Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Griffin MarCom Inc. Returning to Atlanta

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Griffin MarCom Inc. www.griffinmarcom.com, a fast growing strategic marketing and communications agency, today announced its return to the Atlanta market, where it was originally founded in 2000. The firm and its founder, well known for business leadership in Atlanta, return after a 5-year hiatus.

In conjunction with its return, Griffin MarCom will provide free, and discounted strategic marketing and communications support to a select group of Atlanta area nonprofits and small businesses. Nonprofits and corporate sponsors needing support should email info@griffinmarcom.com, to submit requests – which will be taken on a case-by-case basis.

“We are very excited about returning to this market,” said company founder and president, Russell Griffin. “The Atlanta market is unlike any other. With the potent mixture of Fortune 500 and established corporate enterprises – and the vibrant small business, technology, and nonprofit arenas, as well as the entertainment industry, and quality of life - we have long felt this market to be the best location for our headquarters,” Griffin said.

Griffin MarCom re-opened its doors for business in January of this year, after Griffin’s 5-year return to the corporate executive ranks, with MetLife. Griffin served as Head of eBusiness for MetLife Auto & Home, and as Head of Diversity for MetLife Individual Business. The company re-launched in Rhode Island - where Griffin has resided since 2003 - and will maintain its New England base of operations.

Griffin MarCom, and its president, came to prominence in Atlanta in the late 90’s. In addition to founding the firm, Griffin was the Executive Director of the successful technology think tank – Minority Technology Entrepreneurs, MiTE. He also supported a number of high profile for profit and nonprofit initiatives. The firm currently partners with a number of Atlanta businesses, to provide support to area organizations.

The firm will announce the area nonprofits selected to receive support in early September.

“We’ve always found that nonprofits have the greatest need, and the least amount of resources, together with significant opportunity for positive impact. We intend to be of service,” says Griffin.

Additionally, Griffin will resume volunteer work with the United Way African American Partnership, and other select programs. Griffin MarCom currently supports a number of corporate, small business and nonprofit clients.

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