Steve Chandler

Customer Service and Marketing

Brand Strategist, Owner of Chandlerthinks – a place marketing company

Steve Chandler is a career marketing strategist with over 20 years experience in strategic planning and brand development for local, regional and national brands. His experience emphasis is connected to the marketing of places.
Steve entered the world of marketing and branding through stints at an international branding agency and a few of the southern U.S. premiere ad agencies. Steve’s experience in the branding of communities began when he was assigned to be President of a national destination branding consulting firm, where he helped craft and manage the process of community branding for numerous destinations, cities and communities. His “digital make- over” occurred in 2009.
Today, Steve applies his classic marketing, place branding and digital savvy backgrounds to Chandlerthinks, an agent-based strategic marketing and branding firm that helps communities tell their story and find direction. The company has worked with over 50 communities in the past eight years.
Steve frequently speaks on the topics of place branding, brand building and digital strategy. Steve, his wife Dolly and his sons Jake and Griffin call Franklin, TN home.
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