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Sinclair Public Affairs Awarded Four 2020 MarCom Awards in Annual National Competition

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The North Carolina firm, serving regional and national clients with offices in Raleigh and Charlotte, specializes in social media and traditional PR services for associations, corporate clients and legislative session/election cycle political communications

Sinclair Public Affairs has been awarded national MarCom Awards in four categories – including the top tier Platinum Award, a Gold level award and two honorable mentions.  

The Platinum Award in the category of top tier Public Relations Program – recognized outstanding excellence for quality, creativity, and resourcefulness was awarded for the firm’s work with Phantom Fireworks, the country’s largest firework distributor based in Ohio.  Sinclair PA created and implemented a strategic plan to promote Phantom Fireworks products as they faced an uncertain Fourth of July, their largest annual revenue generator, amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  As a result of the comprehensive media relations effort that included home and personal safety firework use directions, Phantom Fireworks had their strongest sales season in years and received broad coverage in key markets and national publications. For a snapshot of the Phantom Fireworks campaign, visit here.

The Gold Award was for work with the Leading Builders of America in the Social Media Campaign category – recognizing work that exceeded the high standards of the industry norm.  This project centered around a 10-day social media campaign to collect Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from their members nationwide in a quick timeline last spring when the need was urgent in communities facing the pandemic crisis.  The campaign produced over 175K masks and glasses provided to frontline healthcare in just over a week. For a snapshot of this campaign, visit here.   

“We are honored to have received these awards on behalf of our clients and to have played a role in their success under these unprecedented circumstances facing every single industry this year,” said Chris Sinclair, Sinclair Public Affairs Founder & CEO.  “I am proud that our firm participated in meaningful communications campaigns – and worked with clients that are truly making a difference in their communities to bring about real-world change and step up when it is most needed.  That’s the power of effective communications.”  

The firm also received honorable mentions for their work on Arkansas CUNA Social Media and Website content for Vote Yes Raleigh, a local affordable housing bond campaign in Raleigh, NC. You can see more of Arkansas CUNA Social Media here and the Vote Yes Website here.  

This year’s winners were honored online instead of the annual in-person awards ceremony, due to COVID-19 precautions on November 4th, 2020.  A full list of winners can be found here.  

About Sinclair Public Affairs
Sinclair Public Affairs serves state, regional and national clients with offices in Raleigh and Charlotte, NC.  The firm specializes in social media and traditional PR services and communications for a range of industries and clients including: associations, corporate and issue-based campaigns for both legislative and election cycle communications.  Sinclair specializes in crisis and issue management, campaign management, and public affairs strategy via both traditional media relations as well as growing social media channels. 

The firm has worked with local, regional and national organizations, associations and brands including Tesla, Vaya Health, Briar Chapel, Phantom Fireworks, North Carolina REALTORS®, Credit Unions National Association (CUNA) and the National Association of Home Builders to develop messaging and communication strategies that manage perceptions and reputations, as well as win issue and political campaigns. Learn more about Sinclair at

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