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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.

About C2 Strategic

Our President and Founder Chad Carlton has led high-stakes, front-line communications for more than three decades working as a journalist, communications director, public relations executive and business owner. He formed C2 Strategic Communications in 2011 and recruited strategists with deep industry experience to provide communications counsel for clients committed to improving their communities. 

C2’s strategies and messages have helped build bridges, move mountains, educate masses and create community consensus for governments, utilities, businesses and non-profits across Kentucky and Indiana. Our team has been a key partner in landmark changes including the Ohio River Bridges Project, RiverLink Tolling System, Mountain Parkway Expansion, I-69 improvements and Sherman Minton Renewal.

We drive transformational change through candid advice and clear communications. Clients trust C2 to be there as a steady, experienced extension of their team. Our veteran reputation management and strategic planning experts tackle everything from local studies and master plans to multi-billion-dollar projects.

C2 is based in Louisville, Kentucky and opened an Indianapolis, Indiana office in 2019 to better serve clients in the region. We also manage Building Kentucky, a source of news and information about how Kentuckians are building culture, business and infrastructure in the Commonwealth.

Building Kentucky

Building Kentucky, a product of C2 Strategic Communications, is a source for news and information about how Kentuckians are building culture, business and infrastructure in the Commonwealth. Led by C2’s team of experienced journalists, the digital community and email newsletter is a vital resource for thousands of community builders and decision-makers in Kentucky.

BuildingKentucky.com covers everything from Kentucky’s rich cultural heritage and tourism hubs to transformative infrastructure projects and business advancements. Each Building Kentucky contributor is dedicated to building up the Bluegrass State to foster thriving communities and celebrate Kentucky’s best innovators.

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