10 to 1 Public Relations Wins Its Third “PR Agency of the Year” Award in 2023
Scottsdale-based 10 to 1 Public Relations (10to1PR), a strategic communications firm servicing clients in various industries across the country, has won its third PR Agency of the Year award of 2023. The most recent was awarded at PRSA Phoenix’s annual Copper Anvil Awards held on October 12, 2023, where the company earned six additional awards for successful public relations campaigns and tactics on behalf of its clients including media relations, corporate social responsibility, community relations, internal communications, public affairs, and special events.
Earlier this year, 10to1PR was named PR Agency of the Year by the International Titan Awards, and Mid-Sized PR Agency of the Year by the Bulldog PR Awards which recognizes the top PR agencies across North America.
“It’s a tribute to our talented staff that their efforts have earned three unique PR Agency of the Year awards within the same year including an international organization, a major national industry award, and now this Phoenix area local award. This further motivates us to continue expanding our reach to serve more clients on a national scale, demonstrating our commitment to delivering strategic communications that exceed our client’s expectations.”
Josh Weiss, President and Founder of 10 to 1 Public Relations
10to1PR was selected as the Agency of the Year due to its overwhelming list of accomplishments on behalf of its clients and its impressive growth in the last few years.
Erica Fetherston Promoted to Vice President at 10 to 1 Public Relations
Scottsdale-based strategic communications firm 10 to 1 Public Relations announced the promotion of Erica Fetherston to Vice President.
Fetherston first joined 10 to 1 Public Relations in 2018 as a PR Executive and has been repeatedly promoted due to her talent in creating and executing strategic communications plans and PR campaigns that deliver results for clients in various industries. She also plays a key role in developing and implementing policies and procedures to optimize efficiencies for the growing firm and inspiring and mentoring her co-workers. Most recently, she held the title of Director.
“Erica’s talent is on display every day generating results for our clients and serving as a mentor and role model for other members of our team,” said Josh Weiss, President and Founder of 10 to 1 Public Relations. “Erica has played a direct role in our firm’s growth and success in recent several years and we’re excited for her leadership within our company to continue in the years to come.”
Fetherston also currently serves as Immediate Past President of the local Public Relations Society of America chapter, and is one of a dozen international members of the current IPREX Emerging Leaders Academy. 10 to 1 Public Relations has experienced exceptional growth in the last five years, nearly tripling its client list and quadrupling its staff. The firm has seen demand from businesses and organizations in various industries due to its consistent success in generating thousands of media features and bolstering the reputations of its clients year after year. 10 to 1 Public Relations works with clients in various industries, including finance, health and wellness, professional services, real estate, manufacturing, construction, technology, transportation, government service, nonprofit, and others.
10 to 1 Public Relations Named PR Agency of the Year in International Competition
Also Wins Top Award in Crisis Management Category
Scottsdale-based strategic communications firm 10 to 1 Public Relations was recognized by the 2023 Bulldog PR Awards, the only international PR awards program judged exclusively by journalists, as the Midsize Agency of the Year. 10 to 1 PR was also awarded the top recognition in the Best Crisis Management category.
“We saw so many excellent examples of PR pros elevating their clients’ messages and using their platforms for good. I think more than anything, they showed the true value of a PR practitioner,” said Christopher Elliott, author, consumer advocate, nationally syndicated columnist, and veteran Bulldog PR Awards judge, in the 2023 Bulldog PR Awards press release.
“These awards are special to our firm because they are judged by the people that we work with every day: journalists from across the country. As a traditional public relations firm focused on protecting and elevating the reputations of our clients, we thank the Bulldog PR Awards for honoring our team’s work over the last year.”
Josh Weiss, President and Founder of 10 to 1 Public Relations.
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10 to 1 PR Wins American Marketing Association Award for National PR Campaign
By Laura Slawny, Vice President at 10 to 1 PR
One of our greatest joys comes from winning awards for our clients. While some individuals shun the spotlight, we believe awards can have a powerful impact in boosting brand recognition, building reputation, and instilling trust with customers and business partners. We also love that it gives us a chance to share stories about inspirational people that have a genuine impact on their communities.
