The Brandon Agency’s client, Beaufort, S.C., topped Coastal Living’s second annual list of “America’s Happiest Seaside Towns.” Coastal Living announced the win on the “TODAY” show and the June issue featuring Beaufort hit stands on May 17.

Coastal Living editors unveiled their list of the 10 “Happiest Seaside Towns” in the February 2013 issue and invited America to vote for their favorite. Consumers could vote hourly from January 10 to February 28 online or via smartphone. Fans rallied around their favorite towns and voted often. Beaufort came in first place followed by Harwich Port, Massachusetts.

“We’re excited about the designation awarded to us by Coastal Living’s readers as ‘America’s Happiest Seaside Town,’” said Robb Wells, Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce’s tourism division executive. “Beaufort’s appeal to locals and tourists alike is reflected in its Southern charm and history that we’re all very proud of and eager to share.”

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The Brandon Agency assists with the marketing for the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce, and worked closely with the Chamber to promote the contest locally and ensure that fans of Beaufort were voting regularly.

The Brandon Agency also worked with the Chamber to create a comprehensive creative campaign, including a new logo, print advertising and rebranding chamber’s website.

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About The Brandon Agency

Founded in 1959, The Brandon Agency is a full service marketing firm operating on the leading edge of change in the advertising industry. Offering an integrated approach to marketing, advertising, public relations, interactive and social media, the agency administers the “Why We Buy” Consumer Research Panel, an ongoing, in-depth consumer study that predicts how buyers interact with communications to the buying cycle.

The Agency’s client list includes Glory Foods, Inc., Farmers Telephone Cooperative, Columbus Regional Healthcare System, Southern Tide, Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (PREIT Malls), Beaufort Memorial Hospital, Santee Cooper, HTC, Provost Academy South Carolina, Provost Academy Georgia and Provost Academy Colorado/EdisonLearning, McCall Farms, CBL and Associates, Caledonia Golf and Fish Club, True Blue Golf Plantation, CresCom Bank, Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday, Golf Academy of America, Myrtle Beach Campground Association, Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort, National Golf Management, and Springs Creative Products Group, LLC.

The Brandon Agency is headquartered in Myrtle Beach, S.C. with satellite offices in Charleston, S.C. and Charlotte, N.C. For more information about the agency, call (843) 916-2000 or visit www.TheBrandonAgency.comor