Marketing Group, Inc. was founded in 1992 in Charleston, S.C and is led by President / CEO J. Dean Foster. He is a senior
communications strategist with 23 years of professional experience.
Dean's work has been honored in three separate
disciplines of communication: public relations, advertising and journalism. These include numerous Mercury Awards for excellence
from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), including top honors for the most outstanding Public Affairs campaign
in the state of South Carolina. His work has also earned Gold Addy Awards from the Advertising Federation of America (AdFed),
ACME honors from the Newspaper Association of America and news reporting recognition from the South Carolina Press Association.
AMG is a specialist agency in brand development, marketing communications and public relations. The agency has served a broad
spectrum of clients over the years, including real estate, healthcare, consumer products, banking and finance, high technology
and public utilities. Associates in the agency’s marketing group include professionals in creative / graphic design, media
planning / buying, web site design / web hosting, printing, direct marketing and consumer research.
The agency also
provides a specialty division focused on serving the nation's water and wastewater utility industry. Plesae visit DrinkTap,
our water / wastewater division, at www.drinktap.net.
Dean is a graduate of the University of South Carolina’s College
of Journalism with a degree in News-Editorial. He spent his early career as a newspaper reporter and editor at the Greenville
News, Beaufort Gazette, Hilton Head Report and Charleston Post-Courier. He is an alumnus of Leadership Trident and is a graduate
of PRSA's Account Management School in Chicago, IL. He is a co-founder and current President of Rebuilding Together St. Paul’s,
a registered non-profit that provides charity home repair services to elderly, handicapped and low-income residents. He is
a founding member of the Charitable Society of Charleston and has served on the board of the Advertising Federation of Charleston,
the Charleston Planning Project for Public Education and the local chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. He
is an active freelance journalist / writer and lives in the small town of Meggett, S.C. with his wife and family.