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Sawgrass Marketing, LLC was founded in 2017 with the mission of helping local businesses thrive within their community. We believe that businesses do best when they are able to connect and develop relationships with those around them. Our marketing strategy and tactics promise just that. 

How SM Came to Be

You could say that its existence was imagined back in 2011 when Courtney was traveling north on I-95 leaving her home state of Florida for Washington, DC. 

"When you pass through Jekyll Island, Savannah, and Charleston on 95 you're surrounded by vast marshlands filled with sawgrass and wildlife. That's always felt like home." 

It takes courage, perseverance and ambition to start a company. Sawgrass Marketing's promise is to advise your business as our own. We want clients to feel as though they are at home. 


Our founder, Courtney Ross, spent five years in the nation's capital managing marketing strategy and membership sales for two large non-profits netting over $36 million in annual revenue. Her experience in start-up environments in DC inspired her to launch her own company somewhere that felt more like home.

Courtney moved to Wilmington, NC in Spring 2017 and Sawgrass Marketing was born shortly thereafter. Courtney still enjoys advising start-up companies in the DC area and is certified HubSpot Inbound Marketing.