Shazaaam! Invites Votes for Charities to Win $1 Million
Press release (Jan. 5, 2012) — Public relations, marketing and social media firm Shazaaam! Public Relations is asking the public to assist in helping the agency gift $1 million in pro bono services to worthy charities. The firm, founded by entrepreneur Adrienne Lenhoff, is celebrating its 10-year anniversary in business by gifting 10 worthy charities each a $100,000 in pro bono services, a total of $1 million, and has set up a link on its website for the public to vote on which charities should receive the gifts.
Beginning Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, Shazaaam! posted the nominated organizations on its website and the public and the nominated organizations’ supporters have been invited to vote on their top 10 organizations. Voting will take place from Jan. 2, 2012, through Jan. 23, 2012. The 10 organizations with the most votes will each be the recipient of $100,000 in pro bono marketing, public relations and social media services. In the event that a winning organization is unable or cannot accept Shazaaam!’s gift or does not respond to the agency’s outreach, Shazaaam! will then begin to reach out to the next runner up in the voting. Winning organizations will begin being contacted on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012.
During Shazaaam!’s 10 Year Anniversary Million Dollar Challenge nomination period over 140 worthy 501(c)3 organizations were nominated. The nomination period ran from Nov. 28, 2011, through Dec. 28, 2011.
Since forming in 2001, Shazaaam! has awarded more than $3 million in pro bono services to help deserving organizations elevate their messages, mobilize thousands of supporters and raise millions of dollars.
“Since opening up the nomination process, we’ve been exposed to over a hundred worthy organizations each with a great story to tell. We have the skills and the talent to help them amplify their messages and create greater awareness. Since forming Shazaaam!, I have felt that it’s important to be thankful for our clients and business growth and to also give back to those around us,” stated Shazaaam! founder and president, Adrienne Lenhoff.