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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.

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.

Marketing: Months of planning into successful rollout

- The marketing rollout behind the grand opening of Stable Craft Brewing Co. was several months in the making.

 

 

Our Team

Chris Graham, President

chrisgrahamChris 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 four books and hosted a television and syndicated sports-radio show.

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.

He produced a TV show featuring members of the Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce that aired on WVPT (Harrisonburg, Va.) in 2012, and produced a DVD featuring Awesome Wrestling Entertainment’s “Night of the Legends” event that is now featured on Netflix.

Chris is the chief presented of AFP’s “Building the Machine” marketing strategy series, which covers topics including web design and maintenance, social media, TV and radio advertising and building marketing plans for small business.

Chris 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.

She was the co-host of “Virginia Tonight,” a show that aired on WVPT (Harrisonburg, Va.) and won a national Telly Award in 2005. She is a graduate of Virginia Tech.

 

Mark Miller

B&W HeadshotMark Miller, in addition to being the photographer in the AFP family, is the owner of Mark Miller Photography and co-owner of Studio 108.

After nine years of being a staff photographer for the News Leader, Mark opened his own business focusing on editorial/commercial photography.  He has won numerous awards from the Virginia Press Association and been voted the Valley’s Favorite Photographer for the past two years.

For several years he has donated his talents as a photographer to the Wayne Theatre Alliance, Waynesboro Generals and the YMCA.