Sandy Sponaugle

Platinum PR’s 15-year anniversary!

Posted on September 19, 2017 by Sandy Sponaugle and filed under Blog, Economic Development, News.

This month, it’s Platinum PR’s 15-year anniversary! I started this company from my house, soon after the birth of my daughter Tabitha. I’d never thought of myself as an entrepreneur, but a friend planted the seed in my mind to start a marketing & PR company, and I wanted to see where I could take …

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Twitter Strategies for Economic Development Organizsations

5 Twitter Strategies for Economic Development Organizations

Posted on June 22, 2017 by Sandy Sponaugle and filed under Blog, Economic Development, Social Media.

Twitter is the social media network where users post, reply and retweet 140-character messages, called “tweets.” With an active Economic Development community, this social media network is a no-brainer for Economic Development Organizations! With over 317 million monthly active users, what are some key Twitter strategies for Economic Development Organizations? In this 6-part blog series, …

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5 Facebook Strategies for Economic Development Organizations

5 Facebook Strategies for Economic Development Organizations

Posted on June 2, 2017 by Sandy Sponaugle and filed under Blog, Social Media.

As an Economic Development Organization, maybe you’ve been posting semi-regularly on Facebook, and now you’re wondering: How can I take this to the next level? What can I do to expand my reach, and get more leads through my posts? In this 6-part blog series, you’ll get social media strategies for Economic Development Organizations on …

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Tips for Making the Most of Live Events

Posted on May 24, 2017 by Sandy Sponaugle and filed under Blog.

Last week, I went to the Governor’s Business Summit in Baltimore. It was the first time that they’ve ever done this summit in the state of Maryland. With over 700 people, it was like a “who’s who” of business in Maryland. And in the days since, everyone I’ve spoken to who’s attended has referenced the …

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How to justify your marketing budget to elected officials

Posted on April 6, 2017 by Sandy Sponaugle and filed under Blog.

It’s the scariest time of the year for Economic Development Organizations — the moment when you must present your marketing budget to directors and officials! While people in other industries are enjoying beach vacations, lazy days under sun, or backyard barbeques, you’re frantically preparing for this meeting in the mid-summer months. They’ll review where you’ve …

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