Business Briefs for March 4, 2021

Wordhampton Public Relations has picked up awards for the public relations campaigns in 2020.

WordHampton Public Relations Picks Up Awards

WordHampton Public Relations was recently the recipient of several awards acknowledging the firm’s work in public relations and social media. The firm was awarded with the Public Relations Society of America, New York Chapter’s prestigious 2020 Big Apple Award in a virtual ceremony this past fall. The Big Apple Award honors outstanding PR campaigns and projects developed and implemented in the New York area. The Big Apple Award was won in the Marketing Consumer Services Restaurant/Bar and Retail category for WordHampton’s campaign to launch local Hamptons restaurant, Coche Comedor.

WordHampton also nabbed two MarCom awards adding to its collection, which now totals 25 MarCom awards. The 2020 MarCom awards acknowledged the firm’s work on Lessing’s Weddings’ Instagram page with a platinum award, and a gold award was received for a publicity placement in Newsday “Ticks Don’t Social Distance” for the firm’s client East End Tick.

Finally, WordHampton received their first Davey Gold Award for their work on Lessing’s Weddings in the category Best Social Presence. The Davey Awards are judged and overseen by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA). The AIVA is an invitation-only member-based organization of leading professionals from various disciplines of the visual arts dedicated to embracing progress and the evolving nature of traditional and interactive media.

“We are honored to be recognized for all of our hard work. Our team collaborates on all of our accounts and these awards are an ode to our teamwork,” said WordHampton Vice President Nicole Castillo.

SCOPE Education Services A Finalist in Long Island Imagine Awards

SCOPE Education Services, a nonprofit permanently chartered by the New York State Board of Regents to provide services to school districts in New York State, has been selected as a finalist in the ninth annual Long Island Imagine Awards, Social Impact Category. This prestigious award was created to formally acknowledge Long Island’s most effective and innovative nonprofit organizations. SCOPE was selected from among more than 140 applications.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, SCOPE Education Services was among the first to provide a healthy and safe full-day child care program across Long Island for families of first responders, health care professionals and other essential workers at no cost to families. From the start of the program until it ended at the end of August 2020, the SCOPE team quickly analyzed the unprecedented needs, developed and implemented new safety protocols and programs, and secured and trained the necessary qualified staff resulting in a safe and nurturing environment for children in their care. During the program’s existence, not one staff member or child in the program tested positive for COVID-19.

Following the reopening of schools in September 2020, SCOPE successfully reopened its before- and after-school child care programs in 194 locations in Nassau and Suffolk counties. This transition was made possible by the successful continuation of the health and safety protocols and training implemented during their emergency services program and the professionalism and dedication of the SCOPE staff.

“I am so proud to work at SCOPE,” SCOPE CEO and Executive Director George Duffy said. “SCOPE is an amazing organization with a staff who has an unbelievable work ethic, dedication, and passion for achieving SCOPE’s mission of serving others.”