Over the past 15 months, it’s been our privilege to work with businesses and institutions as they adapted and reacted to the COVID-19 landscape. From designing new websites to creating robust social media programs, we worked together to shore up their organizations, stay connected with their audiences and quite simply survive. As the world begins to reopen, we find ourselves adapting once again. Businesses are adjusting, events are moving to in person and audiences are engaging in new ways. As a strategic marketer, it is our honor to work with each client — talking through strategic decisions that maximize their budgets, creating new content, establishing calendars and putting out the new messages in ways that are compelling and appropriate.

Our collaborative work over the past 15 months has resulted in us being selected by Shop Local HW to provide marketing services for a new initiative. Funded by a recent grant, they are going to build a network that supports Hamilton and Wenham businesses and builds a thriving downtown that attracts visitors from near and far. This collaboration will revitalize the community through engagement, connections and support. We are so very excited to get started.

If you are looking to seize a new opportunity or make better sense of our post-pandemic world, we can help! Please contact us to set up a complimentary 30 minute meeting.


Communications, Ink of Beverly and SORT of Wenham Win Contracts from Town of Hamilton to Help Businesses

Hamilton/Wenham - Communications, Ink and SORT was awarded a $20,000 and $30,000 contract, respectively, from the Town of Hamilton in partnership with Shop Local HW to support local businesses as they reopen after the pandemic.

Under the contract, Communications, Ink, a full scale marketing agency headquartered in Beverly, will create a new brand and website for Shop Local HW as well as design a series of new collateral for the upcoming Fall Festival in September on Railroad Avenue. 

SORT, event and project management consultancy owned by Wenham resident Megan McGovern, will manage all logistics of the upcoming festival on Railroad Avenue and help launch the Shop Local HW’s Membership Program this Fall - the exact date for the event is TBA but it is slated for this September. 

Shop Local HW, the local non profit that works to support local businesses, partnered with the Hamilton Development Corporation (HDC) to apply for the Massachusetts Office of Business Development (MOBD) Regional Pilot Project Grant Program to promote recovery of local businesses. The Hamilton Development Corporation (HDC) will help direct the business promotion activities in conjunction with ShopLocalHW, an organization that was founded in 2019 by local residents Jan Soolman, Angela Arvanites, Karen Moulton and Natalie Bowers.

Jan Soolman, President of Shop Local HW said, “We are so excited to work with these firms and are thrilled by the support from the Towns of Hamilton and Wenham. Their support will go a long way in helping us attain the vision we share with the Hamilton Development Corporation (HDC) of a thriving and bustling downtown.”

Rick Mitchell, President of the HDC, said of the partnership, “Shop Local HW has been a true partner to the Town in regards to supporting our Business community and we are grateful for their focus on executing this grant on our behalf. We can’t wait to celebrate our community at the upcoming September festival and launch what Shop Local HW bills to be a most effective campaign for attracting a larger audience to our business district.”

An announcement for the Fall Festival is expected to be released this month. The Shop Local HW Membership Program is scheduled to be released in October.