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Augusta Free Press LLC provides clients in the Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia and beyond with marketing and PR solutions including web design, magazine/brochure, TV/radio, social media and overall marketing campaign design and implementation.

  • Web Design

    You want a new website, but don’t have the first clue as to how to build one. That’s our job. We take care of all facets of web design – visual design, layout design and content development. Get your business online for as little as $1,299.
    Learn more about AFP Web Design services.

  • Graphic Design

    The staff at Augusta Free Press Publishing has been recognized by the Virginia Press Association for excellence in layout and design. Whether you need a fresh business card design, rack card, ad, flyer or full magazine design, we can help with all your graphic-design needs.
    Learn more about AFP Graphic Design services.

  • Marketing

    Augusta Free Press manages advertising campaigns for small- and medium-sized businesses across Virginia. You don’t need to hire a full-time marketing coordinator. Bring the experience of the Augusta Free Press team to work for you – for a fraction of the cost.
    Learn more about AFP Marketing services.

 

Testimonials

AFP has creativity, dedication

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Tyler Hoffman, General Manager/Waynesboro Generals: "Chris and Crystal at Augusta Free Press have been a pleasure to work with and have made our website into not only the best in the Valley Baseball League, but arguably the best in all of summer collegiate baseball ..." Read more.
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Tyler Hoffman, General Manager/Waynesboro Generals: "Chris and Crystal at Augusta Free Press have been a pleasure to work with and have made our website into not only the best in the Valley Baseball League, but arguably the best in all of summer collegiate baseball ..." Read more.

AFP produces results immediately

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Vanessa Pogreba/Hearing Healthcare of Virginia: "After meeting with them they came up with a plan that was tailored to our needs and budget and an approach that allowed us to “test the waters”. After the first month our Facebook fans doubled and our calls from Web produced in 2 months what it had produced in an entire year previously. We now have appointments made through Facebook and regular email blasts. We are so pleased with the personalized approach and consistent results." Read more.
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Vanessa Pogreba/Hearing Healthcare of Virginia: "After meeting with them they came up with a plan that was tailored to our needs and budget and an approach that allowed us to “test the waters”. After the first month our Facebook fans doubled and our calls from Web produced in 2 months what it had produced in an entire year previously. We now have appointments made through Facebook and regular email blasts. We are so pleased with the personalized approach and consistent results."

AFP has ‘commitment to their clients’

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Chris Richmond/Fishburne Military School: "Chris and Crystal have been truly wonderful to work with. Their commitment to their clients, their expertise in the field and their common sense approach to marketing, advertising and communications made them an ideal fit for our needs. They didn't try to dazzle us with a string of ad buzz words or hyperbole. They met with us, got to know our needs, learned everything they could about our organization and then set to work helping us promote our school." Read more.
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Chris Richmond/Fishburne Military School: "Chris and Crystal have been truly wonderful to work with. Their commitment to their clients, their expertise in the field and their common sense approach to marketing, advertising and communications made them an ideal fit for our needs. They didn't try to dazzle us with a string of ad buzz words or hyperbole. They met with us, got to know our needs, learned everything they could about our organization and then set to work helping us promote our school." Read more.
Our Team

Chris Graham, President

chris graham ncaaChris Graham began his professional career as a news reporter at The News Virginian (Waynesboro, Va.) in 1995. He has worked as a reporter and freelance writer for several local and regional publications, written five books and was the co-host of Viewpoints, a weekly TV news show on WVPT, a PBS affiliate in Harrisonburg, Va., from 2016-2017.

Chris is the president of Augusta Free Press LLC, which was founded in 2002. His areas of focus include web design, marketing strategy, video and TV production and radio and TV commercial production.

In addition to his work in front of the camera, Chris served as the producer of a TV show featuring members of the Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce that aired on WVPT in 2012, and as a writer and producer for Awesome Wrestling Entertainment’s “Night of the Legends” event that is now featured on Netflix.

Chris is a member of the board of director of the Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge, and has served on the boards of directors of the Wayne Theatre Alliance, CASA for Children, Waynesboro Amateur Athletics and United Way of Greater Augusta. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia.

