The firm is led by Chairman & CEO Rick French, President David Gwyn and Chief Operating Officer Natalie Best. Among its operating divisions are: FWV Fetching, a pet and veterinary PR and marketing agency; AMP3 PR, a fashion, beauty, luxury and lifestyle PR firm based in New York City; CGPR, an active lifestyle, outdoor, ski, fashion, technology and travel PR and consumer brand marketing agency based in Greater Boston; and Prix Productions, the company’s longform content feature and documentary film division, with offices in Raleigh and L.A. FWV employs more than 120 public relations, public affairs, social media, advertising and digital marketing experts between its Raleigh, N.C., headquarters and offices around the country.
FWV is also a partner in IPREX, a $380 million + network of global communication agencies, with 1,600 staff and 110 offices worldwide.
FWV maintained Top Five national rankings in three practice areas in the latest O’Dwyer’s rankings, moving up one spot to No. 2 in Sports and holding the No. 3 position in both the Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle; as well as Entertainment categories. The agency also ranks in the Top 10 in Agriculture (No. 7); Automotive & Transportation (No. 9); and Travel, Hospitality & Economic Development (No. 10); followed by Top 15 rankings in eight categories: Environmental, Sustainability & Greentech (No. 12); Industrial (No. 12); Nonprofit (No. 12); Purpose & Corporate Social Responsibility (No. 12); Professional Services (No. 13); Real Estate Finance & Development (No. 13); Food & Beverage (No. 14); and Home Furnishings (No. 14).
FWV has amassed more than 1,100 PR, advertising and digital marketing awards on behalf of its blue-chip client roster. It has also become one of the nation’s go-to agencies for issues management and crisis counseling work, having defended the reputation of dozens of high-profile individuals, institutions, companies and associations.