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Spaeth Communications, Inc. is a Dallas-based firm recognized as a leader in the communications field for its innovative training and strategic consulting.

History

Spaeth Communications, Inc. is a Dallas-based firm recognized as a leader in the communications field for its innovative training and strategic consulting. Founded in 1987 by Merrie Spaeth, the company has handled internal and external communication for local, national and international corporations and organizations during financial restructurings, downsizings, labor negotiations, litigation and commercial disputes, factory and hospital closings, acquisitions, mergers, product tamperings, industrial accidents, bankruptcies, and key personnel changes. The firm has a diverse client base that includes service and manufacturing companies, trade associations, financial institutions and government agencies.

Merrie Spaeth has pioneered a new approach to communication that analyzes and details techniques for influencing what a target audience will remember in a message. CEOs and top corporate officers from around the country have sought the firm's advice in developing communication strategies to affect local and national media coverage and improve investor relations, employee relations, and contact with clients, customers, government officials and other key audiences.

Awards

Spaeth Communications, Inc. has an award-winning team of experienced, creative, hard-working professionals with an exceptional success record on behalf of their clients. The Spaeth organization takes pride in innovative, individual approaches to each client's challenges.

  • 2012 Business Leadership Teaching Excellence Award
    The Edwin L. Cox Business Leadership Center
    Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University
    Merrie Spaeth
    Merrie has won the Teaching Excellence Award 24 times.
  • 2011 National Association of Women Business Owners, Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter
    Inspirational Spirit Award
    Merrie Spaeth
  • 2009 Dallas Quill Winner
    Merrie Spaeth, Spaeth Communications, Inc.
    Elecronic and Digital Communication - Eletronic Newsletters
    Bimbo Memo
    Award of Excellence
  • 2009 Dallas Business Journal Women in Business Awards
    Changemaker
    Merrie Spaeth, Spaeth Communications, Inc.
  • 2002 Apex Awards for Writing Excellence
    Best Re-write: Merrie Spaeth
    Best Regular Column: Karen Pruente
    Best How-to Guide: Rod Downey
  • 2002 IABC Silver Quill for Issues Management
    “The Bleachers and The Blabbermouth”: Merrie Spaeth and Sarah Wright
  • 2001 TPRA Silver Spur for Crisis Communications
    “The Bleachers and The Blabbermouth”: Merrie Spaeth and Sarah Wright
  • 2000 TPRA Silver Spur for Crisis Communications
    “The Tainted Taco: Communicating the Nation’s Largest Food Recall”: Merrie Spaeth, Peter Pitts, Sarah Wright
  • 2000 IABC Bronze Quill for Media Relations
    “El Paso Firefighters vs. The Mayor”: Rod Downey and Emily Rockenstein
  • 2000 Dallas IABC Communicator of the Year Finalist
    Merrie Spaeth
  • 1999 The Media Relations Report Bulldog Reporter Award for Crisis Communications
    Missouri State Teachers Association: Rod Downey, Judi Nardella and Karen Pruente
  • 1995 IABC Bronze Quill for Excellence in Public Relations
    Merrie Spaeth
  • 1994 TPRA Best of Texas Certificate of Merit
    Merrie Spaeth
  • 1989 Women in Communications Matrix Award for Interpretive Column/Editorial
    Merrie Spaeth
  • IABC Bronze Quill for Crisis Communications
    Rebecca Shaw
  • IABC Bronze Quill for Feature Writing
    Rebecca Shaw
  • IABC Award of Merit for Interpretive/Editorial Writing
    Rebecca Shaw
  • IABC Award of Merit for Speech Writing
    Rebecca Shaw
  • IABC Award of Merit for Feature Writing
    Rebecca Shaw