SAN DIEGO, Sept. 25, 2017Canale Communications Inc., an award-winning life science communications firm, has been named one of the Best Places to Work in San Diego. This annual award is presented by the San Diego Business Journal and Best Companies Group, and it consists of a two-part survey process, contributed by both the employer and the employees.

“Being named one of San Diego’s best places to work, for the second year in a row, is so meaningful to me on many different levels,” said Carin Canale-Theakston, the agency’s founder and chief executive officer. “When it comes down to it, all of CanaleComm’s core strengths—hard work, intelligent strategy, effective communications—rest upon a team that is supportive, energetic and happy with their workplace. Ultimately, this is what the award helps to showcase, and the reason why I truly take it to heart.”

The Best Places to Work survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best employers in San Diego—benefitting the county’s economy, workforce and businesses. The list is divided into four groups: small companies (15-49 employees), medium-sized companies (50-249 employees), large companies (250-1,999 employees) and mega-sized companies (2,000 or more employees). CanaleComm is again recognized in the “Small Companies” category.

Canale Communications’ reputation for consistently delivering impressive life science strategy is made possible by the positive and open culture the firm fosters. The unofficial company motto, “Work hard, play hard,” is not only inscribed on the complimentary yoga mats used for weekly bootcamp-style workouts, but also reflected by each employee’s workplace behavior and contributions. Now in its seventh year, with twenty-four full time employees and more than 300 life science clients served to-date, Canale Communications has grown tremendously in size and experience since its founding in 2009.

For more information on the Best Places to Work in San Diego program, visit www.BestPlacestoWorkSD.com.

About Canale Communications

Canale Communications is a privately-held, strategic communications and creative firm exclusively serving the life science and healthcare industries, with a focus on emerging companies. The company has worked with more than 300 biotech, health tech and pharmaceutical companies at virtually every stage of development. The firm specializes in corporate communications, public relations, investor communications, website development, creative services, content creation and distribution, and social media. Canale Communications primarily serves clients headquartered in the biotech hubs of Southern California and the San Fransico Bay Area, and also extends to other life science hubs that are home to some of the hottest new biotech and digital health companies. Visit CanaleComm.com to learn more.

 

Media Contact:

Amanda Guisbond

Vice President

Canale Communications

Amanda@canalecomm.com

781-405-8775

 

The CanaleComm team is consuming more coffee than usual today, as we all stayed out a bit too late last night. But it was for a very good reason: the public relations industry’s annual celebration of excellence, the Edward L. Bernays Awards, where we won a whopping nine (yes, NINE!) awards.

The highlight of the awards ceremony, for CanaleComm at least, was sweeping the entire website category — earning the top honor for our own redesigned agency website, which we launched in fall of 2015, as well as an award that recognized our website work for Leading BioSciences. Since the start of last year, CanaleComm has launched 13 websites, so it was understandably difficult choosing which web projects to enter for judging. When the emcee announced our agency as winners for not one, but both, of the website categories, we had no choice but to pop open a couple bottles of nice champagne.

Beyond the website victories, we had many other reasons to celebrate last night: CanaleComm also took home awards in the categories of reputation/brand management, integrated communications, investor relations, social media, press conferences and media relations. (The full list is here: PRSA Chapter Honors 2016 Edward L. Bernays Award Winners.)

While we don’t normally think of ourselves as the types to need a shiny award to know we’re doing a good job, it feels great to be recognized by industry peers for the work we do every day for our clients. And with that, we’re making another trip to the corner coffee shop, as we have lots to get done before the weekend begins!

We always knew that CanaleComm was an awesome place to work. But now there’s proof.

CanaleComm has been named one of the Best Places to Work in San Diego. The annual list is produced by the San Diego Business Journal and Best Companies Group, and is based on a two-part survey process that began in March.

The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. The second part involved a comprehensive survey sent to each employee—gaining input on topics ranging from compensation and management styles to the perks that make us all excited to come into the office each day and produce amazing results for clients.

“I’m more proud of this award than anything we’ve ever been recognized for at CanaleComm—and that’s saying a lot,” said CEO and Founder Carin Canale-Theakston, who also serves as the agency’s chief culture officer. “We work hard and spend more time here than we probably do with our families. So it means a lot when employees recognize that this is a great place to work. To me, it’s what matters most.”

CanaleComm and the other list-making companies will be honored at an awards ceremony on Aug. 11. A special issue of the San Diego Business Journal that profiles the companies selected as the Best Places to Work in San Diego will be published on Aug. 22.

The Best Places to Work survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best employers in San Diego—benefitting the county’s economy, workforce and businesses. The list is made up of 100 companies split into four categories: small companies (15-49 employees), medium-sized companies (50-249 employees), large companies (250-1,999 employees) and mega-sized companies (2,000 or more employees). CanaleComm is being honored in the “small” category.

Anyone who’s ever worked at a communications agency knows it requires 100 percent of your heart and soul. But when you have an energetic and supportive workplace with coworkers who really care about you, it makes the hard work so worthwhile.

For more information on the Best Places to Work in San Diego program, visit www.BestPlacestoWorkSD.com.

A glance at five months of the CanaleComm Index.

It’s been a good year for CanaleComm’s clients. Even as the stock market overall had more frightening drops than Space Mountain, we’ve observed that our publicly held clients performed pretty well—better than most, by our estimations.

But because we’re not the type to sit around wondering if our estimations are correct, we decided to put our theory to the test. We entered all of our publicly traded clients into a fake portfolio (we call it the CanaleComm Index) to measure year-over-year performance.

Here’s what we found: If you invested $1,000 in the CanaleComm client portfolio one year ago, you would have earned 15 percent; that $1,000 would be worth $1,150 today. By comparison, Nasdaq as a whole gained only 8 percent over that same period, and the S&P 500 (500 largest companies) gained a meager 1.25 percent.

Our clients have achieved a range of impressive milestones in 2015, and investors have rewarded them. But we’d like to think that their proactive corporate communications and investor relations strategies also had positive implications on stock performance.