 

Crystal Graham, Vice President

0i63Mq0kCrystal Graham began her professional career as the features editor at The News Virginian (Waynesboro, Va.) in 1999. She also served as the editor of The Charlottesville-Albemarle Observer and The Shenandoah Valley Observer before joining in the startup of Augusta Free Press LLC in 2002.

Crystal is the vice president of Augusta Free Press LLC. Her duties at AFP include sales and marketing strategy, website design, graphic design, and book and magazine layout, design and implementation.

Crystal was the co-host of Viewpoints, a weekly TV news show on WVPT, a PBS affiliate in Harrisonburg, Va., from 2016-2017. Prior to that, she was the co-host of Virginia Tonight on WVPT, which won a national Telly Award in 2005. She is a graduate of Virginia Tech.

Crystal is the board secretary of the Virginia chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and travels across the state and across the country working in suicide prevention, helping to raise more than $100,000 for prevention efforts since getting involved in 2015.

 

AFP Business News
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Chris Graham: Three ways to stretch a small business marketing budget

- Your small business didn’t have money for a splashy Super Bowl ad. Bummer!
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‘A Bitter End’: The print newspaper faces day of reckoning

- “A Bitter End,” read the headline of an early edition of Monday’s Boston Globe, delivered to newspaper subscribers in Florida.
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Sponsor Augusta Free Press ACC Tournament coverage from NYC

- Augusta Free Press is NYC-bound! Join us in Brooklyn for the 2017 ACC Tournament. Your business can be a part of the action starting at $100.
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Small business owners: Join the mobile app revolution

- Can a mobile app benefit your small business? Definitely. But the more important question is: can your small business afford to develop an app?
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What Augusta Free Press Can Do For You: Wayne Theatre

- The Wayne Theatre opened its doors in March 2016, but its marketing relationship with Augusta Free Press goes back well further than that.


New Myers Corner website online: Produced by Augusta Free Press

- The Myers Corner development in Augusta County has a new website designed by Augusta Free Press.

New website for Stan’s Ski and Snowboard

- Stan’s Ski and Snowboard in Staunton has a new website produced by Augusta Free Press.
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Advertise on Augusta Free Press now through March 31 for $500 flat

- Our readership continues to grow on Augusta Free Press, and we want your business to feel that love.

Bormann General Contractors Inc. has new website from AFP

- Bormann General Contractors Inc. has a new website produced by Augusta Free Press.

 

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GesK clothing devices online with website from Augusta Free Press

- GesK Pants Support has a new website promoting its innovative clothing devices built by Augusta Free Press.

How to cut through the SEO, marketing BS

- I recently met a nice young man who went full sales pitch on me within five seconds of shaking my hand about how he could help improve my SEO.

New Valley Real Estate Brokers website designed by Augusta Free Press

- Valley Real Estate Brokers, based in Waynesboro and Staunton, has a new website designed by Augusta Free Press.

Realtor Cindy Scott online with website from Augusta Free Press

- Waynesboro-based Realtor Cindy Scott has a new website designed by Augusta Free Press.

AFP produces new Y Magazine for Waynesboro YMCA

- The new issue of the Y Magazine highlighting news and program information at the Waynesboro YMCA is on the streets.
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Small business owners: Join the mobile app revolution

- Can a mobile app benefit your small business? Definitely. But the more important question is: can your small business afford to develop an app?
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Download the new Augusta Free Press mobile app today!

- You can now get the latest news from Augusta Free Press delivered straight to your phone or tablet via the new AFP mobile app.

AFP launches new website for Baber Enterprises

- Baber Enterprises in Staunton has a new website built by Augusta Free Press.

Augusta Free Press debuts new website for STC Security

- STC Security in Waynesboro has a new website produced by Augusta Free Press.

New website for Texas Fly Fishing Festival produced by AFP

- The Texas Fly Fishing Festival has a new website produced by Augusta Free Press.

New website for Shenandoah Valley Smart Beginnings

- Shenandoah Valley Smart Beginnings in Harrisonburg has a new website designed by Augusta Free Press.

New website for First Presbyterian Preschool

- First Presbyterian Preschool in Waynesboro has a new website designed by Augusta Free Press.