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919 Marketing Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Major Growth Milestones

January 12, 2016|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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Dress for the Job You Want, NOT the Job You Have

November 13, 2015|Earned Media | 4 Min Read

Dress for the job you want, not the job you have” – this quote, from “Picture Perfect,”  is as familiar as “Show Me the Money” – and far more impactful than you might think.” I watched “Picture Perfect” right before I entered college, and this phrase has guided me throughout my entire college and professional career.  If you go beyond the literal meaning of this quote, I’m sure you’ll find it as useful in your life as I have mine. The words still ring just as true today as when I first heard Jennifer Aniston’s boss say them in the movie.   To […]

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3 Lessons We Learned in Client Management: Wizard of Oz Rejected Our Clients and Their Little Blog Too

October 14, 2015|Earned Media | 3 Min Read

We all jumped over the rainbow with joy when we thought we landed our clients on a huge national TV show, a TV daytime talk show starring one of Oprah’s favorite sons who grew up to be a doctor.  A famous doctor named Oz. All was well and we were off to see the wizard until a producer had noticed that our lovely couple from Kansas had already been on another network TV show sharing their story and because of that – she nixed us from the show. Our hopes of landing our client on a big network show?  MELTING, […]

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I Pitch Like a Girl!

September 14, 2015|Earned Media | 6 Min Read

I’m often asked how I land media coverage for clients. What’s the secret sauce? The recipe to counter reporter resistance? I figured it out one day in the backyard playing baseball with my two sons. I’m not an athlete by any stretch. When I run – it’s the shower. When I lift – it’s my sons’ laundry off the floor. When I throw – it’s a fit because I missed a sale at Banana Republic. When I pitch to my boys I give it my Roy Halladay best. But inevitably, it turns into a Howl a day when my boys laugh, make fun and tease, “Mom, you always […]

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Fox and Friends asks Who’s Hiring? Our Town America!

August 12, 2014|Earned Media, Uncategorized | 1 Min Read

An excerpt from the August, 2014, broadcast of Fox and Friends: Our Town America CEO Michael Plummer, Jr. and Marketing Executive Brittany Johnson on Fox News’ Fox and Friends Sunday, August 17th. Plummer and Johnson discuss Our Town America’s desire for continuous growth and various career opportunities. Fox and Friends, August 2014

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Fox News: Golden Corral spreads holiday cheer, increases sales

December 6, 2013|Earned Media, Uncategorized | 1 Min Read

An excerpt from a December 6, 2013, Fox News broadcast: Last year some Golden Corral restaurants tested the theory that Christmas lights and festive decorations would provide the gift of an increase in seals. And it worked! The locations with lights earned 5 percent more than Scrooge restaurants that didn’t show their holiday spirit. “I was visiting one of our Golden Corral franchise restaurants in Sacramento, and it was dark and it was during the holiday season. I turned around the corner to go visit the restaurant and it was lit up, well, like a Christmas tree. And I was […]

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Great Clips talks to the Minneapolis Star Tribune and KARE-TV

October 12, 2013|Earned Media, Uncategorized | 1 Min Read

Great Clips CEO Rhoda Olsen talked to the Minneahttp://www.startribune.com/business/173943121.html?refer=ypolis Star Tribune and KARE-TV about how the company has grown to become the world’s largest hair salon brand with 3200 salons in 150 markets across the United States and Canada. Great Clips is celebrating its 30th birthday with celebrations honoring the founders, corporate staff, franchisees, stylists and customers of the company that forever changed the haircare industry.  Great Clips attributes its success to franchisees who often love the business so much they pass it onto their children. The company has specific training programs that help parents hand down the business with a smooth transition.

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Wall Street Journal goes inside Papa Murphy’s take and bake pizza system

June 9, 2013|Earned Media, Uncategorized | 1 Min Read

An excerpt from a Wall Street Journal article: Papa Murphy’s is a 1,360-location pizza chain where customers add ingredients to an uncooked pizza on site and then cook it in their own oven. It shuns, pizza boxes, instead wrapping the pizzas in cellophane in a subtle bid to make it more like a meal. “If you pull something from the refrigerator, it wouldn’t be in a box,” says Ken Calwell, chief executive of Papa Murphy’s International. When consumers “actually turn on and pre-heat the oven, there is something that reminds them of their grandma or mom,” he says. Wall Street […]

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919 Marketing Wins Prestigious National Video Award

May 12, 2011|Earned Media, Uncategorized | 3 Min Read

Award Spotlights 919 Marketing as Industry Leader To underscore its success as a leader in communications, 919 marketing, a national public relations, marketing, and social media firm, has won the prestigious Telly Award, for an online marketing video it produced for a client. The North Carolina based marketing firm beat out the world’s best in video, film, 3D production and commercial advertising to win the prestigious Bronze Telly Award for Online Video. 919 Marketing partnered with Atlantic Creative Communications to produce the promotional video for Senior Helpers, a national in-home senior care company. “We are honored to receive such a […]

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