Debbie Nelson

About Debbie Nelson

Debbie Nelson is the founder of DNA Creative Communications, a marketing and public relations firm in Greenville, SC. She holds a AB degree from Smith College, a MHSA from the University of Michigan and an MBA from The Citadel. Connect with Debbie on

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Choosy Moms Choose Facebook

From mom-and-pop shops to fortune 500 companies, almost every organization has a Facebook page . . . and rightfully so. Social Media is an outlet to engage consumers, foster brand loyalty, and drive sales. A recent study shows that 1 facebook fan translates to 20 additional visits to the company’s website. It is no […]

By |June 28th, 2011|Blog|Comments Off on Choosy Moms Choose Facebook

American Advertising Federation Intern Visits DNA Office

Today, Alexis Mood, an intern for the American Advertising Federation came to DNA Creative Communications to see what we do. She shadowed each of us and got a taste of what it is like to work at a communications firm. To learn more about Alexis and her AAF internship click here.Thanks for coming Alexis! […]

By |June 15th, 2011|Blog|Comments Off on American Advertising Federation Intern Visits DNA Office

DNA Creative Communications Welcomes AAF Intern Alexis Mood

DNA Creative Communications welcomes Alexis Mood, an intern with the American Advertising Federation (AAF) of Greenville’s Minority High School Internship program. This is the fourth consecutive year that DNA has participated in the program as a host agency. Mood is a graduate of Riverside High School and will be attending the University of South […]

By |June 15th, 2011|Press Releases|Comments Off on DNA Creative Communications Welcomes AAF Intern Alexis Mood

Event Planning In Action

Our most recent Shine the Light on Your Nonprofit session was on special event planning and it was a lot of fun hearing about other events from the panelists and audience members. We also wanted to share an upcoming event we’re working on that we get pumped about!

Project Rx: A River Remedy is a […]

By |June 8th, 2011|Blog|Comments Off on Event Planning In Action

A Little Creativity Goes A Long Way

At DNA, we like to have fun with what we do. And sometimes getting crafty over extravagant can result in more solid branding and less expenses. If you had a chance to attend our recent nonprofit Special Event Planning seminar from our Shine the Light on Your Nonprofit series, you’ll recognize our example.

When thinking […]

By |May 27th, 2011|Blog, Nonprofit Seminars|Comments Off on A Little Creativity Goes A Long Way

Zen of Greenville

Recently, DNA hosted an educational seminar for nonprofits as part of the 2011 Shine the Light on Your Nonprofit series at Zen of Greenville. Zen’s gallery-like decor was the perfect backdrop for our panelist discussion, “Creative Therapy: Making Your Event Feel Special.” This versatile modern space made our event truly special and we would […]

By |May 25th, 2011|Blog, Nonprofit Seminars|Comments Off on Zen of Greenville

DNA Kicks Off 2011’s Shine the Light on Your Nonprofit Series

DNA Creative Communications (DNA) held an educational marketing session for nonprofits, “Creative Therapy: Making Events Feel Special” on May 24, 2011 at Zen of Greenville. This session was the first of the 2011 “Shine the Light on Your Nonprofit” series.  More than 70 representatives from local nonprofits attended to learn effective planning, event logistics, […]

By |May 25th, 2011|Nonprofit Seminars, Press Releases|Comments Off on DNA Kicks Off 2011’s Shine the Light on Your Nonprofit Series

Debbie Nelson Presents Chamber of Commerce Honor

Debbie Nelson, principal of DNA Creative Communications, LLC, recently presented the Greenville Chamber’s May Small Business of the Month Award to ADEX Machining Technologies, LLC. Jason P. Premo, CEO and Co-Founder of ADEX, accepted the award.

