G&T Communications, Inc.

As a full-service public relations and advertising firm, we offer services that help strengthen your business, whether that means improving customer satisfaction, increasing sales, or raising awareness of a service or an issue.

At G&T Communications, we bring an attitude of excellence to every project. As four-time national award winners, we strive to bring you the best. Whether we work with you on a single project or on an ongoing basis, it’s our goal to make you and your organization succeed.

You’ll also find that we are extremely cost-effective. 


full service public relations and advertising firm

full service public relations and advertising firm

By using G&T Communications on a per-project basis, you can keep your staff lean, while achieving the excellent results and benefits of having a fully-staffed communication department. Even if you’re located in another state, working with us is easy. We have multiple clients from all across the country.

Firm founder and president Maggie Tilley, APR, CCC, has more than 30 years of experience in working with energy utilities and service providers and a proven track record of results. She and her team know what it takes to help you achieve your goals.


As a full-service public relations and advertising firm, some of our services include:

  • Strategic planning for public relations and advertising
  • Writing and design for external and internal traditional communication pieces
  • Creative for digital and electronic communication pieces
  • Social media support
  • Annual report writing and design
  • Logo and image development
  • Crisis communication planning and support
  • Ad development for traditional and digital communication outlets.


“G&T Communications are the best. Looking for someone to help with your marketing and promotional materials, I would highly recommend Maggie and her team.”

Debbie Marcum
Manager, Member Services, PowerSouth Energy Cooperative

“We have been very pleased with G&T Communications. Our website looks great, and the staff was so helpful in suggesting different approaches we could take to better our business. Thank you!

Suzanne Weaver, Owner
Weaver Tree Farms, West Jefferson, NC

“During a critical transition Maggie and her staff were able to step in and continue our communications and marketing efforts seamlessly, while simultaneously helping us to refine and focus our messages for our membership. Their expertise and professionalism makes them an asset for any company.

Tim Holder, Vice President of Customer Care, Sales, Marketing & Communications
EnergyUnited, Statesville, NC

“I have known Maggie since the 1980s when she worked for Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation. She is a personable professional who manages her own very successful marketing and public relations firm today. We hire Maggie to complete two or three projects per year for Flint Energies. Most every project touched by G&T Communications provide the results we are looking for AND they win national awards in the process.


Her firm has a keen creative eye and they do what they say they will … on time and on budget. I can recommend Maggie without reservation.

Jimmy Autry, Fellow PRSA, APR, CCC
Senior Vice President of Member and Community Relations Flint Energies, Reynolds, GA (retired)

“Maggie and the team at G&T are tremendous partners in the world of communications. The design work is exceptional, and I really appreciate the desire to create marketing and public relations materials that inspire people to take action. The Watauga Education Foundation, is most grateful for the professionalism and enthusiasm of the G&T staff. Being a non-profit, we must watch every penny. They help us do that and we always get excellent work.”

Melanie Bullard, former Executive Director
Watauga Education Foundation, Boone, NC

“Working with G&T Communications is the definition of synergy. The spirit of cooperation, the level of professionalism and the quality of creative work is beyond compare. I can rely on G&T to execute my projects with style and substance while being on target with the right message and within my budget. It’s refreshing to work with a company that has the same work ethic, attention to detail and quality standards as I have. You would be remiss if you did not hire G&T for your public relations or advertising needs.”

Marian Douglas, APR, CCC
Vice President of Corporate Communications, Flint Energies, Warner Robins, GA

“I am extremely pleased with G&T Communications. Since our initial quote they offered prompt, courteous, responsive and personal service throughout the process of editing, formatting and finalizing our Cooperative’s history pamphlet. Their suggestions and assistance were invaluable. At no point did they rush our progress; in fact they came to the rescue with an extremely aggressive timeline to get the project completed to the level of flawlessness we sought. I recommend G&T Communications to anyone, without reservation.

Ann M. Lewis,
Former Director of Communications & Public Relations Rappahannock Electric Cooperative, Fredericksburg, VA

“Maggie continues to do a great job for us at Hoosier Energy. Her ideas are innovative, she delivers on time and the work is of high quality. I’d recommend Maggie for communications consultation to anyone.

