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Sturges Word Communications Adds Two to Staff

Kansas City, Mo. November 1, 2013 – Sturges Word Communications added two new members to its staff. Katie Garcia joins as account executive and Michelle Cheesman as senior account manager. Garcia previously worked in social media and public relations for Silpada Designs and Beauty Brands and brings a breadth of knowledge around new media and content marketing to the team. Cheesman has 20 years of experience in communications, advertising and marketing, spending the past 11 years at a communications firm and 10 years prior to that at companies such as Nextel Communications, Sybase and UMB Financial Corporation. […]

Sturges Word Communications Wins Seven PRISMs at 2013 PRSA Awards Show

Kansas City, Mo. October 14, 2013 – Sturges Word Communications won four Gold PRISM Awards and three Silver PRISM Awards for various client campaigns at the latest PRISM Awards Gala hosted by the Greater Kansas City Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). The 2013 PRISM Awards Gala was held at Club 1000 in downtown Kansas City on October 11. […]

Mobile website or responsive design?

You know your company website doesn’t look good on your smartphone: that annoying pinching-to-zoom, long wait times and frustrating navigation. Your marketing department says, “we need a new website,” and you know your web visitors are way down and you’re losing potential customers. Where do you start in the ever-changing world of web development and mobile optimization? […]

Redesigning the Informational Website – 3 Crucial Takeaways

When redesigning a website, it is imperative to present easy-to-read content in a way that also increases usability. Interactive components allow users to have a customized experience. When the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) enlisted our services to improve the Johnson County Gateway Interchange Project website, it was clear that their site needed just that. We provided strategic direction and employed current technology such as digital media, responsive design and social media, which in turn improved the originally hard-to-digest technical content and helped provide an overall better user experience. […]

Breaking up Organizational Clots

When most people think about organization, highlighters, Post-it notes and dry erase boards come to mind. I, along with several others here, am highly addicted to these products, but fostering internal organization is far more complicated than answering the question, “Pink or blue?” […]

Social Media and Disaster Response

With National Disaster Preparedness Week in our rearview mirror, the way in which social media has so drastically changed how we obtain and process information has been top of mind. In the event of a natural disaster, social media allows people to directly reach out to community leaders and decision makers and oftentimes, actually receive a response. Several recent events illustrate the public’s increasing ability to be heard when it really matters. […]

A Modern Annual Report for a Modern Downtown

Downtown Kansas City is a place full of energy, creativity, and vitality. It only makes sense that the organization responsible for nurturing and promoting this culture, the Downtown Council, should have an annual report that reflects the personality of the area. […]

Sturges Word Communications Recognized at 2012 PRISM Awards

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (October 22, 2012)– Sturges Word Communications (SWC) won three Gold PRISM Awards and four Silver awards for various client campaigns at the latest PRISM Awards Gala hosted by the Greater Kansas City Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). The 2012 PRISM Awards Gala was held at The Gallery in downtown Kansas City on October 19. […]