Awards Show Positive Impact of NFP Marketing
24 September 2013 at 10:28 am
A Melbourne marketing agency is a Victorian finalist in awards that recognise the role of marketing to create positive social change.
Syneka Marketing is a finalist for the Australian Marketing Institute (AMI) Awards for Marketing Excellence for its work in developing a new vision for a regional Not for Profit volunteer organisation.
Syneka is a Victorian finalist for the 'Marketing on a Shoestring' category. The submission outlined the results of a marketing plan for Volunteering Western Victoria, a Not for Profit based in Horsham, which assists volunteer-involving organisations, as well as providing community based transport for the frail aged and people with disabilities.
“Effective marketing does not need to be costly,” Syneka Marketing Managing Director Alex Makin said.
“Our work with Volunteering Western Victoria (VWV) resulted in a marketing plan that created a new vision, reinforced by a new brand and identity.”
“The marketing plan elevated us into a peak organisation, that empowers communities and supports volunteers,” VWV CEO Julie Pettett said.
“We have been able to deliver new initiatives, like our Volunteering Recognition Awards, which had over 200 attendees.
“Community feedback in regard to the marketing plan has been overwhelmingly positive.
A recent survey to evaluate its effectiveness, confirmed that volunteers have noticed 'the new branding’, a proactive approach and a greater presence' for the organisation.”
“Our confirmation as a finalist shows the positive impact that can be created through marketing, and how we as marketers can create social change,” Makin said.
The National Awards Presentation will be held in Sydney on October 16.