Barnett Management Company is a Burger King franchise operating stores throughout Arizona. In March 2015, they were named Burger King's 2014 Franchisee of the Year. For the honor, Tom Barnett received a brand new Corvette and Rolex watch. True to form, Tom took the opportunity to give back to the employees that made winning the award possible. He sold the car and the watch and he and his business partner, Shelley Krispin, doubled the money, handing out $120,000 in bonuses to more than 100 of their employees.

 Tom Barnett in the Corvette he won and then sold in order to give his employees $120,000 in bonuses.

Tom Barnett in the Corvette he won and then sold in order to give his employees $120,000 in bonuses.

DRA shaped an industry award into viral media coverage from Phoenix to Sydney, Australia. Framing the story with maximum appeal for media outlets, DRA facilitated extensive impact for Barnett.

  • More than 50 articles in high impact publications, worth more than $818,688 in newspaper media value

  • Arizona RepublicWest Valley View, Channels 3, 5, 10 and 15

  • CNN, People.com, Entrepreneur.com, Yahoo! News, Time.com, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Good Morning America Online, USA TodayWashington Weekly, RestaurantNews.com, Daily Telegraph (Sydney, Australia)