LaunchTech Communications Wins Platinum MarCom Award for 2019 New York Times Newspaper Placement


Baltimore, Md. – Oct. 24, 2019 – LaunchTech Communications, a prominent high-technology and cybersecurity-focused public relations firm, today announced that MarCom Awards has named the company a Platinum winner, the highest honor, for the category Strategic Communications in Media Relations/Publicity – Newspaper Placement. Additionally, the company was awarded Honorable Mention in the category Strategic Communications in Media Relations/Publicity – Television Placement. Marcom Awards recognize creative marketing and communications professionals from around the world for outstanding achievement and is judged by the Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals (AMCP), a 25-year-old international organization. 

LaunchTech earned the Platinum award for placement of Quantum Xchange in a The New York Times print and digital article titled “The Race is On to Protect Data From the Next Leap in Computers. And China Has the Lead.” The team earned Honorable Mention for the placement of Cofense, in a coordinated, faux spear-phishing attack against two CBS News reporters that resulted in a six-and-a-half-minute television segment and subsequent digital article titled “I opened an email from a ‘friend.’ It turned out to be a trick — and dangerous.” 

“As LaunchTech approaches its 5-year anniversary mark in 2020, it is great to be recognized by MarCom Awards for our dedication to achieving top-tier publicity for our clients,” said Wayne Schepens, Managing Director of LaunchTech Communications. “It is challenging to initiate contact with reporters and writers at major media outlets, and then foster and grow the relationships that earn clients placement in high-reach outlets, so I am exceptionally proud of my team for their persistence and professionalism.”

LaunchTech Communications was named to Expertise’s list of Best PR Firms in Baltimore in both 2018 and 2019. The company will be exhibiting at Maryland’s Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO) Entrepreneur Expo 2019 in College Park, Md. at Booth 74 on Tuesday, October 29. Guests can also attend the Cracking the Code to Cyber Sales panel from 9:45-10:45 a.m., which will be moderated by Schepens. 

About LaunchTech Communications

LaunchTech Communications is a Baltimore-based PR firm specialized in credibility campaigns, go-to-market strategies, thought leadership growth, stealth to exit guidance, corporate messaging, social media management and analyst relations for high-technology and cybersecurity companies within the United States and abroad. Through creative finesse and deep-technical expertise, the LaunchTech team of public relations and marketing professionals execute strategic communications campaigns to launch clients ahead of their competition in crowded marketplaces. For more information, visit

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