SWBR wins Gold MarCom Award for technical PR writing

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SWBR teamed with longtime PR client Technetics Group to capture a Gold 2015 MarCom Award in the Technical Writing category.

SWBR wrote the technical article, “Spring-Energized Metal Seals Help Protect Equipment,” which was published in February 2015 in E&P magazine, a leading oil and gas publication that reaches more than 53,000 professionals in that industry. (Read the full article)

This is the second year in a row SWBR, in partnership with Houston-based Technetics Group, brought home a MarCom Award.

Last year, SWBR’s technical article, “Inflatable Seals for Critical Offshore Applications,” which was published in the July 2014 issue of OE (Offshore Engineer) magazine, won a Platinum Award – the highest honor. (Read the full article)

“SWBR has a well-documented history of working alongside PR clients – whether they’re industrial, medical, B2B, financial – and generating content that hits key audiences, positions them as industry experts and drives action. Technical articles, case studies, blogging, e-newsletter content and more all have the ability to increase that awareness and engagement.

About Technetics Group

Technetics Group provides innovative solutions for the world’s most critical and demanding applications, from nuclear reactor pressure vessels to jet engines. Technetics Group is a globally trusted source for engineered components, seals, assemblies and sub-systems that are custom-designed for high performance and extreme applications in the semiconductor, aerospace, power generation, oil and gas, medical and other industries. For more information, please visit

About MarCom Awards

MarCom Awards is a creative competition for individuals and companies involved in the concept, writing and design of print, visual, audio and web materials and programs. One of the largest competitions of its kind, it receives some 5,000 entries per year from corporate marketing departments, advertising agencies, PR firms, design studios, production companies and freelancers.



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Advertising is in Ernie’s DNA as he’s a third-generation family member to join the business his late grandfather founded. With that pedigree comes an almost six sense of identifying the “it factor” needed to create campaigns that spark customers to action. Ernie (or ET) uses his outgoing personality to connect with clients to build strong collaborative relationships. He digs deep to uncover new opportunities that will make a measurable difference for each client’s business. A graduate of Eastern University and Saint Joseph’s University (MBA), he has the book smarts and experience to elevate brand communications with strategies that challenge the status quo. He’s always guiding Team SWBR toward the correct target audiences, smartest campaign messages, right digital channels and best traditional tactics suited to boost sales.

When he’s not working, Ernie enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter. He’s also an avid golfer still searching for his first hole-in-one.