BRANSTORM Public Relations & Marketing

BRANSTORM Hired to Help Take Local Philanthropy Platform National

Share Good, a community engagement software company, has hired BRANSTORM to help take the successful SHARE Charlotte platform to other cities.  Read the original vision story in the Charlotte Observer and the funding update in the Charlotte Business Journal that makes it a reality.

As background, SHARE Charlotte was created in 2012 with the intent of building a model in Charlotte that could scale to cities across the country. Six years later, the organization has partnerships with over 430 local nonprofits and has created community campaigns that have engaged thousands and helped raise nearly $20 million for hundreds of nonprofits. Share Good’s intent is to strengthen communities by inspiring and facilitating engagement with its local nonprofit network. It is an inclusive search engine that makes it easy for people to find any local nonprofit and engage with them by donating money, volunteering time or buying much needed items from nonprofit wish lists.

BRANSTORM Client Wagner Murray Expands Leadership Team; Refreshes Brand

28-year-old boutique architecture and interior design firm Wagner Murray, best known for their NFL stadium work, recently hired BRANSTORM PR to refresh the brand and promote the next generation of firm leadership. Read the Charlotte Business Journal story

Check out their new logo and website


Brannan Speaks at CFO Leadership Council About Elevating Your Personal Brand

BRANSTORM  President Colleen Brannan spoke on a panel about “Elevating Your Personal Brand” at the CFO Leadership Council Charlotte Chapter February 1 Meeting attended by more than 40 local CFOs.




BRANSTORM Handles ai Design Group Post-Merger Name Change to Progressive AE

Progressive AE engaged BRANSTORM to develop the local PR and marketing plan to ensure all the right audiences, from clients and prospects to industry partners and the business community, knew ai Design Group was officially becoming Progressive AE. 

Media results included:

BRANSTORM Manages Myers & Chapman CEO Transition News; Becomes AOR

Myers & Chapman engaged BRANSTORM to manage communications around the transition to a new CEO. Media highlights included:


BRANSTORM Client Levine Properties Talks What’s Next For First Ward

With First Ward Park completed, Levine Properties President Daniel Levine conducted walking tours with local media to share his larger First Ward Vision and answer what’s next?  Great stories resulted including:

BRANSTORM Partners With Classroom Central for Coolinary Kids Challenge

BRANSTORM donated its time and talents to this year’s Educate Your Palate Event on Nov. 12 at Discovery Place. To give the event new life, BRANSTORM worked with Plaid Penguin, a local creative consultancy for leading food and beverage brands, to create The Coolinary Kids Challenge that paired professional chefs with eight aspiring young cooks to bring student recipe ideas to life.

BRANSTORM named the Coolinary Kids Challenge and provided public relations, promotion, sponsorship and overall event support. The Plaid Penguin recruited culinary talent, offered creative guidance and designed marketing visuals.  BRANSTORM also recruited celeb emcees WCCB Charlotte Anchor Morgan Fogarty and Wilson’s World Host, Jon Wilson.

Fundraising goals for the event were exceeded and all proceeds benefitted Classroom Central programs.

Classroom Central equips students living in poverty to effectively learn by collecting and distributing free school supplies. Operating in six school districts and supporting over 200 schools and over 100,000 students, Classroom Central helps level the playing field for our region’s students in need.  Since its inception in 2002, Classroom Central has distributed over $45 million in school supplies.   For more information, visit



BRANSTORM Client ai Design Group Featured in SouthPark Magazine

BRANSTORM client ai Design Group’s restaurant work is featured in the May issue of SouthPark magazine. See the architectural firm’s masterful designs for passion8 and Brazz in this six-page piece Dining Meets Design in Charlotte’s Restaurants

Brannan Participates in Bizwomen Mentoring Monday

BRANSTORM President Colleen Brannan was one of 50 mentors to participate in The Charlotte Business Journal’s Second Annual Mentoring Monday on March 30.  The sold out event attracted hundreds of mentees who engaged in seven-minute coaching sessions with mentors of their choice.

Immediately following the speed mentoring portion of the program, Academic Partner and BRANSTORM client, Northeastern University-Charlotte presented a moderated panel discussion about What Mentoring Means to Successful Charlotte Business Women  

Moderated by Brannan, the panel featured:

ai Design Group Feature in Charlotte Observer: Architecture from the Inside Out

A feature story about BRANSTORM client, ai Design Group, appeared in the Charlotte Observer’s ShopTalk section on Christmas Eve, both in print and online.  This centerfold spread discussed how the 11-year-old, Charlotte-based architecture and interiors firm weathered the recession and positioned themselves for a bright future in their new offices on the top floor of the Chamber building.

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