Arizona firm recognized for Best Online Videos by Campaigns and Elections at 2020 Reed Awards Conference
PHOENIX—HighGround Public Affairs, the longest continually operating running public affairs firm in Arizona, was recognized at the 2020 Campaigns & Elections Reed Awards Conference for Best Online Video 2 Minutes & Under and Best Online Video Longform. This marks the 10th straight year in which HighGround has received a Reed Award.
“We are honored to receive recognition for our digital issue advocacy efforts for the League of Arizona Cities & Towns. We are grateful to call the League a client and applaud them for their exhaustive efforts to protect Arizona’s cities and towns through sound policies,” said Chuck Coughlin, president and CEO of HighGround. “It is always a privilege to be honored by Campaigns and Elections, a well-respected institution that has proven it is on the cutting edge of politics by creating innovative categories that highlight the important participation in the ever-changing digital dialogue.”
The League of Arizona Cities & Towns sought to raise awareness and educate lawmakers and stakeholders about the harmfulness of SB 1460 (TPT; digital goods and services) and SB 1147 (Tobacco products; vapor products.) These complex issues posed serious threats to the local economy and public health.
The videos became extraordinarily instrumental in driving public opinion against these bills and pushed lawmakers to oppose the proposals despite incredible pressure to approve these measures from the most influential business organizations and large multi-national business interests at the State Capitol.
“We are honored to be recognized for our digital capabilities that helped illustrate issues that impact Arizona. This is an exciting chapter for the firm’s longstanding reputation as an industry disruptor. As we expand and grow as a firm we continue to add new dimensions to HighGround’s award-winning team of talent,” said Barrett Coughlin, Account Executive for Social Media & Public Relations at HighGround.
We look forward to continuing to play a role in these types of important conversations that are shaping Arizona. We aim to arm our clients with the tools that they need to have a positive impact on the future of Arizona.
The Reed Awards, which are named after famed political researcher and former Campaigns & Elections magazine founder Stanley Foster Reed, are the annual celebration of the most innovative and appealing work produced by political consultants from around the world. Click here to see all the winners.
Best Online Video Longform
Best Online Video 2 Minutes & Under