City of Saco Partners with Marshall Communications for Public Relations and Marketing Strategy

For immediate release
December 19, 2017

Contact: Charlene Williams, President
Marshall Communications

ictured around the table from left to right: Bill King, sheriff, York County; Bill Stanton, director of food and beverage at Atlantic Heights; Tracy Chadbourne, co-owner, Pond Cove Millwork; Alyssa Bouthot, member of the city of Saco planning board; Emily Roy, city of Saco, marketing and communications specialist; William Mann, city of Saco, economic development director; Julie Smyth, director of curriculum and instruction, Saco School Department; Bette Brunswick, chair, Saco Main Street; Marshall Archer, city of Saco, city councilor, ward 1; Erika Dube, city of Saco recreation administrator; Scott Gillespie, board member, Biddeford and Saco Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Tiffany Robert, principal, Thornton Academy Middle School and Nancy Marshall, CEO, Marshall Communications. Photo courtesy: Marshall CommunicationsAUGUSTA, Maine – Following an RFQP process, Marshall Communications is pleased to announce it has been selected as the agency of record for the city of Saco, one of Maine’s fastest growing cities. Marshall Communications will work closely with the city’s leadership to create a Marshall Plan®, the agency’s trademarked marketing communications plan.

“We are thrilled about the opportunity to work with the city of Saco as the city envisions its future. Our extensive work on branding for other municipalities in the state makes this partnership a perfect match. Saco is a great city that has a thriving business community and is a wonderful place to live. The city provides an outstanding quality of life through exceptional city services, and local attractions including beautiful beaches, and an attractive downtown and Main Street, as well as one of the top school systems in Maine. Saco has so much to offer and we are looking forward to supporting the city as it continues to build on its tradition of success and attract even more economic development opportunities for entrepreneurs, larger corporations, and business owners,” said Nancy Marshall, CEO of Marshall Communications.

Incorporated in 1867, the city of Saco is conveniently located 20 minutes from Portland and 90 minutes north of Boston. The city has a population of more than 19,000, making it one of the ten most populated cities in Maine. The city values progress while maintaining the charm of a classic New England city, including a historic Main Street, which is lined with a wide variety of businesses ranging from medical offices to boutiques, legal firms, and restaurants. In addition to a downtown shopping area, the city is home to many annual festivals and community events organized in partnership with Saco’s Main Street Maine organization known as Saco Main Street.

“The agency’s experience working with municipalities, as well as Maine-based organizations and companies, is exactly the type of partner we were looking for to work with our talented city staff. We’re excited to partner with a Maine-based agency that has a wide range of knowledge in public relations, marketing, and web development that will help our city thrive for years to come,” said Kevin Sutherland, city administrator for the city of Saco.

In the next three months, Marshall Communications will work with the city’s leadership to create The Marshall Plan®, a customized three-year strategic public relations and marketing plan. The plan will address the city’s goals, which include ideas to improve public outreach and engagement, compete with other cities in the northeast to attract and retain businesses, and promote the downtown area and its recreational programs and assets, as well as tourism. The plan will also feature citywide marketing strategies and branding ideas.

Marshall Communications has created similar strategic public relations and marketing plans in the past for Brewer, Lewiston, Madison and Sanford. To learn more about The Marshall Plan® and the trademarked 65-step process that will be used in the work with the city of Saco, visit

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