Our Strategic Approach
We begin each client engagement by asking questions.
What are your goals? What are your business objectives? Who are you trying to reach?
With a strategic plan tied to your brand and business goals we affect real change and measurable results.
One Voice Message Mastery
As message masters, we know the right words and phrases have power. Our Message Mastery process unearths precisely what makes your brand different.
You can think of it as a 30-second “Elevator Pitch.” When a brand or an organization speaks with “one voice,” the result is powerful:
- Customers clearly understand your competitive advantage
- Employees remain focused on your mission and values
- Stakeholders become more engaged
- Your brand grows stronger
Honed from decades of expertise rooted in media relations and strategic positioning, our Message Mastery process comes to life through workshop sessions, independent research and other discovery methods. At the end of the process, you’ll receive a strategic framework (we call it a message architecture) for communicating your brand’s most important messages.
The messages are succinct and powerful and work in unison. They are not marketing fluff or taglines. This means they can be used for all written and verbal communication efforts ranging from CEO presentations, media interviews, social media posts and even sales calls.
Leverage your brand to its maximum potential. Gain message clarity and consistency. Drive your entire enterprise, marketing and sales objectives in a unified, strategic way.
Leadership Communication Training
We believe in the power of effective communication, and not just for marketing purposes. Effective communication builds stronger teams and organizations too.
We help executives and team leaders improve their team’s performance. We offer three truly unique 1-day training sessions. Based on watershed moments in American history, the programs:
- Get employees out of the office and into memorable off-site settings
- Use real people and events as platforms for professional development
- Are customizable to each organization’s unique need
- Are designed to address timeless team and leadership goals. These include: Building Trust; Becoming Resilient; Embracing Diversity; Communicating a Vision; Using Persuasive Communication; and Maintaining Personal and Team Accountability
Learn how we can strengthen your team by visiting our Leadership Communication Training site.
We target the right audiences with the right messages. Our services include:
- Strategic P.R. Plans
- Message Development
- Media Relations & Press Tours
- White Papers
- Press Releases & Press Kits
- Byline Articles
- Case Studies
- Feature Story Pitching
- Media Spokesperson Training
- Press Events
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Executive & Thought Leadership
Every brand should have a point of view. We help brands share their POVs, their expertise and their knowledge through multiple ways:
- Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
- White Papers
- Award Pursuit & Entry Submissions
- Byline Articles
- Opinion Pieces
- Executive Speeches, Letters & Presentations
- Seminars and Webinars
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The digital landscape is ever-changing. We help our clients navigate and thrive in the online marketplace. Our services include:
- SEO/SEM Strategies
- Website Audits
- Search Rankings
- Programmatic Ads
- Native and Display Ads
- Google AdWords Strategy
- Keywords Research
- Competitor Benchmarking
- Landing Pages
- Client Digital Dashboards
Our team is comprised of Google Analytics-certified and HubSpot experts. We are also a Google Premier Partner, giving you access to the latest tools, technologies and solutions to drive your business forward.
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Social media is likely the primary way people experience your brand. It’s essential your social media strategy accurately reflects your brand and its ethos. We are adept at:
- Strategic Plans
- Auditing and Reporting
- Customer and Competitor Analysis
- Engagement Growth
- Hashtag Optimization
- Keyword Strategy
- Influencer Campaigns
- Content Development
- Posting Calendars
- Graphic Creation
- Platform Profile Optimization
- Management and Reporting
- Blog Writing
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Product Launch & Trade Shows
Getting your new products successfully launched takes careful planning and execution. Our PR and social media strategies generate the combined buzz needed to get people talking, sharing and inquiring about your new products.
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Employee and Sales Force Communication
Oftentimes organizations spend more resources communicating externally than internally with their own people. We make sure the messages you’re sending to the marketplace are adapted and internalized for your associates and sales force. A fully aligned team creates a stronger brand.
Our services include:
- Strategic Internal Communication Plans
- Print Collateral
- Executive Presentations
- Special Events
- Company Videos
- Company Intranet Chat & Posting Sites
- Employee Communication Training
VP of Marketing
Zeftron Nylon Business Leaders
Shaw Industries Inc.
Renaissance Tile & Bath
Director of Marketing
J+J Flooring Group
Interiors & Sources
Marketing Communications Manager
Marketing and Communications Manager
We helped launch a new workplace solutions brand with strategic brand messaging and PR to drive visibility and expertly communicate its unique value proposition.
We spearheaded the launch of a new tile line and established the company CEO as an industry thought-leader.
We successfully launched the introduction of a luxury European kitchen and bath brand to the North American market.
We developed and executed the public relations strategy for a $1B global manufacturer of heating and cooling products.
We created an integrated social media and PR program to raise the profile for a client’s cutting-edge sustainability efforts
We infused new life to brand’s social media, driving up results across all online properties.
We raised consumer awareness for a residential development, while helping exceed their sales goals.
We are fortunate to be the partner to many leading brands over the years.
Public relations and digital marketing is more than just brand awareness. When executed correctly, it changes people’s perceptions, builds brand value and nurtures the sales process. We understand this. That’s why we have a laser focus and a team of PR and social media experts. We’re smart, nimble and dedicated to meeting the unique challenges of our clients.
Spaulding Communications leverages the talent of individuals and teams with the specific expertise our clients require. Our network of teammates and partners work remotely, allowing us to scale up or down on activities as needed. An appropriate approach to serving our client’s best interests, this business model also keeps unneeded overhead low, a cost benefit passed on to our clients.
The Spaulding Communications team includes:
Founder and president, Matt brings more than 25 years of B2B marketing communication experience to his clients. Matt is a Vistage resource speaker and a former instructor of business communication at Georgia State University. He has worked with leading B2B brands on external, internal and leadership communication training, ensuring effective communication is taken from a holistic and enterprise-wide approach. Matt helps sets client strategies, assists in overseeing their execution and ensures all initiatives deliver tangible business results. For more about Matt, see here.
Excelerate is Spaulding Communications’ full-service digital marketing partner. Excelerate brings a laser focus to ensure all digital marketing efforts are aligned to client business goals. Partnering with industry leaders such as the tile and stone industry’s largest trade show, Coverings, and Georgia Pacific, Excelerate leverages market-leading research tools to create effective, data-driven campaigns. Whether it’s driving lead generation, building brand awareness or shaping audience perception, Excelerate deploys tactics ranging from SEM, SEO and branded video production to social media management, programmatic advertising and content creation for blogs or native advertising. The result? Award-winning campaigns that meet and exceed client goals and expectations. For more about Excelerate, see here.
A 25-year communications veteran, Patrick has served as senior counsel on B2B communications initiatives for U.S. and global brands. Patrick specializes in strategic planning, messaging, reputation management, and internal and external stakeholder engagement. An award-winning B2B writer, Patrick has authored hundreds of articles, white papers, case studies, blog posts, speeches and presentations. Patrick provides strategy, content development, and thought-leadership direction for Spaulding Communications clients. For more about Patrick, see here.
Basil is an experienced video professional who has created content for Fortune 500 brands and whose work spans the advertising, corporate, educational and non-profit sectors. Basil brings his creative video and photography expertise to help elevate Spaulding Communications’ clients and compel audiences to action. For more about Basil, see here.
Sarah is a PR and social media specialist with professional social media management and communications experience. Graduating from the University of Georgia with a major in public relations and a minor in design and media, Sarah’s experience ranges from graphic content curation, to copy writing, media reporting, SEO research and data analytics. She leads media monitoring and coverage reporting, as well as plays a role in social media posting, media pitching and analytics. For more about Sarah, see here.
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