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919 Marketing Shows How to Maximize Marketing Communications in New Webinar

June 1, 2020|919 News and Awards, Franchise Sales and Marketing, Owned Media, Podcasts and Webinars | 3 Min Read

The world is still reeling from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Some businesses have chosen to hunker down and wait things out. Meanwhile, others are taking a more proactive approach. As Founder and CEO of 919 Marketing, David Chapman is a thought leader in the world of franchise marketing and has the insight franchisees and franchisors need to cope with these difficult times. Since its founding, Chapman and 919 Marketing have contended with many world events, including Y2K, 9/11, and the 2008 financial crash. Even so, Chapman admits he has never seen anything quite like our current situation. Still, […]

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U.S. Small Businesses Join in Nationwide Virtual Happy Hour

June 1, 2020|919 News and Awards | 4 Min Read

Friendly Toast Goes Viral As “#Whiskey Wednesday” Takes Off Raleigh, NC (May 18, 2020) – What started as a fun toast between two franchise industry veterans has evolved into a viral Happy Hour phenomenon as hundreds of businesses coast-to-coast raise a glass each week to toast to  “#WhiskeyWednesday.”  Now, the bourbon drinking business buddies who started the Wednesday night trend during the COVID-19 lockdowns are inviting companies worldwide to lift a glass of their favorite beverage – and lift spirits – to join in the weekly Happy Hour fun. Toast-Turned-Trend “We craved a simple way to connect each week because […]

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CEO Offers Insight and Advice About Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus

June 1, 2020|919 News and Awards | 4 Min Read

The coronavirus pandemic has sent shockwaves through the economy that have affected every business in America from Main Street to Wall Street. Small businesses have found themselves asking what they can do to hold on in these uncertain times. While there is no magic bullet that can solve this crisis for every industry, there are still steps that we can all take to weather the storm while looking forward. As a trusted thought-leader in the world of franchise marketing for more than twenty years, 919 Marketing works with many small businesses throughout the country and has seen the impact of […]

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Coronavirus Breeds New Franchise Marketing Opportunities

March 22, 2020|919 News and Awards, Franchise Sales and Marketing | 12 Min Read
Let me start by saying our personal and professional worlds have been turned upside down by the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting catastrophic effect. No franchise brand will go unscathed — and the worst may well be still ahead of us. From my perspective, there are two different roads to take as we enter the new world of franchising: 1. Hunker down. Pull back and go dormant until the sun is shining again, and the world has returned to normal (although normal will be redefined — see later in this article). You essentially become the proverbial twig floating in a [...]
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919 Marketing Awards Public Relations Scholarship to NC State Senior

December 2, 2019|919 News and Awards | 3 Min Read

Newly Created Scholarship Program Helps Train Students for the “Real World” of PR (November 25, 2019) – 919 Marketing, a public relations agency recognized as the fastest-growing PR firm in North Carolina, announces the winner of the inaugural 919 Marketing Scholarship Fund.  Rebecca Bowes, a public relations major at NC State University, won the $919 dollar scholarship along with a Summer 2020 internship at 919 Marketing for her essay forecasting future trends in public relations. “We are thrilled to award our first ever scholarship to Rebecca who has a real grasp of public relations and the future of our industry,” […]

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919 Marketing Recognized as America’s-Fastest Growing Franchise PR Company

December 2, 2019|919 News and Awards, Earned Media, Public Relations | 3 Min Read

Agency Experienced Impressive 100 Percent Growth Rate RALEIGH, N.C. – (August 2019) – 919 Marketing is proud to be recognized as the fastest-growing franchise PR firm in the country. The company is ranked for the third time on the Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The multimillion-dollar agency located just outside Raleigh, North Carolina, experienced an explosive three-year growth rate of 100 percent. Unlike some franchise supplier rankings where companies are ranked based on insider relationships, fuzzy evaluation criteria or a “pay-to-play” scenario, the Inc. 5000 rankings are based on audited financial statements […]

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919 Marketing Leads Local Effort to Fight Hunger in Holly Springs

September 17, 2019|919 News and Awards | 3 Min Read

Agency Unites Community in Effort to Collect 919 Food Items for Holly Springs Food Cupboard Holly Springs, N.C. (September 2019) – The Town of Holly Springs, North Carolina tops many lists as one of the best and safest places to live. But with the rising cost of living, more and more families are struggling to survive and put dinner on the table. That’s why this Thursday, September 19, the community will band together for a crusade called Feed Holly Springs’ Hungry. Local businesses, led by 919 Marketing, participated in a food drive to collect 919 items of food. The donations […]

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919 Marketing’s Graham Chapman Featured in The New York Times

May 12, 2019|919 News and Awards, Earned Media | 3 Min Read

Graham Chapman, new business director for the nationally acclaimed, full-service marketing firm 919 Marketing, was featured in the most recent edition of The New York Times Career Couch. The August 1 article entitled ‘When Family Ties Bind Business Relationships,’ provided readers with a variety of perspectives on the challenges professionals face when joining a family-owned business. Chapman was the only family business employee that New York Times writer, Eilene Zimmerman, highlighted in an article that also included Greg McCann, Stetson University professor of family business, David R. Specht, University of Nebraska lecturer in family business management, and Larry H. Colin, […]

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CEO of 919 Interviewed by American City Business Journals

May 12, 2016|919 News and Awards, Earned Media | 2 Min Read

Chief Executive Officer of 919 Marketing Company, David Chapman, recently interviewed with Frank Vinluan of American City Business Journals to discuss the Carolina Hurricanes and what makes a successful sports brand. ‘The first step is to get past the common perception that a brand is created solely through a logo and the graphics that surrounds the brand,’ said Chapman. ‘They support it and accelerate recognition and the branding process but do not create the brand.’ In referring to the Hurricanes, Chapman explained to Vinluan that branding is the process of taking a sports team and transforming it into an emotional […]

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919 Marketing Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Major Growth Milestones

January 12, 2016|919 News and Awards, Earned Media, Owned Media, Paid Media, Shared Media | 3 Min Read

Agency Doubles Revenue in 2015 with Growth in Franchising and Nonprofit Clients 919 Marketing, a leading national content marketing agency, celebrates its 20th anniversary this month with a series of milestones that accentuate the firm’s success with clients across a broad range of industries.  In 2015, the agency, located just outside of Research Triangle Park in Raleigh, had a record year of explosive growth, doubling its revenue and expanding its client roster with franchising and nonprofit clients. “We are thrilled to celebrate 20 years in business with growth fueled by our eclectic national client roster including startups, emerging and Fortune […]

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