NP Strategy expands in Charleston

May 23, 2024

NP Strategy, a strategic communications firm providing crisis, media and public relations assistance, continues to grow its presence in the Lowcountry with the hiring of Belle Fortson who will work in the Charleston office as a Coordinator. Fortson’s extensive experience with crisis communications and social media will help better meet the needs of NP Strategy’s clients.

“We’re thrilled to have Belle join us full-time after a year of growing through an internship with our team in Charleston,” said CEO Heather Hoopes Matthews. “Belle was always quick to volunteer for projects, support multiple social media accounts, and worked alongside me to formally launch our crisis communications response team. I know she will continue to deliver exceptional results for our clients and we’re eager to see her mature into this new role at NP Strategy.”

Having recently graduated from the College of Charleston with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, Belle brings a fresh perspective and a passion for crisis communications to the ever-growing NP Strategy team. Before her internship at NP Strategy, Belle interned at a social media agency in Barcelona, Spain, communicating fully in Spanish with coworkers and businesses. Belle’s background also includes graphic design, media monitoring, and crisis management, making her a valuable addition to NP Strategy.

“I am ecstatic to have the opportunity to grow in my skills and advance my experience in crisis communications, content creation, and more,” Belle Fortson said. “I have witnessed firsthand the talent and dedication among the professionals at NP Strategy, and I am honored to be able to join this team and serve our clients.”

A Greenville, SC native, Belle moved to Charleston in 2020 to attend the College of Charleston. During college, she completed a Capstone course called the COMM Agency where she held an account executive position for the Charleston Wine + Food Festival and the College of Charleston Office for Student Success. Fortson is fluent in Spanish and served as the president of her sorority, Kappa Delta, in 2022.



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