Happy holidays! (+ ideas for making the most of the downtime)

Posted on December 26, 2018 by Sandy Sponaugle and filed under Blog, News.

Happy holidays from Platinum PR! Hope that you’re enjoying some restful times during the holidays… between food comas and last-minute shopping runs! 🙂 Here at Platinum PR, our offices are closed from December 24th to January 1st. I like to give this holiday time to my employees – and to my myself! So that on …

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Looking back at 2018…

Posted on December 12, 2018 by Sandy Sponaugle and filed under Blog, Event, Maryland Economic Development Association, News.

As 2018 comes to a close, it’s important to take some time to reflect on professional and personal successes from the year. Here are a few of my highlights… 2018 was kind of crazy for me! This year, I decided I wanted to invest in myself and my speaking career, and took two speaker trainings …

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Available for speaking events (view my demo reel today!)

Posted on November 28, 2018 by Sandy Sponaugle and filed under Economic Development, Maryland Economic Development Association, News.

Over the past 6 months, I’ve been focusing on growing my speaking career. What I love about speaking on panels or leading workshops is the opportunity to share the knowledge I’ve gathered from over 25 years supporting Economic Development Organizations. I find that often, team members inside organizations just need some additional training and inspiration …

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How to repurpose your annual report

Posted on September 26, 2018 by Sandy Sponaugle and filed under Communications, News, Strategic Communication.

When thinking about creating an annual report, you might imagine a big paper document full of data and statistics. The process of capturing all your results and accomplishments (and possibly backtracking if you don’t have a system in place for measuring your results) can be a time-consuming process. When you DO finally finish it up …

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Adventures with the National Millennial Community

Posted on September 19, 2018 by Ellen Buchanan and filed under Event, News.

Today, we’ve got a guest post from Platinum PR’s Communications Specialist, Ellen Buchanan! Ellen recently traveled to Dallas, Texas, where she took part in the National Millennial Community. Today, she’s sharing what she learned during her trip from engaging with other millennials as well as executives from companies like AT&T and the American Heart Association. …

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My unofficial speaking tour ;)

Posted on June 20, 2018 by Sandy Sponaugle and filed under Event, Maryland Economic Development Association, News.

Since the beginning of May, I’ve been speaking almost nonstop at live events. My unofficial speaking event tour kicked off in early May, when I spoke at the MEDA Annual Conference. Here’s our panel where we discussed how to find your unique perspective… what makes your business or organization special. 🙂 Shortly after, I led …

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