December 7, 2017 – Vault welcomes Brie Genovese back to the agency as Director of Digital Strategy.
November 30, 2017 – PR News named agency president Kate Shields as one of its 2017 Top Women in PR across the nation. Kate will receive her award at a ceremony in New York in January 2018.
November 14, 2017 – Vault earned eight awards at the 49th Annual Philadelphia PRSA Pepperpot & Achievement Awards. Vault took home four 1st place Pepperpots in the Public Service, Media Relations (For Profit), Special Purpose Publications and Media Kit categories, and four 2nd place Ladles in the Audio/Video Programs, Special Events & Observances, Integrated Communications and Marketing Communications (New Products) categories. Agency president Kate Shields received the Philadelphia PRSA Chapter President’s Award.
November 2, 2017 – The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia named agency president Kate Shields to its Board of Directors.
September 15, 2017 – The Wharton Small Business Development Center at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Entrepreneurs’ Forum of Greater Philadelphia and Philadelphia Media Network, publisher of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News and Philly.com, announced Vault as one of the 2017 Philadelphia 100 Award Winners. The Philadelphia 100 Awards honor the region’s fastest-growing, privately-held companies.
September 1, 2017 – Vault has been named to the Philadelphia Business Journal’s inaugural Soaring 76 list of the fastest-growing companies in the Philadelphia region.
August 28, 2017 – Vault welcomes Liz Semon to the agency as Senior Account Executive.
August 15, 2017 – Vault celebrates its debut on the 2017 Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing private companies.
August 7, 2017 – Vault welcomes Haley Flanagan and Logan Yu to the agency as Account Executive and Account Coordinator respectively.
July 5, 2017 – Vault has been named a finalist in three categories in Ragan’s PR Daily Media Relations Awards: Innovation in Media Relations, Product/Service Launch and Use of Celebrity/Personality. The national competition honors leading media relations campaigns from across the country.
June 12, 2017 – Vault welcomes Brittany Tressler and Samantha Kamen to the agency as Associate Vice President and Senior Account Executive respectively.
May 5, 2017 – Vault received a 2017 PRSA Bronze Anvil in the Public Service Announcements category for its Zika virus education campaign on behalf of the National Pest Management Association entitled “Pests Without Borders.”
May 4, 2017 – Vault welcomes Alexandra Silks to the agency as Account Executive. Alexandra joins Vault with several years of agency experience serving a diverse client roster.
April 29, 2017 – Vault welcomes new clients Campbell Soup Company (Camden, N.J.), Elap Services (Chesterbrook, Pa.), Google (Mountain View, CA), Neuronetics (Malvern, Pa.) and Trinseo (Berwyn, Pa.).
April 4, 2017 – Vault President Kate Shields has been named a winner in the inaugural Walnut Club Awards, which honors the achievements of female CEOs, C-suite executives and non-profit executive directors in Greater Philadelphia. The awards ceremony will be held on July 18, 2017 in Center City Philadelphia.
January 30, 2017 – Vault welcomes Meagan Dominick, Senior Account Executive, and Catie Gainor, Assistant Account Executive, as the newest additions to the team.
January 19, 2017 – Vault is honored to welcome the American Culinary Federation (Saint Augustine, Fla.) and the National Electrical Contractors Association (King of Prussia, Pa.) to our client roster.
December 6, 2016 – Vault proudly brought home 11 first- and second-place wins – the most of any agency in the Greater Philadelphia region – at the PRSA Philadelphia Chapter Pepperpot award ceremony. We received recognition for our work in new product marketing communication, integrated communications, brochures, websites, public service announcements, special events, media relations, social media, magazines, op-ed writing and press conferences.
October 24, 2016 – Vault is excited to welcome Chelsey Manko to the agency as Associate Vice President. Chelsey joins us with an impressive track record at New York agencies, most recently serving as Vice President and Director of Consumer & Lifestyle at King + Company.
September 16, 2016 – Under the leadership of agency partners Kate Shields and Jess Phelan, Vault has been named one of the Top Women-Owned Businesses in Greater Philadelphia by the Philadelphia Business Journal.
September 12, 2016 – Vault welcomes new intern Elise Corbett, a senior at La Salle University, for the fall semester.
September 6, 2016 – As the agency continues to grow, Vault welcomes D.C. transplant and talented communications pro Jessica Caufield to the team as Senior Account Executive.
August 8, 2016 – Vault is proud to have been named one of Philadelphia’s Best Places to Work by the Philadelphia Business Journal in the Small Business Category. It’s an honor for the entire agency to be one of the few women-owned businesses to be recognized.
July 28, 2016 – Vault is turning heads as we ‘reignite tourism’ for client Discover Lehigh Valley.
July 14, 2016 — Vault is honored to be named the winner of PR Daily’s 2016 Media Relations Award in the Crowd Sourcing Category for its “Hometown Breakfast Battle” campaign for Thomas’ English muffins and bagels. The tasty campaign had 135 chefs from target markets around the U.S. participate in an epic recipe competition that engaged consumers to ultimately crown the winner of the battle royale. Read more about the campaign in a special edition of PRDaily.com here.
