Matt Ferraguto
Matt Ferraguto
Client Services Director
Matt Ferraguto
Michael Cutts
Business Development Manager

What’s Wrong with an “Off-the-Shelf” Solution? (Part One)

What makes a great advertising or advocacy campaign? Why do some hit the mark and others fall flat? Our most successful client relationships start with an innovative approach rooted in a deep, evolving understanding of the problem. We often say, “Don’t call and say you need an ad.” An ad may be exactly what’s necessary. […]

Harris Vaughan

Co-Founder/Partner

The Rise of Influencers, Again

Long ago I was taught a powerful, timeless lesson from a great political mind. It goes like this: If you truly want to impact a community, it starts by making sure these five people know you and what you stand for: The editor of the local newspaper; The chairman of the local school board; The […]

Harris Vaughan

Co-Founder/Partner

Heaven’s Sauce

North Carolina is a land of friendly people. Yet there are many opportunities to disagree with one another. There are the obvious points of difference. Politics. Religion. Even basketball. In basketball, not only is there disagreement on the superiority of programs (Carolina vs. Duke, for example), but there is even disagreement over which rivalry within […]

Amanda Wilcox

Account Manager

Four Things Worth Talking About in “Truth Decay”

These days, it’s impossible to turn on the television, scroll through your news feed, or talk with your neighbor without topics like “fake news” and America’s deep political divide coming into play. This month, the RAND Corporation released a study that explored both of these issues: “Truth Decay.” It’s a timely report that details Americans’ […]

Holiday
Stephen West

Account Specialist

Maximizing Your Brand’s “Searchability” This Holiday Season

It’s that time of year again. Brands around the world are vying for consumer attention as spending increases during the holidays. Whether product-driven or service-driven, we see brands amp up promotional efforts, revamping their websites and investing in online advertisements to maximize their reach. So how do you, whether an industry professional or business owner, […]

Anna Marshall Wilson

Public Relations Account Supervisor

Words Matter – Part Two

It’s the holiday season, y’all! The new year is upon us. One of the topics that will not go out of style next year—one that will remain a constant—is the importance of words. Words still matter. And they’re still being misused (e.g., affect/effect, complement/compliment). If you’re not sure of the correct form, look it up […]

Anna Marshall Wilson

Public Relations Account Supervisor

Breaking Bread for the Greater Good

These are trying times. Look no further than your living room TV or phone to see hate, conflict, intolerance, political turmoil, or disaster of both natural and man-made varieties. Divisiveness creates chasms, leaving the human spirit wanting for unity. Unity is the driver of good. Especially in troublesome times, we must challenge one another to […]

Amanda Wilcox

Account Manager

How Dove Could Have Avoided a PR Disaster: The Case for Diversity in the Workplace

Whether it be in the video we’re creating or the print advertisement we’re placing, thoughtfully representing people of varying backgrounds should be one of the top concerns for advertisers. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen. There are many notable examples of ads that were scrutinized for how they portrayed people of color, or worse yet, how […]