As we enter another fall season, and experienced another evacuation, we were blessed that our region escaped the wrath of Dorian. Our thoughts and prayers are with those in the Bahamas and North Carolina who were not so lucky.
It has been a fantastic summer at LFPR with many highlights and high-profile media events. Now in its seventh year, the Savannah VOICE Festival, themed “Heaven and Earth,” thrilled lovers of the vocal arts for three weeks during August and one of the six of us at LFPR attended every one of these concerts, masterclasses and operas. Another of our musical clients, Savannah Philharmonic, appointed a new Music and Artistic Director Designate, Maestro Keitaro Harada, last month. A few weeks later, the Philharmonic unveiled the theme of “Color Your World With Music” for October’s annual Picnic In the Park. With theAmerican Traditions Vocal Competition (ATC) widening its outreach to the youth of Savannah in October with the inaugural Junior ATC, our musical clients are taking the hostess city by storm.
Recently, we were thrilled to announce our appointment by the Salvation Army in Savannah and we kicked off work for our new client by promoting its new “Festive Fun in the Sun” initiative. Elves broke loose across downtown Savannah as the non-profit organization announced an ambitious $250,000 fundraising goal for their annual holiday season Red Kettle Campaign and Savannah’s media were out in force to capture every moment.
Our design and copywriting team has been hard at work updating collateral for both Family Promise of Bryan County and Greater Savannah in time for Family Promise Week in October. Another non-profit client which helps children – Greenbriar – has been celebrating its 70thanniversary with a series of high-profile events which culminate in a November Gala.
I am honored to have been invited to sit on the Board and co-chair the fundraising campaign for United Way of Bryan County.I really believe that every person in our community deserves the health, education and financial stability required to lead productive lives. As you might be aware United Way funded programs provide an extensive range of services that focus on at least one of these impact areas. For me it is a no brainer to share my family’s blessings with our community through giving time and resources to United Way. LFPR has been donating some time and expertise by running a series of training sessions for United Way. We kicked off with Understanding the Media,thenPersonal Branding & Business EtiquetteandBusiness Writing. Next week we are undertakingan Issues & Crisis Management session. These are all training courses that we run for our business and government clients and we enjoyed extending these to the non-profit community.
As we look towards Halloween, LFPR is delighted to have been appointed by a new local business 17 South Haunted Forest. This haunted forest trail is unique in our region and is set to terrify us all every weekend in October. Check out social media as we unveil the spooky plans for this exciting haunted trail…
Enjoy the cooler weather when it finally arrives, and goodbye until next time!