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Becoming Pandemic-Relevant: Helping Audio Brand Edifier Take Center Stage For WFH

At the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, client Edifier and GreenRoom realized how important affordable earbuds, headphones, and desktop speakers would become in this new work from home era. 

To make Edifier a much buzzed about WFH household name, the agency introduced the brand as providers for solutions to common work at home/school at home noise and audio problems to consumer lifestyles outlets and showcased Edifier’s abilities to both meet new pandemic-centric demands while being affordable and accessible in a tough economy. While historically focused on CE Tech and Audio trade media for product reviews, the GreenRoom team knew that a consumer and lifestyles driven focus would help the brand gain strong visibility among the brand’s key sales demographic as a recommendation of must-have audio solutions for people who suddenly found themselves working from home or attending school from home amidst lockdowns.

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Week after week of noteworthy product reviews and media recommendations in national and regional marquee consumer lifestyles outlets, spanning across print and digital, helped the brand gain notoriety as a reliable provider of affordable, top-quality work and school at home audio devices. Over 215 pieces of media coverage were delivered to the Edifier team by GreenRoom between March and June 2020 in top lifestyles and consumer outlets like BuzzFeed, NBC News, and Rolling Stone. The total cumulative reach was 6.4 billion UMV over the 4-month period!

 

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In the Consumer Electronics space and need help getting your offerings across the airwaves? We’d love to work together.

Making Air Quality Monitoring Mainstream Across the Airwaves for Airthings

Before COVID had you ever considered monitoring Indoor Air Quality? Airthings has been at it since 2008 and their devices have completely changed the way people monitor and analyze cancer-causing radon and other dangerous indoor air pollutants. While they had carved out a name as a respected niche brand from a small country in a specialized industry, they also sought to get people talking about WHY they should care about the air they breathe, especially with Radon being the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers. 

With this goal in mind, GreenRoom channeled the company’s passion and unique product range of smart Radon and IAQ detectors into a public relations program with a priority on premium, high-quality results that effectively conveyed the mission and overarching benefit of Airthings and its products. 2019 was also slated to be Airthings’ first CES with a robust booth presence on the show floor, and to supplement this presence, the brand needed a steady cadence of media coverage and interest leading up to the show, offering third-party validation and credibility to support the brand’s merit in CES award submissions.

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Stemming from CES efforts alone, GreenRoom secured coverage for Airthings on national broadcast segments with FOX & Friends and NBC News, airing in more than 100 markets, in addition to online coverage on Forbes, USA Today, Reviewed.com, MSN.com, and more. Additionally, Reviewed.com selected Airthings’ Wave Mini as a “CES Editors’ Choice” award winner.

GreenRoom’s compelling and thought-provoking entry for Airthings’ Wave Plus in the 2019 CES Innovation Awards resulted in the product being named an Innovation Award Honoree. Airthings’ Wave Plus was also selected as an honorable mention in the Health & Wellness category for Fast Company’s 2019 “Life Changing Ideas” Awards, further cementing Airthings’ industry credibility and reputation for having a valuable impact on lives. Seeking additional third party validation from venerable media outlets, GreenRoom crafted an entry that ultimately led to the Wave Plus earning the distinction of one of TIME’s Best Inventions of 2019.

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In the Consumer Electronics space and need help getting your offerings across the airwaves? We’d love to work together.

Peripherals and PR: Helping Roccat Climb the Gaming Accessory Leaderboard

When gamers seek computer peripherals for a competitive edge, what brands immediately come to mind? GreenRoom ensured ROCCAT would be one of them. The company designs and manufacturers gaming peripherals by combining German engineering and a genuine passion for gaming. At this point it had developed its first-ever keyboard switch that delivers industry-leading speeds to gamers: the Titan Switch Tactile [BM5] — soon to feature on its upcoming flagship keyboard, the Vulcan. 

Combined with the introduction of its proprietary AIMO RGB lighting tech, ROCCAT needed an integrated communications strategy to gain share of voice in the market. Over the course of 8 months, GreenRoom highlighted the brand’s innovations and industry-leading technology in the gaming and technology vertical markets.

GreenRoom’s work helped garner inclusions in nearly every top-tier gaming and technology outlet including Tom’s Guide, IGN, TechRadar, PC Mag, PC Gamer, PC World, Polygon, Mashable, Engadget, CNET, MSN and more, aiding in the sell-through of the overall product line.

With over a year’s work, it all culminated in over 2 billion impressions and a quarter million in comparative ad value – not including web, the bulk of earned media. The Vulcan 120 was also awarded the prestigious 2019 iF Design Award after it was nominated following agency-developed submissions, marking a first for ROCCAT. With the company’s profile raised within the media, entrenched competitor Turtle Beach acquired the brand soon after.

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With over a year’s work, it all culminated in over 2 billion impressions and a quarter million in comparative ad value – not including web, the bulk of earned media. The Vulcan 120 was also awarded the prestigious 2019 iF Design Award after it was nominated following agency-developed submissions, marking a first for ROCCAT. With the company’s profile raised within the media, entrenched competitor Turtle Beach acquired the brand soon after.

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In the Consumer Electronics space and need help adding a competitive edge to your brands communications? We’d love to work together.

 

How GreenRoom Helped Red Vines Become a Visionary, Confectionary Leader

How does an iconic candy brand like Red Vines stand out in a crowded confectionary industry space? GreenRoom found the solution by working closely with Red Vines’ marketing team to create a unique, never-before-done product that would get the attention of media brand fans. Known for their popular Super Rope, GreenRoom opted for the adage, “Bigger is Better” and helped the team develop a 50-foot long Red Vines Super Rope to commemorate National Licorice Day.

