Presentation: Small Cities, Big Ideas Forum


The forum took place on September 11, 2018, in Hartsville, South Carolina at Coker College - Davidson Hall.

The forum was designed to start a conversation about future trends and how they may have a positive impact on the growth of Hartsville, South Carolina. The approximately 60-minute presentation was followed with a brief question period.

This event was hosted by the Hartsville Planning Commission through the generosity of the Byerly Foundation.

You can hear the audio here on SoundCloud.

Marc A. Ross is the founder of Caracal Global and specializes in thought leader communications and events for senior executives working at the intersection of globalization, disruption, and politics.

Marc Ross

Based in Washington, DC, I specialize in thought leader communications and global public policy for public affairs professionals working at the intersection of globalization, disruption, and politics.

Clients hire me to ghostwrite, engage influencer networks, manage media relations, produce events, audit their communications infrastructure, consult on hiring, provide issue briefs and news generating talking points, as well as manage end to end communications projects where I assume a role of project leader and general contractor.

I work independently but provided access to a substantial global network of collaborators with expertise in websites, graphic design, audio, video, polling, data analytics, and research.

Using the latest tactics of an American political campaign with expertise shaped by being a practitioner of global business communications, I help clients tell their story and build trusted relationships with all necessary stakeholders.

Successful communications are all about STOCK = strategy, tactics, organization, consistency, and know-how.