Eckel & Vaughan

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 […]

Anna Marshall Wilson

Public Relations Account Supervisor

In the Trenches with Our Clients

In our daily work, we function as an extension of our client’s team. We study their industry, we stay ahead of the game, and we strategize. We anticipate, we put plans in place, and we update them regularly. We do this so we are prepared when the unexpected hits. Crises come in all shapes and […]

Amanda Wilcox

Account Manager

Five Ways to Stay Sane During Your Long Commute

So you’ve got a long commute? I feel you. When I started at Eckel & Vaughan, my commute increased from 40 minutes to a solid hour. And that’s without traffic. Fortunately, this only lasted for six weeks. Once we sold our house on the outskirts of town, we moved closer to the city and cut […]

Anna Marshall Wilson

Public Relations Account Supervisor

Eckel & Vaughan Expands Industry Expertise with New Hire

Eckel & Vaughan welcomes Deborah Johnson to growing team RALEIGH, NC—February 3, 2017: Eckel & Vaughan is pleased to announce that Deborah Johnson joins the agency’s team this week. In addition to a strong communications background, Johnson brings extensive experience in organizational leadership, economic development, and issues management to Eckel & Vaughan. Johnson’s addition strengthens […]

Amy McLeod

Account Manager

The True Reason for the Season

‘Tis the season for Christmas commercials. Cars with big red bows, jolly Santa Clauses, jingling Hershey’s Kisses—you know them all. But just in the last week or so, I’ve seen two Christmas commercials that have struck me. Perhaps because they lack all the trappings of the typical Christmas ads, but more likely because they cut […]

Amy McLeod

Account Manager

Finding the Silver Lining in the Critiques

My name is Amy McLeod, and I’m a communicator with an ego. I admit it. I want to believe that my strategies are sound, my tactics are bulletproof, and my creative pieces awe-inspiring. So, when someone questions or—heaven forbid— indicates a “flaw,” you better believe I take it personally. That said, over the last few […]

Anna Marshall Wilson

Public Relations Account Supervisor

Words Matter

“Let’s hone in on that idea and really flush out a plan.” We’re in the business of communication. Words matter. It is often said that the English language is one of the most difficult to learn. That’s not surprising. So many words in the English language look and/or sound alike, but have completely different meanings. […]

Harris Vaughan

Co-Founder/Partner

Celebrating Eight Years of Solving Business Problems

I woke up this morning to several congratulatory comments from followers on LinkedIn today. According to LinkedIn, I’m celebrating eight years at Eckel & Vaughan. WOW. It’s hard to believe that nine years ago, my good friend Albert Eckel and I started talking about building an agency together. What’s even harder to believe is that […]

Campbell's Made For Real, Real Life
Amy McLeod

Account Manager

Campbell’s Reminds Us How To Truly Feel Full

This is going to sound melodramatic, but bear with me. What is real life anymore? Pinterest makes me feel incompetent on the crafting and home décor fronts. According to Instagram, I’m not traveling to the nicest places, wearing the trendiest clothes, or eating the best food. In today’s over-filtered, over-documented, over-shared world, it’s hard to […]

The Power of a Little Respect

Sarah Scott Worth is a senior at UNC-Chapel Hill and a marketing intern at Eckel & Vaughan. Account management expert Robert Solomon’s book, “The Art of Client Service,” details “58 things that every advertising and marketing professional should know.” He discusses everything from the importance of being on time to the complexity of creating a […]