Thanksgiving

As Priority Marketing celebrates its 30th anniversary, we want to highlight the many things we are thankful for at this time. Although Hurricane Ian created a multitude of challenges and heart-breaking moments across our community recently, this is a time for optimism, and we are truly grateful as we reflect on this past year!

As our team put together a list of blessings which was far too long for this newsletter so we boiled it down to 30 reasons to be thankful during our 30th anniversary.

We are thankful because…

  • We live in a community where resilience, strength and spirit overcome even the greatest challenges.
  • We work with forward-thinking businesses and nonprofits that have the community’s best interests at heart.
  • Nine new employees (and three babies… so far!) have joined our tribe this year.
  • We earned the trust of 55 new client partners (so far this year) across a broad spectrum of industries, as well as nonprofit and not-for-profit organizations.
  • Priority Marketing has helped nonprofit clients raise more than $50 million at fundraising events over the past 30 years.
  • We have nearly completed 30 “Acts of Light” to support charitable causes and nonprofits across Southwest Florida.
  • Our inspirational leader, Teri Hansen, continues to reshape the marketing industry while still prioritizing family, faith and the community.
  • Remote team members stepped forward to take the lead as their colleagues recovered from Hurricane Ian.
  • We planned and executed dozens of successful fundraising galas, conferences and special events on behalf of our clients.
  • Our team members were asked to share their expertise and insights with marketing colleagues locally and statewide, as well as college students.
  • We continue offering FREE resources to small businesses and nonprofits through FAQ Friday videos, blogs and social media content.
  • Everyone on our team continues to learn new technologies to stay ahead of industry trends.
  • We continue supporting the tremendous work of local nonprofits, raising the value of our firm’s pro bono and discounted services to more than $4 million over the past 30 years.
  • Team members volunteered at food and supply distribution sites immediately after the storm despite having no power or communications after the storm.
  • Teri’s influence and excellence as a leader was recognized by the Florida Public Relations Association (Dillin Award), American Advertising Federation (Silver Medal Award), Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce (Community Impact Award), Florida Small Business Development Center at FGCU (Advocate of the Year), Women of Distinction (Business Leader of the Year) and Southwest Florida Speakers and Trainers Association (Top 20 Communicators).
  • Our team’s outstanding work was recognized with prestigious awards from the Florida Public Relations Association, American Advertising Federation, Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts, The Telly Awards and other professional organizations.
  • Our team was voted the Best Public Relations Firm and Best Advertising Agency in Southwest Florida… again, as well as the Best Charity Event Support Team.
  • 100% of employees contributed to United Way’s annual campaign through payroll deductions that provide much-needed financial support to dozens of local nonprofits.
  • We pause to celebrate personal achievements and milestones like engagements, weddings and birth announcements.
  • Team members recognize colleagues who go above and beyond through monthly “shining moments” that spotlight the company’s values.
  • Our firm recognizes the commitment and excellence of team members with promotions, ongoing professional development and opportunities to learn new skill sets.
  • We gladly celebrate all food holidays, from tacos and chocolate to cheese and… well… more cheese.
  • Three team members “braved the shave” to help raise more than $3,000 for Barbara’s Friends – Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida’s Pediatric Cancer Fund.
  • Half of our tribe shopped ‘til they dropped at Love That Dress! to raise money for Pace Center for Girls, Lee, which generated $130,000 at the event.
  • A pair of clients, Better Together and Lee BIA Builders Care, were recognized by First Lady Casey DeSantis with $400,000 grants from the Florida Disaster Fund.
  • Team members model the firm’s core values on and off the clock, donating their time and expertise as board members and volunteers for local organizations.
  • Our colleagues rolled up their sleeves to help team members whose homes sustained major damage during the storm.
  • Priority Marketing remains THE ABSOLUTE BEST place to work.
  • Our Public Relations team continues to partner with local media organizations to help tell our clients’ stories.
  • Businesses and charitable organizations have trusted Priority Marketing for the past 30 years to help accomplish their goals.