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16 Sep 2019

The Top 10 Ways to Get Millions in PSA Value

Marketing advertising Branding Nonprofit PSA

Whether you’re new or not to the nonprofit space, I bet you’ve heard, “oh, you should create a public service announcement (PSA).” It’s because they are one of the very few marketing privileges for 501(c)(3)s. They look like ads, but the media run them for free. So, sure, you should take them up on this […]

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3 May 2019

5 Takeaways from the Mid-Atlantic Marketing Summit

Marketing advertising Team Members Uncategorized Digital Random Thoughts

Last week, I left the cobblestone streets of Old Town and traveled just a few metro stops away for the Mid-Atlantic Marketing Summit in Washington, DC. Held at the National Education Association, this conference brought together many of the top agencies and brands in the business. I raced from session to session, chatting with old […]

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7 Mar 2019

Proofreading Checklist for Advertising

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In honor of National Proofreading Day, we started a conversation around the office on our proofreading horror stories to inspire a checklist to pass along to our future selves and other advertising professionals to help avoid these blunders happening another time. To start- let’s review the difference between proofreading and editing. Proofreading is often viewed […]

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29 Jan 2019

Marie Kondo Your Nonprofit Marketing

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If you haven’t already seen Netflix’s “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo”, you may want to set aside some binge-watching time to see for yourself why everyone you know is on a decluttering spree. To summarize, the show centers on Marie Kondo, a Japanese organizing consultant, as she helps families declutter their homes using her ‘KonMari’ […]

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23 Jan 2019

A Marketing Manifesto for Nonprofits for 2019 and Beyond

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A couple of years ago, I wrote a Marketing Manifesto for Nonprofits, including ten “truths”. In re-reading it, I realized something that startled me: I could have written the same piece thirty years ago and would hardly have to change a word. Why is that? Because the fundamentals of marketing have not changed—ever. What has […]

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9 Jan 2019

Williams Whittle Launches Ad Campaign To Help Fight Religious Intolerance

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In May 2018, Williams Whittle (WW) was retained to create a marketing outreach plan, media strategy, and an ad campaign for the 40th Anniversary of the Interfaith Council of Metropolitan Washington (IFC). The goal of the 40th anniversary campaign is for IFC to renew its efforts to bring together all faith communities, becoming a united voice […]

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4 Jan 2019

4 New Year’s Resolutions for Better Nonprofit E-mails

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We all know that early January is the time to make New Year’s resolutions that we (hopefully) keep. Changing behavior is always hard, but this time of year makes us feel like it’s a little easier, a little closer at hand. This blog will outline some New Year’s resolutions to get more of your e-mails […]

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20 Nov 2018

5 Inspiring Ideas for Thanking Your Donors

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Thanksgiving is just days away and has us thinking about the most important thing in fundraising: gratitude. Your donors keep your lights on, fund your programs, and keep your mission going forward. So how do you tell them this holiday season? How do you make sure they feel gratitude from your organization? How can you […]

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11 Oct 2018

Tips For Creating A Public Service Announcement And Getting It On Air

Marketing advertising Nonprofit PSA

Public Service Announcements (PSAs) are the most powerful communications channel available to a nonprofit marketer. Reaching millions of people with your message can be an extremely expensive proposition if you’re using paid media. But, the power of a PSA, when deployed and promoted correctly can be the most cost-effective outreach program. And the great news, […]

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19 Sep 2018

Thought Leadership for Nonprofits

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Thought leadership is a fashionable buzzword that actually means something very simple: people care about your opinions. To be a thought leader, all you need to have are fresh ideas, passion for the topic, and a commitment to producing content. Sound intimidating? Try starting out by asking yourself these six questions. 1) What topic(s) are […]

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