You’re talking – but can they hear you?

Posted on July 3, 2018 by Sandy Sponaugle and filed under Communications, Public Relations, Strategic Communication.

Different words and ways of speaking will resonate with different target audiences. You can talk in emojis and abbreviated words to millennials… But communicating in casual lingo to a seasoned CEO won’t resonate! Now, some people get hung up on this and worry about alienating other people in their audience by focusing on just one …

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Start With Who

Posted on June 6, 2018 by Sandy Sponaugle and filed under Business Development, Communications, Economic Development.

We’ve all heard that we should start with “why.” However, when it comes to EDO marketing, publicity, proposal submissions, and networking, you must start with your “who”! Each audience that an EDO must communicate with has different goals, needs, and challenges that you must communicate uniquely with to be effective. How are you communicating with… …

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Secret #2: Developing Your Community Message

Posted on May 9, 2018 by Sandy Sponaugle and filed under Business Development, Communications.

Welcome back to the 4-Part Series where we’re unlocking the 4 Marketing Secrets of the Future! Private sector businesses are already implementing these secrets… and have been for years. Many EDOs are behind the times and not implementing these secrets yet. But in the future, we’re going to see more and more EDOs implement these …

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6 Tips For Pitching to the Media

Posted on January 24, 2018 by Sandy Sponaugle and filed under Advertising, Communications, Marketing Collateral, Public Relations, Strategic Communication.

Pitching to the media can be tricky business. Many people worry about annoying an editor or producer by contacting them, so they don’t take any action at all. Or they assume that the media is inundated with requests and that there’s no chance of getting featured. This also stops them from even trying. Unfortunately, this …

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Our favorite tips for creating content

Posted on January 10, 2018 by Sandy Sponaugle and filed under Communications, Public Relations, Social Media, Strategic Communication.

Nowadays, creating regular, original content is a non-negotiable. It’s a key way that potential customers can find you, learn about you, and begin to know, like, and trust you. Whether they end up reading your content after googling a question your article offers the answer to, or seeing an article of yours shared on social …

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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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