NatureBridge Selects Bateman Group as New PR Agency of Record
SAN FRANCISCO, June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Bateman Group, an integrated public relations and social media communications firm, today announced that NatureBridge, the largest residential environmental education partner of the National Park Service, has enlisted Bateman Group to serve as the organization’s U.S. PR agency of record, effective immediately. With this win, Bateman Group expands its Green/Sustainability practice formed on Oct. 25, 2010 around flagship client Recyclebank focused on companies, both for profit and nonprofit, offering innovative products and services that protect natural resources and embrace the concepts of environmental integrity and social responsibility.
Bateman Group was hired to increase awareness nationwide of the NatureBridge brand and its proven inquiry-based environmental education programs currently taught at residential campuses in Yosemite National Park, Olympic National Park, Golden Gate National Recreation Area and Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. Day-to-day responsibilities include: ongoing strategic communications counsel; messaging and storyline development; executive visibility; consumer lifestyle media programs spanning print, online, radio and broadcast; regional media campaigns; and ongoing outreach to the business, consumer, philanthropic, education and environmental media and bloggers. Bateman Group CEO and Founder Fred Bateman in San Francisco and Vice President Tyler Perry in New York City will lead the bi-coastal account team of specialists with experience spanning corporate brand building, local and national media relations, cause-related marketing, thought leadership and issues management.
“For 40 years, our residential field science and environmental education programs have helped kids from a diverse range of socio-economic and cultural backgrounds develop a personal connection to the natural world around them,” said Susan Larson, director of communications, NatureBridge. “We were looking for a PR partner to take our mission of nurturing environmental stewardship to the national stage. Bateman Group came in with the experience and a solid plan to make this happen.”
“Environmental education is a pre-requisite for a sustainable planet, yet it continues to be misunderstood, underfunded and even ignored,” said Fred Bateman, CEO and founder, Bateman Group. “As a result, NatureBridge’s mission has grown increasingly urgent. We’re eager to help the organization expand the program across the U.S. to inspire even more students in more and more places to become advocates for the planet.”
Founded in 1971 and based in San Francisco, NatureBridge is the largest residential environmental education partner of the National Park Service. Its mission is to inspire personal connections to the natural world and responsible actions to sustain it. NatureBridge currently operates four campuses at Yosemite National Park, in Olympic National Park in Washington State, in Golden Gate National Park and in Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. Each year, NatureBridge serves more than 40,000 participants through field science, youth leadership and teacher training programs. NatureBridge is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization. www.naturebridge.org.
About Bateman Group
Bateman Group is an award-winning integrated public relations and social media communications agency founded in 2004 around a compelling vision — to make a bigger market impact for a smaller, more select group of companies. In the last three years, Bateman Group was named one of the “Best Boutique Agencies to Work For” by The Holmes Report; hailed as “One of Silicon Valley’s top-tier tech agencies” by PR WEEK; and earned a Gold Bulldog Media Award in the Consumer Tech category. Bateman Group is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Brooklyn and additional staff in Boston. For more information, please visit the company website or the Bateman Banter blog.
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