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3 Steps to Setting Successful New Year’s Goals

Posted on December 23, 2016 by Sandy Sponaugle and filed under Uncategorized.

Happy holidays! We recently had our Platinum PR holiday party to celebrate all of our hard work this year. The holidays are a great time to acknowledge your team members and the work they put in all year long. Here we are celebrating! As 2016 comes to a close, it’s time to start thinking about …

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Press releases can increase economic development prospects

Writing a Press Release for Economic Development

Posted on December 20, 2016 by Sandy Sponaugle and filed under Blog, Economic Development, Public Relations.

Don’t miss a single chance to raise awareness and elevate the importance of your community. Understanding how to write an effective press release only increases your odds of gaining coverage by the media, therefore increasing your prospects. What’s a Press Release? A press release is an official document/correspondence of information that is sent to the …

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Blogging for Economic Development

Blogging for Economic Development

Posted on December 15, 2016 by Sandy Sponaugle and filed under Blog.

How To Write A Blog About Your Community Before you put pen to paper, or most likely, fingertips to keyboard, there are a few questions to ask yourself before you start blogging for economic development. What’s your overarching goal: to increase awareness of your neighborhood? convince a business to relocate to the area?  raise awareness …

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Sandy Sponaugle Graduates from Leadership Maryland

Posted on December 13, 2016 by Sandy Sponaugle and filed under Blog, News.

Platinum PR Founder and CEO and Shepherdstown resident recognized at December 6 ceremony Annapolis, Md. (December 6, 2016) – Leadership Maryland announced today that Sandy A. Sponaugle, Founder and CEO of Platinum PR, recently completed the professional development program dedicated to building a better Maryland by harnessing the strength of its local business and community …

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I’m walking every day in December and here’s why

Posted on December 7, 2016 by Sandy Sponaugle and filed under Blog.

I started a new challenge on Monday. It’s a “walk and write” challenge. Every day, for 31 days we walk, and we write the ideas that start to flow as we walk. This challenge is giving me the opportunity to let my thoughts wander and engage my creativity. It’s also giving me the discipline of …

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Secure Leads at Live Events

Secure Leads at Live Events

Posted on December 6, 2016 by Sandy Sponaugle and filed under Communications, Public Relations.

Recently, I attended a few big conferences in the Economic Development industry — the West Virginia Economic Development Council’s Fall Conference, the International Economic Development Council’s Annual Conference, and Maryland Economic Development Association’s Fall Meeting. Not only do I attend to learn more about the latest in the industry, it’s a way to secure leads …

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