S.C. – Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort in Hilton Head, one of the most popular
family resorts in the country, has hired Charleston-based Step Ahead, Inc. to
manage its social media marketing. Step Ahead, which specializes in social
media management, Internet marketing and traditional public relations, has
developed a niche in the hospitality/tourism industry with a range of hotel,
attraction and resort clients.
will also provide services to Palmetto Dunes’ parent company, Greenwood
Communities & Resorts, for several other properties.
The company will manage a range of tools for Palmetto Dunes, named by Travel +
Leisure magazine as the “No. 1 Family Resort in the U.S. and Canada,” including
Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, a blog and more. Known for their creative
promotions, comprehensive approach and focus on analytics and results, Step
Ahead, which also has an office an Hilton Head, is rapidly growing and recently
opened a third office in Indianapolis to target the Midwest.
“We are so
excited to be working with Palmetto Dunes and expand our portfolio of hotel and
resort clients,” says Bud Di Maggio, president of Step Ahead, Inc. “We know
social media works brilliantly for resorts, because their customers have such
an affinity and loyalty to each property. Look for some fun promotions and
great information from Palmetto Dunes on Facebook, Twitter and more in 2011!”
Other Step Ahead tourism clients include Brittain
Resort Management, for whom Step Ahead manages social media for 16 of their
oceanfront resorts in Myrtle Beach; Charming Inns of Charleston (owner of the
Wentworth Mansion and John Rutledge House Inn); The Berkeley Hotel in Richmond,
Va.; SpiritLine Cruises in Charleston; Sunset Rentals of Hilton Head; Grayline
of Charleston; and the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, among others.
About Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort
Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort is a more than
2,000-acre vacation community located in the middle of Hilton Head Island, S.C.,
bounded by three miles of Atlantic Ocean beach on one side and a sheltered
Intracoastal Waterway marina on the other. The resort features three
world-class golf courses, an award-winning tennis center, an 11-mile inland
salt-water lagoon system for kayaking and fishing, the Mediterranean-style
Shelter Cove Harbour deep-water marina with shopping and dining, and an outdoor
adventure center for bike rentals, canoes, kayaks, fishing and much more. The
marina is also home to a wide variety of charters including nature cruises,
dolphin tours, sport crabbing and fishing. For information about activities or
reservations, please call 877-567-6513 or
About Greenwood Communities & Resorts
Based in Greenwood, S.C.,
Greenwood Communities & Resorts has been a leader in the creation and
management of award-winning residential and resort communities in the
southeastern United States since 1978. Beginning with the award-winning
Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort on Hilton Head Island, S.C., and now including
communities like The Reserve at Lake Keowee, Big Canoe near Atlanta and The
Ponds in Charleston, Greenwood’s mission has always been to create memorable
places that foster meaningful and fulfilling lives. For more information, please call 843-785-1106 or visit www.greenwoodcr.com .
About Step Ahead Inc.
Step Ahead, Inc. is a Charleston, S.C.-based company that combines the best of
traditional public relations with social media and Internet marketing to help
maximize visibility for clients both online and off. The company’s clients
include Spirit Telecom of Columbia, the David Gilston Agency, Brittain Resort
Managements, Charming Inns of Charleston, Charleston Parks Conservancy, Palmetto
Dunes Oceanfront Resort, SpiritLine Cruises and others. The company has been
featured in the Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur magazine and on SmartMoney.com
and MSNBC.com. Visit www.stepaheadinc.com or call
(843) 606-0226 for more information.