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Creative Industries

Mar 9, 2021

Touchpoint merges with FishBait Solutions LLC

A marketing and communications company founded in Charleston in 2005 has merged with FishBait Solutions LLC, a marketing, consulting and investment company that represents several national brands. Colleen Troy started Touchpoint Communications 16 years ago. The company went on to win national and regional recognition for its wor[...]

Jan 27, 2021

Chernoff Newman restructures with new leadership

One of South Carolina’s oldest marketing and public relations firms is undergoing a seismic shift as it prepares for a new generation of leadership. As it celebrates its 50th anniversary, Chernoff Newman has appointed new executive leadership over its advertising and public relations and agency operations. The re[...]

Jan 26, 2021

Arcadia Publishing names new CEO

Arcadia Publishing, a Mount Pleasant publisher of history books and travel guides, has named a new CEO as part of a larger shift in leadership, the company said in a news release. Brittain Phillips, who presently serves as director of business development, is replacing David Steinberger as CEO. The company said that Steinberger,[...]

Nov 20, 2020

Charleston Stage postpones major productions until fall 2021

The curtains will be closed for another year at Dock Street Theatre. In light of the pandemic’s effect on the world’s arts programs, on Nov. 10, Charleston Stage said that it will be postponing all in-person performances at its historic downtown theater until fall 2021. Founder and Producing Artistic Director Ju[...]

Nov 11, 2020

GoodUnited receives investment from SC Launch

SC Launch, an affiliate of SCRA, has invested $200,000 in a Charleston marketing company that helps connect fundraisers and donors to nonprofits on social media, SCRA said in a news release. Established in 2015, GoodUnited has helped clients raise more than $500 million through Facebook messenger and Instagram threads, amon[...]

Sep 18, 2020

Conn. glassware company relocating to North Charleston

An artisanal glassware, tableware and home decor brand is relocating its headquarters and distribution center from Stamford, Conn., to North Charleston, making an investment of more than $1.9 million and creating an anticipated 51 jobs. Founded in 2001 by the married couple Capucine Gooding and David Gooding, Juliska creates artisanal stoneware and mouth-blown glass and […]

Sep 10, 2020

Charleston digital marketing agency acquires 2 firms

Charleston-based digital marketing agency TargetMarket has acquired both The Modern Connection and Digico Agency digital marketing firms within a week of each other. TargetMarket, founded in 2010, provides website development, social media management, digital advertising and branding. The Modern Connection is also based in Charleston, and Digico is located on Daniel Island. “We had both […][...]

Jul 29, 2020

Carolinas publishers partner to launch book imprint

Charleston-based Advantage Media Group and Charlotte-based American City Business Journals have launched a new imprint, Business Journals Books. The new imprint is intended as a platform for small-business owners, managers and executives to publish books in their areas of expertise, enhancing their status as leaders/experts in their fields, according to a joint news release from […]

Jun 25, 2020

Local Works growing into new, larger space

  Lowcountry Local First is planning to relocate and expand its Local Works coworking space to a new office redevelopment off King Street Extension. Local Works will relocate just west of its current location on upper Meeting Street to a 5,181-square-foot space in Lumberyard, at 1834-1859 Summerville Ave. The move to a[...]

Jun 18, 2020

Verizon to launch mentoring program for female entrepreneurs affected by COVID-19

Coral Murphy USA Today Verizon will launch a mentoring program aimed at providing female entrepreneurs and business owners with a network of female business leaders to coach them on navigating a COVID-19 reality. This is according to Verizon Business, which partnered with CircleAround, a new, for-profit media brand being launched by the Girl Scouts, and […]

Jun 17, 2020

How to stage a good video meeting? Put on a show

By Jefferson Graham USA Today T.J. Leonard likes to kick off every Monday morning with an all-hands meeting, to keep his 100-plus employees of the Storyblocks video production assistance company up to date on the latest. And even when everyone’s working at home, the show must go on. Keeping people focused on in-person meet[...]