The results of Columbus CEO’s Best of Business awards have just been announced, and we’re thrilled to share that Belle was voted the Best PR Firm in Columbus! This the second year in a row that we have received the top honor in the public relations category.
Not only that, but Belle is one of the top ten honorees for highest number of votes of the ENTIRE Best of Business awards. More than 80,000 total votes were cast this year across 84 categories.
We are blown away. Awards like this always mean a lot, but this one feels uniquely meaningful in 2020, because it represents the support of our community. Moments like this are a reminder of what’s important: when people come together, great things happen.
Thank you to our media and influencer partners, family and friends, and of course, our clients – who are partners in our success just as we are partners in theirs.
With the support of this amazing community, we’ve been able to achieve some pretty incredible things over the past year:
We’ve secured 1,400+ media opportunities generating 2.5 billion impressions, including coverage in The New York Times, CNN, CNBC and The TODAY Show. These placements go beyond awareness and directly support our clients’ business goals, such as driving critical ecommerce sales and generating leads that convert into new long-term contracts. We’ve helped our clients achieve year-over-year increases in media mentions and share of voice.
We’ve partnered with 234 influencers across 21 campaigns generating 11.6+ million impressions to support growth within new markets and drive record-breaking sales. One campaign for a major retailer contributed to their largest grand opening to date.
More than all of that, though, we’re proud that we’ve been able to come alongside our clients during their most critical moments. We’ve provided crisis communication counsel, executive messaging and real-time support. They have trusted us to help them navigate 2020 with courage and conviction. We will continue to strive to live out our purpose: to empower meaningful work and thriving relationships.
We will wear the mantle of Best PR Firm proudly and do our best to keep raising the bar of what that looks like.