Free Range Studios Offers Free Marketing for Worthy Causes

The sought-after studio behind famed viral videos “The Meatrix,” “Grocery Store Wars,” and “The Story of Stuff” wants to craft your next marketing campaign — for free. Known for their humorous approach to sustainable social media, the talented team at Free Range Studios invites you to compete for some top-shelf promotional assistance.

“Through Free Range’s 2008 Gratitude Grant program, we are offering up to $15,000 worth of design and/or strategic communications services from our menu of core offerings: strategy consulting, identity design, web design, print design, and online movies.

So what do you want to “ink” this year? A new campaign strategy? A website? A fresh logo? A never-before-seen Internet tool? As long as you have a concrete goal and a concrete goal to make a positive difference for our planet and its people, we encourage you to apply.”

Eager to join the ranks of previous grantees such as the Global Footprint Calculator or Act fast and submit your organization’s eight-question application form by 5:00pm on Thursday, May 1st.

A small business success story of its own, Free Range is committed to helping fellow social change agents succeed. Even non-contestants come out ahead by downloading Free Range’s fantastic PDF guides to effective communication strategies.

From how-to tips to best practices and case studies, these online resources are well-designed, straightforward, and easy to digest. Topics include:

  • Viral Web Activism 101
  • Getting Your Message Beyond the Choir
  • Connecting with Bloggers
  • Simple Tips for Overhauling Your Website

I had the pleasure of hearing the studio’s co-founders speak at the Seeds of Change design conference in March, and I can assure you that these guys are the real deal. Their energy and passion for cause-related marketing is contagious. This year’s grantees are in for a treat!

About the Author

Julie is a Sustainable Management MBA student at the Presidio School of Management in San Francisco. As a design and communications consultant, she works through the lenses of design, media and the natural sciences to serve up business strategy within the sustainability, technology, and nonprofit sectors. In an effort to understand how everything works, Julie has traveled widely across five continents and held jobs ranging from graphic designer to infectious disease researcher. Her interests include social trends, geospatial applications, emerging technology, and how things are made.
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    Your opinion would be greatly appreciated on this idea.

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    Kids Become a WORLD MEMBER of ECO World Headquarters, SOURCE STORE, complete membership material , supplies, products for all levels.

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