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Fleet Week San Diego Event

The Challenge

For eight years, in a joint effort with military public affairs departments, Nuffer, Smith, Tucker coordinated the public relations efforts surrounding Fleet Week San Diego, a series of up to 20 events designed to honor military personnel for their dedication on the battlefield and in the community.

The Tactics

For the duration of Fleet Week, NST conducted media outreach to local, regional and national outlets; coordinated spokespeople for each event; developed agreements with local media partners; and worked with military public affairs officers to secure local stories about exemplary military personnel.

While media coverage often surpassed expectations, most importantly this coverage incorporated the "big picture" of Fleet Week, going beyond event details and on-site coverage to communicating Fleet Week’s mission.

The Results

  • 100,000 attendees – consistently broke attendance records for major events like the marquee Sea-N-Air Parade (2003).
  • $15,000 raised – Fleet Week Foundation was able to donate funds to local nonprofit organizations that support the military and their families (2003).
  • 372 media placements – Television, print, online and radio coverage included local and regional outlets (2002).

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