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Forbes Ranks 919 Marketing as Top PR Firm

November 21, 2020|919 News and Awards, Public Relations | 3 Min Read

919 Earns Highest 5-Star Ranking Based on Client Surveys 919 Marketing is proud to be recognized as one of the nation’s top PR firms by ranking on Forbes’ prestigious 2021 inaugural list of America’s Best PR Agencies.  The company competed against thousands of national PR firms to earn this coveted honor. Forbes partnered with market research firm Statista that surveyed more than 12 thousand experts and 20 thousand customers who nominated more than 5 thousand firms.  The list was narrowed down to the top 200 PR agencies. 919 Marketing received the highest five-star ranking. “919 Marketing is thrilled and honored […]

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Scott Curkin Featured in USA Today
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Scott Curkin, 919 Marketing VP, Featured in USA Today

September 21, 2020|919 News and Awards | 1 Min Read

919 Marketing’s VP of Account Services, Scott Curkin, was featured in USA Today on an article about middle seats on airlines. Curkin was on a business trip from Las Vegas to Phoenix when a small-framed passenger sat in the middle seat between him and 919 Marketing CEO, David Chapman. The man tried to claim both armrests and then hilariously tried to challenge Chapman to a midair fight. “He went on a rant about how, as the occupant of the middle seat, he deserved to have both armrests,” remembers Curkin. The man then asked 919’s CEO to “step outside” to settle […]

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919 Marketing Recognized as America’s Highest-Ranked and Fastest-Growing Franchise Marketing Agency

August 26, 2020|919 News and Awards | 5 Min Read

National Marketing Agency Honored for Impressive 130% Percent Growth Rate (August 19, 2020- Raleigh, N.C.) –  For the second year in a row, 919 Marketing is recognized as the country’s highest ranked and fastest growing franchise PR and franchise marketing agency in the country.  The company is ranked for the fifth time on the Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.  The multi-million-dollar franchise marketing and franchise PR agency located just outside Raleigh, North Carolina, experienced an explosive three-year growth rate of 130 percent. The Real Deal Unlike some franchise supplier rankings, where companies […]

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How To Turn Marketing Communications into a Runway for your Business
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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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