Convenience Stores Recognized for Hurricane Outreach

NACS public relations campaign following the 2017 hurricanes earns prestigious Stevie Award.

May 10, 2018

NEW YORK – NACS communications efforts following the 2017 hurricanes are being recognized with a “Silver Stevie” award for the public relations campaign, “Hurricane Harvey Makes Landfall.”

NACS earned the award in the category, “Communications of PR Campaign of the Year: Crisis Communications”. The Gold Award in the category went to United Way Worldwide for its campaign related to the 2017 hurricanes.

Now in its 16th year, the Stevie® Awards are the world's premier business awards, created in 2002 to honor and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and working professionals worldwide. More than 3,700 entries were submitted this year.

This is the second public relations award that NACS has received for its communications efforts following the 2017 hurricanes. The NACS “#ConvenienceCares” social media communications campaign was recognized by PR News as one of the best corporate social responsibility campaigns of 2017. In both campaigns, NACS worked with communications firm OTM Partners.

“This award recognizes more than a single outreach campaign. It recognizes the work our industry does every day in communities across the country to make a difference, in both good times and difficult times,” said NACS Vice President of Strategic Initiatives Jeff Lenard.

The awards will be presented on June 11 in New York City.