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Putting you in the media spotlight every day; that's what our clients expect and it's what we do best. We match our clients' news with today's hot topics, apply our creative magic and leverage our relationships with reporters, editors and producers to deliver the stories that matter most.

A Match Made on Venice Island

Ten years in the making, Venice Island is a City of Philadelphia project that blends environmental stewardship and community recreation.  It also represents a historic partnership between two Simon PR clients:  The Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation.  Our comprehensive campaign for the ribbon cutting and inaugural events yielded 44 earned media results including a preview by Philadelphia Daily News staff writer Dan Geringer.  His story showcased PWD’s underground storage basin, the green infrastructure on site, and Parks and Rec’s state-of-the-art theater for the community.  “This will establish Manayunk as a destination,” said Jane Lipton, executive director of the Manayunk Development Corporation.  Read more.

Celebrating the Power of Water

As the Fairmount Water Works approaches its 200th anniversary in 2015, this National Historic Landmark sought to attract and engage new audiences with the first-ever FLOW Festival. An arts and science festival celebrating the Schuylkill River, FLOW showcased innovative and interactive installations presented by local artists. Hundreds of Philadelphians converged on the Water Works to enjoy this exciting new event.

As part of an aggressive media relations campaign, Simon PR secured a feature story in The Philadelphia Inquirer that profiled three of the festival artists and the Water Works director, and conveyed the mission of the festival as a glimpse into the future of the Water Works. Culture Reporter Stephan Salisbury’s story inspired piece communicated the enthusiasm everyone involved has for the potential of this hidden gem. Read more.








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Interesting Factoids

ABC, NBC and CNN were found to be the three most trusted news sources in a recent Pew Research Journalism Project survey, while Buzzfeed, Drudge Report and Slate were among the sources more distrusted than trusted by respondents.

 (October 21, 2014) Media Sources: Distinct Favorites Emerge on the Left and Right.











They are hands-down the most professional and proficient PR firm we have ever worked with. The staff makes every program feel like it is a top priority and a shared responsibility.

Karen Young 
The Fairmount Water Works
Philadelphia Water Department