I think we need to market our business but have no idea where to begin.

I know we need marketing, but we're so busy and don't have time.

We tried marketing before and it didn’t work.

Sound familiar? Maybe, but something brought you here, so let’s dig deeper.

Identity crisis? (Your brand, of course, not you.) Lost that creative feeling? Trying to figure out the latest Facebook update? What’s an algorithm anyway? Website having a hard time keeping up with mobile? Still waiting on those edits from your freelancer? Collateral a hodge-podge of different fonts, colors and design? ROI, SEO, PPC, KPI, CMS, CTR…need we go on?

Yes, we are a full-service marketing communications agency.

And no, we are not a fit for everyone.

But we do work exceptionally well with small to mid-size businesses and nonprofits who tell us they’re tired of trying to keep up and tackle marketing on their own. They are disappointed by the lack of innovation and ideas from their current partners, or they’re frustrated with paying too much for too little results from vendors and freelancers.

Want to learn more? Let’s determine your marketing problem and find a solution.

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the trio way

They challenge us, ignite us and bring out the best in us. They influence every aspect of our work and your results. Our values, mission and vision are the TRIO way.

Powered by our values

Our values aren't just words on the wall. They're our why—why we exist, why we show up and why we succeed. We value our values and they guide our actions, beliefs and behaviors.

 Passionate and Grateful 
We love that our work lights our fire and consider it a “get to do,” not a “have to do.”

 Humbly Confident 
We respect and fiercely protect our own brand and our clients, embracing every challenge with a “we” is greater than “me” mentality.

 Relationship Obsessed 
We inspire those around us and are loyal champions for our teammates, clients and partners.

 Deliberately Excellent 
We believe excellence is never an accident and is always the result of high intention, sincere effort and intelligent execution, just like Aristotle.

 Making Our Mark 
We approach every situation with a growth mindset and view it as an opportunity to work hard, enjoy life and make a difference.

 Passionate and Grateful 
We love that our work lights our fire and consider it a “get to do,” not a “have to do.”

 Humbly Confident 
We respect and fiercely protect our own brand and our clients, embracing every challenge with a “we” is greater than “me” mentality.

 Relationship Obsessed 
We inspire those around us and are loyal champions for our teammates, clients and partners.

 Deliberately Excellent 
We believe excellence is never an accident and is always the result of high intention, sincere effort and intelligent execution, just like Aristotle.

 Making Our Mark 
We approach every situation with a growth mindset and view it as an opportunity to work hard, enjoy life and make a difference.

energized by our mission

To offer marketing communication services that exceed client expectations, reflect creative excellence and generate results.

Where we have experience

For 20 years, Team TRIO has partnered with more than 300 clients from around the world.

  • Authors
  • Community associations
  • Educational institutions
  • Environmental businesses
  • Healthcare providers
  • Hospitality and tourism businesses
  • Municipalities and government entities
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Professional services
  • Real estate and construction
  • Religious groups
  • Retail companies
  • Sports organizations

believing in our vision

That all businesses regardless of size and budget can benefit from well-planned creative marketing.

We've come a long way, baby!

On April 1, 2001, Trio Solutions Inc. took on its first client! And just like everyone else, we've had our triumphs and our failures. Our victories and our losses. But one thing has always remained constant: Our dedication to work hard, enjoy life and make a difference has been unwavering!

2001

TRIO opened its doors with a philosophy to work hard, enjoy life and make a difference. Our first client - The Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters.

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2003

The hiring of our first full-time employee and thus #TeamTRIO was born (the hashtag actually came later, they weren’t really a thing yet).

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2004

The second full-time employee was hired and TRIO became a TRIO. Jessica, Jessica and Jennifer made their debut at a conference in Las Vegas. Thank goodness, “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.”

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2005

Our first home away from home. TRIO gets a real office (all 900 sq. feet of it) in Park West and is serving more than 50 accounts.

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2007

505 Belle Hall Parkway becomes our new creative hub, we are named the Lowcountry's exclusive CreateAthon agency and we helped produce the Miracle Match Tennis Exhibition featuring Pete Sampras and Jim Courier to support MUSC Children's Hospital and Taking the Field for Autism with Notre Dame head coach, Charlie Weiss.

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2008

TRIO goes social. Media that is. We are proud to be one of the first agencies in our market to offer social media services to our clients.

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2010

Jessica serves as a marketing & communications advisor for “Guiding Principles and Best Practices for SC Nonprofits” and our decade-long partnership with SCANPO (now Together SC) begins.

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2011

Ten years looks good on us! Jessica wins AMA Marketer of the Year and TRIO goes through its first rebrand.

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2012

TRIO jumps on the inaugural #GivingTuesday train and has been riding it ever since.

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2013

Jessica goes prime time! Making her first national TV appearance on Anderson Cooper for her PR and advocacy work for the Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl Supreme Court case.

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2014

TRIO goes to Hollywood. We are officially coast-to-coast and begin working with Special Needs Network in Los Angeles.

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2016

TRIO goes to the Big Apple. We partner with ParkGate Fundraising and begin serving multiple clients in the NYC market.

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2017

TRIO 2.0 is born and the team welcomes their first COO, Jenny Dennis. TRIO executes the statewide rebrand and launch of Together SC.

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2018

Box in The Morning moves in and we are broadcasting live weekday mornings from TRIO studios! We miss you, Box.

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2019

TRIO is honored to be chosen by the City of Charleston to plan the city's 350th anniversary.

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2020

A star is born. Well actually a robot, but she is a marketing megastar and her name is MIA! TRIO receives AMA's Giving Back award.

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