GreenRoom leveraged the lengthy treat in custom media boxes and event activations that showcased the beloved brand’s sense of fun, innovation in the candy marketplace, and 100+ year old history. Carrying the initiative further, GreenRoom helped bring Red Vines’ creativity and whimsy to the industry’s most impactful tradeshow, Sweets and Snacks Expo (SASE), to help unveil new products ahead of the busiest confectionary buy-in season of the year.

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The results? GreenRoom positioned Red Vines as a visionary candy brand leader. The agency secured the brand a steady flowing stream of top tier media results with outlets like People Magazine, Oprah.com, Hello Giggles, Us Weekly, Delish, Tastemade, SimpleMost, Bustle, The Daily Meal, and Reader’s Digest as well as coveted trades like Candy Industry Magazine, Candy & Snack Today and many more. 

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The measurement of sweet success stemming from the agency’s tailored outreach and creative planning over the course of 16 months looks a bit like this: 

  • 1,487,046,750 total online impressions 
  • 11,519,589 total circulation 
  • $1,151,227 print and broadcast comparative ad value

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In the Food and Beverage space and need help adding some sweetness to your brand? We’d love to work together.

 

GreenRoom Nominated as Finalists For 3 Innovation SABRE Awards!

As we continue to pace toward a better year for 2021, we’re ecstatic that we’ve received nominations for Provoke Media’s Innovation SABRE Awards (North America) across three categories!

We’re floored by the results we were able to achieve for our clients through periods of global uncertainty which included our work with:

  • AirThings on “Humidity Heroes: Airthings Condair team to slow disease progression” for Healthcare / Pharmaceutical / Health-tech
  • American Licorice Company on “Sweet & Sour sides of YouTube & TikTok” for Crowdsourcing and Co-creating
  • Ogden’s Own distillery on “Relief for Utah’s Service Industry and Sanitization for the Navajo Nation” for Best in Digital/Print Media – Regional (Earned)

We look forward to results on February 24th and wish good luck to all!

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GreenRoom Recognized in 2020 Best Places to Work by PRWeek

Closing out the year in spectacular fashion, the agency was honored in the 8th annual awards program by the leading industry organization, PR Week.  As stated by the award criteria, internal development, compensation, camaraderie and employee support have always been key issues for the judges. This year these qualities are all viewed through the lens of COVID-19. Organizations’ response to the unique circumstances of an unprecedented year factored heavily on the honorees selected.  

“It’s always appreciated and noteworthy, as is the case with this firm, when employees note their agency is all about good people and good work,” commented one judge. “And they clearly did a remarkable job protecting jobs during COVID and emphasizing diversity and inclusive efforts.” 

GreenRoom was among six other honorees in the Small Agency category.

While a difficult year for obvious reasons, the GreenRoom team persevered with exceptional work that was recognized by the venerable Shorty Social Good Awards, two wins from the Bulldog PR awards, and nominations from the In2 Innovation Sabre Awards as well as a nomination from PR Week for Outstanding Boutique Agency.

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GreenRoom Recognized in the 5th Annual Shorty Social Good Awards

GreenRoom is honored to be among the other finalists in the 5th Annual Shorty Social Good Awards. The awards program is designed to honor the best of social and digital media and as a finalist in the “Real-Time Response” category, demonstrates the agency’s approach to always-on programming within our social and digital programs. This year was quite unique with our brands leaning on us more than ever in the midst of crisis, and by showing them we could be as nimble to support their pivots to help them support their communities was an extremely rewarding silver lining in an otherwise devastating year for so many. 

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Working with Ogden’s Own, the largest independent distillery in Utah, the brand heavily relied on the local food and beverage community to serve their products at bars and restaurants. The company could have easily halted operations and cut expenses when this revenue stream cratered but instead, on the wings of its rock-solid leadership and a compassion to do right by everyone possible, Ogden’s Own took matters into its own hands. Working closely with GreenRoom to help them achieve something remarkable: a full-scale shift in operations towards supporting their local and regional community to weather the storm and make it through COVID-19. You can read more in our case study here

From March-May 2020 alone, GreenRoom achieved 25+ individual pieces of broadcast coverage spanning television, radio and podcasts, 20+ pieces of print coverage in leading regional newspapers and magazines, 75+ online placements, and 80+ million combined digital impressions, print readers and households reached. As momentum snowballed regionally, national media outlets soon caught wind of what the distillery was doing and the lengths they were going to selflessly help others. Soon, GreenRoom was able to transform this word-of-mouth into nationally-facing media coverage with outlets including Fodor’s, The Takeout, Grit Daily and more. 

GreenRoom’s Digital Team likewise played a critical role as a mouthpiece for the brand. The social pages exploded and from March-May 2020, generating 5+ million impressions (a 1,068% increase from the same time last year), 330,000+ engagements (a 645% increase), drove 24,000+ consumers to Ogden’s Own’s distributor’s website (a 533% increase) and increased Ogden’s Own’s social follower base by 15,000+ (a 4,162% increase). As part of the agency’s community management, several incoming messages of gratitude, brand loyalty, enthusiasm, and product demand for the brand abounded! 

This nomination comes on the heels of winning two Bulldog Awards earlier in the year for Best Issue/Cause Advocacy Campaign and Best Visual Storytelling Campaign, a true testament to the agency’s relentless pursuit of innovative campaigns and exceedingly strong media relations.

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