We've enjoyed continual success marketing client projects from idea conception through to the finished project... But the best way to know us is through our clients. Below are a few of our success stories to illustrate the marketing exposure we can garner for you.
We Seeded a Sculpture Garden
When the Aldrich Museum's Sculpture Garden needed sprucing up, we planted a seed with Ridgefield firms to sponsor a day-long brainstorming session. We invited the best and the brightest ... sculptors, architects, city planners, museum directors, and publishers to pool their wonderfully wild, occasionally ingenious ideas on how to make this garden grow. One cold snowy day in March luminaries like architect Roger Ferris, sculptors Jimmy Grashow and Robert Peerless, Katonah Museum's George King, and Storm King Art Museum's David Collins... to name a few... divided into teams and dreamed and schemed the day away. The result: public awareness of the museum's needs, big buck contributions to make the garden a reality, contacts for the sponsors... and a wonderful day was had by all. Penn Gardner developed all the materials, produced the event, placed stories in The New York Times, Landscape Architecture, Danbury News Times, and a host of local publications.
Putting Pedal to the Metal
Leaving Wall Street, in the dust, two brothers followed their dream to build the largest Harley Davidson Buell dealership in Connecticut. PG helped them open the doors grandly complete with ice sculptures add bikers non bikers, area and state VIPs, and guests from every segment of the community. After the ribbons were cut, we played up their business acumen with SCORE sponsored Chamber seminars showcased, played up their design capabilities and, untapped a lucrative source of buyers putting more women on bikes. Finally, we nurtured their private passion raising funds for, Afghanistan and Iraqi war veterans.
We Helped rev up a business
We Brought Music to their Ears
PG orchestrated a public relations program for the New York Pops working directly with Carnegie Hall management and marketing. Helped organize and publicize their major fund raiser, a Carnegie Hall gala featuring Liz Smith, Jerry Lewis and his baton and tuba toting Charles Osgood, among others. Additionally our pr campaign capitalized on all the good words the Pops does with inner city kids, teaching and giving each the thrill of a lifetime, making music at Carnegie Hall.
For Danbury: A Triple Word Score
When the Greater Housatonic Valley stole the National Eastern Scrabble Championship from Stamford, PG turned it into a star studded spectacular scoring a BING even though watching the competition is like watching grass grow or ice melt. When famous and infamous competitors jetted in from all over the country, the world…we spelled it out in the media with front page stories in not only the local and regional press but garnering national coverage as well by ABC, NBC and Channel l2 as well as major stories in the New York Times and Associated Press Capitalizing on aggressive marketing and promotion, it is currently recognized as the US Open of the Scrabble World. In fact the Connecticut Tournament is slated to be featured in an upcoming movie Word Freak based on a book of the same name authored by Wall Street Journal reporter, Stefan Fastsis and optioned by Miramax. When all was said and spelled, the tournament had a significant economic impact on the area and spawned a legions of scrabble clubs and interest among young players.
We Turned a Master's Into Millions
When MIT graduate Sean O'Connor set up shop in his mother's basement designing computer software, the first thing he called for was Penn Gardner; the second, a pizza. In record time, Decision Resource and its graphics product, Chartmaster, was making headlines in all of the computer books with rave reviews and testimonials. In the vanguard of young computer hotshots, O'Connor was nominated by Connecticut Magazine as Entrepreneur of the Year and sold his company - a mere 5 years later - for $17 million.