A Marketing Agency with Upstate ties wins 2024 Best Marketing Firm in South Carolina

July 2, 2024

A Statewide Public Relations and Crisis Communications Agency, MPA Strategies, has been named as the 2024 Best Marketing Firm in South Carolina by the Guide to South Carolina. Two of the agencies executives are local to the Upstate. Ashley Hunter was born and grew up in Greenville and Adrienne Patrick currently resides in Greenville.

When announced, MPA’s Owner and Chief Executive Officer, Ashley Hunter, says that “Having our team recognized across South Carolina as the best in our field is an incredible honor. We strive to provide exceptional marketing services to our clients; and we like to take it a step further by providing them access to grants, project funding, graphic designers, web developers, and a nationally certified crisis communications professional. The additional level of client care and ability to provide businesses with solutions is what makes our team so unique. We will never be the largest firm; but we are the most determined and most passionate about every project we take on.”

MPA offers a variety of services to businesses, associations and government entities, including: public relations, branding, web development, media relations, crisis communications, strategic planning, graphic design, grant writing and association management.

Best of South Carolina winners and nominees are chosen by a combination of readers’ votes and editors’ input, and are vetted through several ranking sites, Better Business Bureau reports, and voting pattern analysis reports. For each industry, there are three tier levels of winners: The Best of South Carolina, Regional Best and Honorable Mention. MPA Strategies was selected for the Best of South Carolina tier, the highest designation given for each statewide category.


Chris Spradley, Partner at Moore Bradley Myers, stated “MPA Strategies handled our firm’s rebranding and built a new website. While the MPA team manages all our firm’s marketing and public relations needs, their efforts have also directly led to an increase in new client leads each month.” Spradley continued, “This past year, we tragically lost our friend and law partner, Stanley Myers. The MPA Strategies staff jumped into action by helping to create a foundation to honor Stanley’s legacy, managing all media inquiries, creating banners and graphics for the firm and the family, and promoting the Bike Bonanza and parade in Swansea in Stanley’s honor. We could not have imagined needing their crisis communications services, but as we dealt with this unimaginable loss, we could not have been more thankful for the team at MPA.”

“I appreciate MPA Strategies more than I can adequately articulate. They are the subject matter experts in knowing grant sources and matching them to our local needs. Their work ethic and attention to detail is unparalleled,” exclaimed Kevin Bronson, Westminster City Administrator.

Mark Ables, President of the SC Green Industry Association said, “MPA Strategies revitalized our board. Their work behind the scenes gave us clear direction and the tools we needed to operate, plan, advocate, and budget more efficiently. The horticultural industry in SC wouldn’t be where we are today without them.”

Follow MPA Strategies online at mpastrategies.com as well as on Facebook and Instagram.