BLOG – DECEMBER 2022 – HOLIDAY SEASON
What a whirlwind the last few months have been and now we have arrived at holiday season. I am especially thankful for my fabulous and hard-working team and our amazing clients. As we continue to grow, we welcome Chloe Davis as our new Account Executive. Chloe graduated from Georgia Southern University with a degree in communications and has been working at a large agency in Atlanta since then. We are excited to welcome her to team LFPR and back to the Savannah area, where her family and future husband live. We also welcome Misty Faucheux, Heather Ryerson and Tia Wood to our digital design division.
LFPR has been lucky enough to partner with some high caliber clients over the years and earlier this year, we were thrilled to be appointed by the BlueDragon Integrated Problem-solving System (IPS), a versatile, universal, 21st-century approach to providing solutions to complex problems in today’s workplaces. The company needed a full-service marketing agency and we have been working closely with BlueDragon to develop new imagery and logo, a brand-new website, and launch this innovative system to the national media. Our digital design team have also developed logos and imagery as well as launched two great new websites for new organizations McIntosh Advocating for a Substance free Tomorrow and the JoCo Prevention Alliance which are doing important work in McIntosh and Johnson counties. Stay tuned for a new website launch in 2023 for our client, Savannah Classical Academy, which is Savannah’s only K-12 charter school. Also look out for their latest advertising campaign promoting the lottery which is open until January 20 to all students residing in Chatham County. SCA consistently outperforms most district schools in elementary, middle and high schools in Chatham County and is funded by the public education system but retains a charter that allows it to operate autonomously under a board of parents and community members.
Looking to other new clients, LFPR was delighted to be appointed as the marketing team for NOAA Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary and the Gray’s Reef Chapter of the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation and dedication of the new Gray’s Reef Ocean Discovery Center in October. With amazing new graphics, stellar event organization skills and excellent media coverage achieved I could not be happier with how this launch went.
October was definitely event season as we not only celebrated client Historic Savannah Foundation’s annual gala at Victory North and Maritime Bethel at Savannah’s annual fundraiser but also attended the Hyundai kickoff event with our clients Georgia Tech Savannah and Family Promise of the Coastal Empire who were both presented with donations to support their work. LFPR also partnered with Cohen Veterans Network (CVN) and Aspire Health Partners (Aspire) to celebrate the opening of coastal Georgia’s newest mental health facility serving veterans, active duty service members, and their families. Governor Brian Kemp, Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan, Mayor Allen Brown, and other dignitaries joined along with the local community to open the facility with a ribbon cutting ceremony and tours. This new clinic offering accessible, high-quality mental healthcare to active military, veterans, and their families, serves the entire state of Georgia to meet the growing needs of this community. Talking of veterans, we worked with new nonprofit organization: BuddyWatch, whose mission is to build homes for veterans and which launched a revolutionary new bird feeder to provide funds and occupation for homeless veterans. The ribbon cutting has been postponed to January as it coincided with Hurricane Ian, which fortunately for us only brought heavy rain and winds to our region. Another client, American Veteran Properties launched an advocacy campaign to raise awareness of the housing crisis and seek emergency funding from the Department of Defense for active military families at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield.
An event we would have loved to attend was led by our client, Local Business Leader and CEO of Official Guides of Savannah, DeAnne Mitchell who presided over Visitor International’s annual conference, which took place in the French town of Nice. Congratulations to DeAnne for her prestigious role as President of the organization and a successful conference. Closer to home, we did enjoy attending and promoting our client, Georgia Tech-Savannah’s breakfast Learners and Leaders seminar, Becoming an Employer of Choice – Recruiting and Retaining Employees which was excellent with great speakers and seamless organization.
Looking forward to holiday season we have the Savannah Ballet Theatre’s annual production of the Nutcracker at the Lucas Theater on December 10, and the uplifting songs and stories in the squares on December 14 – a collaboration between two of our nonprofit clients Historic Savannah Foundation and Savannah VOICE Festival. Don’t forget to check out Savannah African Art Museum’s marketplace which will take place every Friday leading up to Kwanzaa, which is from December 26 to January 1. The marketplace will take place on December 2, 9, 16, and 23, from 12-4 p.m. on the second floor of the Terracotta Gallery at the museum.
Looking towards 2023, we are already planning for the 200 Club of the Coastal Empire’s Valor Awards in February and the 13th annual Savannah Challenger professional tennis event hosted by the Landings Club at the Franklin Creek Tennis Center on Skidaway Island.
Until then, Happy Holidays!