MMI Associates, Inc. Launches Social Media Campaign For Wake County Economic Development


Local Public Relations Firm Develops Blog, Podcasts, Video And Twitter Page For Economic Development Organization


[USPRwire, Sun May 17 2009] Patty Briguglio, president of MMI Associates, Inc. (www.mmimarketing.com), a Raleigh-based full-service public relations firm, has announced that the firm has launched a social media campaign for Wake County Economic Development (WCED) (www.raleigh-wake.org). WCED, a program of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, is the primary economic development organization for Wake County and its 12 municipalities. WCED hosts clients evaluating Wake County for possible facility locations each year and facilitates corporate expansions, resulting in new jobs and capital investment for Raleigh and Wake County.

MMI is rolling out a social media campaign for WCED that includes both blogs and audio podcasts that focus on issues affecting businesses in Wake County. The campaign also includes a new video series, called “Raleigh-Wake County Business Showcase,” that will feature a variety of locally-based companies that are continuing to grow and remain highly competitive during the nation’s current economic slowdown. WCED is also starting conversations about Wake County through the use of WCED Executive Director Ken Atkins’ Twitter page (www.twitter.com/KenAtkins). Atkins tweets about facts, tips and other useful information about Wake County and economic development. Together, these social media tactics serve as an extensive online resource for businesses considering expansion or relocation in Wake County.

Related Links:
www.mmimarketing.com
www.raleigh-wake.org
www.twitter.com/KenAtkins
www.raleigh-wake.org/blog
www.raleigh-wake.org/section/news-and-podcasts

News Facts:
MMI Associates, Inc. has has launched a social media campaign for Wake County Economic Development (WCED) (www.raleigh-wake.org). WCED, a program of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, is the primary economic development organization for Wake County and its 12 municipalities. WCED hosts clients evaluating Wake County for possible facility locations each year and facilitates corporate expansions, resulting in new jobs and capital investment for Raleigh and Wake County.

• MMI is rolling out a social media campaign for WCED that includes both blogs and audio podcasts that focus on issues affecting businesses in Wake County.
• The campaign also includes a new video series, called “Raleigh-Wake County Business Showcase,” that will feature a variety of locally-based companies that are continuing to grow and remain highly competitive during the nation’s current economic slowdown.
• WCED is also starting conversations about Wake County through the use of WCED Executive Director Ken Atkins’ Twitter page (www.twitter.com/KenAtkins).
• Atkins tweets about facts, tips and other useful information about Wake County and economic development.
• Together, these social media tactics serve as an extensive online resource for businesses considering expansion or relocation in Wake County.

Quotes:
“We are excited to roll out this social media campaign for WCED,” said Briguglio. “Through the use of blogs, podcasts, video and Twitter, companies considering expansion or relocation in Wake County will better be able to find information online about why Wake County is a great place to do business.”

About Wake County Economic Development:
Wake County Economic Development (WCED), a program of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, is the primary economic development organization for Wake County and its 12 municipalities. WCED hosts clients evaluating Wake County for possible facility locations each year and facilitates dozens of corporate expansions, resulting in new jobs and capital investment for Raleigh and Wake County. Services available to companies that are considering relocating or expanding in Wake County include economic and demographic research, site and building inventory searches, visitation itineraries, community tours, corporate executive and employee briefings, employee relocation assistance, and post-relocation services. In both 2002 and 2003, Site Selection magazine recognized WCED as one of the top ten economic development organizations in the United States. For more information about WCED, please visit www.raleigh-wake.org.

About MMI Associates, Inc.:
MMI Associates, Inc. is a full-service public relations firm offering a wide range of services to help clients achieve measurable results in brand awareness, name recognition, market penetration and crisis management. Established in 1994 in Phoenix, Arizona, this award-winning firm was named one of the top 10 public relations firms in the state. In North Carolina, the Triangle Business Journal’s Book of Lists has recognized MMI as one of the top five public relations firms in the Triangle. The firm has received numerous awards for its work and was awarded the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce’s 2007 and 2008 Pinnacle Award for Steady Growth and Profitability, and was named a Best Place to Work by the Triangle Business Journal. For more information, please call (919) 233-6600 or visit the Web site at www.mmimarketing.com.

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Patty Briguglio
MMI Associates, Inc.
(919) 233-6600
patty@mmimarketing.com
PR Firms Raleigh, NC

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