There is just something about that P that makes me proud. Is it the success on the field? Can’t be. ‘Cause I filled with pride long before they ever won anything. No, I love the Phillies because of their genuine give-back to the community. They absolutely GET the importance of PR in action. When Ryan Howard shows up to Hunting Park to debut a new youth baseball field, it’s not just lip service, it’s PR in action. When Jimmy Rollins gives his time and money to build computer labs in area schools, it’s no stunt. It’s genuine. Chase and Jen Utley’s commitment to animal rescue is not just a nice poster. It is from the heart. It’s the difference between PR for the sake of publicity and PR that develops public relationships. It’s also why I love the work that I do. I truly believe that business is a great driver of social change. Corporate Social Responsibility—or CSR—is an actual thing now. And that’s very cool. The Phillies were entrenched in the local community way before the CSR acronym came into play. The Phillies have crafted (and drafted) a winning ballclub, but their real success is the result of consistent, sincere community give-back. That’s why I love the Phillies. The rings are also nice.
Philadelphia – LevLane to represent Saul Ewing. Law firm Saul Ewing, LLP, Phila., has named LevLane, Phila., as agency-of-record. An undisclosed budget will go to print, online and out-of-home advertising, including media buying, and also to public relations. First work, targeting multiple distinct practice areas, will break in spring.
Selection was based on LevLane’s presentation of its affinity-based advertising methodology. Saul Ewing director of marketing E. Steven Carrington states, “As we seek to hone our messages to our various constituencies, we look forward to tapping LevLane’s broad-based communications expertise, encompassing b-to-b, financial, corporate, and even retail.”
LevLane senior vice president Scott Tattar adds, “We have our different tactics, but law and advertising are both persuasion businesses, and are both service businesses. On a core level, we get each other. And the challenge of addressing Saul Ewing’s multiple markets—with different media, mindsets and competition—that is something we at LevLane absolutely relish.”
Saul Ewing LLP is a full-service law firm with 230 attorneys in nine offices in Philadelphia, Harrisburg and Chesterbrook, Penn., Baltimore, Md., Newark and Princeton, N.J., Wilmington Del., D.C., and New York City, providing counsel to national and international businesses from Fortune 500 corporations to large and medium-sized companies in both the private and public sectors. Saul Ewing LLP also serves startups, nonprofits, educational institutions, and individuals. www.saul.com
LevLane is a full-service marketing communications agency with offices in Philadelphia and West Palm, Fla. Clients include regional KFC/Taco Bell, Beneficial Bank, ALI-ABA, Phila. Recycling Office, Fairmount Park Conservancy, WXPN, Philadelphia Financial, Phila. Corporation for Aging, Reliance Standard Life Insurance, Wesley Enhanced Living, Kennedy Health System, The Phila. Center City District and Philadelphia Streets, among others. www.levlane.com
MediaPost News: Philadelphia Financial selected LevLane as its first advertising and public relations agency of record. A budget of under $1 million will go to b2b print and digital advertising, collateral, events, Web site design and public relations. First work, targeting private bankers, wealth managers and private placement insurance brokers, will break in November.
dBusiness News: After a two-month review, Philadelphia Financial has selected LevLane, both of Phila., as its first advertising and public relations agency of record. Other review finalist was K2 Communications, Doylestown, Pa. A branding budget of under $1 million will go to b-to-b print and digital advertising, collateral, events, website design and public relations. First work, targeting private bankers, wealth managers, and private placement insurance brokers, will break in November.
Philadelphia Financial executive vice president & chief marketing officer John Fischer states, “Having just bought back our company’s independence from a much larger parent, we’re excited to start getting our own brand message out into the marketplace. LevLane has a strong background in financial services, and understands how to quickly zero in on, and convey, the attributes that can set our brand apart.”
LevLane senior vice president/director of client services Sarah Lenhard adds, “Philadelphia Financial is a terrific fit with LevLane. Financial services is one of our core strengths, and the integration of advertising and public relations, one of our most powerful multipliers. Philadelphia Financial will tap the full breadth of LevLane’s abilities.”
Established in 1996, Philadelphia Financial provides, through its life insurance company subsidiaries, insurance products to advisors of ultra high net worth individuals and is the category leader in private placement insurance. Philadelphia Financial leaders are experts in federal security law, tax law and insurance law. In June 2010, Philadelphia Financial became independent of The Phoenix Companies, Inc. Philadelphia Financial is headquartered in Philadelphia. www.philadelphiafinancial.com
LevLane is a full-service marketing communications agency with offices in Philadelphia and West Palm, Fla. Clients include regional KFC/Taco Bell, Beneficial Bank, ALI-ABA, Phila. Recycling Office, Fairmount Park Conservancy, WXPN, Phila. Corporation for Aging, Reliance Standard Life Insurance, Wesley Enhanced Living, Kennedy Health System, The Phila. Center City District and Philadelphia Streets, among others. www.levlane.com
New York Times Online: Philadelphia Financial selected LevLane, Philadelphia, as its first agency of record for advertising and public relations after becoming independent from its former parent, the Phoenix Companies. Spending was estimated at less than $1 million.
The City of Philadelphia Recycling Office’s largest-ever anti-litter campaign consists solely of the spoken word compositions and performances of five Philly street poets, each accompanied by either congas, acoustic bass, or saxophone. The campaign is the work of advertising agency LevLane, and is part of a city-wide neighborhood improvement initiative by Mayor Michael Nutter. The poetry performances were chosen for power, not prettiness. The campaign’s ad media executions of television ads and transit posters. It also includes street poetry events, Facebook and Twitter presences, signage-designated “Litter Free School Zones,” and block-by-block community mobilization drives. Credits include CCO Bruce Lev, CD Deb Racano, Executrive AD Lori Miller, Copywriter Jerry Selber, Print Production Anna Taylor.