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About Us

At C2 Strategic Communications, we do more than deliver your message. We help you succeed.

We provide the communications strategy, advice and services you need to reach your ultimate goal.

We are a team of battle-tested communicators with decades of on-the-ground experience in newsrooms, government and business. We excel at turning complex subjects into easy-to-understand messages with creative solutions and proven results.

Throughout Kentucky and Indiana, we serve a diverse array of clients with a common purpose – to make communities stronger.

STRATEGIC PLANNING

MEDIA RELATIONS

PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT

CRISIS COMMUNICATIONS

MARKETING/BRANDING

E-COMMUNICATIONS

No substitute for

Experience

We’ve been called a lot of things over the years: reporter, editor, spokesperson, adviser, speechwriter, photojournalist and more.
That’s why we are so good at what we do today.
We have decades of experience in newsrooms, board rooms, classrooms and situation rooms.

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Our Team

Chad Carlton

President

Chad brings more than 25 years of high-stakes, front-line communications experience to the leadership of C2 Strategic Communications. He is a strategic and creative thinker, a polished writer and a respected adviser to strong leaders including governors, mayors, company executives, cabinet secretaries and entrepreneurs. Read More

Kerri Richardson

Executive Vice President

Kerri is a communications leader respected by both newsmakers and journalists for her communications savvy, insight, candor and grace under pressure. She served as communications director and chief spokesperson for Gov. Steve Beshear, leading policy messaging across the Executive Branch. Read More

Mindy Peterson

Vice President

Mindy is a respected strategist on major transportation projects, working to build public understanding and engagement. In addition to leading communications and public involvement, she has served as spokesperson for the Ohio River Bridges Project Downtown Crossing, RiverLink tolling and the I-69 Ohio River Crossing. Read More

Ed Green

Vice President

Ed knows business inside and out. He’s respected by CEOs and corporate leaders throughout the region for the fairness and insight he displayed during two decades as a business reporter and editor at Louisville Business First and The Courier-Journal. Read More

Nicole Ares

Social Media Strategist

Nicole Ares brings a wealth of experience in designing and deploying creative social media campaigns. Nicole has worked extensively in Kentucky and abroad, developing earned and paid online content, targeting digital audiences, and building online communities by engaging key stakeholders through a range of social and digital strategies. Read More

Beverly Bartlett

Senior Strategist

Beverly is an engaging writer, a trusted advisor and a social media maven. As a leader of Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer’s communications team, she was the voice behind the voice of Louisville. Read More

Andrea Brady

Senior Strategist

Andrea is a versatile public relations and marketing professional who has spent her entire career building and protecting some of the region’s most recognizable brands. Read More

Berry Craig

Staff Strategist

Berry’s skills are varied, from content creation to social media management and graphic design. As staff strategist for C2, Berry works on myriad C2 Strategic projects. Read More

Lisa Jessie

Controller

Lisa Jessie, a former newspaper editor turned CPA, rejoins C2 as controller. Lisa brings a rare combination of communications expertise and financial experience to serve our clients in the business, non-profit and government sectors. Lisawill be responsible for financial reporting and budgeting, as well as strategic planning. Read More

Kaitlin Keane

Multimedia Designer

Kaitlin is C2’s photojournalist. She honed her visual storytelling skills in community newspapers, connecting meaningful content with readers and gathering a slew of awards along the way. Read More

Eric King

Senior Strategist

Eric King is a trusted Louisville television journalist with more than 15 years in broadcasting, covering stories across the country for a half dozen news markets.   His skill in connecting images with compelling narrative makes Eric a gifted communicator who is able to explain complex topics in accessible ways.  Those skills earned him three Emmy awards for reporting and an Edward R. Murrow award for writing. Read More

Tiffany Meredith

Senior Strategist

Tiffany brings more than 20 years of experience in journalism, public affairs, and public relations to the team. In addition to years of writing and editing for the Associated Press out of Denver and Louisville, as well as the Louisville Courier-Journal and Denver’s Rocky Mountain News, Tiffany was a communications specialist for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and the Colorado Division of Wildlife. Read More

