Communicating ‘Just the Facts’ About Legionella

August 27, 2018 — For Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI), Valek & Co. contributed to search-optimized web content and a publication for those with questions about the threats posed by Legionella, a waterborne pathogen that causes Legionnaire’s disease.

“Just the Facts” takes a deep dive into the subject matter, with 27 different publications cited as references. The content can serve as a core document for organizations wishing to advocate for water system safety. In addition, to encourage social media conversation and sharing, the PMI/Valek & Co. team produced a toolkit including a one-page summary, social media messages and graphics, and a quiz you can link to from your website. In addition, Valek & Co. placed articles about Legionella prevention in key media outlets.

The content surged to be a search engine optimization (SEO) leader among website pages with Legionella information relating to plumbing systems, water supply systems, and water infrastructure. The Legionella content also quickly became one of the top 10 pages viewed on the website.

“PMI produced this publication to be true to its mission of ‘Safe, Responsible Plumbing. Always,’” said Kerry Stackpole, PMI CEO/executive director. “Our past experiences with topics such as lead in plumbing, low flow rates, and water-efficient plumbing have informed our belief that PMI can make important contributions as a thought leader providing reliable and accurate information on issues pertaining to safe water and safe plumbing.”


@ Valek & Company 2016