The company was originally founded in 1987 in Greer, South Carolina as a small tool & die shop. In […]

By |May 23rd, 2011|Press Releases|Comments Off on Debbie Nelson Presents Chamber of Commerce Honor

TechSoup Helps Nonprofits Help Others

With limited budgets and staff, many nonprofit organizations simply do not have the resources they need to keep up with evolving technology. Whether they’re underfunded or understaffed, many see technology as a barrier instead of the asset it truly is. TechSoup.org is a website dedicated to assisting non-profits reach their full potential by providing […]

By |May 18th, 2011|Blog|Comments Off on TechSoup Helps Nonprofits Help Others

Happy 80th Birthday Branding!

On May 13th 1931, at Proctor and Gamble’s offices in Cincinnati, Neil McElroy crafted an internal memorandum that would shape the American marketing industry.  His three page memo was written to persuade executives to hire two more people to assist with his account, the Camay Soap brand. What came out of this document was […]

By |May 13th, 2011|Blog|Comments Off on Happy 80th Birthday Branding!

Introducing: Creative Therapy Panelist – Mary Ellington Johnson

Mary works with nonprofits to assist in fundraising needs, and help with grant-writing. Other services provided include event management, strategic planning, and other areas of fund development such as annual campaigns, capital campaigns, and event sponsorship, as well as speaking or teaching fundraising related subjects through the master’s level.

By |May 10th, 2011|Blog, Nonprofit Seminars|Comments Off on Introducing: Creative Therapy Panelist – Mary Ellington Johnson

Introducing: Creative Therapy Panelist – Jacqui Bomar

For more than 25 years, Jacqui Bomar’s passion has been creating events that attract and entertain tens of thousands of people. She’s planned grand openings for major convention centers and has managed conventions in cities like Prague and London.  Although Bomar’s career has brought her all over the world, today her energy is directed […]

By |May 6th, 2011|Blog, Nonprofit Seminars|Comments Off on Introducing: Creative Therapy Panelist – Jacqui Bomar

Being social is more than just being on Facebook – Have a Plan

Adding Social Media to your marketing campaign requires more than just setting up a Facebook page that links to your Twitter. Its the simple way to go, but your mission to share what you have to say to the world is bound to fail.

Many overlook the importance of a Social Media Plan, even though […]

By |May 1st, 2011|Blog|Comments Off on Being social is more than just being on Facebook – Have a Plan

Time is Running Out! Register for Shine the Light on Your Nonprofit

Time is running out on the Early Bird Special for the Shine the Light on Your Nonprofit seminar series. Register before April 30 and attend all four sessions for $175! Check out our website for details!

This year’s sessions include:

Session 1: Creative Therapy: Making Events Feel Special – Presented at Zen
Session 2: Web Fusion: Tracking and Training Your Visitors […]

By |April 27th, 2011|Blog, Nonprofit Seminars|Comments Off on Time is Running Out! Register for Shine the Light on Your Nonprofit

DNA Celebrates DNA Day

The month of April is designated as DNA Month and Monday, April 25th, was National DNA Day. This holiday was created to commemorate the anniversary of the discovery of the double helix as well as the completion of the human genome project.

DNA Creative Communications joined the celebration of National DNA Day in style by participating […]

By |April 25th, 2011|Blog, Press Releases|Comments Off on DNA Celebrates DNA Day

SCPRSA Recognizes DNA’s Public Service Campaign

DNA Creative Communications (DNA) recently received the South Carolina Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America’s (SCPRSA) Mercury Award of Merit in the category of Public Service.

The award recognized DNA’s work for Project Rx: A River Remedy, a new brand identity and inaugural event developed in 2010 on behalf of Renewable Water Resources […]

By |April 19th, 2011|Press Releases|Comments Off on SCPRSA Recognizes DNA’s Public Service Campaign

DNA Principal Graduates from Leadership South Carolina

Debbie Nelson, principal of DNA Creative Communications (DNA), recently graduated from Leadership South Carolina.