July 1, 2016 — Vault congratulates Assistant Account Executive Kellsey Turner, whose team won 1st place in the Philadelphia PRSA’s Nancy Bacher Long PR Institute. Kellsey completed the eight-week advanced training program and won the competition with her team’s compelling presentation and strategic plan for client, Girls on the Run.
July 1, 2016 — Vault warmly welcomes Discover Lehigh Valley to our growing travel & tourism roster!
June 1, 2016 — Vault is pleased to be among the esteemed list of finalists for PR Daily’s 2016 Media Relations Awards. The agency’s campaign to harness the power of hometown pride with the Thomas’ “Hometown Breakfast Battle” was named to the short list in the Crowd Sourcing Campaign category. Thomas’ 135th Anniversary Event was also named a finalist in the Stunt or Special Event Category. Winners will be announced in mid-July.
May 16, 2016 – Vault welcomes two new PR professionals to its growing team: Ben Guell has joined the firm as Assistant Account Executive, and Jim Aumack, former intern, is staying onboard full-time as Account Coordinator.
April 28, 2016 – There was nothing elementary about the first-ever Take Your Child to Work Day at Vault – and the 19 mini Vaulters in attendance would agree. Organized by an all-star committee, the event seamlessly blended exposure to the world of communications with entertainment through fun activities like commercial shoots, branding exercises, graphic design, product taste testing, photoshoots, team building and more. The PR pros in training had a fun and memorable day “on the job” learning about the agency and its clients, and they were even visited by special guests, including Music Monkey Jungle, Briar Bush Nature Center and Rita’s Ice Guy! #SparkingAHAMoments
April 11, 2016 – Vault warmly welcomes new clients Friedman LLP, PetFlow and Catholic Partnership Schools.
April 4, 2016 – Vault Communications welcomes Kelly Hackenbrack, former Vault intern, to the position of Account Coordinator.
February 10, 2016 — Vault Communications welcomes its newest talent to the agency. Rachel Jakubowitcz joins us as an Account Executive, bringing experience in medical publishing and agency PR. Shannon Rosiak is now an Assistant Account Executive, coming to Vault from Independence Blue Cross. Kelly Hackenbrack, Penn State University, Class of 2015, and Jim Aumack, La Salle University, Class of 2016, have also joined the team as spring interns.
January 16, 2016 — Vault Communications is a proud sponsor of The Tenth Annual Lemon Ball in support of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. For 10 years, ALSF has provided critical support in the battle against childhood cancer in memory of its young founder and creator, Alexandra “Alex” Scott (1996-2004).
December 18, 2015 — Vault Communications congratulates Assistant Account Executive Kellsey Turner on being awarded the National Gold Key at this year’s PRSSA National Conference awards ceremony, held last month in Atlanta, Ga. The National Gold Key award honors outstanding public relations students who excel in their academic study of public relations, have pursued ambitious professional development opportunities and are leaders in their PRSSA Chapter. Kellsey was President of the La Salle University PRSSA chapter and initially joined Vault in June 2015 as an Intern. She was hired as an Account Coordinator in August and was recently promoted to Assistant Account Executive in November.
November 25, 2015 — Vault Communications today announced the promotion of eight employees, recognizing them for their hard work and individual professional growth in 2015. Pamela Caruolo was promoted to Vice President; Kaitlin Moyer to Associate Vice President; Danielle Feole and Ariel Vegotsky were promoted to Account Manager; Lauren Nick and Katy Rambo to Senior Account Executive; Amanda Michelson was promoted to Assistant Account Executive; and Kellsey Turner to Assistant Account Executive.
October 13, 2015 — Vault Communications welcomes Stephanie Kensy to the position of Account Executive. Stephanie joins us from Krames StayWell.
August 21, 2015 — Vault congratulates Account Coordinator Amanda Michelson as a member of the winning team, MARK, in the 2015 Nancy Bacher Long PR Institute. Amanda and her group of three other PR professionals in the Philadelphia area completed the eight-week advanced training program and won the competition with their entry, “What Inspires Me.” Their presentation and strategic plan met the goals of this year’s client, Hope Partnership for Education, and impressed judges with their clear direction, creative ideas and presentation materials.
August 13, 2015 — Vault Communications President Kate Shields was featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Business section in this piece about PR firms’ natural progression into social media and how public relations plays a vital role in social programs.
August 10, 2015 — Vault Communications welcomes Kellsey Turner to the position of Account Coordinator. Kellsey joined Vault as a summer intern and is a graduate of La Salle University.
May 26, 2015 — Vault Communications welcomes Lauren Nick to the position of Account Executive. Lauren joins us from Brian.
May 17, 2015 — Vault Communications and agency president Kate Shields made the front page of The Philadelphia Inquirer’s new Sunday Business section in this piece about business taxes in the Greater Philadelphia region.
May 5, 2015 — Vault Communications congratulates Colleen Lynch on her promotion to Assistant Account Executive. In her new role, Colleen will provide support for clients such as Bimbo Bakeries USA, Herr’s Snack Foods and Airgas.
