Successful Client Communication Strategies
Learn how Falcon Valley Group worked with our clients to reach their goals and objectives.
Silverado Roundtable White Paper
Situation: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, displaced employees leaned into the work from home (WFH) experiment in massive numbers. Employers were forced to consider what a transformed post-pandemic workplace environment should look like. What will it take to bring...
La Mesa Disaster Recovery Fund, East County Chamber of Commerce and La Mesa Chamber of Commerce
Situation: During the overnight hours of May 30 and 31, 2020, dozens of La Mesa businesses were damaged, destroyed or looted in the aftermath of opportunistic violence and looting following peaceful Black Lives Matter demonstrations. In an effort to assist the...
Water News Network, San Diego County Water Authority
Situation: Nearly as many Americans today say they prefer getting their local news online as through local television according to a 2018 Pew Research Center survey on American Trends. A majority of Americans surveyed by Pew trust niche news websites above general...
City of San Diego Proposition B Pension Reform Campaign
Situation: After 20 years of teetering on the brink of bankruptcy due to pension underfunding (leading it to be called “Enron By The Sea” by the New York Times), the City of San Diego was in dire financial straits. A citizen-initiated pension reform ballot measure,...
Francis Parker School Crisis Communication Plan Development
Situation: With incidents of violence and other emergencies escalating in the nation’s schools, capped by the horror of the Sandy Hook shooting, San Diego based Francis Parker School, a well-established private K-12 school system, engaged Falcon Valley Group to create...
Colrich Lodge at Bankers Hill Promotion
Situation: An eight percent drop in home sales in the first half of 2006 could not have been worse timing for San Diego based building developer Colrich. Colrich planned to open its luxury townhome complex “Lodge at Bankers Hill” in July 2006. This was Colrich’s first...
San Diego Wildfires
Situation: In the early hours of October 25, 2003, the first of three major wildfires began in San Diego County. By October 27, the fires had killed 16 people, destroyed 3,241 homes and other structures, and cost $43 million in suppression costs. This wildfire...
Heavens Gate Mass Suicides Response, County of San Diego
Situation: Thirty-nine “Heaven's Gate” religious cult members killed themselves inside a Rancho Santa Fe (San Diego County) mansion, believing their souls would board a spaceship trailing the Hale-Bopp comet. It remains the country's worst mass suicide. Upon discovery...
San Diego State University College of Extended Studies DigiMedia Certificate Program
Situation: The explosion of the Internet and online communication including social media found many public relations practitioners scrambling to develop the necessary skills to stay current and relevant as communication professionals. There were few resources for...
Awards & Honors
Excellence in Journalism Awards, San Diego Press Club:
First place awards (16), Second place awards (26), Third place awards (15), 2011-2020
- Awards include Online/Daily Print (Best Serious Column, Best Light Column, Best Feature Reporting, Best Series, Best Sportswriting, Best Science/Tech/Biotech Writing, Headlines); Online/Television (Best Sports Reporting, Best Sports Video); and Websites (Best Topic Based Blog, Best Public Service/Consumer Blog)
- Awards on behalf of Communities Digital News, San Diego County Water Authority, Good Earth Plant Company, San Diego Daily Transcript, and San Diego Rostra.
Public Relations Society of America, Bernays Awards:
Websites (2018, 2019, 2020) for Water News Network
California Association of Public Information Officials (CAPIO) EPIC Awards:
Websites (2019, 2020) for Water News Network
Health Care Communicators of San Diego Awards, Gold (2), Silver (1)
- Awards on behalf of Hospital Association of San Diego/Imperial Counties, San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine
San Diego Public Relations Professional of the Year (“Andy Mace Award”):
San Diego Press Club
Eva Irving Award for Volunteer Service:
Public Relations Society of America, San Diego/Imperial
Spirit of Volunteerism Award:
American Red Cross, Southern California Region