We are very excited to announce our 2018 working relationship with the Better Business Bureau of Central Oklahoma – a trusted partners of consumers and the business community since 1912. The Better Business Bureau of Central Oklahoma, Inc. can help you avoid scams, find trustworthy businesses, resolve your consumer complaints & more! We look forward to further developing the BBB of Central Oklahoma messaging, audience, programming and staff in 2018

In 2018, we’re excited to continue our working relationship with the Vanguard Business Group. The VBG consist of Titan Standard all-inclusive live event production, Production Essentials, Diffinity & Adaptive AVL.

From corporate events to concerts, these guys are the experts to know and trust. 

Forged in 2015 from the merger of 3 groups of people and 2 existing companies, the Vanguard Business Group current portfolio is highly developed and dedicated throughout the communication industry. Vanguard strives to provide a higher standard in all areas of communication and provide our customers with a singular source for all of their communication needs. From permanent installation to a fully developed and executed business campaign, the way you are communicating your brand’s voice is important to Vanguard.

In October, many of The Golding Group business ideas and plans were put on hold with the purchase of our Oklahoma City home base 1219 Creative followed by our exit from that location. But now, we’re ready to announce not only a new Oklahoma City office location but also the launch of The Golding Group Content Factory at The 3810 Project. 

 

We will be using this space for not only creating content for ourselves and our clients but also producing podcasts and videos for others, hosting public events and creating collaboration opportunities for the Oklahoma City business community. If you need a home for your podcast, video show or project please contact us. That’s what we’re here to provide.

 
The Golding Group has partnered with superstar content producer Sarah Zubair to create a workspace for high impact audio, video and photography combined with strategy and execution planning to maximize any marketing budget. We have several existing podcasts lined up and several new projects in the works. Many of those have been on-hold during our relocation. 

 

We want to do more for you OKC. Bring your podcast, projects or ideas to The Content Factory and let us help you execute. Make The Golding Group and Sarah Zubair part of your content marketing team. If you are interested in office space, co-working or warehouse with shipping/receiving support then check out The 3810 Project small business and manufacturing incubator. We will be hosting several community collaboration events at The 3810 Project in the next few months to introduce OKC to this very innovative start-up facility. 

 

The Golding Group is an award-winning think tank of strategic planning, business process management (BPM) and marketing integration experts. Our focus is growing organizations. We provide expertise in all phases of operation, specific to each of our client’s needs. Our creative, top-to-bottom approach is what makes working with The Golding Group a completely different experience. Our focus is providing expertise to increase income, decrease cost and improve overall efficiency for our clients. We help you make decisions that lead to long-term, sustainable growth. We identify and connect you with your best target audience, making the sales funnel a sales pipeline

 

Sarah Zubair is a skilled creative with a high interest in business function and a personality to match. Before branching out on her own, she served as the Creative Director at Flow.Photos, OKC’s biggest real estate media company. Today she operates as one of the youngest independent consultants for small businesses and organizations in the OKC metro. Her method is objective-based content creation, a concept sure to bring eyeballs to any brand. Whatever your media needs may be, Sarah is the one-stop-shop solution.

For more information, contact Kyle Golding at 405-361-4927 or via email.

 

After almost six years, The Golding Group has ended its full-time working relationship with Rococo Restaurants, Catering and The Manhattan OKC. The first client put on retainer upon the launch of The Golding Group in November of 2011, Rococo Restaurants has been the agency’s longest client relationship. This working agreement ended on August 31st, 2017.

Rococo Restaurants owner Bruce Rinehart and The Golding Group CEO Kyle Golding first met when Rinehart opened the original Rococo located at 2825 N. Penn avenue in 2004. The two began their professional relationship shortly after Rinehart opened Rococo Northpark a few years later.

Over the last 5 years, The Golding Group has helped create and managed the Rococo brand identity, advertising and new business development for both restaurant locations and eventually Rococo Catering, Rococo Love Salad Dressing and the newly opened Manhattan OKC in the downtown central business district.

