D.C.-based Vanguard Communications Celebrates 25 Years of Communicating for Social Change

WASHINGTON (March 2, 2012) — Vanguard Communications, Inc., a D.C.-based public relations and social marketing firm, marked a milestone today — its 25th year of communicating for social change. Founded on March 2, 1987, Vanguard exclusively works with nonprofit organizations, government agencies and foundations focused on social issues.

In celebration of Vanguard’s silver anniversary, the Hispanic woman-owned full service agency revealed its new website, Based on company-wide research and creative input, Vanguard staff designed the site to embody the company’s core values of innovation, passion, integrity and quality.

In reflecting on the past 25 years, Vanguard President Maria Rodriguez said, “The PR industry and the media landscape of today bear little resemblance to what they were 25 years ago. Yet the key to success in our industry remains unchanged. We need to know our audiences inside and out, so that we can craft messages that will resonate with them and select tools that will reach them. That’s the only way to ensure that our efforts break through the ever-increasing noise.”

Since its inception, the award-winning agency has worked on issues such as education; energy and environment; food and agriculture; health and wellness; mental health and substance use; and youth and family issues for many highly respected nonprofit and government organizations. Some of these organizations include the American Academy of Physician Assistants, American Psychological Association, Campaign for High School Equity, Consortium for Ocean Leadership, Farm Aid, Galvin Electricity Initiative, National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Virginia Commonwealth University and W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

To learn about Vanguard’s innovations and results for these clients and others through the years, visit

For Vanguard news, insights and innovations, follow the firm’s InSites blog at and connect on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Pinterest.

Rachael Siefert, 202-248-5466,

# # #