flourish Founder Honored Among Top Woman-Led Agencies

In a recent monthly edition of Upstate Business Journal, our founder, Jamie Prince, and flourish were honored as a top woman-led public relations firm in the 10-county region of Upstate South Carolina.

They are their own success stories. Taryn Scher, Katherine Davis, Jamie Prince, Marion Crawford and Velda Hughes each started their own public relations and marketing firms at different points in their lives and for different reasons. Since then, their businesses have thrived, and they’ve made a name for themselves in Greenville’s public relations landscape.

Jamie Prince, Flourish

Flourish began in 2009 in the pit of the Great Recession.

After spending seven years as the director of corporate communications at The Cliffs, Jamie Prince decided it was time to strike out on her own.

“Within a very short time period, I realized that the expertise that I had built up at that point in my career was needed by other businesses — particularly small and medium-sized businesses — that were trying to navigate the recession,” Prince said.

She named her business Flourish, which means to thrive.

Today Flourish employs a dozen team members specializing in public relations, marketing, branding and creative services and corporate event planning and production. It’s served over 100 brands (current clients include Ivy Salon, the Greenville Country Club and The Shops at Greenridge) and won about 60 awards for its work.

But Flourish’s biggest selling point, according to Prince, is its senior level team.

“We can plan and execute campaigns far quicker than a junior team because we know the best practices,” Prince said. “This isn’t our first rodeo.”

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