Tom VanParis, former Vice President of Member Services, Communications
Hoosier Energy, Bloomington, Indiana

“The website G&T Communications created for my property management company yielded an amazing number of hits just in this first year online. After an ad campaign created by G&T to introduce the website, the number of hits rose over 4,000 hits more in one month! The site has been a great service for my residents, as well. Many are college students with parents sometimes living in other towns or states. Parents have called and been relieved to hear they can go online and find an apartment for their son or daughter or find information about one their students have rented. G&T did a terrific job!”

Harold Tilley, CEO
Appalachian Management Services, Boone, NC

“Working with G&T Communications has always been a pleasure, from their top level management folks to their front-line pros we get the job done. I have always been impressed with the global view they take on our projects. This has allowed us to not only outsource work, but also has given us fresh perspectives on how our pieces might be perceived.”

Steve Wolfrom, currently Vice President of Member Services

“Working with G&T’s skilled professionals is extremely easy and allows our existing and limited Member Services staff to focus on daily challenges and workflow. With the two groups working together, our newsletters, annual reports, and other communications pieces are always better than they would have been singularly. I consider Maggie and her team a partner with Central Electric and heartily recommend them for your team, also.”

Morris McClelion, General Manager
Central Electric Membership Corporation, Sanford, NC

“I have worked with Maggie for three years on major projects. She and her staff do great work, very good strategic planning, effectively keeping key audiences engaged, and innovative employee education. I strongly recommend her for communications and public relations program development and implementation.”

Chris Tryba, CCC, retired Communications Manager
Hoosier Energy, Bloomington, Indiana

“Thank you very much for being such a great team to work with. You are an equal partner in the process and a grand extension of our small department, rather than merely a robotic vendor for hire. You are complete professionals, and every member of your team should be commended for their excellent, high-caliber work.”

Angela Ackerman
Big Rivers Electric

“Like many I have wondered what the ‘G’ and ‘T’ stood for in this company’s name. After several years of benefiting from their services, I have concluded it must be for the Go To people. Whenever the communication has to be beyond even top notch, I immediately call G&T. The copy, the layout and the timeliness of their productions have prompted me to nickname Maggie the ‘homerun queen.’ When she steps up to the plate, good things are going to happen!


Likewise on the occasion when a potentially damaging public relations problem has arisen for our organizations I have immediately called Maggie Tilley. Her calm and wise counsel have provided guidance that has even transformed problematic publicity into positive exposure. The best advice I can give to anyone that has communication problems or an important public relations opportunity is to go to G&T.”

Rev. Dr. Alan Rice, Pastor of Crossfire UMC Biker Church
& Director of Rural Faith Development, CDC

“G&T Communications did a fantastic job in working with our law firm in creating marketing materials to share with our clients. They were great at helping us define objectives, then making recommendations and keeping momentum until the project was completed.”

Andrea Capua,
Partner in di Santi, Watson, Capua, Wilson, & Garrett law firm

“I would not hesitate to recommend G&T Communications. Their team understands the cooperative business model and today’s communications challenges. They have been easy to work with and consistently provided the professional results we expect from an agency.”

Mike Curtis, Vice President, Public Relations (retired)
NOVEC, Manassas, VA

“Maggie and her firm, G&T Communications, have proven to be excellent caretakers of NRECA’s Spotlight on Excellence program. Under her guidance, the program has grown and developed into one of the largest and most respected communications awards programs in our industry. Maggie and her company expertly handled all the details of administering the program – from developing communications pieces to promoting the awards program, to keeping track of the entries, overseeing the judging process and notifying the winners. They also developed the awards presentation at NRECA’s national CONNECT conference and worked closely with program sponsors to provide the finishing touches on the conference awards luncheon. If you need detail, expertise and a creative partner, you can’t go wrong with G&T Communications.”

Karen Combs, CCC, Director of Public Relations
(former chairperson of the Council of Rural Electric Communicators) Jackson EMC, McKee, KY

“Working with Maggie Tilley and her associates at G&T has been an absolute joy. It feels as if I have had the luxury of expertly expanding my staff! At a time when the public’s perception of your business is job one, G&T’s expertise in public relations, advertising and communications is invaluable. The firm has my highest recommendation.

Vicki Harshbarger, CCC, Director, Communications & Member Relations
GreyStone Power Corporation, Douglasville, GA



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