February 26, 2010

Local Marketing Company Adds Staff, Announces Promotion

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Step Ahead, Inc., a local company that works with businesses to provide social media campaigns, traditional public relations and Internet marketing, is expanding with the hire of two staff members and the promotion of another. Melissa Di Maggio and Leslie Bogstad have been named account managers, and Laura Angermeier has been promoted to trainer/project manager.

Di Maggio and Bogstad will be overseeing client accounts for the company and serving as the primary client liaison. Di Maggio has worked extensively in traditional and online marketing in the hospitality and travel industries. Prior to joining Step Ahead, she was director of marketing for Charming Inns of Charleston for seven years. Bogstad brings a background in graphic design, strategic advertising and event planning. She previously owned Mostly Graphics, a design and promotional marketing company, where she developed and executed marketing campaigns for local Charleston organizations.

Angermeier, who started with the company two years ago, manages social media tools for Step Ahead clients, including Facebook pages, Twitter accounts, blogs, YouTube channels and more. By adding trainer to her title, she will now be responsible for keeping Step Ahead employees and clients up to date on the latest social media tools and trends, as well as training new employees on the company's approach and processes.

About Step Ahead Inc.
Step Ahead, Inc. is a Mount Pleasant, S.C.-based company that combines the best of traditional public relations with social media and Internet marketing to help maximize visibility for clients both online and off. The company's clients include Spirit Telecom of Columbia, the Charleston Breast Center, Myrtle Beach National resorts, Charming Inns of Charleston, Charleston Parks Conservancy, Golf Island of Hilton Head, SpiritLine Cruises and others. The company has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur magazine and the Associated Press, and on MSNBC.com and SmartMoney.com. Visit www.stepaheadinc.com or call (843) 606-0226 for more information.

For more information, contact:
Lyn Mettler, (843) 606-0226
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