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MKTG SF CSR + Teambuilding Day

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On August 23rd, our San Francisco office cleared their calendars (for the most part, pending client commitments) and committed, as a group, to a full day of giving back, capped off by a team outing at a local watering hole.

In the morning, they gathered in the SF office to stuff care packages for soldiers as part of our client Crown Royal’s “Packages from Home” initiative. The mission of “Packages From Home” is to send care and comfort packages to deployed American military heroes who are stationed in active duty locales around the world, as well as to facilitate activities that elevate morale of all veterans.

Over 250 bright purple Crown Royal-emblazed felt baggies were stuffed to the gills with goodies like Slim Jims, Oreos, Fruit Snacks, Pringles, Pop Tarts, Crystal Lite On-The-Go, Peanut Butter packets, toothbrushes and mouthwash, and most importantly, a signed postcard of gratitude and well wishes.

Next up, the MKTGers got to tap into their creative sides while partnering with Meals on Wheels SF to make over 100 birthday cards for the seniors in their immediate community. The team is known for their incredible attention to details when working for clients like Facebook and Google, so you can be sure they cards and messages made a huge difference in the senior neighbor’s days!

Finally, at about 1:30 they team headed out to SPARK Social, a food truck park, for a customized team building game of Survivor where they competed against one another as five tribes all in the quest to take home a fancy trophy and the ultimate bragging rights.

Take a look below to see how the day unfolded. Great fun everyone!

Giving Back + Team Building = MKTGers in action

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Written by Stephanie Rudnick
Stephanie Rudnick

August 30th, 2018 at 4:35 pm

MKTG4GOOD: Goodies for the Troops

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As part of our MKTG ongoing initiative to give back, our Crown Royal team brought together MKTG and DAN agencies for the opportunity to support Crown Royal’s partner “Packages from Home,” a program that encourages consumers to support overseas US troops by creating care packages through stuffing specially-branded Crown Royal bags with their top needs. The mission of Packages From Home is to send care and comfort packages to deployed American military heroes who are stationed in active duty locales around the world, as well as to facilitate activities that elevate morale of all veterans.

MKTG lead the effort and reached out to all DAN US Agencies asking them to participate, commit at least $500 in supplies and guarantee volunteers. The response was awesome. We’re thrilled to report that 651 goodie bags and personalized notes were pulled together last Thursday at many MKTG and DAN offices across the US, as well as the DAN HQ in midtown Manhattan. With another two offices to go, we are expecting to pack over 1,250 bags! The goodie bags (plush royal purple drawstring bags) were stuffed to the gills with treats like Slim Jims, Oreos, Fruit Snacks, Pringles, Pop Tarts, Crystal Lite On-The-Go, Peanut Butter packets, and most importantly, a signed postcard of gratitude and well wishes.

Many thanks to everyone that participated, especially those that took the time to organize the many elements needed to make this important initiative a success. Enjoy the photos below from the various offices having fun while giving back.

If you’d like to learn more about Packages from Home, visit www.packagesfromhome.org

 

 

 

 

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Written by Stephanie Rudnick
Stephanie Rudnick

July 31st, 2018 at 4:07 pm

MKTG4GOOD: CT Challenge

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For the second year running, a team of ten riders from MKTG NYC and Westport took to their bikes to raise money for cancer survivors of all ages through the organization MISSION (yourmission.org). Called the CT Challenge, the MKTG Gearheads raised DOUBLE what was raised last year, a whopping $6,875, to help MISSION send kids to summer camp, aid in college tuition, run confidence-building adventure trips for young adults and supply young cancer survivors visits to Mission’s Training Center.

Many thanks to our riders, and the numerous MKTG employees who came out to volunteer starting early in the am and extending into the evening celebration!

Also, we also created these snazzy rider shirts and ordered some extras for the MKTG Store that we are selling and giving the proceeds to MISSION. So please visit the Store and pick yours up today! And…we have until October 15th to keep fundraising, so if anyone still wants to donate, they can do so here: https://ctchallenge.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donate.team&teamID=5914

Well done Gearheads!

 

 

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Written by Stephanie Rudnick
Stephanie Rudnick

July 31st, 2018 at 4:01 pm

Red Nose Day @MKTG

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Red Nose Day, a fundraising campaign run by the non-profit organization Comic Relief Inc. that brings people together to have fun, raise money and change the lives of kids who need our help the most, launched in the US in 2015, and in the UK in 1988. The campaign is dedicated to ending child poverty, both in the US and in some of the poorest communities in the world. The money raised by Red Nose Day in the US has benefited programs for children and young people in all 50 states and in 34 countries internationally. Globally, Red Nose Day has raised over $1 billion since its launch in the UK.

In support of Red Nose Day, MKTG offices across the US distributed red noses and hosted fundraising events. Take a look at some of the fun had about MKTGers below!

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Written by Stephanie Rudnick
Stephanie Rudnick

June 1st, 2018 at 1:45 pm

MKTG Westport Gives Back to St. Baldrick’s

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For seven years running, a small group out of the Westport MKTG office have been supporting the St. Baldricks children’s cancer charity, each pledging to shave their heads in return for charitable donations.

Childhood cancers are very different than adult cancers, but less than 4% of the National Cancer Institute’s budget is solely dedicated to childhood cancer research.  That is where St. Bladricks comes in. The foundation funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the U.S. government. The charity has raised over $39 Million in 2017 alone.

