Let Our Clients’ Results Speak for Themselves …

“We’ve invited her to speak at IEDC again and again!”

Sandy gives talks that are engaging, educational, and filled with applicable strategies for our audiences. She understands the intersection of various marketing tools and its relevance to our economic developers. She’s passionate about what she does and makes things very easy. This is exactly why we’ve invited her to speak at IEDC (both in our webinars and in-person events) again and again!

– Erica Panado, IEDC Program & Policy Associate

“Sandy’s energy and enthusiasm make her the perfect after-lunch keynote.”

At the Virginia Aviation Conference, Sandy provided an economic development perspective that our aviation community really needed to hear. She was able to relate to our audience and provide them with actionable strategies for collaboration between aviation and economic development — two industries that should be working together every day, but often get stuck in their own silos. She provided examples of successful collaborations in airports across the country, along with customizing specific suggestions for our audience. Her energy and enthusiasm make her the perfect after-lunch keynote.

– Courtney A. Beamon, P.E., Delta Airport Consultants, Inc.

“Our business has grown and we’ve saved money on advertising.”

I first reached out to Platinum PR because our business has so many seasonal items to communicate with our customers that it’s difficult to stay on top of the constant updates that need published. Also, designing a newsletter and being able to put together attractive marketing campaigns seemed too time-consuming to be done adequately by myself. Deciding which ads to run was also a challenge for me. Advertisers were calling me multiple times in a day to ask me if I wanted to buy ads and I needed help knowing which types of advertising were best for my business.

Our business has grown the last two years while working with Platinum PR and I believe it’s in part due to their influence. I’ve also been able to save money on advertising since Platinum PR helps me choose which types of ads are best for my business. Customers responded by saying they feel we communicate well about what is happening at our farm. They are kept up to date on varieties and picking conditions.

Newsletters and Facebook posts are more professional looking and seem to be noticed more. Our contests that Platinum PR planned have been a big success and driven new people to view our Facebook page and website.

Plus… having Sandy as one of our #1 fans is encouraging!

I would recommend that businesses work with Platinum PR whenever they feel that keeping up with communications and marketing is becoming a challenge for them to complete in an effective manner. Also, if you have trouble sticking to an advertising budget, this might be the right decision for you.

– Katy Orr-Dove/ Orr’s Farm Market

“As an economic developer or tourism organization, placing faith in PPR is a safe bet.”

We first came to Platinum PR because we desperately needed a new website to showcase the plethora of reasons why doing business in Talbot County is great. We needed the website to be balanced in its language and to communicate statistics and incentives in a way that was engaging and approachable.

Working with PPR delivered us content in a very timely manner and in a way that allowed us to showcase our assets very succinctly and in a contemporary manner. The way people use the web is so different today than what it was just a few years ago. People want what they want and they want it fast without having to read a dissertation. It takes a lot of skill to present a lot of information in a very digestible format.

Now, our website is much easier to read, is more informative, and information is laid out very clearly.

What we enjoyed most about working with Platinum PR was the process of explaining our goals and needs. It’s nice explaining something to someone and getting “yes”, “sure”, or “great” back because they understand your needs exactly.

Working with Platinum PR is a good fit all around: right price, right personality, right experience.

It’s best to work with a company that is passionate about your industry. As an economic developer or tourism organization, placing faith in PPR is a safe bet.

– Samuel Shoge, Talbot County Department of Economic Development and Tourism

If you want to grow your business and become the leader of your industry, Platinum PR could be one of the best business decisions you will ever make.”

“We chose to work with Sandy and Platinum PR because I felt she really had an understanding and a grasp on what we wanted to accomplish. We felt we had become stagnant within our industry and wanted to create a new brand and image, so we could stand out in our industry.”

“Platinum PR helped us gain more visibility in our community through an extensive Billboard campaign. Our website was completely redesigned and is now much more engaging and attractive to our customers. They’ve also worked with us to drive traffic to our website by increasing our SEO. They helped us create a video we use on platforms like YELP. And they even created a company mascot which heightens our brand awareness, and adds some fun to our serious world of insurance.”

