My 2018 Year in Review

Happy New Year!

This year marks the 10th anniversary of New Growth Communications. I’m glad to say 2018 was our best year to date in terms of projects and impact, and I hope to connect with you on important work in the year ahead.

Below is a glance back at what we achieved, and a quick look forward.

Political Involvement        

Following the 2016 elections, I made a commitment to get more involved in the political process. In 2018, New Growth provided pro bono support to candidates in local, state and national races. It was always going to be an uphill battle here in Georgia, but I’m proud to have helped put Athens commissioner, Patrick Davenport, in office.

Read: Political shift coming for Athens with new mayor, commissioners

New Clients and Projects

In 2018, we added our second Fortune 100 client and collaborated with another on a separate PR campaign. In addition to dozens of press releases written for all our clients, we…

  • Wrote & edited video scripts and white papers

  • Developed marketing and web copy

  • Advised corporate sustainability reporting

  • Drafted a TED-style presentation

  • Placed thought-leadership commentaries in the media

  • Produced policy recommendations by an expert stakeholder group, and

  • Advised or implemented numerous PR campaigns

Speaking Engagements

Last year, I further refined my presentation, “Promoting Scholarly Work Beyond Academia,” which I gave for faculty affiliated with the MIT Sloan Sustainability Initiative and the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business at Georgia Tech.
I also co-developed and lead two breakout sessions at The Sustainability Consortium Summit in Chicago on best practices in sustainability reporting and context-based water solutions. The former was revised as a webinar for the EDF Supply Chain Solutions Center: Walmart Sustainability Index: Best Practices for Suppliers.

Major eBook Project

Building on past work with design consultancy clients, I developed and edited a 25,000-word, dynamic ebook with author, Richard Banfield, of Fresh Tilled Soil. It went live in September on, the educational site of InVisionApp Inc.

You can read a short case study here.

My 3rd Children’s Picture Book

In December we published my third children’s picture book, Do NOT Read This Book at Bedtime, via New Growth Publishing.

Check out all three titles here.

Looking Ahead…

In 2019, I look forward to continuing volunteer work in the political sphere through support of statewide voter-registration efforts by the Athens Anti-discrimination Movement. Plus, if the wind keeps blowing at my back, I’ll finish my first children’s novel and launch a podcast that integrates my passion for the outdoors, the arts and a sustainable future.

If you need assistance with your communication goals in 2019, I hope you’ll get in touch.

Oh!, and after more than 10 years with the old one, I finally got a new headshot in 2018!


Bart King
Founder & Principal
New Growth Communications