SPARTAN MOTORS (NASDAQ:SPAR) - Lambert, Edwards & Associates
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SPARTAN MOTORS (NASDAQ:SPAR)

Company

Spartan Motors is a leader in the design, engineering and manufacturing of custom chassis and vehicles for the emergency response, recreational vehicle and specialty vehicle markets.

Project

Geared around two massive 22-ton bomb-resistant military vehicles, LE&A was brought in to coordinate an event aimed at raising both investor and media awareness for the publicly held company. ​

Tactics

  • Engineered an event featuring a first-ever look for media and investors at the armored transport “Cougar” and the mine-sweeping “Buffalo,” both currently serving overseas and made by LE&A clients Spartan Motors and Force Protection
  • LE&A successfully coordinated the arrival of the vehicles in Midtown and closed 55th St. between 5th and Madison so news cameras and photographers could shoot the vehicles in motion
  • Provided assistance with preparation​
  • Media relations to event support

Results

  • More than 60 members of the financial community, representing some of the top financial institutions attended presentations and toured the vehicles.
  • Media outlets including CNN, New York Times, Reuters Getty Images and AP, while more than 50 other publications nationwide covered the story
  • LE&A earned a 2007 Silver Anvil, the most prestigious national award in the PR industry​
  • Stock prices of SPAR and FRPT both rose more than 150% in the months following the event, while both companies garnered more than $500 million in new military orders for these life-saving vehicles

Category
Capabilities, Featured Work, Public Relations