Buzz – NEW SERIES!
Wednesdays at 7:00pm
Buzz is a new show featuring nonprofit organizations and the marketing pros who help them do more and better. These four episodes are sponsored by James Pearman of Partners in Financial Planning. More information about Buzz can be found at buzz4good.com or on Facebook and Instagram at @buzz4good.
August 5 – Southwest Virginia Ballet with Carrie Cousins
From free classes for Roanoke City schoolchildren to free performances for families with special needs, Southwest Virginia Ballet has transformed lives throughout our region through dance, artistry and passion … despite a website that features none of those things. As a 30th birthday gift to Southwest Virginia Ballet, digital marketing specialist Carrie Cousins provides the nonprofit with an online transformation of its own.
August 12 – Healing Strides with 5 Points Creative
Healing Strides of Virginia often refers to itself as one of the region's “best kept secrets” for its work providing therapeutic horse-riding services for people suffering from neurological disorders including children with autism and veterans with post traumatic stress disorder. But thanks to a $25,000 “marketing makeover” by 5 Points Creative, the nonprofit based in Boones Mill is a secret no longer.
August 19 – Mill Mountain Zoo with Wordsprint
Since its founding in 1952, Mill Mountain Zoo has been a nursery rhyme-themed amusement park featuring exotic animals. Today, the iconic attraction’s focus on education and conservation is so radically different that the word “zoo” no longer applies. Wordsprint, a print marketing company based in Blacksburg, guides the zoo’s board and staff in crafting a new identity as it approaches its 70th birthday atop Mill Mountain.
August 26 – RAM House with Wheeler Digital
Like all nonprofits, RAM (Roanoke-Area Ministries) House has been impacted by COVID-19 as it struggles to meet the growing needs of our community’s homeless population. While an older cadre of supporters helps the nonprofit provide food, clothing, a day shelter and financial assistance for more than 100 people a day, Wheeler Digital donates its expertise to help RAM recruit younger volunteers and donors to sustain the organization’s work for years to come.