Recently, we won a prestigious award from the American Marketing Association – Phoenix Chapter in the national PR campaign category for building brand awareness and industry recognition for electrical contractor Rosendin. Over the last year, we were honored to share their favorite stories which helped Rosendin increase brand awareness, community engagement, and talent recruitment.
Our PR efforts aimed to position Rosendin as an industry leader and innovator, prioritizing brand visibility through nearly 500 media placements and interviews. These efforts highlighted Rosendin’s people and projects, establishing them as a trusted source of expertise and an incredible place to work. We amplified their commitment to corporate social responsibility through volunteer projects, fundraisers, and donations in the communities throughout the U.S. We also highlighted Rosendin’s commitment to providing a safe, inclusive, and caring workplace focused on developing individuals by profiling team members, career paths, and Rosendin’s commitment to safety at all costs.
A snapshot of some of our PR campaign results:
26 interviews with local and industry media throughout the county
126 features for Rosendin’s completed projects companywide
78 stories highlighting Rosendin’s local community events designed to increase recruitment
We value every interview, every article, and every opportunity we secured for our client. But most of all, we value our trusted relationship with Rosendin’s marketing team. This incredibly talented group helps us navigate the complexities of the industry, providing guidance and grace so we can be our best.
Winning prestigious awards highlights the power of industry recognition and has a positive impact on business. But this statue from the AMA shines brightly because it reflects the stars on 10 to 1 PR’s dedicated team and the bond they have built with our friends at Rosendin.
We thank them all and could not be here today without them.
As a firm focused on creating the highest caliber PR campaigns and results for our clients, it’s especially rewarding when independent third-party organizations recognize our strategy creation and implementation efforts as among the best they’ve seen compared to our industry peers. I’m most proud that these three Hermes Creative Awards recognize our team’s hard work and dedication to serving our clients’ needs and achieving their goals.
Josh Weiss, Founder and President of 10 to 1 Public Relations
Here’s a recap of the winning campaigns that were recognized:
Platinum Winner: “Establishing Worzalla as a Top Local Employer” – Strategic Campaigns/PR Communications/PR
Worzalla, a leading book printer, enlisted the agency’s help to strengthen its employer brand and attract top talent. Through a comprehensive PR strategy, 10 to 1 Public Relations crafted a compelling narrative that highlighted Worzalla’s positive work environment, employee benefits, and commitment to the local community. The campaign’s success in enhancing Worzalla’s reputation as a desirable employer contributed to its well-deserved recognition.
Faced with the challenge of introducing a groundbreaking product, Intel turned to 10 to 1 Public Relations to devise a PR campaign that would captivate local audiences in Arizona. 10 to 1 Public Relations orchestrated an unforgettable experience that showcased Intel’s revolutionary technology. The campaign’s exceptional execution and ability to generate excitement surrounding the announcement made it a resounding success.
Risas, a prominent dental company, faced a reputational challenge that required expert handling. 10 to 1 Public Relations devised a comprehensive PR campaign focused on transparency, proactive communication, and stakeholder engagement. Through strategic messaging and meticulous crisis management, 10 to 1 Public Relations successfully safeguarded Risas’ reputation, earning the admiration of both industry experts and the public.
10 to 1 Public Relations adds these Hermes awards to its extensive roster of awards recognizing the firm’s outstanding work over the last decade.
City of Scottsdale Proclamation Makes October 1 (10/1/22) 10 to 1 Public Relations Day
Proclamation Honors 10 to 1 PR’s 10th Anniversary
Scottsdale, Arizona (September 29, 2022) – Scottsdale-based strategic communications firm 10 to 1 Public Relations was honored to learn that City of Scottsdale Mayor David Ortega signed a proclamation naming October 1, 2022 (10/1/22) as 10 to 1 Public Relations Day. The recognition comes as 10 to 1 Public Relations celebrates its 10th anniversary.
“While 10 to 1 Public Relations represents companies across the U.S. and the world, we’ve always proudly called Scottsdale our home,” said Josh Weiss, President and Founder of 10 to 1 Public Relations. “For Mayor Ortega and the City to recognize our 10th anniversary with this proclamation means a lot as it recognizes not only our growth but also our commitment to our community.”
