (Pictured: Margaret Leng Tan, part of “Cage: Beyond Silence” presented by Bowerbird)