Unifying Political Ideologies GPS Style!


Now that the 2012 Presidential Election is over, how do New Mexico organizations bring Republicans, Democrats, Independents and unregistered voters back to the proverbial “table” in order to get on with life?

TV & Newspapers Rank High on Social Media

Personalities and Channels Have Large Social Media Followings

(Click to download The Top New Mexico News Media on Social Media infographic)

A Battle for Public Opinion


Members of the Lovelace Health Insurance plan and patients of ABQ Health Partners are in a bind.  The once symbiotic relationship is, at best, like a ship on the rocks.  At worst, it is headed into the black hole of healthcare.

The Balloon Fiesta Halo Effect


According to the 2012 Garrity Perception Survey, New Mexico residents identified one even as their favorite and most popular: The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.

Whether the questions were unassisted (open-ended) or assisted (asked specifically about the Balloon Fiesta), New Mexico residents consistently favored the Balloon Fiesta as their favorite event/festival. 

It is Fair Time!


Legislative battles and funding tug of wars appeared to have little impact on how New Mexico residents feel about their State Fair.

The 2012 Garrity Perception Survey focused on events and festivals, queering the thoughts of New Mexico residents on their favorite and most popular in-state events.  The survey, conducted by Research & Polling, had a sample size of 413 New Mexico residents at a 95% confidence level.

The Garrity Group Makes PRWeek 2012 Agency List

Albuquerque-based Firm Only New Mexico Company Listed

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – For the second consecutive year, The Garrity Group Public Relations has been named as one of the public relation industry’s top firms in the United States.  Industry trade magazine PR Week ranked The Garrity Group as #170 nationally, #38 in the Western UnitedStates.  The firm is the only agency making the list from New Mexico.

The Garrity Group Earns Eight Cumbre Public Relation Awards

Firm Receives Four Gold Recognitions

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – The Garrity Group Public Relations continued to show why they are the firm that leading organizations turn to for critical opportunities by earning awards in each category it entered in the 2011 Public Relations Society of America New Mexico Chapter Cumbre Awards.

The Garrity Group Public Relation clients earning Cumbre Awards include:

The Politics of Perception

The 2012 New Mexico primary season is over.  As residents brace for the deluge of Facebook friend and event requests, junk mail, advertising, spam and poorly crafted mass emails, we thought it would be fun to take a look at how the political persuasions view industries, professions and media.

Below are some of the “nuggets” from our 2012 Garrity Perception Survey, as it relates to Democrats, Republicans, Independents and those who are not registered to vote in New Mexico.

The Garrity Group Wins Bronze Anvil Award

New Mexico Based Firm Recognized by Nation’s Largest PR & Communications Professional Organization

New Mexico based public relations firm, The Garrity Group, has been honored with a Bronze Anvil Award of Commendation by the Public Relations Association of America for the 2011 Garrity Perception Survey.

NM Residents Hold Line on In-State Travel in 2012

Santa Fe is New Mexico’s Favorite Destination

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Memorial Day is the traditional start of the summer travel season.  According to the 2012 Garrity Perception Survey, New Mexico residents appear to be taking fewer in-state trips this year than they did last year. 
While 78 percent of New Mexico residents took a leisure trip somewhere in New Mexico during 2011, only 73 percent indicate they plan to travel in-state during 2012.