Juncture Adds Public Relations To Their Services

20-Something Chattanoogans Join Forces To Brand Their City

Friday, July 26, 2013

Chattanooga’s up and coming marketing and web design firm is on its way to evolving into a full on ad agency. Juncture has hired author, journalist, and public relations specialist, Maggie Young to expand the company’s expertise.   

Juncture's services already included web design, video production, graphic design, marketing and a wide range of training services, and Juncture is now covering PR, media relations, event planning, article writing, and press release development. 

“Our services don’t end there,” added Stratt Parrott, founder and chief creative strategist of Juncture. “We want to utilize our knowledge of international design and marketing to enhance the local culture. We’re here to build local businesses and nonprofits.” 

“Our clients aren’t a paycheck,” said Ms. Young. “We’re partners. Together, we develop our goals and strategies case-by-case. Every client is unique.” 

Mr. Parrott and Ms. Young go back to their high school days as teenage misfits at Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences. They have spent their adulthood channeling youthful rebellion into fierce work ethic, they said.  

While Mr. Parrott has spent the past decade helping to modernizing Chattanooga’s job market and educating the area on subjects like social media, business development, and economic survival, Ms. Young has developed her publicity expertise with affiliates like CNN, Inside Edition, and Fox and ABC in Anchorage, Alaska. 

Though raised in Chattanooga, both entrepreneurs have acquired their talents globally. Ms. Young, a Berkeley graduate, deployed to the Persian Gulf with the Navy and has traveled throughout Latin America and Europe. Mr. Parrott has spent time in Japan and South America to learn the challenges and similarities of foreign markets. 

“We welcome diversity, said Mr. Parrott.  "We know other cultures. But we also know Chattanooga.  It’s time to take what works around the world and bring those skills home to Tennessee.” 

“I really think that our generation also sets us apart from our competitors,” Ms. Young added. “We literally graduated into a technological boom and an economic disaster. The world we were taught to survive in flip-flopped on us. We’ve been forced to keep up with a field that is constantly changing. We’re here to help our hometown keep afloat.” 

Beyond uniting in professional matrimony, Mr. Parrott and Ms. Young will donate their time to education and public speaking engagements. They also plan to vamp Chattanooga tourism and develop a notable brand for their city building on top of the efforts of Chatype, which brought a European flavor to the city brand they want to expand that to other parts of the world. 

Founded in  2009, Juncture, LLC is a locally owned full-service digital marketing firm headquartered in Chattanooga. Juncture works both regionally and internationally with over 15 years experience of leading and supporting international teams on collaborative developments of web, marketing, public relations, and technology strategies through development and planning. For more information, visit http://www.thejuncture.com




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