Marketing Strategies, Inc.

Marketing Strategies, Inc. (South Carolina)

Marketing Strategies, Inc. (South Carolina)

Agency Name: Marketing Strategies, Inc.

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Agency Positioning Statement:
Marketing Strategies, Inc. is a full-service advertising and PR agency that has been recognized nationwide for its award-winning ad campaigns and PR activities. They have been named “One of the Southeast’s Ten Most Reliable Web Design Firms,” for four consecutive years and most recently received the nation’s most prestigious public relations award, the Herbruck-Fritsche Award.

Agency Principal: Denise Blackburn-Gay, APR

Bio: Denise Blackburn-Gay, APR has more than 30 years of experience in marketing and public relations. Her insight is gained from time spent on “both sides of the desk”. As a former marketing director for both large corporations and small business, and as a former college professor, she understands the demands of the job. Today, as the Principal of Marketing Strategies, Inc., she is able to assist her clients in translating those challenges into opportunities, helping them make the most of limited budgets and staff.

Blackburn-Gay graduated Magna Cum Laude from Marshall University with a Masters Degree in marketing, and is one of only 48 public relations professionals in the state of South Carolina to have earned the APR designation (Accredited in Public Relations).

Active in civic and community affairs, she is a Rotarian and Paul Harris Fellow, a member of several boards and professional organizations, and currently serves on the University of Florida’s Ad Council. She was recently honored as Myrtle Beach’s “Woman Who Makes a Difference”. Blackburn-Gay is a former past president of MCAN.