Published: Oct 7, 2014
Last Updated: Nov 13, 2020

The Public Relations Society of America’s Dallas chapter has named Idea Grove a finalist for two Pegasus Awards in recognition of PR and marketing efforts in 2014.

The honored entries include:

Marketing Effectiveness (B2B) – RiseSmart Super Bowl Campaign. RiseSmart has become known for its Super Bowl prediction, which guesses the Super Bowl winner based on unemployment rates. In 2014, news coverage of the forecast included reports from The Boston Globe, MSN, CNBC and multiple Fox and CBS affiliates. ESPN ran a segment discussing the prediction, Fox Business Network ran a 34-second report and a Wall Street Journal reporter discussed the prediction on a popular radio program. 

Reputation/Brand Management – Apptricity Settlement Coverage. For Apptricity, Idea Grove managed communications around a legal case that resulted in a $50 million settlement paid by the U.S. Department of Defense. The story was featured in more than 200 media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Bloomberg, TIME, The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, Gizmodo, FOX News, CBS Washington, ZDNet, Computerworld and Digital Trends.  

The Pegasus Awards recognize outstanding public relations and strategic communications efforts in the Dallas area. Winners will be announced Nov. 7.

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Scott Baradell
Scott Baradell
Trust expert Scott Baradell is CEO and founder of Idea Grove. Idea Grove helps its clients secure trust at scale through its unique Grow With TRUST approach. Scott is an established authority on trust and editor of the online publication Trust Signals, as well as author of the upcoming book Trust Signals: Brand Building in a Post-Truth World. Idea Grove celebrated its 15th anniversary in 2020, earning honors including the 2020 Pegasus Award for Small Agency of the Year, being named a Top 200 B2B service provider by Clutch, and ranking in the top 25 tech agencies in the U.S. by O'Dwyer's. Scott has an Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) from the Public Relations Society of America and speaks on PR and marketing topics at industry events nationwide.

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