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What Can You Create in 24 Hours?

What can you create in 24 hours? The answer: a pro bono marketing masterpiece!

To most of us, 24 hours isn’t a lot of time. We live it each day and one hour seems to fly by just as fast as the next. But, when harnessed efficiently, 24 hours can be just enough time to […]

By |November 12th, 2014|Branding and Communications, News|Comments Off on What Can You Create in 24 Hours?

DNA Presented at SCASA Conference

DNA Creative Communications (DNA), a public relations and marketing agency for nonprofits in Greenville, SC, presented Recruiting via Social Media at the South Carolina Association of School Administrators (SCASA) 2014 Personnel Fall Conference in Greenville on September 25.
“It is very important that school administrators are sharing appropriate, positive content about their districts on both […]

By |October 3rd, 2014|Blog, Katie Ward, News, Press Releases, Social Media|Comments Off on DNA Presented at SCASA Conference

Building A Better Board

Event: Shine the Light Nonprofit Forum
Keynote: Susan Meier, Meier and Associates in Washington, D.C.
Panel: Scot Baddley, YMCA of Greenville, Chandra Dillard, Furman University, Kathy McKinney, Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A.
Who Was There: More than 125 Upstate nonprofit leaders and board members
Location: Kroc Community Center
Topic: Board leadership for nonprofit organizations
Susan Meier, principal at Meier and Associates, […]

By |August 4th, 2014|News|Comments Off on Building A Better Board

DNA Welcomes Elissa Visotski to the Team

DNA Creative Communications (DNA) is pleased to welcome Elissa Visotski to their team as a graduate intern. Visotski graduated from the University of South Carolina (USC) in December with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and has previous non-profit experience.
“I am poised on the launching pad of my PR career, and I can’t wait […]

By |June 26th, 2014|Blog, News, Press Releases|Comments Off on DNA Welcomes Elissa Visotski to the Team

Nelson Appointed to GADC Board

The Greenville Area Development Corporation (GADC), the county-chartered organization tasked with promoting and enhancing the economic growth of Greenville County, has announced that Debbie Nelson has been appointed by Greenville County Council to an inaugural three-year terms on the GADC Board. Three other new board members join Nelson: Catherine Heigel, David Kelley and Charles […]

By |June 5th, 2014|Blog, News, Press Releases|Comments Off on Nelson Appointed to GADC Board

DNA Receives Six SCIABC 2013 Palmetto Awards

DNA Creative Communications (DNA), a Greenville public relations and marketing firm, received six awards from the South Carolina chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (SCIABC) on November 7 in Columbia, SC.

“We are humbled and honored to have been recognized with six outstanding awards from the SCIABC,” said Debbie Nelson, president and founder […]

By |November 13th, 2013|News, Press Releases|Comments Off on DNA Receives Six SCIABC 2013 Palmetto Awards

The Importance of Social Media Listening

With today’s technological advances, communications professionals can “listen” with more than just their ears.

Social media provides those in the public relations field with information we couldn’t gather in traditional ways, such as time of day, day of week, demographics, and negative and positive correlations. Certain programs have enhanced the insights we use to […]

By |September 17th, 2013|Blog, News, Social Media, Strategy, Web|Comments Off on The Importance of Social Media Listening

Debbie Nelson Participates on Chamber’s Small Business of the Year Panel

The Greenville Chamber of Commerce held its Small Business Owners’ Forum on August 28th from 11:30-1:30 pm at their office located at 24 Cleveland St. in Greenville. The event brought together Chamber members and small business owners.

The Small Business Owners’ Forum offered small business owners an opportunity to exchange knowledge and best practices with the Chamber’s […]

By |August 28th, 2013|Blog, News|Comments Off on Debbie Nelson Participates on Chamber’s Small Business of the Year Panel

Ward Joins DNA Creative Communications Team

DNA Creative Communications (DNA) recently welcomed Katie Ward, of Denton, MD, as new Account Coordinator to their team. Katie’s responsibilities include the overall service and profitability for non-profit accounts, specifically public relations and marketing materials.

“I’m looking forward to using my skills to benefit the greater Greenville community,” said Ward. “My experience as an intern […]

By |July 26th, 2013|Blog, News, Press Releases|Comments Off on Ward Joins DNA Creative Communications Team

Debbie Nelson Receives AAF Silver Medal Award

DNA Creative Communications is pleased to announce that founder and president of DNA Creative Communications, Debbie Nelson, was awarded the Silver Medal Award by the American Advertising Federation (AAF) of Greenville. The Silver Awards dinner took place May 15, 2013 at the Commerce Club.

The Silver Medal Award is the highest honor a local AAF […]

By |May 16th, 2013|Blog, News, Press Releases|Comments Off on Debbie Nelson Receives AAF Silver Medal Award

DNA’s Non-Profit Seminar Series Announced

DNA Creative Communications (DNA) is excited to announce that their 2013 “Shine the Light on Your Non-Profit” educational series will begin in June with its first session “The Funder/Grantee Dynamic: A Candid Conversation.”

