Hollis Grizzard Jr

Michelle Beech

360-Degree Marketing Strategist / Station Marketing Consultant

"It's time to broaden the boundaries of our vision. The playing field of news reporting continues to evolve at an astonishing pace. We will thrive by adaptation, analysis, and innovation."

Michelle Beech is the 360-Degree Marketing Strategist and Station Marketing Consultant for AR&D. As the architect of tomorrow’s broadcast marketing strategy today, she is responsible for development of new services, business models, training workshops and marketing strategies.



Michelle discovers and designs new avenues to further brand penetration, incorporate the use of social media, and increase the two-way street of information. By evaluating and adopting new technology, she turns the industry’s focus from a single-target viewer to an expanding list of demographics and users.



Using a team-based approach, Michelle fuses the most effective practices of traditional journalism with cutting-edge strategies designed to address the current multi-faceted news marketplace. She helps businesses rise to the challenge of incorporating rapidly changing technology into their game plan. She implements training and workshops designed to support staff and management through the process of needs-analysis and change.



Her marketing strategy encompasses engaging established techniques as well as implementing innovative components. Building and maximizing brands across multiple platforms are a necessity for success. Techniques such as the “social conversation” provide businesses with new ways to reach the diversified television market.

“Now is the perfect time for our clients to separate from the pack.  The future is unlimited and that is so exciting to me.”



Michelle’s unique perspective in marketing is shaped by nearly 20 years of experience as a promotions producer and marketing director. Her extensive background includes working with CBS, NBC and ABC affiliates in all market sizes.

Multiple research projects and years of experience in the trenches have prepared her for taking on the new challenges TV stations face in today's broadcast environment.

Michelle’s entrepreneurial spirit led her to found Elixir Marketing, becoming the president and Chief Alchemist. By blending precision marketing for businesses, incorporating emerging media techniques to further their marketing opportunities, and targeting implementation of social media platforms with evolving technologies she thrived on working to create an individualized recipe for each customer’s marketing success.

She now merges her back-to-back marketing experience with her extensive knowledge of news and promotion to develop in-depth, innovative, strategic plans for the clients of AR&D.



Michelle prefers her personal life be as fluid as her professional life.  Her love of travel, architecture, food and other cultures takes her to many intriguing places. “Travel introduces me to interesting people and allows me to share their stories.”

You can reach Michelle Beech at mbeech@ar-d.com.