What do you get when you put a bunch of MarCom professionals in one room, turn on some cool lights, open the social media channels and add a dash of holiday festivities?
- Over $5,000 raised for a great cause
- More than 80 coats donated to the Salvation Army
- 200+ professionals having a blast - and doing a good thing!
The Event of the Year!
Teaming with marketers from AMAOKC, public relations pros from PRSA, communicators from IABC and AWC, advertising folks from AdClub and the social media gang from OKC Social, the 2013 Freezin’ Season Jingle Mingle was a party… and so much more!
“The Oklahoma City MarCom community is very important to us,” says Brian Blake, Director of Marketing for ROBYN Promotions. “Not only are these our clients, but they are also our friends. We wanted to help put on a fantastic event to celebrate the season, but also to raise money for the DREAM Fund since this was created to help them if they ever need it.”
To get these busy professionals excited about the holiday event, the SwagExperts at ROBYN sent creative invitations designed by THREE SIX D asking the recipient to “Lend a hand to the DREAM Fund.” Along with the invitation was one high-quality touchscreen glove with a note saying “Join Us to Receive Your Matching Touchscreen Glove!”
Over 200 professionals paid the nominal ticket price to attend the festivities which included free gourmet appetizers (courtesy of the Golding Group), a live auction, raffle items, photos with Santa and fantastic networking opportunities.
“The outpouring of donations from the community was awesome,” said Tabbi Burwell, past-president of PRSAOKC. “We had so many raffle items that we were running out of room… which is a great problem to have!”
"We had so many donated prizes that we literally HAD to have a prize drawing every five minutes," added Kevin Jessop, CEO at Evolve Research. "As the emcee, I was hoarse by the end of the evening!"
The 2013 Jingle Mingle raised over $5,000 for the DREAM fund, donated more than 80 coats to the Salvation Army and gave 200+ OKC MarCom professionals a chance to have a great time catching up with old friends while making new ones.
"This event was by far the best one of the year," said Tabbi. "I'm looking forward to the 2014 Jingle Mingle. I hope we're able to surpass what we achieved this year!"
A word about those awesome glove invitations...
We have heard A LOT about how clever the one glove invitations were (thank you very much!). It sounds like some folks who received a glove weren't able to make it... And some folks who are friends of ours, but who are not members of any of these fine organizations, did not receive an invitation. Well... you're in luck! We might just have a few extra pairs of gloves waiting to be claimed! Jump on over to the ROBYN website to find out how to get your free pair!
Posted on Wed, February 5, 2014
by Brian Blake