Award-winning Relationships – Trustmark Bank

In 1937, at the height of the Great Depression in the U.S., George Godwin opened Godwin Advertising Agency with a single client, First National Bank of Mississippi. After nearly 75 years, GodwinGroup remains the agency of record for Trustmark Bank. Recently, at the 2011 ADDY® Awards in Jackson, Mississippi, GodwinGroup and Trustmark celebrated an award-winning year. […]

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Social Media Marches On

Recently, the U.S. Army shared its 2011 Social Media Handbook via If you’re surprised that the Army has a social media handbook–or that the policy is more open to the realities of social media than one might expect–then perhaps you also missed the 2008 blog post by David Meerman Scott in which he shared the U.S.

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The Branding of Steve Martin

I come here not to bury The Jerk Steve Martin but to praise him. Last month, The 92nd Street Y hosted a live interview with comedian, actor, composer, writer, and art aficionado Steve Martin. The interview was apparently sold to The Y’s audience as a run-of-the-mill celebrity interview, but neither Martin nor his interviewer were informed of these expectations.

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Hancock Bank: Five Years After Weathering Hurricane Katrina

GodwinGroup client Hancock Bank was recently featured in a CNN news story that looked at the five-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and how the bank responded during the largest natural disaster in America’s history. Based in Gulfport, Mississippi, and serving the Gulf South region, Hancock Bank has weathered many hurricanes in its 111 year history.

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5 Ideas to Fire Up Your Blog

[vc_row row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern”][vc_column][vc_column_text]For those of you who are blogging about your company’s industry, try these five ideas for your blog and watch your readership increase. 1. Follow trends and news in your industry and write about them. Scan the trade publications and websites looking for trends.  Two similar events is a coincidence,

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Why Blog?

Still not sold on creating a blog for your company?  If done correctly, blogging works to reach viewers with engaging ideas, create dialog, spark debate, provide a service or any number of other objectives which may ultimately turn readers into customers or build a stronger relationship with current clients.  Below are the 10 reasons for

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A Lesson in Brevity

“Be brief” provides the best advice I can offer for your digital media writing. To demonstrate, I’ll keep this post to 100 words. In digital media your readers are not readers, they are skimmers.  People viewing your digital media writing will be more easily drawn in by short phrases and bullets points, not long passages of copy. 

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