Founded in Scottsdale in 2012, 10 to 1 Public Relations has grown from a solo practice to a team of a dozen full-time employees. The company recently moved into its fourth Scottsdale office, necessitated by the company’s continued growth, even through the duration of the coronavirus pandemic.
10 to 1 Public Relations has won various awards in recent years including several PR Agency of the Year awards from International, national and local organizations. It is the 2021 winner of the Better Business Bureau’s Torch Award for Ethics, and the 2019 honoree for the Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce’s Sterling Award. Clients include Intel, Rosendin, Plexus Worldwide, FirstBank, Runbeck Election Services, SFE, Risas Dental and Braces, Worzalla, Air Pros USA, and others.
Text of Proclamation:
Whereas 10 to 1 Public Relations was proudly founded in Scottsdale, Arizona in 2012 and is now celebrating its 10th anniversary; and
Whereas 10 to 1 Public Relations’ founder and several of its staff have been active participants in Scottsdale commissions, board and organizations including the Scottsdale Transportation Commission, Scottsdale Leadership, the Greater Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce, the Scottsdale Railroad and Mechanical Society benefiting Scottsdale’s award-winning McCormick Stillman Railroad Park, Partners for Paiute Neighborhood Center and more; and
Whereas 10 to 1 Public Relations has successfully encouraged several of its locally based clients to become active participants in Scottsdale organizations and charitable causes; and
Whereas 10 to 1 Public Relations has earned numerous international, national, statewide and local awards including as PR Agency of the Year, the Scottsdale Chamber Sterling Award in 2019 and the Better Business Bureau’s 2021 Torch Award for Ethics; and
Whereas the City of Scottsdale recognizes the contributions and civic pride that 10 to 1 Public Relations has in this community,
Now, Therefore, I, David Ortega, Mayor of the City of Scottsdale, Arizona, do hereby proclaim October 1, 2022, as 10 to 1 Public Relations Day
About 10 to 1 Public Relations
For nearly a decade 10 to 1 Public Relations (10 to 1 PR) has been offering public relations services that are targeted, compelling, and achieve our clients’ goals. 10 to 1 PR’s creative plans and messages are distinctive and memorable with original, highly relevant approaches to storytelling that break through the noise and grab the attention of media outlets and target audiences. 10 to 1 PR offers a variety of services including media relations, product launches, crisis communication management, awards submissions, trade show media, and more. Learn more about 10 to 1 PR’s extensive services and success stories at 10to1pr.com.
10 to 1 Public Relations (10 to 1 PR), a Scottsdale-based strategic communications firm, was named the winner in their category at the Better Business Bureau Pacific Southwest region’s 2021 BBB Torch Awards for Ethics. The award, presented on November 17th at an awards ceremony held at the Waldorf Astoria’s Arizona Biltmore Resort, honors top greater Arizona businesses for ethics and integrity.
“We want our employees, customers, partners, and members of the media to trust us, which allows us to do our jobs most effectively and efficiently,” said Josh Weiss, President and founder of 10 to 1 Public Relations. “Winning the BBB Torch Award for Ethics is a true honor and testament to the integrity and excellent work our team does every day.”
Finalists were selected by an independent panel of volunteer community leaders based on criteria established by the International Association of Better Business Bureaus. It is the organization’s highest award designed to highlight outstanding ethical businesses.
“Honesty builds trust, which is a vital aspect in the success of a business. For 19 years, BBB has been recognizing outstanding companies in Greater Arizona for their solid commitment to doing things the right way and we are so proud of our 2021 winning businesses,” said Shelley Bradley, Director of Signature Events at BBB Serving the Pacific Southwest.
All finalists completed an evaluation where they demonstrated their commitment to ethics and trust in four categories: Character, Culture, Customers, and Community. Finalists also illustrated the character of their organization’s leadership, how an authentic culture is being fostered, how the company prioritizes its relationship with customers, and the impact the organization is making in their community.
10 to 1 PR received high marks in all categories for its efforts to build a team culture where everyone supports each other; investing heavily in the professional development of its employees; a ‘No Jerks’ policy that applies to both team members and clients; transparent and honest client communications and media relations; and supporting the local community with in-kind services.
Weiss added, “We’ve been fortunate to win several industry PR awards over the years, but this award from the Better Business Bureau is special since it’s based on more than the results we achieve for our clients, but how those results are achieved.”
