Elyse, Taylor from WFSH Radio and Adrienne, Gigi's Playhouse President
On March 3, 2012, our client Gigi’s Playhouse, held its second gala at the Ritz Carlton Atlanta to raise funds for its Midtown Down syndrome therapy center. Thanks, in part, to media coverage on WAGA FOX-5, WSB, WFSH-FM WNIV-AM, and in the AJC and Neighbor Newspapers, the sold-out event raised $220,000. Even Mayor Reed made a special video appearance.
The net? More children with T21 (Down’s new name) will benefit from Gigi’s. The 25 free literacy programs, muscle toning exercises, physical, occupational, and speech therapies, family support and social events provide children born with T21 opportunities for a productive life.
PRSA/GA set a new record for their monthly morning seminar welcoming over 50 attendees for EOS’ presentation on Media Relations in a Social Media World. If you weren’t there, check out the presentation below.
With more and more people turning to social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter to join in the conversation about relevant news worldwide, it is crucial to stay ahead of the 24 x 7 media relations curve for 2012.
What will it really take to stay ahead? What can you do to drive better results? And which channels really do work best for reaching journalists right now?
They’ll reveal the results of an exclusive December 2011 social media survey of local journalists, plus share insights into the evolving use of social media in newsrooms - not only will you gain insight into which channels to use for your pitches, but you will also learn how to prioritize your social media time and budget in 2012!
EOS used its marketing magic to get the Dogwood name out. And it worked. Resulting in 41 television stories, 45 million media impressions equaling $240,000 in corresponding ad values and a 45% increase in Facebook fans, not to mention two, four-year college scholarships thanks to the tournament sponsors. It’s safe to say that the 2011 Dogwood was a hole-in-one.
Check out photos from the two media days and the tournament on our Facebook Page, and call us if we can make the magic work for you.
EOS conceived, created and held “Connect at Canoe Club”, an event for Reynolds Signature Communities’ in Fayette County’s newest master-planned community.
Designed to introduce community influencers to the Reynolds way of life available at The Canoe Club, attendees dined on scrumptious food from Atlanta’s Legendary Events, enjoyed acoustic music from Lindsay Petsch and experienced a sommelier-designed wine bar.
Over a hundred of the community’s movers & shakers networked at the majestic Lake Cottage under starry summer skies overlooking beautiful lakes Senoya and Menawa.
The City of Snellville wanted a fresh start. In 2010, they hired an economic development manager and made the decision to create a new town center where community and commerce could thrive.
In partnership with globally recognized DPZ of Seaside, Florida fame, and distinguished city planners Clark, Patterson Lee, EOS worked with residents, businesses and employees of The City of Snellville to study, research, poll and understand the opportunities to create a new Town Center for Snellville’s future. After more than 1,000 Snellville community members participated in our quantitative online surveys and qualitative one-on-one interviews, as well as a four-day envisioning charrette, and branding workshop, the City’s future plan to develop a new Towne Center as a place that welcomed the future through entrepreneurial opportunity and the friendly neighbors of Snellville was complete.
On Monday, May 2, more than 140 Snellville constituents gathered with reporters and the Snellville City Council for the great reveal… a monumental plan for Snellville’s future.
We took a break from our hectic schedule to enjoy our building’s summer tenant luncheon. Every year building management throws a themed event that gives the tenants a chance to mingle. This year’s street fair-themed event was a hit! I can’t wait to see what they cook up next year!
Last week Friday, I attended the 8th annual Leadership Breakfast for EarthShare of Georgia with our good friends from Tomorrow Pictures. At the breakfast, our team was awarded the small group Green Day Corporate Challenge winner for the work we did a Riverside Park! This was our first year participating in the event, and the judges from EarthShare were very impressed with the large amount of work our small group accomplished in such a limited timeframe.
Preparing the community garden at Riverside Park was truly an enriching experience. It’s was a great feeling knowing that we were taking part in an activity that will have a positive impact on an entire neighborhood. Our team is excited about seeing the “fruits” of their labor once the garden is complete. I’m looking forward to inspiring more change at Earthshare’s next Green Day Corporate Challenge.
Last Saturday morning, we met our friends from Tomorrow Pictures at Riverside Community Garden for the Corporate Green Day Challenge. Every year, EarthShare of Georgia hosts a work-day to give Atlanta businesses an opportunity to celebrate Earth Day by volunteering in local community activities. Hundreds of volunteers have participated over the years, and the event was expected to be even bigger this year.
Our group worked with the neighbors in Riverside to prep the Riverside Community Garden for planting. The project , which started last year, provides low income residents in the area with access to fresh vegetables, herbs and fruits. We spent the morning mowing, tilling, weeding and building raised beds so the garden would be ready for the neighbors to start planting in the coming weeks. While landscaping the garden entrance, we discovered a beautiful oak tree tucked away behind ivy, an old chain link fence and trash. It was an amazing transformation, and I am planning to go back later in the season to see what is growing (and hopefully get a taste of some fresh produce)!
I love opportunities to give back to the community and what better to do it with co-workers and the extended EOS family at Tomorrow Pictures. Check out pictures from our adventure to really see how much fun we had!