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Carpenter & Company Marketing

Retail • Real Estate • Consumer Products

Rethinking Your Marketing In A Down Economy?

Carpenter & Company Marketing is committed to serving

your company’s best interest in every economic situation
with urgency and excellence. So, whether you need a
comprehensive marketing plan or fulfillment of specific
marketing strategies, we promise to help you build brand
awareness and sales.

We develop the marketing team for you that has the

experience and track record to get the job done right and
deliver your ROI! Our marketing professionals include the
brightest market research experts, the top marketing
planners and managers, the most creative advertising and
brand innovators, the best social media and web
authorities, and the finest events and public relations

Sue Adamo-Carpenter
Carpenter & Company Marketing
Retail • Real Estate • Consumer Products

Wealth of Experience!

Carpenter & Company Marketing has decades of experience

successfully marketing retail, real estate, and consumer products
throughout the United States. The company was founded by Sue
Adamo-Carpenter in 2001, after twenty plus years of marketing over
three dozen retail real estate developments and working with several
hundred local and national retailers and consumer brands.

Sue is recognized as an authority in the shopping center and retail

industries and has had numerous articles and interviews published
including CNN, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and The New York
Times. She has also been awarded the retail real estate industry’s top Sue Adamo-Carpenter, CMD
recognition for achievement plus has received many other advertising
and public relations awards.
She is a Leadership Cobb alumni, has served on many Chamber of 770-579-6248
Commerce Boards, and has provided fundraising leadership to non-
profit organizations including USA Team Handball, Susan G. Komen,
Girl’s Incorporated, and the Ft. Myers Symphony Orchestra. Sue is a
graduate of Georgia Southern University with a BS Communications
degree and is certified in marketing through the International Council of
Shopping Centers.
Carpenter & Company Marketing
Retail • Real Estate • Consumer Products

Powerful Endorsements!

“I've worked with over a 100 marketing professionals in the retail industry and Sue Adamo-Carpenter 'gets
it', 'measures it', and 'delivers it' better than virtually anyone else I've met or worked with.”
Ms. T.K. Kieran, T.K. Kieran & Associates

“Sue Adamo-Carpenter embraces every challenge with passion and dedication and she is at that front of
emerging trends in the retail industry. I highly recommend Sue and her team to anyone in need of results
Ms. Cheryl Chambers, General Growth Properties

"Carpenter & Company Marketing understand the cornerstones of launching a successful product or
campaign. Really great work!."
Mr. Jan Sorensen, President, Bodilsen USA

"Carpenter & Company Marketing is strategic, creative, energetic and budget savvy!"
Ms. Cheri Morris, CEO, Hedgewood Commercial Properties

“Carpenter & Company Marketing offers ‘out of the box’ marketing solutions and represents our brands with
integrity and energy.”
Ms. Sal Kibler, Match Inc
Carpenter & Company Marketing
Retail • Real Estate • Consumer Products

Retail Real Estate Consumer Products

Hedgewood Commercial Properties

Simon Property Group Pepsi
Visa General Growth Properties
MEPC Properties Millstone Coffee
AT&T Cousins Properties
Edward J. DeBartolo Freschetta Pizza
Cotton Incorporated Oxford Development
Rouse Company Wisconsin Cheese
Carithers Flowers Carter & Associates
Carpenter & Company Marketing
Retail • Real Estate • Consumer Products
case study

Cinco Mexican Cantina opened in Cumming,
Georgia as an anchor restaurant to a new urban
village. They needed a year-long marketing plan
to influence shoppers to experience Mexican
food with an attitude and ultimately drive sales.

We built brand awareness with eye-catching
advertisements and generated traffic and sales
using cost effective sales promotions. The brand
loyalty and consumer experience were created
with the development and launch of an annual
Cinco de Mayo outdoor food and entertainment

Monthly direct response bounce-back offers
yielded above average returns and multiple
sponsorships were developed to help underwrite
the Cinco de Mayo festival saving thousands
them thousands of dollars.
Carpenter & Company Marketing
Retail • Real Estate • Consumer Products
case study

Verizon Wireless wanted to develop an affinity with
motor sports fans and drive product and service

We created a multi-year strategic alliance with
Road Atlanta and Panoz Racing School that offered
direct access to event ticket holders through email
and direct mail campaigns, one-to-one
communication with a brand experience for motor
sports fans, and a sales promotion at retail

Verizon Wireless built a strong affinity with motor
sports fans at Road Atlanta and Panoz Racing
School and is now the number one provider of
telecommunication services to Road Atlanta fans.
Carpenter & Company Marketing
Retail • Real Estate • Consumer Products
case study

Hedgewood Commercial Properties, creators of urban
villages Vickery Village and Woodstock Downtown,
needed to lease retail space, communicate to
consumers about the new shopping destinations, and
help build healthy retailers and restaurateurs.

