News, Happenings and Updates from the team at Marketing Strategies Inc.

At Marketing Strategies, Inc. we don’t hold back in expressing our love for our customers. Why would we? You’re at the heart of our business. Every website or brochure we design, every blog we post and every news release or feature article we distribute…it’s all done with the goal of developing your brand and making your life a little easier. When we say we’re committed to creating remarkable experiences and helping you

Denise Blackburn-Gay, APR, President and CEO of Marketing Strategies, Inc. recently attended the winter conference of the Marketing and Communications Agency Network (MCAN). The three-day event held in Daytona, Florida, was comprised of principals from leading marketing and public relations firms from throughout the United States and Canada.   The conference included sessions on sports tourism, digital marketing, and creativity. The keynote speaker was Chip Wile, President of Daytona International

Savannah’s Playground, the multi-million-dollar facility at Grand Park in Myrtle Beach, SC continues to amass awards. The enabling playground that opened in 2016 was honored this week with the distinguished Herbruck-Fritsche Award, an international Public Relations award celebrating the nation’s top pro bono project. Making the presentation on behalf of the playground and accepting the award was Denise Blackburn-Gay, APR, President & CEO of Marketing Strategies, Inc. “We are proud of

Denise Blackburn-Gay, APR, President and CEO of Marketing Strategies, Inc. in Myrtle Beach, SC has earned designations from the Public Relations Society of America as both a Certified Crisis Communicator and a Certified Reputation Specialist. Blackburn-Gay who is accredited in public relations (APR) is one of only two PR professionals in the state of South Carolina to receive the designations. “The question is not if a crisis will occur, but

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

Marketing Strategies, Inc. of Myrtle Beach, SC has been selected as the Agency of Record for the 2018 Rotary 7770 District Conference which will be held March 9-11 at the Myrtle Beach Marriott in Myrtle Beach, SC. “We are pleased to announce our partnership with Marketing Strategies,” said District Governor, Gary Bradham. “Their commitment to Rotary values, their expertise in event planning and public relations, and their experience with three previous

By:  Denise Blackburn-Gay, APR President & CEO Marketing Strategies, Inc. While most people equate public relations with the spotlight of special events including grand openings, galas and the like, it is really in the darkest moments when PR plays its most important role. During the last six months, I have had the opportunity to work on some great events including this area’s second Southern Living Showcase Home, one of the country’s

  By:  Denise Blackburn-Gay, APR President & CEO Marketing Strategies, Inc. Close your eyes. Think of McDonalds.  What comes to mind? Well, if it’s somewhere between early morning and late afternoon your thoughts might conjure up images of biscuits, burgers, fries and shakes. Somewhere in the midst of all of this you see the Golden Arches, the iconic image that, since 1962, has helped brand one of the nation’s top

By: Denise Blackburn-Gay, APR Just a few months into the new year, businesses, with goals in mind, have their eyes set on the prize—their end of the year profitability. You see, it’s not where you start, its where you end. Every business plan should be written with the end in mind. What do you want to accomplish? How will you get there and what will get in the way? We

  So you’ve built this beautiful new website, you launch it and then you wait eagerly for traffic.  You even decide to search for yourself.  You type in the obvious search terms for your business, click and the results are in!  Wait, your business is not in the results.  You click page 2, still nothing.  Finally, there you are on page 4.  What gives!? What kind of animal is a