April 23, 2015 — Vault Communications had the honor of executing the 135th Anniversary celebration of Thomas’ English Muffins today at the original American bakery of Samuel Bath Thomas — The Muffin House in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City.
April 16, 2015 — Vault Communications today announced it has been named Public Relations Agency of Record for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeastern Pennsylvania, headquartered in Philadelphia, Pa.
March 25, 2015 — Vault Communications congratulates Amanda Polyak on her promotion to Senior Account Executive. In her new role, Amanda will provide senior counsel for clients such as Professional Pest Management Alliance, AMResorts, Gate One Travel and J&J Snack Foods.
March 6, 2015 — Vault Communications today announced it has been named Public Relations Agency of Record for General Building Contractors Association (GBCA), headquartered in Philadelphia, Pa.
February 17, 2015 — Vault Communications today announced it has been named Public Relations Agency of Record for Saxbys Coffee, headquartered in Broomall, Pa.
February 16, 2015 — Vault Communications welcomes Katy Rambo to the position of Account Executive. Katy joins us from Brian.
January 12, 2015 — Vault Communications welcomes Allie Artur to the position of Senior Account Executive. Allie joins us from Hornercom.
January 5, 2015 — Vault Communications today announced it has been named Public Relations Agency of Record for theVillage of Rosemont, Pa.
December 15, 2014 — Vault Communications congratulates Gina Kent on her promotion to Vice President and Pamela Caruolo on her promotion to Associate Vice President. In her new role, Gina will lead the account teams that service Bancroft, Cancer Treatment Centers of America and Sesame Place. Pamela will lead the account teams for Acosta, Gwynedd-Mercy University, Decision Strategies International and Triose in her new role.
December 8, 2014 — Vault Communications welcomes Craig Rogers to the position of Senior Art Director. A talented designer with more than two decades of experience, Craig joins us from FVM Strategic Communications.
December 1, 2014 — Vault Communications today announced it has been named Public Relations Agency of Record for Rita’s Italian Ice, headquartered in Trevose, Pa. and Herr Foods Inc., headquartered in Nottingham, Pa.
October 6, 2014 — Vault Communications welcomes Amanda Michaelson, who joins the firm in the role of Account Coordinator. Amanda joins Vault from Prosek Partners in New York, N.Y.
September 23, 2014 — It was a sunny day at Vault Communications as we watched our “junior staffers” steal the show on FOX’s “Good Day Philadelphia” in a live-remote segment at Sesame Place. Annie (9), Quinn (7), Maeve (5), Lily (4), Lucas (3) and Sloane (3) joined “Good Day Philadelphia” Co-Host Jennaphr Frederick throughout the morning to promote The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular going on now through October 26th at Sesame Place.
September 18, 2014 — Vault Communications congratulates Ariel Vegotsky on her promotion to senior account executive and Amanda Perez on her promotion to assistant account executive.
Ariel will continue leading the Vault Internship Program as she takes on higher profile roles with other pieces of business, including Power Home Remodeling Group, Alouette, the Abramson Center, Cantina Laredo and Thomas’.
In her new role, Amanda has joined the National Pest Management Association and AMResorts account teams.
September 15, 2014 — Vault Communications today announced it has been named Public Relations Agency of Record for Thomas’. Maker of the original “nooks and crannies” English Muffins, Thomas’ also produces a variety of flavors of English Muffins, Bagels and Toasting Bread.
September 4, 2014 — Vault Communications today announced it has been named Public Relations Agency of Record for Cantina Laredo, a modern Mexican concept owned by Consolidated Restaurant Companies, for the launch of its new location in King of Prussia, Pa.
September 1, 2014 — Vault Communications today announced it has been named Public Relations Agency of Record for beloved family attraction, Sesame Place, after competing with several other agencies in a review process conducted by Seaworld Entertainment.
August 14, 2014 — Everybody’s working for the weekend, including our own Director of Media Relations Abby Rizen on the set of “Fox & Friends” to help kick off Shark Week with our client Adventure Aquarium.
July 24, 2014 — Vault joined its client of eight years, Airgas, Inc., on the set of CNBC’s “Mad Money” for Executive Chairman Peter McCausland’s 12th appearance and CEO Mike Molinini’s second, to discuss the Company’s latest earnings performance and market trends. McCausland currently holds the record for being the show’s most appeared/interviewed executive.
July 21, 2014 — Did you know Sunday, July 20th was National Ice Cream Day? If you tuned into Channel 16 WNEP in the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton media market on the morning of Friday, July 18, you sure did. Vault helped client Weis Markets secure a live remote broadcast with WNEP’s Ryan Leckey at the Company’s dairy plant, giving Leckey full, behind the scenes access on how its delicious Weis Quality Ice Cream is made. Weis Markets also debuted its newest flavor, Peanut Butter Indulgence, and reported a significant spike in cases sold chain-wide during the day of the broadcast, coupled with DJ drops at local radio stations across the states of Pennsylvania, Virginia and Maryland.