In the five years I have worked with VANCE on the Richmond Folk Festival, the effort to promote an amazing, multicultural “feast for the senses” has grown into a highly coordinated, well-oiled machine that draws eyes and ears to the festival throughout the summer and early fall. From the festival website to press coverage across diverse media in Richmond to special projects like an e-newsletter and a very successful promotional video (filmed in hurricane-like conditions, no less), the team working to promote the Richmond Folk Festival has matured significantly due to the vision and leadership of VANCE.
Our partnership with VANCE affords us the ability to be current, relevant and agile in the always-changing landscape of public awareness. Their creative spirit energizes our membership and brings tangible results to our vision. But most importantly, Kelly and her team share our dedication and passion for this life-saving mission.
We have partnered many times with VANCE to assist us with everything from video production and campaign design to crisis communications. They are a trusted partner we always know we can count on.
As an 18 year veteran of television, I have worked with many PR and Marketing agencies. Of them, few show the ‘out of the box thinking’ that today’s strategies require; and even fewer reach out to us to acquire a media insider’s perspective and expertise. VANCE has been the only agency that not only shows the knowledge and forward thinking to best promote the client’s needs, but reaches out to media professionals to help stay on the forefront of industry trends and events, all the while building excellent professional relationships.
Working with VANCE means collaborating with a team of visionaries with integrity and follow-through. They push you to first articulate your desired outcomes — which often turn out to be completely different than what you expected– then they provide the plan, experts and execution to achieve those outcomes. And although Kelly and team are premier professionals, they are also a lot of fun to work with. Why? Because they love what they do and they always hit the mark!
Kelly is an absolute force when it comes to amplifying your message. I’ve been impressed with her ability to rally fans around a brand and create genuine conversations that lead to conversions. Kelly also does all of this with a kind heart and from a place of absolute integrity. If you’re a brand looking for help sharing your message, give Kelly a call. I give her my highest recommendation.