BLPR helped the American Rental Association celebrate their 60th Anniversary Year at their annual conference in Atlanta, GA in February 2016. BLPR manages the pressroom and press conference activities for exhibitors at the show on behalf of the association.
ORA Orthopedics’ success stories like the one about Don Frances’ weight loss and surgical success make for enticing reading during the winter of 2016.
Bettendorf Fire Chief Gerry Voelliger is an adventure athlete and shared his passion for climbing mountains and ice cliffs with the readers of Let’s Move Quad Cities.
BLPR helped the Waste Commission of Scott County take community engagement from online social networks to the ball diamond with a sponsorship of the Quad City River Bandits minor league baseball team. After all, who could know more about recycling garbage than a raccoon?
BLPR helped Mrs. Wages celebrate the harvest and the winning entries in several state fair canning competitions they sponsored in 2016.
Scott County residents were given a helpful reminder of what they can recycle via the GO All In program during the holiday season.
Ten year-old author Lucy Lareau and her mom (BLPR Partner, Liz Lareau) co-created a new graphic novel with the intent of encouraging young girls to pursue their interests in math and science. The Geeky Fab Five made their debut in San Diego at Comic-Con in 2016.
“If you don’t use it, you lose it” seems to be the mantra for Moline resident, Mike Owens. This ORA Success Story features Owens – who retired in 2000 – and the multiple surgeries he’s had so he can stay active and live a full life.
BLPR helped the Waste Commission of Scott County launch their single-stream recycling program (GO All In) with a dynamic website featuring photos and stories of local residents who were ready to “GO.” In just 90 days after its launch, the commission had collected nearly twice as much recycling than it had the year before, making the program an unquestioned success.
Rock Island educator Sarah Greim and her mom, a retired elementary school principal, share why they run together in the LMQC feature “Why I Move.”
At 55, you’d think Duane Spellious would take a break after two hip replacements over 8 weeks. Not for this 7th degree Master of martial arts. His story ran on WQAD-TV’s “Let’s Move QC” monthly report.
Let’s Move Quad Cities’ hiking blogger Wade Ellett shares his stories of adventure whether they’re in the mountains of Colorado or the backyard trails of the Quad Cities.
The Quad Cities got to meet ORA’s newest pain management physician, Dr. Mahesh Mohan, through a one-on-one Q&A on “Let’s Move Quad Cities.”
WQAD-TV and ORA Orthopedics have worked together to bring local stories about health and fitness every month of the year since 2014. The “Let’s Move QC” reports are part of a broader media sponsorship negotiated by BLPR.
Kent Precision Foods Group celebrated the start of canning season with a promotion designed to “spread the love” of jams, jellies and preserves – and Mrs. Wages fruit pectins.
Digital video advertising buys on YouTube and other websites helped support the TV buy made over broadcast television and drove traffic right to the program’s website.
These moms run the Quad Cities … literally. And they were featured in a “Let’s Move QC” segment on WQAD-TV.
As the most popular canning blogger in the nation, Food In Jars’ Marissa McClellan is an important ally in Mrs. Wages on-going effort to popularize and mainstream canning with the general public.
Long-time canning educator, Shirley Camp, shares her tips and tricks for canning and food preservation as part of the blogger relations program managed by BLPR for Kent Precision Foods Group and the Mrs. Wages brand of spices and mixes.
Olivia Schmidt’s story is a combined success for both ORA Orthopedics and the physical therapists at Rock Valley Health who work as ORA’s in-house PT team. BLPR helped tell the story of how the ORA/RVPT team helped this cross-fit enthusiast get back into competition after a severe shoulder injury.
The ORA Success Story about local weatherman, James Zahara’s, ankle surgery generated a lot of interest, a days’ worth of news banter on the station and plenty of pranks in the newsroom. Sorry, James.
BLPR creates and manages monthly contests to promote canning and convenient, home-style cooking for Kent Precision Foods group and its consumer brands.
The Iowa Quad Cities were encouraged to GO All In with the new single-stream recycling program from the Waste Commission of Scott County via this TV campaign in the late summer of 2016.
When Jennifer Gilk returned home to practice law in southwest Minnesota, there wasn’t any question she’d serve the family farms and local businesses of the area. BLPR helped launch Gilk Legacy Law in 2016.
Let’s Move QC Blogger and nutritionist Jeni Tackett digs through refrigerators in a humorous education blog that will become a standing feature in 2017.
GO All In pushed recycling education via social media with an entire gallery of graphical images for friends and followers to share in 2016.
Let’s Move Quad Cities’ “Why I Move” features are real stories about real people including ORA physical therapist Nichole Waddington.
Let’s Move Quad Cities featured Heather Ohlensehlen, a fitness instructor at the Bettendorf Family Y, and her inspirational journey to fitness in a “Why I Move” feature this past spring.
Cody Lichthardt is a Performance Enhancement Specialist at Quad City Sport Performance and a Certified Personal Trainer at Rock Valley Health. He’s also a fitness blogger for Let’s Move Quad Cities.
Area Boy Scout leader Tom Ervin shared why he’s lead the Illowa Council’s Klondike Derby – held outside in January every year – for more than a decade.
BLPR helped the Waste Commission of Scott County launch their GO All In campaign in 2016. Adoption of the new approach to single-stream recycling set records state-wide.