10 to 1 PR has built a diverse clientele of businesses across the U.S. and the globe from numerous industries including financial, health and wellness, professional services, real estate, manufacturing, mechanical and construction, technology, and transportation. The company collaborates with each client to develop a custom strategic communications plan built around achieving the client’s desired results.
10 to 1 Public Relations Wins 2 National Globee® Awards for PR Agency of the Year and Best COVID-19 Related PR Campaign of the Year
Scottsdale-based strategic communications firm 10 to 1 Public Relations won two gold Globee® Awards as part of the 6th Annual 2021 American Best in Business Awards.
10 to 1 Public Relations was named PR Agency of the Year recognizing the firm’s resilience, growth, and dedication to its clients during the coronavirus pandemic. 10 to 1 Public Relations also received another Globee award for PR Campaign of the Year related to COVID-19 for its campaign to help a client test over one million people in the U.S. during the pandemic.
“While last year was challenging for many businesses and individuals, we are proud that 10 to 1 PR was able to adapt quickly and seamlessly to be the best possible resource and advocate for our clients. Our success is evident in the results we have generated on behalf of our clients, and it’s an honor to be recognized for these efforts by the American Best in Business Awards.”
Josh Weiss, President and founder of 10 to 1 Public Relations
In recent years, the strategic communications firm has earned numerous industry accolades including 4 national Agency of the Year awards (Bulldog PR Awards, Titan Awards, PR World Awards, and the Stevie Awards), and local Agency of the Year honors from the Public Relations Society of America Phoenix Chapter. 10 to 1 PR was also named a Finalist for the second year in a row for the Better Business Bureau’s Torch Awards for Ethics this year.
The American Best in Business Awards are open to all organizations with at least one or more offices in the United States of America. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. – large to small and startups, government, public and private, for-profit and non-profit – are eligible to submit nominations to the American Best in Business Awards in a wide range of categories honoring achievement in every aspect of business + work life. More than 35 judges from a wide spectrum of industry experts participated in the judging process.
10 to 1 Public Relations Named Finalist of 2021 BBB Torch Awards for Ethics
Better Business Bureau Serving the Pacific Southwest (BBB) has named 10 to 1 Public Relations, a strategic communications firm serving clients in varied industries such as healthcare, technology, transportation, finance, and more, as a finalist for the 2021 BBB Torch Awards for Ethics, sponsored by Desert Financial Credit Union. The program raises awareness in marketplace ethics and honors businesses that operate with integrity.
“It is such an honor to be recognized as a finalist for the BBB Torch Awards for Ethics for the second year in a row, as each member of the 10 to 1 PR team works hard every day to perpetuate mutual respect and trust among each other, our clients, and the media,” said Josh Weiss, Founder and President of 10 to 1 Public Relations.
“This recognition shines a spotlight on our culture of consistent and genuine integrity, which has been the basis of our strong and rapid growth over the last year.”
Josh Weiss, Founder and President of 10 to 1 Public Relations
BBB Torch Awards for Ethics is one of the highest honors BBB bestows upon a company, and is designed to highlight outstanding ethical businesses. Finalists are selected by an independent panel of volunteer community leaders based on criteria established by the International Association of Better Business Bureaus.
All finalists completed an evaluation where they demonstrated their commitment to ethics and trust in four categories: Character, Culture, Customers and Community. Finalists have illustrated the character of their organization’s leadership, how an authentic culture is being fostered, how the company prioritizes its relationship with customers, and the impact the organization is making in their community.
“Honesty builds trust, which is a vital aspect in the success of a business. For 19 years, BBB has been recognizing outstanding companies in Greater Arizona for their solid commitment to doing things the right way,” said Shelley Bradley, Director of Signature Events for BBB Serving the Pacific Southwest. “This esteemed award recognizes business leaders who demonstrate a superior level of character and ensure their organization’s practices meet the highest ethical standards, thereby generating trust.”
Winners will be announced at the in-person signature event on November 17, 2021 at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel. Finalists, winners and judges will also be celebrated through a visual digital campaign on BBB’s social media channels. For a complete list of this year’s BBB Torch Awards for Ethics Finalists visit torchawards.bbbcommunity.org.