Since 2013, The Golding Group has been recognized by marketing and advertising peers multiple times for their work on behalf of Rococo Restaurants. In 2013, The Golding Group received Awards of Excellence for Integrated Marketing from the American Marketing Association (AMA-OKC) and Integrated Marketing Plan from the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC-OKC). In 2014, The Golding Group received the Award of Excellence in Social Media from AMA-OKC and also the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA-OKC) for management of multiple Rococo social media accounts. Also in 2014, The Golding Group was awarded the Judges Choice Award coupled with the Award of Merit for Best Special Event from AMA-OKC.

“We have had an amazing time working with Rococo Restaurants on a huge variety of marketing, advertising, product development and special events over the last five plus years. With the successful launch of The Manhattan OKC in March of this year, we felt this was the right time for both of our organizations to explore new opportunities. All of us at The Golding Group wish Chef Rinehart and the whole Rococo / Manhattan OKC family the best of luck in the future. We’re looking forward to expanding our business in new and different ways. This includes attracting client opportunities in Oklahoma City, Philadelphia and new markets as well.”

Kyle Golding
CEO and Chief Strategic Idealist
The Golding Group

The Golding Group is an award winning think tank of strategic planning, business process management (BPM) and marketing integration experts. Our focus is growing organizations from the inside out. The Golding Group connects business, non-profit organizations and others to their best possible audiences while creating internal efficiency to maximize profitability and sustainability. We create business growth opportunities by forming strategic, full-service partnerships with our clients. This is not business-as-usual. To contact us, please visit our website. 

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Entrepreneurs crave growth to help them push through the doubts and frustrations which plague them. Kyle Golding of The Golding Group had these same issues, and that’s why he turned everything inside out to build his businesses. We talk to Kyle about his entrepreneurial experiences and what he can do for listeners.

Questions Asked and Answered:⠀

How did The Golding Group come about?⠀
• Is there a sameness in the corporate world?⠀
• For Kyle, what does building from the inside-out mean?⠀
• How does Kyle’s company help small businesses grow when they have a limited budget?⠀
• Is customizable marketing the future? Is it here?⠀
• Is it easier bringing in a client then maintaining them?⠀
• What has helped Kyle unfrustrate himself from issues during the run of his business?⠀
• How important is honesty in a business??⠀

Show Follow-Ups: ⠀
• Learn more about The Golding Group at their website or Kyle’s Twitter feed
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PRSA Announces 2018 Board of Directors. The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), the nation’s largest professional organization serving the communications community, announced its officer and director nominees for its 2018 board of directors.

Congratulations to our own Pritch Pritchard for being named Director for the Southwest District.

About the Public Relations Society of America: PRSA is the nation’s largest professional organization serving the communications community. The organization’s mission is to make communications professionals smarter, better prepared and more connected through all stages of their career. PRSA achieves this by offering its members thought leadership, innovative lifelong learning opportunities to help them develop new skills, enhance their credibility and connect with a strong network of professionals. The organization sets the standards of professional excellence and ethical conduct for the public relations industry. PRSA collectively represents more than 30,000 members consisting of communications professionals spanning every industry sector nationwide and college and university students who encompass the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA).

https://www.prsa.org/prsa-announces-2018-board-directors-nominees/ #PR #PublicRelations#ProfessionalDevelopment

UPDATE: After being named a finalist two weeks ago, Felicite Moorman was named the Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year for Greater Philadelphia on June 7th. Details here. 


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Golding Group co-founder Moorman is also the Co-Founder and CEO of StratIS and CEO of BuLogics, an international speaker, and an award-winning technology entrepreneur for the Internet of Things and Smart Cities. Moorman’s companies pioneer groundbreaking IoT development across the globe. StratIS is a Software as a Service (SaaS) platform for access, energy, and automation management and control for multifamily and campus communities in Smart Cities. BuLogics designs, builds and certifies wireless devices and solutions for the Internet of Things.

