Charleston Basket Brigade In The News!

12309809_895492450504895_232033949790560160_o 2We were thrilled to see the Charleston Basket Brigade on the front page on the Post & Courier this morning. In the story, Lowcountry volunteers work to put a turkey on every table, Brenda Ridge explained the Basket Brigades hard work and mission to feed 21,000 people in need in the Lowcountry.

The Charleston Basket Brigade also received great press from the Daniel Island News, WCIV,Fox 24 and Live 5 News. Thank you to everyone for your support!

View the whole photo album from the day here.

Another Charleston Basket Brigade Success!


The Momentum Team had a great morning volunteering for the Charleston Basket Brigade, a charity our Agency Principal Pam Hartley co-founded in 2008 with her close friend Michelle Scarafile. The CBB is on a mission every year to provide Charleston area families with all of the ingredients to cook a Thanksgiving meal.

This year was the brigade’s biggest effort to date – with a mission to feed 3,500 Lowcountry families. And today they did just that! Hundreds of volunteers piled in the Charleston Area Convention Center to assemble all of the meals and then hand-deliver each and every meal to the receiving families.

In order to do that, the Charleston Basket Brigade was on a mission this year to raise $105,000 to feed 3,500 families (approximately 21,000 residents). It takes just $30 to feed a family and each meal feeds a family of six. Each family receives all of the ingredients to cook a Thanksgiving meal: a 14 lb. turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, sweet potatoes, marshmallows, corn, green beans, a pumpkin pie, and a note that says “This comes to you from someone who cares. All we ask is that you take care of yourself well enough one day to do this for someone else someday.”

“When a community comes together, magic happens,” said Hartley. “The list goes on and on of people who make this effort happen every year. Members of the community, local organizations, churches, and countless community members donate their time and money to feed their neighbors in need. The Charleston Basket Brigade is the result of our loving, philanthropic, Charleston community.”

Public Relations Director Emily Trogdon said, “It is always such a heartwarming experience to see hundreds of smiling volunteers come together to provide a meal to those in need at Thanksgiving. It brings tears to my eyes every year to see the outpouring of support to serve these families that would otherwise not have a Thanksgiving meal. Thank you to everyone!”

A special thank you to all of the volunteers who joined The Charleston Basket Brigade this year. See more photos from the event on the Charleston Basket Brigade’s facebook page here. 

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Momentum Celebrates indiGO Auto Group’s New Facility With Lively Grand Opening Celebration

511-IMG_9198 (1).jpgBRAVO to indiGo Auto Group on the Grand Opening of their new Jaguar Land Rover Rancho Mirage facility.

Momentum had a great time designing the event where more than 500 guests were in attendance to celebrate the new 26,000 square foot facility.

indiGO Auto Group CEO and Dealer Principal Todd Blue stated that the building is now the “new center of the luxury automotive group’s campus”. He added, “The facility was designed to showcase the progressive and world-class Jaguar and Land Rover brands and to enhance our clients’ sales and service experiences”.

“It’s such a blast to design an event of this magnitude for indiGO Auto Group,” said Agency Principal Pam Hartley. “We’re given a great deal of creative license to activate the company’s brands in fun and innovative ways. indiGO CEO Todd Blue keeps our focus on the client experience and celebrating the heritage of his automotive brands, and that compels us to think outside of the box to surprise and delight event guests. At the end of each event, Todd Blue always says, ‘this was our best event yet’ and that makes our months of planning so rewarding.”

Congratulations to the entire team at indiGO Auto Group!

The Cocktail Bandits Visit 82 Queen and Lowcountry Bistro

IMG_8598Last evening Charleston-based instagram celebs The Cocktail Bandits visited 82 Queen and Lowcountry Bistro.

With a following of over 14,000 instagram fans the Momentum team invited them to out our clients to cross promote on social media. The Momentum team had a great time hosting them at each restaurant where they tried light bites and unique cocktails.

At Lowcountry Bistro we introduced the duo to the Bistro Margarita made with cilantro simple syrup. Check out the picture of it on their instagram here. They also tried the Pumpkin-hattan. This is a pumpkin spiced take on the original Manhattan.


At 82 Queen they sampled The Southern Pickins’ Plate and the crowd favorite cocktail there was the daiquiri.

Thank you to the Cocktail Bandits for joining us for a lively and fun evening and sharing with your fans!



Swig & Swine Talks Turkey With The Southern Weekend

Screen Shot 2015-11-19 at 4.35.56 PMDigital Content Producer, Phillip Weiss, of The Southern Weekend stopped by Momentum client Swig & Swine to talk turkey.

That’s right. The Southern lifestyle blog interviewed Owner and Pitmaster Anthony DiBernando on how to smoke the perfect turkey for first-timers this Thanksgiving.

Momentum had a great time behind-the-scenes and is very pleased with the outcome! Check out the video on The Southern Weekend here

Gotta have a Swig & Swine turkey? They are now accepting orders for Thanksgiving. The deadline is Friday, November 20 at 6 p.m. Call them to order at (843) 225-3805.


Mercedes-Benz of Mount Pleasant Ribbon Cutting



Congratulations to Momentum client, Baker Motor Company, on a  fantastic ribbon-cutting at Mercedes-Benz of Mount Pleasant last evening.

The new state-of-the-art Mercedes-Benz of Mount Pleasant is located at 2121 Highway 17 North in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.  The building has been completely reconstructed and is the second factory-authorized Mercedes-Benz dealership in the Charleston area.

Agency principal Pam Hartley said, “It was a wonderful evening celebrating such a huge achievement. To have two Mercedes-Benz stores in the Lowcountry is a huge accomplishment. We congratulate Tommy Baker and his entire team and wish him continued success.”

Mount Pleasant Mayor Linda Page was in attendance to celebrate with Baker Motor Company and Mercedes-Benz Financial presented Mr. Baker with a 25 year appreciation award. It was a great evening all around. Congratulations to Baker Motor Company!