Thursday, May 26, 2011

CPR 2011 Wrap-up

View the video from the event below.

Creative Partners Roundtable Event from Richard Cardona on Vimeo.

Please Visit Our Sponsors!

Burlington Press
328 High Street, Burlington, NJ 08016

Creative Spark Consulting

Hypno Design
60 E. Main Street, Moorestown, NJ

New Media Design

The Nonprofit Center at
La Salle University's School of Business
1900 W. Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141-1199

Red Attic Design Studio

Typestries Sign & Design
594 East Bay Avenue, Manahawkin, NJ 08050

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Raffle Winners

We are pleased to announce the winners of Saturday's raffle! Below we have listed the prize and the organization that was randomly selected. Congratulations to our winners.

Prize : Logo design courtesy of Hypno Design
Winner : Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger

Prize : Printing of one stationery package, to include 1000 pieces each of letterhead, one business card and one #10 envelope courtesy of Rich Lewis and Burlington Press
Winner : Kids' Smiles

Prize : One year of web hosting courtesy of John Contarino and New Media Design
Winner : Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge

Prize : 3' x 7' Retractable Banner stand and graphic courtesy of Typestries Sign and Design
Winner : Perkins Center for the Arts

Prize : 5 hours of design service or consultation (brochure, logo, illustration, etc.) courtesy of Joe Breevort and Red Attic Design Studios
Winner : Pompeston Creek Watershed

Prize : Design of one print advertisement courtesy of Bill Cresenzo
Winner : International Opera Theater

Prize :Logo design courtesy of Kevin Blue
Winner : Community Learning Center

Prize : Postcard design and postcard printing courtesy of Hypno Design and Burlington Press
Winner : Creative Arts and Aging

Monday, May 23, 2011

Creative Partners Roundtable Event a Big Hit with Nonprofits

Hypno Design and a group of some of the area’s most talented marketing, branding and creative minds held their first annual Creative Partners Roundtable event Saturday, May 21st in Mount Laurel, New Jersey. The half-day event was held to help nonprofits improve their overall marketing, branding and communications efforts. 31 Local nonprofit organizations attended the free event meeting with 24 creative professionals from the region.

During this “speed dating”-type event, representatives from area nonprofits met with experts in a variety of creative disciplines, including graphic designers, copy writers, website designers, strategic marketing pros, public relation experts and social media gurus, and they received free advice, instruction and information to help take their branding and marketing to the next level.

The creation of CPR was inspired by Hypno Design’s eight years of hosting CreateAthon, a 24-hour creative marathon where a group of local nonprofits are selected to receive free marketing assistance. President of Hypno, Alison Judah said of the new event "This was such a great first-year effort by all. All the positive energy and incredible ideas in the room really made the day amazing. All the nonprofits went away recharged, well-informed, and inspired I think from the smart ideas our volunteers were generating. We were very lucky to have that talented group of creative people helping out. The nonprofit organizations really appreciated their help."

"This was an extremely helpful day. We were able to see things through a different lens so we know what parts are going in the right direction and what needs to change," said Mary Catherine Dabrowski from Creative Arts and Aging Network after the event.

In addition to the face-to-face consultations with the diverse creative teams, the Nonprofit Organizations' representatives also attended free educational seminars about Direct Mail, Internet Marketing on a Dime, and Nonprofit Board Governance. Raffle prizes of design, printing and other services were also given out during the event with prizes being donated by Hypno Design, Burlington Press, Typestries, New Media Design and Red Attic Studios.