“I can’t tell you how lucky we are to have Choptank help drive our marketing engine. Having met Andrea when she headed business marketing for the State, I was thrilled to discover that she had moved to the Shore and started Choptank with Brent. From day one, they jumped in and learned about our vision, mission, values and business. In two short years, they have helped lead our domestic and international marketing efforts for our CES rebranding (including new website and social media), have introduced a media/press element to our marketing that has produced stellar results, and have creatively crafted multiple promotions that have been game changing. I can’t say enough about the value that Choptank has created for all of our Cambridge brands, they have helped us elevate our image in all our markets that has translated to results.”
Tracy L. Tyler, CEO, Cambridge International
“Chesapeake College hired Choptank Communications to help us develop and implement brand messaging for our 50th anniversary. Choptank’s approach was comprehensive and inclusive – they thought of everything. From the surveys to the focus groups, it was very well planned and executed. It was a collaborative approach and what resulted was a beautiful branding campaign that has allowed us to focus our messaging and efforts on the tremendous opportunities Chesapeake offers. They are a first-class group, incredibly knowledgeable and supportive.”
Lucie Hughes, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Chesapeake College
“EYA has worked with Choptank Communications for over two years now, and have seen great results. In 2015 alone, Choptank’s outreach strategy resulted in over 50 articles about EYA and our neighborhoods being published, ranging from local media to national publications. This effort greatly enhanced our marketing effort and created some of our largest website traffic spikes all year. Brent’s personal style and strong writing skills make Choptank a pleasure to work with.”
Preston Innerst, Vice President Sales & Marketing
“I have had the pleasure of working with Andrea and Brent for over a year as they helped us conduct a professional and unique marketing campaign. For the first time, we have a brand and are being recognized throughout our market and beyond. We are very proud of our new, creative campaign and plan to continue our partnership with Choptank Communications for many years to come.”
Judann Culver, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, 1880 Bank
“My favorite experience with Choptank would have to be the idea to do a Heavy Metal Tour. From the initial idea to brainstorming with our internal teams, Choptank led this effort which included buying an RV, turning it into Cambridge’s “Heavy Metal Tour Bus”, and taking it all over the US as a way to show our appreciation to our customers.”
Tracy L. Tyler, CEO, Cambridge International
“The number of new leads each month has doubled the last two quarters. I believe Choptank’s digital media advertising and promotional campaigns are playing a key role.”
David Zeitlin, National Sales Manager, Cambridge Architectural
“Choptank Communications has helped our small non-profit organization navigate a very complex strategy of community input and visioning for our re-branding effort. With so many invested in our downtown both financially and as public space, there was a lot on the line to get it right. Andrea helped us form a road map, then implement the journey gaining input from focus groups, survey, and key stakeholder interviews. She then put together a concise and detailed creative brief that forms the basis of any next steps. What Andrea brings to the table too is a keen sense of intuition about the creative concepts that will work. I trust her analysis and input. She has a passion and spark for what she does and that carries over into each project she undertakes. She also gives ten times what is expected in terms of her thoughtfulness and implementation of projects. We know that our investment in her hands will stretch every dollar and be measurable to our investors and stakeholders.”
Katie Clendaniel, Director, Cambridge Main Street
“Participation in the brand marketing process was a pleasure. I felt the time spent was very worthwhile. You really listened to what people had to say, incorporated their input, and came up with a very good marketing plan and brand identity.”
Michael F. LeMire, Miles & Stockbridge, Chairman, Dorchester Economic Development Advisory Council
“Working with Choptank on Dorchester’s brand marketing initiative was truly exciting. They listened to our community and incorporated their ideas. Delivery of the end product was on-time and well above my expectations. They were fabulous to work with!”
Keasha Haythe, Director, Dorchester Economic Development
“The folks at Choptank Communication have a passion and enthusiasm for Dorchester County that shines through in their services. Their desire to improve the quality of life and economic climate of our community, coupled with their working knowledge of destination marketing, makes them an outstanding asset to any project team.”
Amanda Fenstermaker, Director, Dorchester County Tourism
“Andréa brings a truly unique set of skills to the table. She successfully navigates business, political and nonprofit communities to consistently deliver outstanding results. Not only does she think strategically, she is excellent at operationalizing and executing against the plan.”
Christian Johansson, President, Laureate Partnerships
“We could not have done CyberMaryland 2012 without you! I was impressed beyond my highest expectations and truly enjoyed working with you. You are a true professional! Simply amazing.”
David Powell, COO, Federal Business Council
“Here’s an idea for a reality TV show we’d be sure to DVR: A pilot, a chef and a treasure hunter head off in an airplane to visit the coolest small airports across the country, sampling the food at the airport restaurants, meeting interesting airport characters and discovering the incredible airplanes and historic items inside the hangars.”
Stephen Pope, Editor-in-Chief, Flying Magazine