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Founded in 2018, The Inspyre Group is a boutique public relations, marketing, and advertising agency headquartered in Lexington, South Carolina. Since inception, the Inspyre Group​ has helped Fortune 500 companies, non-profit organizations, and small businesses navigate various marketing and communications challenges. Through targeted marketing campaigns and decisive public relations strategies, the Inspyre Group has delivered measurable results for clients across the United States.

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About Gavin James Smith

Our Chief Executive Officer and Founder

A native South Carolinian, Gavin J. Smith is an outspoken entrepreneur from Lexington, South Carolina where he is a public relations professional, marketing and advertising strategist, and media personality.

Gavin is the President and Founder of the Gavin James Group, under which he operates The Inspyre Group, Vision Ventures Investment Group, and several other entrepreneurial ventures. Gavin also serves as a Senior Advisor and Director of Communications for cybersecurity firm, PC Matic, and he serves in a volunteer capacity as the Director of Public Relations and Spokesperson for the Miss South Carolina Scholarship Organization.

On May 2, 2023, Gavin made history by winning a Special Election and becoming the youngest and first openly gay member to serve on Lexington Town Council. Gavin won more than 40% of the vote in a field of four candidates vying for the highly contested seat and he was sworn in as a member of the Lexington Town Council on May 15, 2023.

Prior to joining the private sector, Gavin received a Presidential Appointment at age 24 and went on to serve as Press Secretary for the U.S. Department of Labor and as Deputy Communications Director for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Gavin also served on the Presidential Campaign and the 58th Presidential Inaugural Committee for former President Donald J. Trump.

Gavin is a Forbes Communications Council Contributor, a frequent political commentator on various national cable news outlets, and his opinions have been shared in print publications around the globe including in USA Today, CNN Opinion, Fox News Digital, the New York Times, and more. He formerly worked in the Executive Office of Governor Nikki Haley, for South Carolina State Treasurer Curtis Loftis, and for Speaker Newt Gingrich’s 2012 Presidential campaign. 

Gavin is a 2010 graduate of White Knoll High School and a 2016 graduate from the University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business where he received his Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Management. In 2020, Gavin earned his Master’s of Public Relations and Corporate Communications from Georgetown University.

Gavin lives in Lexington, South Carolina with his husband, Matthew A. Smith, and their two dogs, Braxton and Bentley.

Our Work Only Begins in South Carolina

From the upstate to the sea, we proudly serve our fellow South Carolinians and call the Palmetto State home. With our headquarters located in Lexington, South Carolina, we regularly do work in Greenville, Rock Hill, Charleston, Columbia, Beaufort, Myrtle Beach, and more.

But, our work only begins in South Carolina, and we regularly take our Southern hospitality to Washington, DC, New York, Florida, Texas, California, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina, Virginia, and more. Wherever you are, we’ll come to you, and win for you.

Behind What We Do, There's A Purpose

Born out of a passion for connecting, communicating, and driving change, The Inspyre Group is equipped with the knowledge and a sophisticated toolset to drive wins for candidates, companies, and causes via the power of targeted communications and carefully crafted public relations campaigns.

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