Sturges Word Communications Adds Clients

SWC is excited to welcome Cloverland Electric Cooperative, Ash Grove Cement, HNTB, and TCEDA as clients.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (March 25, 2010) – Sturges Word Communications, a Kansas City-based integrated communications firm that builds brands, moves product and manages reputations, continues to grow its portfolio of clients with the addition of Cloverland Electric Cooperative, Ash Grove Cement Company, HNTB and the Tri-County Economic Development Alliance.

Recent account additions:

Cloverland Electric Cooperative in Dafter, Mich., is one of a half dozen rural electric cooperatives undergoing an acquisition for which Sturges Word has executed comprehensive communications including public relations, presentations, branding and collateral development, social media strategy, event support, and advocacy. The cooperative recently retained the firm to assist in its acquisition of the Edison Sault Electric Company.

Ash Grove Cement Company, the nation’s largest American-owned and family-owned cement producer, picked SWC to design its annual report and provide strategic communication planning and consulting services.

SWC’s most recent engagement with HNTB, a national architectural and engineering firm, is a public involvement campaign for the Missouri Department of Transportation’s “Safe and Sound” initiative which is replacing more than 800 structurally deficient bridges in the state.

Faced with a once-in-a-lifetime economic development opportunity, the Tri-County Economic Development Alliance (TCEDA) in northwestern Illinois turned to SWC to cultivate and organize grassroots community support for the use of the Thomson Correctional Center to house terrorism suspects now held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The public involvement campaign resulted in the advisory panel voting in 7-4 in favor of Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn closing the prison so it could be used as desired by the Obama administration.

Sturges Word Communications is a full-service integrated marketing communications agency with special expertise in the development/real estate, financial/professional services, public involvement/government, retail/hospitality, and utility sectors. The agency helps clients get results with experience and creativity applied to the right mix of communications tools including advertising, branding, community engagement, creative, crisis communications, event planning, public relations, social media strategy, and Web design. The firm’s work does what matters to clients – builds brands, moves product and manages reputations. Sturges Word is a member of the Worldcom Group, the largest network of independent integrated and public relations firms in the world.