In 2017, TASC was nominated for Big Apple Awards from the Public Relations Society of America New York Chapter in the categories of “Crisis Communications” and “Diversity and Inclusion” on behalf of our work with client partners LifeSci Advisors and Russell Simmons’ RushCard. Big Apple Awards are presented to firms that best exemplify industry excellence in the public relations field.
TASC partnered with LifeSci Advisors to launch a pioneering gender diversity campaign in the life sciences industry to strengthen the company’s reputation and brand. The campaign was covered extensively in the media and praised by industry leaders and advocacy experts in the field who work to advance gender parity in the sciences.
TASC also managed and mitigated a crisis incident for RushCard, a prepaid debit card company founded by hip hop mogul and client Russell Simmons. RushCard suffered after a technology transfer left its customers without access to their funds for several days. The story was covered nationwide. The crisis and reputation management campaign brought their customers back and restored credibility to the company, which was later purchased by prepaid card industry leader Green Dot for $170 million.
In addition, TASC was awarded with only one of three “Best Of” awards for “Best Business/Campaign Outcomes” for our work on behalf of LifeSci Advisors.
In 2016, TASC was nominated for a Big Apple Award from the Public Relations Society of America New York Chapter. Big Apple Awards are presented to those firms that best exemplify industry excellence in the public relations field. We were nominated in the category of “Best Public Service Campaign” for our work with the Stella Adler Studio of Acting, one of the world’s most prestigious acting and theater training studios.
The Stella Adler Studio developed a theater arts training program for women and men who are inmates at the Rikers Island correctional facility in New York City. The program is designed to help reduce recidivism among inmates and improve morale within the Rikers Island jail system. The program resulted in the City of New York funding and hiring a new full-time arts training position at Rikers Island to help expand the initiative.
This marks the 3rd year in row that TASC has either won or been nominated for a “Big Apple Award.”
In 2015, TASC was honored to win two Big Apple Awards from the Public Relations Society of America New York Chapter. The first Big Apple Award was awarded to TASC for “Best National Public Service Campaign” for our work with 3 Generations that included promoting their documentary film Tricked and their grassroots advocacy campaign on human trafficking.
In 2015, TASC won a PR News Magazine award for “Best Public Service Campaign” at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, for our work with two LGBT rights groups, Athlete Ally and All Out. The campaign was centered around the Winter Olympic games in Sochi, Russia. The goal of the campaign was to convince the International Olympic Committee to change their policies on how they choose host countries in the future, ensuring that the human rights of athletes, spectators and citizens from the host country are always respected.
TASC also received two honorable mentions from PR News in the categories of “Best PR Event” and “Best Social Responsibility Campaign.”
In 2014, TASC was privileged to win two Silver Anvil Awards of Excellence from the Public Relations Society of America, one for a national public relations campaign and one for our crisis communications work. Both awards were for our work representing the Trayvon Martin family, their foundation and their legal team headed up by Benjamin Crump. Silver Anvil Awards are one of the industry’s most prestigious honors.
In 2014 our firm won the Big Apple Award from the Public Relations Society of America New York Chapter for our crisis communications work representing the Trayvon Martin family.