Success stories are how we demonstrate our case for the power of public relations. Each business challenge is unique, so we develop custom strategies for every project and program. We provide news media, social media, and web media services for regional and national companies in a variety of industries – and the results speak for themselves.
The pawning industry remains relatively misunderstood by much of the public, but SMART Financial is working to change that perception. This campaign leverages the media to share business stories and build relationships, showcasing SMART Financial’s positive impact on the community. As a result, SMART Financial opened 63 stores in two years and changed the communities’ prior perception of the pawn industry.
Josh Railey was leaving a restaurant when he saw a car on fire and, without hesitation, ran to the car and rescued the baby. This campaign helped spread his story to media outlets to millions of people and show SMART Financial’s influence on the community. His story appeared on more than 100 CNN affiliates and 58,000 social media interactions, and earned him recognition as an American Red Cross 2021 Red Cross Hero.
Retail Store Crisis
A publicly traded retail store experienced an employee-customer altercation, causing the customer to vent their frustration online, which quickly gained negative attention. This campaign crafted crisis responses to prevent the story from going national and attracting further media attention. As a result, the store implemented new training programs and customer feedback solutions to better serve their consumers.
Dave & Buster’s
Dave & Buster’s, an entertainment and restaurant chain, sought attention for its first location opening in the Florida Panhandle. This campaign developed a strategy to generate local media coverage and attract attention for the grand opening. Through these efforts, the Panama City Beach restaurant grossed the second-highest opening-day sales in Dave & Buster’s 31-year history and led to thousands of RSVPs for the VIP grand opening events.
Shoppers World needed expert guidance for its "Undercover Boss" casting and PR services to promote the episode. This campaign pitched local media, created a media advisory, secured news coverage, and managed Shoppers World’s social media during the broadcast. As a result, millions of people throughout the country watched the episode air live and Twitter engagement took off as celebrities tweeted about the brand on social media.
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.
Brightway Insurance, a start-up independent insurance agency, wanted to expand its brand locally and nationally. When State Farm exited Florida's home insurance market, this campaign worked to expand Brightway Insurance’s recognition and position its CEO as a thought leader. As a result, this campaign helped position Brightway Insurance as an expert go-to insurance expert, leading to a 300% increase in call volume in two weeks.
REBOUNDERZ FRANCHISE AND DEVELOPMENT
Fast-growing Rebounderz Franchise and Development, franchiser of Rebounderz Indoor Trampoline Arena, wanted to share its success story with consumers and prospective franchisees. Axia provided account management, crisis communication, media relations, news writing, and media pitching. While working with Axia, in one year, Rebounderz grew from $8 million to $22 million.
Sonray Technologies hired Axia to increase awareness for solar-powered car cooler-ventilators across the United States. Axia pitched the media using news releases, launch video news release, photos, b-roll, and samples. The product reached approximately 75.4 million consumers with an estimated assigned publicity value of more than $3.7 million.
Sleiman Enterprises leased property from the city of Jacksonville, entered litigation around property maintenance, parking, and accessibility issues. With multiple concerns, Axia recommended to launch LandingFacts.com to provide a communication channel to access information. Reporters often mentioned, linked back to LandingFacts.com spreading our messages further.