“Platinum PR has definitely help steer our agency to a much higher level within our industry sector. They have put us in the right places and in front of the right people and events that we needed to meet and attend.”

“Platinum PR has been a breath of fresh air in our sails. We thoroughly enjoy the relationship and the results! I personally feel that if you want to grow your business and become the leader of your industry, Platinum PR could be one of the best business decisions you will ever make.”

– Smallwood and Small

Your energy, personality, enthusiasm, and professionalism created the perfect combination.”

Thanks to Platinum PR and Sandy Sponaugle for all of your event planning and marketing services at our Annul Fall Meeting. Your energy, personality, enthusiasm, and professionalism created the perfect combination to successfully showcase how the Charles County Economic Development Department is “Shaping the Economic Future” for Charles County.

Sandy and the Platinum PR team were easily accessible and attentive to our needs. They respond back in a timely manner to emails, phone calls or texts. We found them to be very organized and thoughtful of all aspects leading up to the event and on the event day. Many of the potential issues had already been thought of with a “plan B” in place. The printed materials for the event were done very professionally and “eye catching.” Charles County Economic Development would highly recommend them!

– Charles County Department of Economic Development

We discovered new ways of promoting our organization and community.”

We discovered new ways of promoting our organization and community through the 30 day Economic Development challenge. Thank you for allowing us to participate.

– Dave Ryan, Executive Director of the Salisbury-Wicomico Economic Development, Inc.

“Platinum PR is a true find.”

If you’re like me and have a oneman marketing team, or even if you’re a big organization; Platinum PR elevates your marketing and communications through every aspect of the planning and execution process.

– Courtney Swenson, Stafford County Department of Economic Development & Tourism

At its heart, public relations is about relationships first. Sandy understands this not just as a business guru, but as a thoughtful, engaged, powerful female leader.”

I deeply appreciated and benefited from her organizational expertise, her guidance on marketing and communications, and her strategic thought process.

However, none of these was as valuable to me in a leadership role as her thoughtful engagement on matters of vision. I have relied on her confidentiality, her honesty and her support in times of calm and crisis and trust that my own leadership has been improved through her guidance and support.

– Bondy Shay Gibson, Ed.D., Superintendent, Jefferson County Schools

Some of Our Recent Clients

Economic Development/ Tourism

  • Cecil County Office of Economic Development
  • Charles County Department of Economic Development
  • City of Brunswick
  • City of Cumberland – Economic Development
  • College Park City University Partnership
  • Collin SBDC
  • Downtown Sykesville Connection
  • Easton Economic Development Corporation
  • Fluvanna County Economic Development Office
  • Frederick County Office of Economic Development
  • Frostburg Economic Development
  • Garrett County Department of Economic Development
  • Grant County Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • I-68 Regional Alliance
  • Main Street Middletown
  • Maryland Tourism
  • Orange County Economic Development and Tourism
  • Paddock Pointe
  • Ranson Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland
  • Rockville Economic Development, Inc. (REDI)
  • Stafford County Economic Development and Tourism
  • Town of Bath
  • Tri-County Fair
  • Upper Shore Regional Council
  • US Virgin Islands

Retail / Hospitality / Arts / Other

  • Datastrong
  • Foundry Commercial Real Estate
  • Jefferson Security Bank
  • Louisa County Chamber of Commerce
  • New York New York Salon
  • Orr’s Farm Market
  • S&L Construction
  • Smallwood & Small Insurance
  • Tenth Degree Technologies
  • Truth and Beauty
  • WLR Automotive


  • International Economic Development Council (IEDC)
  • Maryland Economic Development Association (MEDA)
  • Martinsburg-Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce


  • Blue Ridge Community & Technical College
  • Frostburg State University
  • Jefferson County Schools
  • Shepherdstown School of Dance
  • We Rise