Who We Are
The Sumner Group is an independent marketing, advertising, and branding agency.
We produce quality work across a range of specialties: brand creation, identity development, print production, marketing, web solutions, public relations, audio/visual services, and custom imprinted promotional products.
From our modest home in Gastonia, NC, we’ve worked with companies of all types and sizes across many industries for the past 30+ years.
Cutting-edge websites, apps, and more to make your business easily accessible to everyone, everywhere.
Award-winning creative that’s smart, with an eye on results.
Good PR, innovative community outreach, and creative philanthropy are in our DNA.
A range of custom imprinted promotional products and corporate giveaway items to get your brand noticed, courtesy of our specialties division Main Ave Promo.
A customized approach to get you and your business in front of as many people as possible.
Audio + Video
State-of-the-art solutions for your business to be seen and heard.
This dog can hunt.
We know how to cut through the jungle in a crowded marketplace, and offer a range of solutions to help your business succeed.
We've been around the block a time or two.
In our 35+ years of experience, we've seen just about every trend, technology, and competitor come and go. Our success lies in knowing you, your business, and the marketing industry, and in leveraging that knowledge to best position your business for sustained success.
We have vision.
Once we determine what it is that places you above your competition, we have the knowledge and skill to develop a plan for your success. We'll use every available avenue and technology to help you meet your short- and long-term objectives.
Born in 1884, E.D. “Pet” Sumner grew up on a farm outside of Hartsville, S.C. He traveled on the White Star Line to Europe in 1925 and 1927 to sell southern textiles to buyers in France and Scotland.
Pet moved to North Carolina in 1929 and established Sumner Cotton Company. In 1934, he journeyed to Egypt and was among the first Americans to openly trade in the Middle East.
E.D. “Pet” Sumner is great grandfather and namesake to the Sumner Group’s own Pet Sumner.
News & Blogs
The best-kept secret in our industry, in our region.
Sumner Group's ability to get out in the community and help us market is second-to-none.
Excellent creative concepts have been the hallmark of our partnership.