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Free Days With George National Tour kicks off May 3rd from NYC

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Bestselling author Colin Campbell and one very big dog named George will kick off a nationwide tour beginning Tuesday, May 3rd in New York to coincide with the official launch of the highly-anticipated memoir Free Days with George (Penguin Random House). The book has been named one of the Top 20 Editor’s Pick for Spring Nonfiction by Amazon Free Days with George is the remarkable true story of a 140-pound homeless dog named George and his adopted human Colin, who felt like his life was crumbling around him. George teaches Colin the real meaning of happiness and hope through their connection which transcends a lot of things we know about loyalty and love.

PEDIGREE® is a sponsor of Free Days with George which is supported by a six-week, 24 city tour highlighted by retail book signings, media interviews and visits to select animal rescue shelters. As a sponsor of the tour, PEDIGREE is not only supporting the adoption cause, they are also generously donating dog food to shelters across the country, furthering the goal of donating more than 10 million bowls to dogs in need in 2016.

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On Tuesday, May 3, 2016 Campbell and George will visit the Humane Society of New York located at 306 East 59th Street at 10:00 a.m. to bring awareness and assistance for all of George’s fellow rescue dogs. During the appearance George will visit with other rescue dogs in the shelter while Campbell speaks about their own journey which took George from being abandoned and homeless to becoming one of the most popular surfing dogs in California as told in Free Days with George.

On May 1st, 2016 at 1:00 pm Campbell and George will be hosting an official book signing launch event at Anderson’s Book Shop located at 96 Chatsworth Avenue in Larchmont, New York. Both Campbell and George will autograph books including one very special collectible paw print that only George can leave behind for fans.

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Free Days with George brings to life the PEDIGREE Brand ‘Feed the Good’ campaign, which is based on the simple insight that dogs and people bring out the best in each other,” said Melodie Bolin, PEDIGREE Brand Manager. “We are excited to be part of a tour that demonstrates the bond between dog and owner while also giving back to shelter animals in need. Throughout the tour we’ll donate to several of the shelter stops, helping provide these animals with the nutrition they need while contributing to finding them a loving forever home.”

The tour will continue on to New Jersey, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Denver, Salt Lake City, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Santa Fe, N.M., Tulsa, Okla., Dallas, Austin, Houston, New Orleans, Jackson, Miss., St. Louis, Nashville, Tenn., Asheville, N.C., Raleigh, N.C. and ending in Atlanta on June 10, 2016,

“George is the dog who changed my life. When I was at my worst, he was there to comfort me. He was homeless when I took him in as a ‘rescue’ but as it turns out, he’s really the one who rescued me,” remarks Campbell. Free Days with George is his story but it’s also the story of any of us who have experienced loss or heartache. It’s a book about love, hope and second chances that we all eventually need at some point in our lives.”

Information for pre-ordering Free Days with George here: http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/243531/free-days-with-george-by-colin-campbell/

You can visit Colin and George at

Website: www.freedayswithgeorge.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/FreeDaysWithGeorge

Instagram: www.instagram/colintown

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Written by The Wolf
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April 27th, 2016 at 10:46 am

Introducing “Free Days With George”

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FROM THE DESK OF CHARLIE HORSEY, MKTG US CEO AND GLOBAL BRAND PRESIDENT TO ALL STAFF:

One of the things I love about MKTG is how often I hear people sharing with each other some of the passions they have outside of work. In that vein, I’d like to share with you a passion project that a former MKTGer, Colin Campbell, has dedicated himself to for the last several years.

After adopting a formerly homeless, 140 pound Newfoundland dog, George, who Colin credits with changing his life, he decided to write a book and share his inspiring, unexpected personal journey with the world.

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Free Days With George is being released in bookstores across the United States on Tuesday, May 3rd.  MKTG has partnered with Penguin Random House Publishing to help Colin promote the book online and offline. In fact, several MKTG US offices as well as some Dentsu Aegis partner agencies are lending a hand to make this a success. Also, kicking off in early May, we are taking Colin and George on a 25-market bus tour that will be coming to a city near you! More on that in a few weeks.

MKTG has a special relationship with this book at many levels. First, Colin gives us several shout outs throughout the book. But more importantly, a major theme of this book focus on “free days” which is the ability to recognize and appreciate the important things in your life, something I believe in completely.

Colin, who learned the meaning of “free days” from his Grandfather, a decorated WWII veteran, shares the wisdom of “free days” as a life lesson. I believe our society needs to embrace “free days” and we are proud to help share this message.

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As marketers, in this instance, our goal is to help sell books. To do that, we want the book to secure a place on the New York Times Bestsellers list. If you are interested in a great summer read, Free Days With George will be in bookstores May 3rd and is available on Amazon.com now. Also, it was recently selected by Amazon, as one of the “Top 20 non-fiction books” for Spring 2016 and I promise you, it is a very enjoyable read!

Please follow the Facebook page to learn more about Colin and George. Check out the book, and tell your friends and family.  We would love you to become part of the “Free Days” community!
Best,
Charlie

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Written by Stephanie Rudnick
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April 15th, 2016 at 2:37 pm