Crawford Strategy’s Hannah Stone Receives Sandy Linning Excellence Award

Sandy Linning, Hannah Stone and Marion Crawford

GREENVILLE, S.C. – May 1, 2018 – Crawford Strategy, a full-service agency committed to providing strategic and creative communications solutions to businesses, recently presented the 2018 Sandy Linning Excellence Award to team member Hannah Stone. Stone, Senior Graphic Designer/Manager of Creative Services at Crawford Strategy, has been with the firm for more than seven years.

“This award was created to recognize a Crawford employee who exemplifies our core values of quality, responsibility, respect, flexibility, and attitude. Hannah has been with Crawford since nearly the beginning, and her commitment to excellence and positive attitude has made Crawford a better place to work every day,” said Marion Crawford, President and CEO of Crawford Strategy. “She is the type of person who will jump in and do what it takes for our team and our clients, and she does it with a smile. I am incredibly grateful that she is a part of our team.”

Stone joined the company as a Graphic Designer shortly after it was founded. In 2017, she was promoted to Senior Designer and Manager of Creative Services. In this role, Stone supervises all creative work and collaborates with the creative department to develop and implement unique concepts, campaigns and strategies for Crawford clients. During her time with the company, Stone has worked with several of the agency’s clients, including United Community Bank, Southern Wesleyan University, Mission Health, the Greenville Spartanburg International Airport, Greenville Health System and North Myrtle Beach Convention & Visitor’s Bureau.

“Hannah is very deserving of this award. She has consistently been a positive and valuable member of our team, and this award is a testament to that,” said Crawford. “She is focused on producing top quality work, and is always willing to lend her expertise to help others grow.

A devoted Clemson Tiger and native of Spartanburg, S.C., Stone received her bachelor’s degree in graphic design from Clemson University.

About Crawford Strategy, LLC
Crawford Strategy is a full-service marketing and branding agency in Greenville, S.C. The agency provides a full range of services including advertising, SEO and SEM, video production, web design and digital marketing. Crawford Strategy is known for providing strategic and creative communications, highly responsive customer service and significant, award-winning results for its clients. Crawford has expertise in a variety of industries including healthcare, travel and tourism, education and financial services. For more information, please visit our website at

About Sandy Linning Excellence Award

The Sandy Linning Excellence Award was established in 2015 to honor the legacy of Sandy Linning, a friend and mentor of Crawford Strategy founder Marion Crawford. Sandy approached her work with integrity, commitment and enthusiasm and her legacy of excellence was a key factor in Crawford Strategy’s rise to become a full-service strategic marketing firm serving clients in the Upstate and across the Southeast. Each year, a Crawford Strategy employee is recognized for exhibiting excellence in their work and demonstrating the company core values of quality, responsibility, respect, flexibility and attitude.