Thermacell Names Backbone Media Agency of Record


Bedford, Mass (December 3, 2014) Thermacell Repellents, Inc., maker of effective mosquito protection zone products, is pleased to announce its partnership with Rocky Mountain-based Backbone Media. Effective immediately, Backbone will begin working with Thermacell across public relations, media buying and planning, and social media departments to promote the brand’s pioneering line of outdoor products.

“Backbone offers a unique suite of services and is a natural fit to help publicize our award-winning products,” said Allegra Wechsler Lowitt, chief marketing officer for Thermacell. “Thermacell helps a wide range of outdoor enthusiasts take back the outdoors and enjoy their passion without annoying pests. Backbone’s deep knowledge across hunting, fishing, camping, and outdoor lifestyle activities will help us reach new consumers as we grow our business.”

Area repellants have experienced double-digit sales growth over the past few years with Thermacell emerging as a category leader. Thermacell products, which work in minutes to create a 15 x 15 foot zone of protection, are ideal for camping, outdoor entertaining and spectator sports. The product line includes small versatile appliances, a number of convenient lightweight lanterns and torches, and for the first time this spring will include the flagship Thermacell Repellent Camp Lantern.

“Thermacell has a passionate following within the hunting, fishing and military communities because the product is highly effective,” said Nate Simmons, partner at Backbone Media. “Our task is to grow awareness and trial among the broader active lifestyle market, to launch the new Repellent Camp Lantern across markets and help the brand continue the incredible momentum it’s experiencing right now.”

About Backbone Media
Backbone Media is a public relations, media planning and buying, and social media agency that partners with brands to target, engage and inspire the active lifestyle market. For over 16 years, Backbone has worked with leading camping, gear, food and beverage, apparel and technology brands, as well as tourism destinations around the world. Backbone has offices in Carbondale and Denver, Colorado, and Jackson, Wyoming.

About Thermacell Repellents, Inc.
Thermacell Repellents, Inc., headquartered in Bedford, MA, manufactures and markets area mosquito repellents that create a 15 ft. x 15 ft. zone of protection from mosquitoes, black flies and other flying insects in minutes. Thermacell can be found at major outdoor stores. For more information on Thermacell and its complete line of repellent products including appliances and lanterns, consumer reviews, or store locations, visit or call 1-866-753-3837.