“The Funder/Grantee Dynamic” will take place on Wednesday, June 13, 8:30 a.m.- noon, at the Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps […]

By |May 13th, 2013|News, Press Releases|Comments Off on DNA’s Non-Profit Seminar Series Announced

DNA Promotes Miller to Account Executive

DNA Creative Communications is pleased to announce the promotion of Merry Mac Miller to Account Executive. Miller’s responsibilities will include full-circle management and implementation of public relations and marketing strategies for her clientele in the nonprofit, higher education and community development industries. Miller notes:
Being able to partner with our clients and turn their needs […]

By |March 7th, 2013|Blog, News, Press Releases|Comments Off on DNA Promotes Miller to Account Executive

Meet Yolina Elenkova

Yolina Elenkova traveled 5,000 miles and found a city that’s a lot like home.

Elenkova is a native of Ruse, Bulgaria. She came to South Carolina to attend Columbia College, moving to Greenville nearly a year ago.

Her hometown “really reminds me of Greenville in a lot of different ways, the parks and the recreational areas,” […]

By |March 6th, 2013|Blog, News, Yolina Nenov|Comments Off on Meet Yolina Elenkova

Morgan Named Director of Client Services

DNA Creative Communications is pleased to announce the promotion of Dana Morgan to Director of Client Services. She will be responsible for the expansion of new business opportunities for DNA as well as increasing the depth of public relations and marketing services provided to current clientele. Morgan notes:
This new opportunity will allow me to […]

By |February 18th, 2013|Blog, News, Press Releases|Comments Off on Morgan Named Director of Client Services

DNA Selects SC Children’s Theatre for 2013 Live Here Give Here

DNA Creative Communications (DNA) is pleased to announce that the South Carolina Children’s Theatre (SCCT) has been selected as the recipient of its 2013 LIVE HERE GIVE HERE (LHGH) annual pro-bono program.

As a DNA-led initiative now in its 4th year, LHGH aims to support and enhance a select nonprofit’s communications campaign through specialized services […]

By |February 13th, 2013|Greenville Nonprofits, News, Press Releases|Comments Off on DNA Selects SC Children’s Theatre for 2013 Live Here Give Here

Giving Back: How to Support the Community of Newtown, CT

Community is at the heart of what we do at DNA, and it always has been. To ring in this season of giving and to celebrate the organizations that continue to shape our great community, we will unveil a new way to give back every day that doesn’t necessarily involve cash.

You may already give […]

By |December 17th, 2012|Blog, News|Comments Off on Giving Back: How to Support the Community of Newtown, CT

DNA Honored on National Philanthropy Day

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) honored five Greenville companies for their contributions to the community on National Philanthropy Day on Nov. 15.

DNA Creative Communications, a full-service public relations, marketing and special events firm, was nominated for the Outstanding Corporate Citizen Award at the AFP awards luncheon, along with BB&T, Corley Plumbing, Michelin and […]

By |November 20th, 2012|Blog, News, Press Releases|Comments Off on DNA Honored on National Philanthropy Day

DNA Creative Communications Recognized with Two MarCom Awards

DNA Creative Communications (DNA) recently received both a Gold MarCom and Honorable Mention award from the Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals (AMCP). The Gold award recognized DNA’s exceptional efforts in the development of a brochure for Asbury Hills Camp & Retreat Center. The literature was created as a part of an annual campaign […]

By |November 8th, 2012|Blog, News, Press Releases|Comments Off on DNA Creative Communications Recognized with Two MarCom Awards

SC Independent Colleges and Universities Names Debbie Nelson to the Board of Trustees

Debbie Nelson, founder and principal of DNA Creative Communications, has been appointed to the board of trustees of the South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (SCICU).
“I am so honored to have been named to the board of trustees of SCICU. Some of my biggest priorities are giving back to the community and advancing higher […]

By |November 1st, 2012|Blog, News, Press Releases|Comments Off on SC Independent Colleges and Universities Names Debbie Nelson to the Board of Trustees

DNA Creative Communications Welcomes Two New Interns

DNA Creative Communications (DNA) welcomes two new interns, Emily Massey and Arley Turner, to their team.

Massey is a senior at Clemson University where she will graduate with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Communication Studies. She is from Tallahassee, Florida and was recruited to Clemson based on athletics. Since her freshman year, she has […]

By |October 18th, 2012|Blog, News, Press Releases|Comments Off on DNA Creative Communications Welcomes Two New Interns

DNA Welcomes Walbridge to Team

DNA Creative Communications (DNA) is pleased to welcome a new intern, Kayla Walbridge to their team.

Walbridge is a senior at Clemson University where she is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies, with an emphasis in Public Relations and a double minor in Business Administration and Media Studies.

“I am very excited to have been […]

By |October 2nd, 2012|News, Press Releases|Comments Off on DNA Welcomes Walbridge to Team

Good Thinking

PUBLISHED IN TOWN MAGAZINE IN NOVEMBER 2011

In the current climate, it’s easy for businesses to be focused on making profit. But for Debbie Nelson, the foundation of her company is to support the community that has helped her business to thrive. The Center for Development Services, the American Heart Association – Upstate, SC and […]

By |November 15th, 2011|Blog, News|Comments Off on Good Thinking

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

Small and attentive wins notice

Debbie Nelson’s marketing and special events agency reigns as Greenville Chamber’s top small business

 By Jenny Munro

BUSINESS WRITER

jmunro@greenvillenews.com

This has been a big year for Debbie Nelson and Associates, as the Greater Greenville Chamber of Commerce named the three-person firm its Small Business of the Year and it moved to a new home.

“It’s a nice seal […]

By |December 24th, 2006|Blog, News|Comments Off on Small and attentive wins notice