Arizona firm wins three awards including “Public Affairs Firm of the Year” from Campaigns and Elections at the 2022 Reed Awards Conference last week
PHOENIX (May 10, 2022) – HighGround, Inc. has been named the “Public Affairs Firm of the Year” at the 2022 Campaigns & Elections Reed Awards Conference in Nashville. HighGround is the longest continually operating public affairs firm in Arizona.
“We are incredibly grateful to be able to work with our clients year after year to create a better Arizona,” said J. Charles “Chuck” Coughlin, President and CEO of HighGround. “Being recognized by Campaigns & Elections is an extraordinary honor, but we would not have been able to achieve this level of success without our amazing clients.”
In addition, the firm won the Best Online Video for Public Affairs Campaign or Issue Advocacy for their work on behalf of the League of Arizona Cities and Towns. Additionally, HighGround took home Best Outdoor Advertising Creative for the firm’s work for the Support Sky Harbor Coalition. This is HighGround’s twelfth consecutive year receiving a Reed Award for multiple categories.
Public Affairs Firm of the Year – Fewer than 50 Employees
Best Online Video for Public Affairs – Economic Policy
Arizona’s Affordable Housing Crisis — HighGround Inc., League of Arizona Cities & Towns
Best Outdoor Advertising Creative
Recognizing Arizona’s most valuable real estate — HighGround Inc., Support Sky Harbor Coalition
Coughlin concluded, “The motto on our fireplace mantle says ‘Make It Happen’ which is something we strive to do for our clients every day. It’s an honor to be recognized nationally for our work. I am so very proud of our team.”
About HighGround, Inc.
HighGround, Inc. is the oldest public affairs firm in the State of Arizona. We are celebrating our 26th year of providing clients with superior advocacy through lobbying, campaign management, public affairs, public relations, polling, grassroots development and strategic planning. HighGround’s principals have been direct lobbying participants and tactical legislative strategists in most major political and policy decisions at the Arizona State Capitol during the past three decades.
Our team specializes in dealing with complex issues on behalf of clients that face challenges or seek opportunities on a variety of governmental and public affairs levels. Many of these issues involve interfacing with local, county, state and federal government entities, strengthening business relationships, developing diverse coalitions, and crafting thoughtful media strategies.
Our team’s successful strategic approach to public affairs is rooted in the fact that the firm can provide a complete public affairs package. The team creates solutions while providing the necessary tools to manage any effort from start to finish.
About The Reed Awards
Named for Campaigns & Elections founder Stanley Foster Reed, The Reed Awards are the highest recognition award in the political campaign industry. The award presentation this year returned to in person celebrations in Nashville, Tennessee.
The awards for this year are for work done in 2021 and comes as the world continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. All the applicants and winners were able to handle the monumental shifts in the campaigning landscape that has come from the pandemic. They all displayed incredible ingenuity and adaptability throughout the year and will undoubtably continue to do so. View the full list of winners here.