Clarkson Communications is a boutique creative agency that launches new brands, energizes existing brands and manages integrated communications campaigns – we believe in implementing big ideas that generate great results.

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STRATEGY

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CREATIVITY

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TECHNOLOGY

We provide:

– Strategic Development
– Branding
– e-Marketing
– Media Relations
– Public Relations

– Event Marketing
– Social Media Management
– Content Creation
– Video Production
– Video Broadcast

– Print Collateral
– Website Development
– Media Planning/Buying
– External/Internal

Communications

C L I E N T S

Web Design | Photography | Videography | Social Media | Strategy

“I approached Clarkson Communications with the request to re-energize my brand, set our social media on fire and bring a fresh and updated look to all of our messaging. Margaret’s vast experience in the marketing world has been so valuable to us. She, with her team have the ability to create a look that is appealing to all ages. I’ve learned that just because you are labeled as “creative” does not mean you are creative in all areas – we needed her expertise. She has proven to be forward thinking, creative, strategic and above all, she genuinely cares about the success of the business. She and her team have engineered out of the box solutions and re-created our website that gets rave reviews from our visitors.”

~ Katherine Anderson, Designer and Owner ~

RESULTS: “The new website, eblast campaign and social media posts are increasing visibility in a way that has created phones to ring and brings in increased revenue.”

“Kitchen Bubbles” Social Media Campaign

Web Design | Social Media | Strategy | PR

“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Clarkson Communications as we launched a more extensive sailing program than the organization has ever had in its 60 year history. When it came to “getting the word” out about our new programming, Margaret and her team knew exactly how to promote in both social, traditional media outlets and has a true grasp on all the tools available to communicate our messages. She is a long term thinker and planner and overall, a passionate person who genuinely cares about the success  of the program. She is my “go-to” person.”

~ David Van Cleef, Sailing Director, University South Carolina Sailing Coach ~

RESULTS: Increased camp enrollment by almost a third from previous years.

Branding | Social Media | Strategy | PR

“Margaret’s excitement, enthusiasm and go-getter attitude, demonstrates her passion for what she does everyday. She gives all she has and goes the extra mile to make it happen.”

~ Nikki Williams Hill, Executive Vice President ~

RESULTS: Rebranded, increased social media presence by 115%, increased museum attendance by 16% and improved waning membership sales. Raised $32,000 for first time event, “100 Men Who Cook.” Generated tremendous press including first national press coverage generated for museum. Launched 7 new exhibits and reinvented EdVenture’s approach to summer camp marketing resulting in largest number of enrollments in 10 years.

Chef Jeff Henderson
“Flip My Food” Celebrity Chef

Event Coordinator | Social Media | Strategy | PR

“Margaret was the catalyst behind our Harmony and Horses fundraiser for USC Gamecock Equestrian featuring a “once in a lifetime” performance by singer Burt Bacharach. Without her, I don’t think we ever would have gotten the event off the ground. When I wondered if an event like this would go over in Columbia, I called her to get her opinion and she never looked back. She was instrumental in helping us attain the Governor’s Mansion, acquire sponsors and getting “the word out” to the right ticket buyers. It went off without a hitch and was truly a magical night for all involved. I am so thankful Margaret came to our rescue when we really needed someone like her to take control. I can’t imagine what she could have done if we had more time! It needed to be a perfect evening and it was just that.”

~ Boo Major, Head Equestrian Coach University of South Carolina ~

RESULTS: Tripled fundraising expectations and created a magical event.

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Margaret ClarksonPartner

London ✈️ Boston ✈️ Singapore ✈️ Washington DC
📍Columbia, SC

Over the past 25 years, Margaret has been blessed to be able to do work for many, many great clients all over the world. In Singapore, Margaret created the only biodiversity butterfly trail in the world, worked on multi-national brands in the UK and Washington DC and in Boston taught handicapped sailing to some of the most disabled children she will ever meet. 
The return to her home town, Columbia, has been wonderful and is booming with a fascinating “newness” on almost every level. She looks forward to continuing what she does best – working closely with clients to achieve the best possible results. 

Cole Connor, Strategist

Over the past 3 years, Cole has founded three start ups in Bow Real Estate Photography, Bow Strategies and Apollo’s Bow. He specializes in strategy with an emphasis on the creative and design. Cole utilizes his skills in music, photo and video to create disruptive marketing techniques that build any brand and inspire all to own their dream. 

Jennifer Suber, Event Coordinator

After 15 years of serving in leadership roles in two of Columbia’s largest  nonprofits (the Columbia Chamber of Commerce and EdVenture), Jennifer decided to follow her passion for corporate event planning and created “Your Event Staff” in 2010. In the past 8 years Jennifer has successfully planned and implemented numerous events across North Carolina, South Carolina and New York creating memorable black-tie dinners, client appreciation events, outdoor festivals and multi-day conferences with attendance ranging from 500 to 4,000 attendees. Jennifer is dedicated to using her 25+ years of event planning experience to seamlessly meld with her clients’ staffs to create fantastic, on-budget, beyond-expectations events.

C O N N E C T

Let’s Talk

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803.422.3724
margaretclarkson4@gmail.com

 
Headquarters
4339 Chicora St
Columbia, SC 29206