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PR firm’s single pitch leads to national coverage, new franchisee locations for insurance franchisor

Posted by Jason Mudd

Brightway Insurance                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Brightway Insurance wanted to grow its emerging brand. By researching editorial calendars and pitching media, this multi-year PR campaign helped generate inbound franchisee leads for Brightway Insurance. This campaign helped Brightway Insurance build a strong brand, generate viral media coverage, and create a reputation in business and franchise trade media as a smart franchise investment.  


This is one story in our series on Brightway Insurance. Read story 1 and story 2 for more.


brightway-insurance-location-openingAward winning PR campaign.

The business challenge

Insurance retail franchisor Brightway Insurance is a rapidly growing independent insurance agency offering a variety of coverage options to meet the unique property and casualty insurance needs of United States consumers. One of the company’s success metrics is the number of new franchises opened, and Brightway Insurance wanted to grow its emerging brand. 


The solution

This campaign researched upcoming opportunities and identified Kiplinger’s Personal Finance as a target for high-profile media coverage. Using a custom pitch, the campaign introduced Brightway Insurance and its success to Kiplinger reporter Neema Roshania. After a few information requests, Roshania confirmed that Brightway Insurance would be on her list of up-and-coming franchises. 


The results

This powerful pitch resulted in extraordinary publicity for Brightway Insurance. Roshania’s article “8 Great Franchises” was published both online and in print. Following publication, the article received additional pickup among numerous print newspapers, news sites, and social media. As a result:

  • Brightway Insurance was distinguished from thousands of franchise opportunities nationwide.
  • Brightway Insurance achieved high exposure and credibility among valuable audiences.
  • Brightway Insurance gained positive exposure in business/franchise trade media as a smart franchise investment 
  • Media coverage from this campaign generated one new franchisee, which opened in Lexington, Kentucky.  


Axia has been by our side since the beginning and I expect that they are going to be by our side as we go forward as well."

- David Miller, CEO
Brightway Insurance
























Kiplinger coverage of Brightway Insurance  Kiplinger coverage of Brightway Insurance Chicago Tribune coverage of Brightway Insurance  Jacksonville Business Journal coverage of Brightway Insurance 
Tulsa World Franchises coverage of Brightway Insurance  Tulsa World Franchises coverage of Brightway Insurance    

This franchise PR campaign and media relations campaign earned PR award recognition, including an Image Award from the Florida Public Relations Association. 

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