We created unique leasing and consumer marketing
plans that included print and digital advertising, public
relations, environmental signs, and special events.
We also developed merchant relations programs to
offer one-on-one retail coaching and provided a
marketing tool kit to empower retailers to create their
own on-going marketing plans.

One property is now 95% leased and retail sales
continue to increase each month. The second
property is under development and new leases are
being signed each month.
Carpenter & Company Marketing
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case study

Legacy Property Group, developer of Atlanta’s
newest Downtown entertainment and shopping
destination, Luckie Marietta District, needed a
marketing plan to reach and lease space to retailers
and restaurateurs.

We designed a marketing plan integrated with
compelling direct mail, website, environmental signs,
and public relations. The captivating message
promoted the 14 million visitors and that the property
was anchored by Atlanta’s best visitor destinations.

The property is now almost fully leased and attracted
many significant first time leases to Downtown Atlanta
including Legal Sea Foods and Peasant Bistro. The
leasing team received compliments on the clever
direct mail series that grabbed the attention of
Carpenter & Company Marketing
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case study

New South Properties who develops, leases, and
manages retail, office, and industrial properties
needed to build a consistent and more dynamic
marketing presence to drive leasing productivity.

We developed the brand strategy and created the
advertising including a new website, property leasing
flyers, and e-communications.

The company now has a consistent brand and the
leasing team has the marketing tools to support their
leasing efforts so they can focus on driving revenue.
Carpenter & Company Marketing
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case study

Collegiate Holdings had just broken ground for a new
Downtown Atlanta student housing project. They
needed a marketing plan that included development
of the brand and the strategy to lease the property
while it was under construction.

We provided extensive market research that guided
the development of the brand and the sales strategies
to lease the property. A multi-media campaign of
print, digital, and mobile media, plus college
sponsorships, sales promotion, and public relations
were implemented to drive leasing activity. We also
helped in developing an off property sales center to
generate leases prior to the property opening.

A powerful brand was developed and MetroPointe
Lofts was 60% leased prior to completing
construction and maintains a 90% lease status.
Carpenter & Company Marketing
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case study

Viscaya Development needed marketing plans to
promote their new upscale multi-family property and
drive pre-construction sales before creation of the
sales model.

We created consumer and real estate agent
advertising and promotions and provide media
planning and placement. The witty consumer print
campaign promoted the property’s star appeal.

The cost effective marketing program stimulated
pre-construction sales.
Carpenter & Company Marketing
Retail • Real Estate • Consumer Products
case study

Bodilsen, one of the largest international furniture
manufacturers, wanted to expand their operations
to big box retailers in the United States and
Canada. They needed a marketing plan to
influence retail merchandising departments that
they were the best furniture manufacturer to design,
build, and distribute customized furniture solutions.

We developed multiple marketing presentations for
each retailer’s line review and provided all product
packaging, point-of-sale collateral, and sales
promotions and advertising to promote the furniture

The Bodilsen brand was launched in Lowe’s and
Menards in the United States plus in Sears Canada.
Carpenter & Company Marketing
Retail • Real Estate • Consumer Products
case study

Skirt Magazine planned to launch their magazine
in Atlanta and wanted to spread the word and
distribute as many magazines as possible to
introduce the new publication to Atlanta women.

Major shopping destinations throughout Atlanta
were selected as the best way to communicate
with women and to distribute magazines.
Fashionable models garbed in colorful skirts rolled
clever racks with Skirt magazines attached.

Over 25,000 Skirt magazines were sampled during
a two day event at five shopping malls and
Carpenter & Company Marketing
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case study

Nature’s Own Bread planned to launch their product
in three new markets and wanted a non-traditional
approach to create buzz on the street and influence
consumers to buy their product.

The mall was selected as the medium to create a
brand experience and distribute loafs of bread with a
bounce-back offer. Eye-catching advertising included
promotion on mall posters, flyers, tent cards, and
direct mail.

Over 13,000 loafs of bread were distributed and
sampled in three days at three regional malls in
launch markets. The local bakeries were thrilled with
the results!