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RESULTS and AWARDS

“Festival organizers expected 90,000 people to show up… 100,000 people made it the largest Fourth of July festival in the Triad.” … Neill McNeill, News Anchor, WGHP-TV

“Thanks for all your help for Fun Fourth before and during the event, most organized one I’ve dealt with my entire 7 years here” … Devetta Blount, Assignment Editor, WFMY-TV

“Greta has the experience, both in the media and in public relations. She communicates with journalists and is able to provide the details we need."… Raeford Brown, News Director, WECT-TV


"Our first day's attendance was double what it normally is! - Karen Miller, General Manager, Denton FarmPark

“I never expected so many people. They were everywhere. We had a record-breaking day in our gift shop.” … Barbara Hoppe, Director Fort Fisher State Historic Site battleground

“Our attendance doubled. Good turnout!” … Tracy Gibson, Crossroads Pumpkin Fest

“Your release landed a 5-page spread in Martha Stewart Living!” …Denny Mecham, Executive Director, NC Pottery Center

“Did a terrific job creating our itineraries.” … Ann Sternal, President, Mid-Carolinas Host and President of Cabarrus County CVB

“I never gave so many interviews before. Good publicity!” … David Herndon, President, Statesville Area Chamber of Commerce and 31st National Balloon Rally committee

“Jay Leno’s producers called!” … Rotha Dawkins, artist and author


 
AWARDS
2010 National Federation of Press Women - 3rd Place for Press Releases
2010 North Carolina Press Club - 1st Place for Press Releases

The subject matter of this press release was the Asheboro Chili Cookoff, a street festival in downtown Asheboro, N.C. My entry won on the state level and advanced to national competition.

2009 National Federation of Press Women - 3rd Place for Media Kit
2009 North Carolina Press Club - 1st Place for Media Kit

The subject matter of this kit was the media preview for the Crossroads Pumpkin Fest in downtown Statesville, N.C. This entry included the production, coordination and promotion of a media preview, “The Great Heads of Statesville Exit Poll.” The media preview is documented at www.thegreatheadsofstatesvilleexitpoll.com

2009 Business Leader Magazine - Movers and Shakers Award
2004 BizLife Magazine - Movers and Shakers Award

The awards were given for my work with tourism development and promotion of festivals and events in North Carolina.

2002 North Carolina Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus
Rising Star
Gold – Co-Op Print Advertising Award
Gold – Outreach to Local Constituents Communications

2001 North Carolina Association of Convention and Visitors Bureau
Platinum – Public Relations Placement

1999 North Carolina Association of Convention and Visitors Bureau
Platinum – Primary Marketing Publication

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