PPMA’s 2019 Public Service Announcements Named Winners in the 41st Annual Telly Awards

PPMA’s “Hindsight” PSA has won a Silver Telly and “Reality Check” PSA a Bronze Telly

The Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA), which serves as the public outreach arm of the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), announced today its “Hindsight” and “Reality Check” public service announcements have been awarded a Silver and Bronze Telly, respectively, in the Regional TV-Public Service and Social Responsibility category in the 41st Annual Telly Awards. The Telly Awards honors excellence in video and television across all screens and is judged by leaders from video platforms, television, streaming networks and production companies, including Dow Jones, Duplass Brothers Productions, Complex Networks, A&E Networks, Hearst Media, ESPN Films, RYOT, Vice+ and Vimeo.

The “Hindsight” and “Reality Check” PSAs produced by PPMA focus on the health risks associated with pests that homeowners may not be aware of, such as mosquito-borne illnesses, Lyme disease and other illnesses from ticks, asthma and allergy symptoms triggered by cockroaches, biting bed bugs and the threats rodents pose to both health and home.

“We are thrilled to have our PSAs recognized in the 41st annual Telly Awards,” said Cindy Mannes, executive director of PPMA. “An integral part of PPMA’s mission is to educate the public about the health threats associated with pests and the vital role pest control professionals play in protecting not only our health, but our homes, families and businesses as well. These PSAs expertly convey this information to audiences nationwide, and we’d like to thank the Telly Awards for recognizing this important work.”

PPMA’s PSA program is done in partnership with Center City Film & Video, a Philadelphia-based video production company. The spots are distributed to consumer audiences as NPMA-branded campaigns and air on TV and radios stations across the U.S. using donated inventory from PSA Directors and their respective networks.

To take action and get involved in amplifying the importance of professional pest control to consumer audiences nationwide, contact PPMA Executive Director, Cindy Mannes, via email at cmannes@pestworld.org.

The full list of the 41st Annual Telly Awards winners can be found at www.tellyawards.com/winners.  

About the Professional Pest Management Alliance: The PPMA was founded in 1997 to defend, protect and grow the pest management industry.  As the voice of the professional pest management industry, PPMA continues to proactively provide the public with information on the value of professional pest management through its media relations, public service announcement, advertising and online communications programs it conducts on behalf of the National Pest Management Association. For more information, please visit PPMAMainframe.org or NPMAPestWorld.org/PPMA.

About the National Pest Management Association: The NPMA, a non-profit organization with more than 5,500 members, was established in 1933 to support the pest management industry’s commitment to the protection of public health, food and property from the diseases and dangers of pests. For more information, visit PestWorld.org or follow @PestWorld on FacebookTwitterPinterest and YouTube.