Commonground/MGS PR Unit Honored For Groundbreaking Community Relations Campaign On Behalf Of MDX

9/4/15

SWAY PR, the public relations division of Commonground/MGS, was recently selected as a finalist for PR News Platinum PR Award in the Community Relations category. The agency received this honor in recognition for its outstanding work in the development and implementation of the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX) Advantage Program, a customer loyalty program rewarding frequent expressway commuter with rebates on the tolls they pay.

The MDX Advantage Program was developed and introduced in August 2014, and launched in January 2015. SWAY's integrated marketing communications campaign sought to generate awareness about program benefits, while boosting enrollment. Within a span of four months, the campaign exceeded its original enrollment objective by 150%, with over 33,000 users registered. An accompanying media relations effort secured coverage with a total audience amounting to roughly one-third of the Miami-Dade County population.

The finalists of the Platinum PR Awards set industry standards for excellence across all areas of PR. "While SWAY is the only multicultural agency to contend in the Community Relations category, we are especially honored that our industry colleagues thought so highly of our campaign that they selected us as a finalist for the Platinum PR Award," said SWAY CEO Courtney Cunningham.

About Commonground/MGS and SWAY

About SWAYA wholly-owned subsidiary of Commonground/MGS, SWAY offers a full spectrum of public relations services including: media relations, community relations, grassroots and event marketing, public affairs, public engagement, web development, crisis management, blogger relations, social media, and content development in the U.S., Caribbean and Latin America. At SWAY we engage consumers for our client partners, swaying opinions, beliefs and emotion, and then turning those perceptions into actions. To learn more about SWAY, visit our site, Facebook page and follow us @discoverswaypr.

About Commonground/MGS

At Commonground/MGS we 'turn relevant into remarkable'. With our headquarters in New York City and offices in Chicago, Miami, Houston and Los Angeles – we are rooted in the epicenters of culture and have a unique lens to the new marketplace. Everyday CGMGS helps brands thrive in a new marketplace led by a diverse, globally-minded, technologically-driven, mobile society. We create compelling business solutions for our clients including American Family Insurance, Bacardi, BMO Harris, Coca-Cola, Florida Power & Light Co., HBO Latino, Illinois Lottery, ITT Technical Institute, Miami Marlins, MilkPEP, MillerCoors, NBCUniversal, Outback Steakhouse and The Florida Lottery. To learn more about Commonground/MGS visit our site, Facebook page and follow us @commongroundmgs.

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