We are very pleased to report that the team of Tom Hendry and Iain McWhirter surpassed their fundraising target of $5K, by raising $7,541 this year, taking the total raised for the charity to over $40K since 2011. Check out their new dos below! 

 

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Written by Stephanie Rudnick
Stephanie Rudnick

May 8th, 2018 at 4:07 pm

MKTGives: South Africa

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In a combined effort – the Johannesburg teams of MKTG and ISOBAR setup a blanket and old clothing collection drive in the offices over the months of June and July.  Collecting over 5 shopping trolleys worth of donations from their generous colleagues – the teams selected The Refilwe Community Project – based in Lanseria Gauteng – as the worth recipients.

Founded in 1991 to assist and help meet the needs of the poor people within the area – they have since established a primary health care clinic which incorporated home based care and tuberculosis management programmes, a hospice, a school and a shelter for abandoned children. This was done with the help of numerous sponsors and donors.

Refilwe has developed a strong focus on child care, community care and skills development since 2005.

Today the Refilwe Community is a multi-focused registered Non-Profit and Public Benefit Organisation serving many of the communities in Lanseria.

The team travelled through to deliver the items, and met with Kate Jacobs – COO of Refilwe.  Kate took the team on a tour of the facilities and explained more of about the centre itself and their daily needs and requirements.   Kate explained “We have been doing a blanket drive again this winter (we do these every 2-3 years as we do expect people to be able to hold on to blankets for a least a year!) and have so far been able to give blankets to all of our foster families and about half of the students attending our community aftercare center – yours will go towards the remaining community students. Nearly all of these children live in shacks neighboring our property and our area is extremely cold in the winter due to the river running through the property!

 

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Written by Stephanie Rudnick
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September 8th, 2017 at 10:39 am

MKTG4GOOD at the CT Challenge Ride

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MKTG Riders: Matt Manning, Rein Dijkema, Michelle Berg, Kathryn Rambo, Samantha Hickey. MKTG Volunteers: Erica Calhoun, Danielle Walkerwicz, Kelly Kinas, Dani Kosinski

Over the weekend, a team of riders from MKTG Westport took to their bikes to raise money for cancer survivors of all ages through the organization MISSION (yourmission.org). Through the CT Challenge, the MKTG gearheads raised $2230 to help MISSION send kids to summer camp, aid in college tuition, run confidence-building adventure trips for young adults and supply young cancer survivors visits to Mission’s Training Center. You can learn more about the charity from the video below. Many thanks to our riders, and the numerous MKTG employees who came out to volunteer starting early in the am and extending into the evening celebration!

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Written by Stephanie Rudnick
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July 28th, 2017 at 1:27 pm

MKTG4GOOD: MKTG San Francisco | Adopt a Family

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For the past month, the San Francisco office has been working with Adopt a Family as part of our annual winter corporate social responsibility event. Adopt a Family is a non-profit organization that pairs families in need with donors (like us!) and the donors  follow a wishlist and shop for holiday gifts for the families. 

We received two families to support so we split the West Coast team (this included everyone in LA and our gals currently working in NY) up. We arranged as a little friendly competition and the teams signed up for items and shopped. Earlier this week, we gathered all of the gifts in San Fran and spent much of the day gift wrapping and getting everything ready to hand over to these amazing families. Take a look! 

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Written by Stephanie Rudnick
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December 7th, 2016 at 1:44 pm

TopSpin New York 2016

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For the sixth year in a row, MKTG was proud to produce another successful TopSpin Charity Ping Pong event last night at NY’s Metropolitan Pavilion as part of our MKTG4GOOD initiative. TopSpin raises awareness and provides funds for exceptional nonprofits that provide educational opportunities for under-served youth.

Over 1000 revelers enjoyed bites from some of the city’s top restaurants, themed cocktails and took home some insane goods from the ever-popular silent auctions…all the while cheering on celebrities, athletes and industry executives as they as they battled at the tables to take home the coveted TopSpin trophy and bragging rights.

Celebrity guests included US Women’s National Soccer Team star Megan Rapinoe, Buster Skrine, Marcus Williams, Dexter McDougle and Darryl Roberts from the NY Jets, Guillermo Hernangomez, Kyle O’Quinn, John Wallace, John Starks and Larry Johnson, WNBA stars Stefanie Dolson, Sue Bird and Deveraux Peters and Ibtihaj Muhammad, musician Kevin Jonas and the American sabre fencer and member of the United States fencing team best known for being the first Muslim American woman to wear a hijab while competing for the United States in the Olympics.

Take a look below for photos from last night’s event! Or watch our video HERE!

 

 

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Written by Paige McConney
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December 2nd, 2016 at 11:16 am

TopSpin & MKTG Raise Over $400K for Youth Charities

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TopSpin 2014

MKTG INC and TopSpin, a national philanthropic group dedicated to empowering America’s youth through education, brought together members of the sports, media and entertainment industries on Wednesday, December 10th for the sixth annual TopSpin charity table tennis tournament at Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City.

Dozens of celebrities, including current and former athletes including John Starks, John Wallace and Zab Judah, supported #TopSpin2014, which is produced pro-bono each year through our MKTG4GOOD initiative. In addition to world-class table tennis, the event featured three DJ’s, 15 food stations, top shelf bars, a silent auction and much more.

Proceeds benefit youth and education-focused programs in the New York metropolitan area. This year the money raised went to Horizons – BFS, A Better Chance, Wishbone, New Heights and Prep for Prep. With over 1,250 in attendance, the event raised $400k for these valuable programs.

For more information, visit www.topspincharity.com.

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