Talk, Inc. is a public relations agency headquartered in Wilmington, NC that serves companies throughout the Carolinas. Established in 1990, Talk specializes in crisis management, issues management and public relations. Talk brings many advantages to its clients, including:

  • Strategy first, ideas second.
  • 30 years of marketing and PR experience in diverse markets, including Boston, Providence, RI and Wilmington, NC
  • Extensive experience working with elected officials, municipalities, legal teams and client companies on sensitive issues.
  • Excellent relationships with local, regional and state media.
  • Special event expertise for public hearings, neighborhood meetings, etc.
  • A network of professionals who can provide graphic design, social media and Internet marketing services quickly and professionaly to support communication needs.


Tenacity, wit and creativity are just a few of the characteristics that define Debbie’s career in public relations. Whether she’s handling crisis communications for an embattled client or launching a national publicity campaign, Debbie manages all Talk’s clients with a cool head and sound strategy. Since 1985, she has implemented award-winning campaigns for a diverse list of clients ranging from real estate and biotech to manufacturing and health care.

Debbie holds a Bachelor of Arts from UNC-Chapel Hill in journalism – which means a keen understanding of the media and the creativity of a copywriter. Debbie also brings a discerning eye and fresh ideas to each project, ensuring Talk’s clients consistently stand out from the crowd and rise above adversity.

Elliott is an active member of the community and has served as a board member for numerous non-profits, including Phoenix Employment Ministry, Thalian Association, Wilmington Chamber, Cape Fear Community College Foundation, Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington Downtown, Inc. and Historic Wilmington Foundation. Elliott is also co-founder and president of Cape Fear 50 Club, a social club for business owners and CEOs in southeastern North Carolina.

We pride ourselves on being a team of creative masterminds that get people talking about your business. But don't just take our word for it, see for yourself.


Talk is a collective of PR strategists and design experts with a passion for generating ideas and getting results.


Talk works with a wide range of companies in a wide range of industries, from manufacturing and political advocacy to health care and banking.



Bank of Wilmington, Full Page Newspaper Advertising

Cape Fear Academy, Myth / Reality Series Newspaper Advertising Campaign

Seaside Mulch, Business-to-Business Advertising, Direct Mail Campaign, Outdoor Advertising

Springdale Outdoor, Stationery Package

Talk Christmas Card, 2009, 2010

Wave Transit Jingle, Elements of Advertising, Radio PSA

Wilmington Downtown, Inc., Event Invitation


4-Color Brochure – Cape Fear Academy Viewbook

Bang for the Buck Campaign – Children’s Museum of Wilmington Grand Reopening

Bang for the Buck Publications – Wilmington Downtown, Inc. Marketing Materials

Print Collateral – Talk Christmas Card

Radio PSA – Wave Transit


Best Jingle – Wave Transit




Best in Category – The Forum Full-Color Brochure

Best in Category – Wilmington Downtown, Event Invitation

Talk’s contributor-based business model offers numerous benefits to our clients:

  • Immediate access to senior management at all times
  • Customized account teams to best meet your needs
  • Quick turnaround
  • Greater ROI (limited overhead)
  • An extensive network of talent with proven expertise, including…

Intimately connected throughout the industry - there is no better choice to help get your message - whatever it may be - to the public.

Dr. Edward Paul Landfall Eye Associates

Debbie Elliott is a trusted advisor and an insightful professional. Her guidance in a tough professional and personal time is excellent. Debbie’s predicted outcome was spot-on and her confidence in that prediction offered peace.

Tony Stroud Stroud & Company CPAs

Andrew Consulting Engineers recommends Talk for anyone seeking professional advice in public relations.

Neal Andrew Andrew Consulting Engineers

Debbie’s knowledge of the Wilmington and surrounding areas, paired with her strategic guidance, have been invaluable in our efforts to get to know the local community and build our company’s profile regionally.

Elizabeth Woodworth Enviva Wood Pellets

Debbie was instrumental in helping us elevate our message and issues to the public and to our community stakeholders

Robin Hiott Spinks Coalition for economic advancement

Talk was instrumental in helping us prepare and execute a crisis management plan during a critical transition. Talk provided resources, wisdom and experience.

Eric J. Roman, DDS CarolinasDentist.com