Moorman was named to the list of Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 finalists by Ernst and Young. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who excel in areas such as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. These business leaders were selected by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala on June 7, 2017 at the Kimmel Center for Performing Arts, Perelman Theater.

“Being a finalist for an award of this caliber is recognition that reaches far beyond me. This is an endorsement of our teams’ holistic efforts to create pioneering and world-changing technologies while maintaining our focus on and commitment to our cultures of diversity and our triple bottom line missions. These missions move us beyond the limited scope of fiscal viability and embrace our global social and environmental responsibilities as we scale. It’s truly motivating to be acknowledged for that commitment,” Moorman said.

Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs. The program makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global awards program of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in over 145 cities and more than 60 countries.

About StratIS
StratIS, named one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s “Best Companies in America,” builds smart apartments and smart buildings for smart cities. As the only system of its kind built for the complexities of multifamily and campus communities, StratIS leads the global movement for smart cities in the commercial residential sector. Since initial rollout 18 months ago, StratIS has installed in 150,000 units across 45 states. StratIS is headquartered in Philadelphia, PA. To get more information visit: https://stratisIOT.com.

About BuLogics
BuLogics, the recent recipient of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce Excellence Award, designs, creates and certifies wireless products and solutions for the Internet of Things. With ten years of IoT experience and an unrivaled wireless code library, there’s hardly a wireless product in the marketplace today without a snippet of BuLogics Intelligence. The best wireless products have “BuLogics Within.” BuLogics is headquartered in Philadelphia, PA. To get more information visit: https://bulogics.com.

Excerpt from the Merchant Maverick article What’s the Best Way To Get a Loan For My New Business? featuring quotes from The Golding Group CEO Kyle Golding among others….

Perhaps it’s an understatement to say that starting a business is hard work. With countless judgment calls, details to attend to, plans to make, and business-related things to learn, quite frankly, it’s a wonder that anybody starts a successful business.

One of the biggest decisions an entrepreneur with a fledgling business has to make is how to fund their business. Funding is notoriously difficult for business startups to attain; but on the other hand, additional funding could really jump-start your business.

Should you seek outside funding? If so, when? Making those judgment calls can be hard. We’ve asked some successful entrepreneurs how they’ve funded their business, and here’s what we learned…

Most Start with Bootstrapping

Most entrepreneurs started with bootstrapping. In fact, according to a survey performed by The Alternative Board (TAB), two-thirds of small business owners surveyed self-funded their business.

The co-founder of VORTTX Training and Testing, Kyle Golding, has a similar story. Golding and his partner wanted to make sure they had a feasible idea before investing money in their business:

Our approach was putting some personal money (neither of us mortgaged a house or anything with risk) into the basics like website, trade show display and digital marketing (less than $5,000 total) to very strategically approach the most likely audience only. This laser focus might seem too risky to some but we knew each limited dollar spent was going directly at a very likely target.

Golding advises that,

The most important thing to do is determine if you have a profitable business concept, not how fast can [you] get funding for the first version of a product or next great idea. . . . If you play the long game with hustle and patience, you can build something not only profitable but sustainable.

Read the full article here. 

Now open, The Manhattan OKC is a new and exciting part of the Rococo Restaurants brand. From concept to opening day, this is one of our favorite projects to date. We still have a few very minor details to add/change but the kitchen and bar are ready to serve you. Lunch begins every day at 11:00am and Happy Hour menu runs at 4:00pm until close (10:00pm weeknights, later on weekends and after special events like Civic Center shows, Thunder games, etc.). Make sure to sign up for the email list and follow The Manhattan OKC on social media (Facebook, Twitter & Instagram) for the latest news, special hours, featured food & drink, etc.

Check out our Lunch, Happy Hour and Drink menus, then visit The Manhattan OKC, your NEW neighborhood bar in downtown OKC.