The Kentucky 100 Covers the Commonwealth in 100 words

Today’s launch makes it the 21st publication of The 100 Companies, worldwide

ATLANTA – March 5, 2019 – The inaugural issue of The Kentucky 100, a biweekly publication covering the Commonwealth’s successes and opportunities, will today be landing in the email inboxes of more than 30,000 business and community leaders throughout the state.

Louisville-based C2 Strategic Communications’ new digital venture includes a newsletter featuring 100-word stories and one-minute videos, a website and social media channels. The Kentucky 100 was created in partnership with international publishing network The 100 Companies.

“This digital platform will offer stories that inform, inspire and intrigue,” said Chad Carlton, president of C2 Strategic and publisher of The Kentucky 100. “With a team of former journalists and lifelong Kentuckians, we are eager to help thought leaders share ideas and information that sparks thinking and action.”

Followers of The Kentucky 100 will enjoy 100-word stories, videos and podcasts that provide a quick digest of the people, news, events and ideas that make Kentucky what it is today. The 15-story issues will cover topics including business news, culture, arts and entertainment, events, travel, restaurants, real estate and more.

“Having met in person with the C2 Strategic team twice, I am extremely impressed with their editorial experience and vision for serving the needs of Kentucky readers and businesses,” said Chris Schroder, founding CEO of The 100 Companies. “Their publishing experience gives The Kentucky 100 a running start toward an extremely successful launch and future. We can’t wait to watch its success.”

With its launch, The Kentucky 100 becomes the 21st market to join The 100 Companies, an award-winning digital network and content marketing platform. It will provide access to a circulation of 350,000 when The Kentucky 100 articles appear in all 21 of The 100 Companies’ publications.

The 100 Companies’ markets include: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Atlanta, Boston, Colorado, Dubai, Houston, Memphis, New Orleans, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pittsburgh, Southwest Florida, Tallahassee, Tampa Bay, Washington D.C., Wisconsin and The Travel 100. More markets are launching this year.

In addition to The Kentucky 100’s biweekly eNewsletter, there is a new website,, as well as social media platforms on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About The 100 Companies

The 100 Companies is the world’s first international, PR network content marketing publishing platform and is currently launched in 21 markets. The platform features 100-word stories and videos in eNewsletters, websites and social media platforms. Members of The 100 Companies and their clients and sponsors are featured as columnists and thought leaders in their respective markets and can distribute their content throughout our international network.

The 100 Companies was named as a finalist in Georgia’s MAX Awards (Marketing Award for Excellence) in 2017. The Atlanta-based firm traces its roots to the October 2013 launch of The Atlanta 100, a weekly eNewsletter and website with social media platforms created by an Atlanta public relations firm. The Atlanta 100 was named as a finalist in the Atlanta Press Club’s 2013 Awards of Excellence, as judged by the National Press Club, alongside CNN and The Weather Channel. Based on the success in the Atlanta market, The 100 Companies was spun off as a separate company and expanded in January 2016 to additional markets from Denali to Dubai. Learn more at

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