Andy Perez

Design Director

Andy is a seasoned creative professional who has a diverse portfolio of experience managing design and marketing campaigns. Read More

Chelsea Spring

Staff  Strategist

Chelsea is a passionate storyteller, media nerd, and creative wordsmith.  Before joining the C2 team, Chelsea worked as a public relations consultant in Washington D.C., designing communications plans, organizing events, running public influence campaigns, and managing the brands of national coalitions, corporations, and non-profits. Read More

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Our Work

We are honored to work for leading businesses, government agencies and non-profit organizations. As a result, we’re key players on the teams that are expanding infrastructure, growing businesses, creating jobs, improving health care, attracting tourism and much more. We work with our clients to understand their communications challenges, create strategies, develop engaging messages and drive action. Our clients trust us to help them succeed.

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  • Ohio River Bridges Project
  • WellCare of Kentucky
  • Omni Hotels & Resorts
  • 55,000 Degrees
  • Mountain Parkway Expansion
  • Ohio River Bridges Project
  • WellCare of Kentucky
  • Omni Hotels & Resorts
  • 55,000 Degrees
  • Mountain Parkway Expansion

RiverLink
Ohio River Crossing
Transportation Cabinet
Omni Hotels and Resorts
Louisville Water Company
Messer Construction
KPTIA
NAMI Louisville
MSD
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True Up
St. Joseph Children's Home
Kentuckians for Better Transportation
Auto Vision Conference
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Harshaw Trane
Bourbon Women
Liquor Barn
SOAR
Encompass
America Place
Bristol
Gonzalez

 

Paving the way to success

Infrastructure

You build infrastructure. We build understanding. You change the landscape. We change perspective.

Whether your project is a road, a bridge or a multi-modal path, our experienced team can help you create support and understanding in the community, setting the foundation for a successful project.

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Clients in the News

Indiana’s economic growth, client need is reason for PR firm’s second location INDIANAPOLIS (April 10, 2019) – C2 Strategic Communications, one of the region’s leading public relations and marketing firms, has expanded its regional presence with a new office in

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Many of us associate pinwheels with lazy spring days or summer festivals from childhood. For hundreds of Kentucky agencies, this whimsical object represents a topic that’s far from idyllic—child abuse. The annual Pinwheels For Prevention campaign is designed to educate

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This has been a busy – and productive – first quarter for Greater Louisville Inc., the metro chamber of commerce. Coming off a successful series of events, including the chamber’s annual meeting, first Capitol Connections event, a successful legislative session

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LOUISVILLE (Feb. 18, 2019) – After a record year of growth in 2018, C2 Strategic Communications — one of the region’s top PR and marketing firms — is expanding again in 2019, welcoming a new senior strategist and a social

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LOUISVILLE (Sept. 18, 2018) – C2 Strategic Communications – one of the region’s top PR and marketing firms – is expanding with added services and staff members to support an ever-growing host of clients and community-changing initiatives. Four communications professionals

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The New Dixie Highway Project promises to transform one of the city’s most traveled corridors into a safer, more inviting roadway.  Dixie Highway suffers a fatality rate three times higher than comparable highways, and its daily traffic count rivals some

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Contact Us

Louisville Office
8001 Lyndon Centre Way, Suite 201
Louisville, KY 40222

Indianapolis Office
55 Monument Circle, Suite 929
Indianapolis, IN 46204

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Careers

Join our team

Administrative Assistant
C2 Strategic Communications – a dynamic, growing public relations agency — seeks a part-time administrative assistant to support our team and serve our clients. Organizing a creative team sometimes might feel like herding cats, but unlike most cats, we’re trainable. If you enjoy a witty, collaborative and creative work environment, then C2 might be the place for you. We’re looking for a deadline-conscious multi-tasker to assist with maintaining contact information and mailing lists, filing, making reservations, entering data, ordering supplies and more. Full job description.

To apply, please send your resume to lisa@c2strategic.com.