Myrtle Beach, SC–Samantha (Sam) Bower has been named 2017 Employee of the Year by Marketing Strategies, Inc.

Bower, the Agency’s Marketing Director and Social Media Coordinator, began her employment in December 2014 and rose quickly through the ranks to her current position.  “Sam is an outstanding employee,” said Agency President & CEO, Denise Blackburn-Gay, APR. “She has a great deal of technical competence and sound marketing skills. Her common-sense approach to problems is exemplary and her willingness to take on new challenges is impressive and much appreciated.”

“One of our core principles at Marketing Strategies, Inc. is to deliver unparalleled customer experiences. Nobody does that better than Sam. She epitomizes first-class service, working with every client individually, and in a timely fashion, and represents the Agency in a professional manner,” said Blackburn-Gay.

“As a mentor for our interns and young employees, Sam sets a wonderful example to those just beginning their careers. Regardless of her busy schedule, she always has time for her colleagues.”

A graduate of Bethany College in Bethany, WV, Samantha has an extensive background in trade show management and special events, and is well-versed in both the hospitality and sports marketing industries. She plays a major role in the annual Beach Ball Classic serving as the Managing Editor of its award-winning program.

About Marketing Strategies

Marketing Strategies, Inc. is a full-service marketing and PR firm offering an integrated approach to marketing, advertising, public relations, and interactive and social media.  Recognized nationwide for their award-winning print and digital campaigns and PR activities, they have twice received the nation’s most prestigious public relations award, the Herbruck-Fritsche Award, as well as the Dave Wilson award recognizing excellence in consumer advertising.  Marketing Strategies has been honored as “One of the Southeast’s Ten Most Reliable Web Design Firms” for five consecutive years.

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