Fetching Communications Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary in Pet Marketing

Tampa, FL (PRWEB) February 13, 2013

Fetching Communications, the international PR and marketing agency for the pet and veterinary industries, is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this month. Fetching Communications president Kristen Levine, a noted pet lifestyle expert, founded the company in February 2003 after a 15-year career in public relations for the SPCA Tampa Bay, a large, progressive animal shelter in Florida.

During my tenure at the SPCA Tampa Bay, I had the opportunity to elevate the pet adoption and spay-neuter platforms and learn what motivates and influences pet parents, said Levine. As I worked alongside pet businesses and veterinary practices during that time, I saw a need for specialized marketing and public relations services for this niche industry. Levine founded Fetching Communications then, as the first agency specifically serving the unique needs of the pet and veterinary marketplace.

Fetching Communications offers traditional and digital marketing services including strategic planning, public relations and social media program development, media relations, web design and development, collateral development, and B2B and B2C communication programs. Staying true to Levines roots with the SPCA, Fetchings philosophy is to work only with companies whose products or services add value to the lives of pets and their human counterparts. Fetchings clients include pet product manufacturers and service providers, veterinary practice groups, specialty/referral practices, veterinary diagnostic companies, and veterinary colleges. Currently, Fetching represents NoviPet, Pet Dental Services, DOGTV, Steadfast Friends, Center for Animal Referral & Emergency Services (CARES), Veterinary Referral Center of Colorado (VRCC), and Charleston Veterinary Referral Center (CVRC), among others.

In our 10th year, we have plans to launch an additional PR platform to serve pet product manufacturers, retailers, animal welfare organizations and more, said Levine.

PRWeek named Fetching Communications as one of the nations top PR agencies in 2010, 2011 and 2012, and also recognized the agency for its stellar work in promoting the 5th Annual ACVO/Merial National Service Dog Eye Exam Event last year. Also, Levine was awarded three Certificates of Excellence from the Cat Writers Association (CWA) in the 2012 CWA Communications Contest.

For more information about Fetching Communications, please visit fetchingcommunications.com.

About Fetching Communications

Fetching Communications (fetchingcommunications.com), founded in Tampa, Fla. in 2003 by pet lifestyle expert Kristen Levine, is an international marketing and public relations firm that focuses exclusively on veterinary, pet and animal-oriented products and services. Representing companies and organizations stretching from the United States to Australia, Fetching Communications has entrenched itself as a leading agency for the $ 50.96 billion annual pet product and pet supply industry. Connect with Fetching Communications on Facebook (facebook.com/FetchingCommunications), Twitter (twitter.com/FetchTweet) and LinkedIn (linkedin.com/company/fetching-communications). To sign up for Fetched!, please visit fetchingcommunications.com/contact-us/.

About Kristen Levine, Pet Lifestyle Expert

Kristen Levines volunteer work led to a 15-year career as the Public Relations Director of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Tampa Bay, Fla., where she played a critical role in promoting pet adoption and pet lifestyle education. With her knowledge of public relations, pet lifestyle concerns and family dynamics, she founded Fetching Communications, the nations first marketing and public relations firm wholly dedicated to serving the pet and veterinary industry, in 2003. In November 2011, Levine published Pampered Pets on a Budget: Caring for Your Pet Without Losing Your Tail with co-author Jeffrey Barnes, available on Amazon.com. Having logged over 1,000 live national radio and television show appearances, Levine is a frequent contributor to pet and veterinary trade magazines nationwide. She serves as Bissell Homecares official pet spokesperson, educating pet parents about pet clean-up solutions, as well as on the Toyota Pet Expert Team (P.E.T.), where she shares her knowledge to help develop programs to teach pet parents the importance of properly protecting and securing pets in automobiles. Levine lives in Florida with her husband, dog, two cats and a pair of miniature donkeys. For more information about Kristen Levine, please visit kristenlevine.com or connect with her on Facebook (facebook.com/KristenLevinePetLifestyleExpert) and Twitter (twitter.com/fetchingkristen).

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