Natalie Ghidotti, APR, is principal of Ghidotti Communications, a public relations consulting firm headquartered in Little Rock’s Regions Center. She opened her own firm in 2007 and has since grown the firm to five employees and a wide range of clients, including some of the region’s best-known brands. The firm serves clients that span all industries, including retail, fast food, healthcare, technology/marketing startups, nonprofits, professional services and more.
Prior to opening her own firm, Natalie was a senior public relations account executive with another marketing/PR firm in Little Rock. Before joining the public relations world in 2004, Natalie served as special publications editor-in-chief at Arkansas Business Publishing Group, where she was editor of Little Rock Family, Arkansas Bride, Little Rock Guest Guide and other magazines for five years. While at ABPG, Natalie won national awards from the Parenting Publications of America for her stories published in Little Rock Family. In her public relations career, Natalie has garnered top Prism Awards from the Public Relations Society of America and Bronze Quill Awards from the International Association of Business Communicators.
Natalie is an active community volunteer, serving on the board of the Arkansas Better Business Bureau Foundation, the Board Development Committee for the Girl Scouts Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas, and as an active volunteer with Holy Souls School. She is a past president of the Arkansas Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America and a past chairman of PRSA National’s Independent Practitioners Alliance. She has also served as one of a three-member leadership team overseeing National PRSA’s Section Council and has been a speaker for several PRSA International Conferences. Natalie is a member of PRConsultants Group, a collaborative of 50 senior-level PR practitioners representing the top markets in the country. She has served on the boards of directors for Reach Out and Read, Museum of Discovery, Centers for Youth and Families and the Girls Scouts. She is a member of Leadership Little Rock, Class XVI, was named to Arkansas Business’ “40 Under 40,” is troop leader for her daughter’s Daisy Scouts, and is a member of the Rotary Club of Little Rock, where she heads the Member Engagement Committee.
As associate editor of The Arkansas 100, Maeghen Carter spends her days finding fascinating information about Arkansas and bringing it to light in each issue. Additionally, Maeghen develops The Arkansas 100 editorial calendar, produces online multimedia components and coordinates social media and promotional strategy. She also serves an important role at Ghidotti Communications assisting in media relations and account services.
Maeghen comes to us as no stranger. Before starting full-time, Maeghen successfully completed two internships with the firm learning the ins and outs of agency life. During both those internships, she was completing her bachelor’s degree in public relations from Harding University and graduated in May 2016.
At Harding, Maeghen was heavily involved in Student Publications where she served as editor-in-chief of the Petit Jean Yearbook in which she led a 17-person staff in a year-long process of creating and publishing a 340-page yearbook. She was also an active member of women’s social club Delta Nu and vice president of Public Relations Club.
At her core, Sandra McGrew is a storyteller. As a 14-year media veteran and marketing professional, Sandra leads the newest division within Ghidotti Communications as Director of Content Marketing. Content marketing is quickly changing the way businesses interact with their customers and we understand the importance of this tactic, which is why we’ve created this leadership position within our company. Sandra has the knowledge and expertise to identify effective, creative ways for businesses to convey key messages to their target audiences.
She oversees The Arkansas 100 as publisher, which consists of a biweekly e-newsletter, website and social portals that tell stories of Arkansas in 100 words or 100 seconds. It covers everything from travel and culture to business and entrepreneurship and everything in between.
Before joining our team, Sandra was the director of digital presence at Vines Media. She has also served as editor-in-chief of Little Rock Soirée magazine where she established the magazine’s digital presence by launching its website and very popular daily e-newsletter.
Sandra volunteers her time as a board member for Yoga Warriors, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting the benefits of yoga to help relieve stress and symptoms of cancer, and is on the committee for Heifer’s annual Urban Farm Fest event. She’s also the Vice President of Ad Club Little Rock, the Little Rock chapter of the American Advertising Federation.
Jeff Dailey has been working for nearly a decade as a cinematographer and director, capturing visuals, interviewing subjects, shooting documentary films, and helping clients achieve their storytelling goals. Born in Little Rock, Jeff spent a majority of his early career working as a writer and public relations professional.
A love of cinematography and authentic storytelling opened the door to launching a video and documentary film business in 2007. Since that time, Jeff has worked with Fortune 500 companies, national non-profits and accomplished film directors to help them connect with viewers on the internet, through social media and documentary film.
In recent years, Jeff has filmed in more than 35 states across the country, helping clients tell their stories in a relatable and authentic way. Jeff’s role with The Arkansas 100 is to shoot, produce and edit original video content about people and topics that matter in Arkansas – and beyond.
To see some of Jeff’s work, check out jeffreydailey.com