Throughout the 9 month program, approximately 50 participants had the opportunity to further advance their leadership abilities as well as broaden their understanding of issues facing the state. The program offered excellent networking opportunities with a diverse group of South Carolinians. […]

By |April 12th, 2011|Press Releases|Comments Off on DNA Principal Graduates from Leadership South Carolina

DNA Participates in Opportunity Greenville

Lauren Knight, Account Coordinator at DNA Creative Communications (DNA), recently completed the Greenville Chamber of Commerce’s Opportunity Greenville program. The five-week series gave members a comprehensive view of the inner-workings of Greenville, with a particular focus on government, economy, culture and history. Each session featured various community leaders, who gave presentations and fostered discussion […]

By |March 21st, 2011|Press Releases|Comments Off on DNA Participates in Opportunity Greenville

DNA Presents Project Rx at SC Environmental Conference

DNA Creative Communication’s Emily Kosa recently presented on behalf of Renewable Water Resources (ReWa) at the 2011 South Carolina Environmental Conference (SCEC) in Myrtle Beach.

SCEC is held annually by the Water Environment Association of South Carolina in collaboration with the South Carolina chapter of the American Water Works Association. Water and wastewater utilities, as […]

By |March 15th, 2011|Press Releases|Comments Off on DNA Presents Project Rx at SC Environmental Conference

DNA Selects Cancer Society of Greenville for 2011 Award

DNA Creative Communications, LLC (DNA) is pleased to announce the selection of the Cancer Society of Greenville County as the recipient of DNA’s 2011 LIVE HERE GIVE HERE program. Through this annual partnership, DNA will donate services to strategically support the Cancer Society of Greenville County’s communication and messaging through a variety of strategies.

The […]

By |March 3rd, 2011|Press Releases|Comments Off on DNA Selects Cancer Society of Greenville for 2011 Award

DNA Creative Communication Welcomes New Intern Amy Bulger

DNA Creative Communications (DNA) is pleased to announce Amy Bulger of New Providence, NJ, as the newest addition to their team. Bulger is a Junior at Clemson University pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Marketing. Bulger joins DNA as an intern, taking on various responsibilities within the company including administrative work, copy editing, writing […]

By |February 17th, 2011|Press Releases|Comments Off on DNA Creative Communication Welcomes New Intern Amy Bulger

DNA Creative Communications Aids Meals on Wheels

DNA Creative Communications, LLC, (DNA) drove its first route for Meals on Wheels this month. They will be assisting Meals on Wheels by delivering food around the Greenville area on a monthly basis. DNA is excited to help the organization in its mission to enhance the quality of life of homebound individuals in Greenville. […]

By |February 15th, 2011|Press Releases|Comments Off on DNA Creative Communications Aids Meals on Wheels

Lighting the Way

PUBLISHED IN GREENVILLE BUSINESS MAGAZINE IN DECEMBER 2010

By Nichole Livengood 

DNA Creative Communications Shines the Light on Local Nonprofits

DNA Creative Communications wrapped up their “Shining the Light on Your Nonprofit” series on November 11th at the University Center of Greenville with “Re-Energizing Your Event Planning.” Around 100 representatives from area nonprofits attended the last of […]

By |December 15th, 2010|Blog, News, Non-Profit Resources|Comments Off on Lighting the Way

Summary of DNA Creative Communications

CONCENTRATION/SPECIALIZATION: DNA provides strategic special event planning and management services for a variety of businesses and organizations. Whether an intimate reception, corporate luncheon or press conference, DNA can provide personalized service from concept to clean up. Rather than a cookie-cutter checklist, we work with each client to determine the strategy, brand and goals of […]

By |July 15th, 2010|Blog|Comments Off on Summary of DNA Creative Communications

DNA Creative Communications, LLC

Debbie Nelson, Principal

SERVICES: Advertising, branding, e-communications, public relations, special events

HONORS: Greenville Chamber of Commerce 2005 Small Business of the Year, Community Foundation of Greater Greenville’s Ruth Alexander Nicholson Leadership Award

AFFILIATIONS: Greenville Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Greenville & Opportunity Greenville, Association for Women in Communications, Public Relations Society of America, Second Wind, Water Environment Association […]

By |June 15th, 2010|Blog|Comments Off on DNA Creative Communications, LLC