Local PR firm gets two awards for use of social media

Local public relations company, Step Ahead, has earned a couple of awards for their use of social media.

It's always good to see Charleston get noted for its savvy in the field of Web technology.

And this isn't the first time Step Ahead came up in our discourse about Charleston social media, we also talked to company president, Lyn Mettler, back in March about the Charleston Twitter scene.

I should point out that I do freelance work for the group, so I'm clearly not bias free. (Note that the podcast on Twitter predates my involvement with the company.)

Here's the full release:

MT. PLEASANT, S.C. - Step Ahead Inc. has been recognized by two national organizations for its creative public relations and social media marketing work.


The Squeaky Clean blog, which Step Ahead designed and maintains for Castle Keepers, a Charleston-area cleaning company, recently received a Gold Award from the MarCom Awards, an international competition for marketing and communication professionals.


Additionally, the Society for New Communications Research recognized Step Ahead with a Commendation of Merit for the Twitter Beach Bash it hosted earlier this spring for MyrtleBeachHotels.com, a group of oceanfront hotels and condos in Myrtle Beach. The Twitter Beach Bash was a two-hour event in which Twitter followers were invited to answer trivia questions via Twitter for a chance to win prizes at the Myrtle Beach resorts.


The Society honors innovative organizations that are pioneering the use of social media, ICT, mobile media, online communities and collaborative technologies in the areas of media, marketing, public relations, advertising, entertainment, education, politics and social initiatives.


About Step Ahead Inc.

Step Ahead, Inc. is a Mt. Pleasant, S.C.-based company that combines the best of traditional public relations with social media and Internet marketing campaigns to help maximize visibility for clients both online and off. The company's clients include Spirit Telecom of Columbia, the Charleston Breast Center, Myrtle Beach National resorts, Charming Inns of Charleston, Charleston Parks Conservancy, Golf Island of Hilton Head, SpiritLine Cruises and others. The company has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur magazine and the Associated Press and on MSNBC.com. Visit www.stepaheadinc.com or call (843) 606-0226 for more information.


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