Farewell, Buddy.

Forty-time pole position winner and 19-time NASCAR race victor Buddy Baker recently passed away. The South Carolina native was the first driver to turn in a lap of more than 200 mph at the big track in Talladega.

A genuinely good person and gentle soul, The Sumner Group had the privilege of working with Buddy some years ago on a campaign for Pharr Yarns, which we shot in Buddy’s garage.


Though he will be missed, we reflect on Buddy’s words: “Do not shed a tear. Give a smile when you say my name.”

We will, Buddy. We will.

We’ve Got an Epiphany


Introducing TSG’s newest client, The Epiphany School of Global Studies! Located in New Bern, NC, Epiphany School is a rigorous college-preparatory and globally-focused school celebrating 10 years of community service.

We recently created a special, student-centric campaign to celebrate this landmark anniversary, and to contribute to the School’s ongoing success. Select the button below to see what we’ve been up to and learn more about this special institution.


New Work: Go Watson!


With offices in North and South Carolina, Watson Insurance, in operation since 1934, is a full service agency with a long record of top-notch service. They also have the distinction of being one of The Sumner Group’s very first clients, from back when we first opened our doors in 1987.

When it came time to promote their new mobile device application, they once again called on us to craft a bi-lateral campaign, focusing on marketing the app, and on reiterating Watson’s array of local services. Select the button below to see the work up close and personal.