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It’s My Favorite Time of Year – Event Season!

By Katie Mudd, TrizCom PR Account Executive

Spring is here! Which means it’s my favorite time of year – event season! As the weather warms up, social calendars begin to fill up fast too. Here are a few of my favorite events I’m looking forward to this spring.

Upcoming events:

Heroes and Handbags – March 31, 2017, 9 a.m. to noon at The Ritz-Carlton Dallas

Snag the perfect handbag while helping families in their fight against childhood cancer at the 12th Annual Heroes & Handbags Brunch & Auction on Friday, March 31, at The Ritz-Carlton Dallas. The event is co-chaired by Stacy Kelly and Tracy Rathbun with Alison Malone as honorary chair.

This year's theme is "Through the Looking Glass," inspired by the idea that each person connected with Heroes for Children should be able to look at childhood cancer through a different lens. Guests will enjoy bidding on fabulous handbags and socializing with friends at this fashionable brunch that is the signature event for Heroes for Children.

Proceeds benefit Heroes for Children, which advocates for and provides financial and social assistance to families with children battling cancer. Their vision is that no family with a child battling cancer will fight alone.

Tickets begin at $250 and Tables begin at $2,500. Both can be purchased here.

For more information, please visit here.

Fan Expo Dallas – Friday, March 31, through Sunday, April 2, 2017, at Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center

The stars will be big and bright in the Lone Star State’s biggest congregation of comics, sci-fi, horror, anime and gaming fans. The 16th annual FAN EXPO DALLASTM returns to Big D at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center Friday, March 31, through Sunday, April 2, 2017.

Headlining the impressive list of pop culture luminaries on hand will be Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill; living legend Stan Lee; as well as members of the cast of the internationally famous cult movie, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, including actors Tim Curry, Barry Bostwick, Meat Loaf, Patricia Quinn and Nell Campbell. Tickets are priced from $25-$129. Hours and information are available at fanexpodallas.com.

Operation Kindness’ 9th Annual Hope Gala – April 30, 7-10 p.m. at Sambuca Uptown

Operation Kindness – North Texas original and largest no-kill animal shelter – is hosting their 9th Annual Hope Gala on April 30 from 7-10 p.m. The nonprofit organization cares for more than 5,000 homeless dogs and cats annually, providing them with food, shelter and medical attention until they find a permanent home.

The gala will be held at Sambuca Restaurant in Uptown and will include a four-course meal with an open bar. There will be live entertainment by Ricki Derek and the Vegas Six followed by dancing and a live auction. One lucky donor will win the Grand Raffle with four nights at the Omni of his or her choice and round-trip airfare from any Southwest location. For more information, please visit www.operationkindness.org.

TrizCom helps clients spread the word about events throughout the year. The key to a successful event is all in the details and the plan. We’re experts in communicating events to publications, news shows, bloggers and influencers. We specialize in creating news hooks around events that result in double the coverage. We walk our clients through the entire event process; beginning with the initial event announcement, unique story ideas along the way and, even though the event has ended, our efforts continue with recap coverage and preparation for the next event. Our office handles press credentials, online calendars, media check-ins and concept to creation – we’re here to help our clients achieve success at their event!

 

 

Happy Giving Tuesday!

By, Katie Mudd, TrizCom PR

You’re running low on leftovers, but nonprofits across the country are preening for a piece of the pie as they prepare for Giving Tuesday today – a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media. Celebrated every year on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping events, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

TrizCom is passionate about giving back to our community throughout the year and proudly supports many local nonprofits including Operation Kindness, Heroes for Children and Taylor’s Gift. TrizCom founder and CEO Jo Trizila is a firm believer that “to whom has been given much, much will be demanded,” and with that philosophy she empowers the team at TrizCom to provide our time, treasures and talents to give back.

As we enter the holiday season and the new year, let us help your business develop a charitable giving and sponsorship strategy that is guaranteed to impact the bottom line through increased sales, improved consumer loyalty and employee morale, and enhanced brand awareness. We believe that helping a cause you care about – and one that is also relevant to your business – can reap tangible and intangible benefits for your public image, your shareholders and your community.

How we help:

  • Define the objectives of a giving program or sponsorship – why are you giving back?

  • Identify causes that are consistent with your business values.

  • Strategic alignment with organizations where the reputation, demographics and goals are compatible with your business interests.

  • Integrate charitable donations, corporate sponsorships, employee volunteerism and executive expertise within a well thought out communications plan.

  • Determine how to leverage your charitable donation/sponsorship.

  • Communicate your charitable donation/sponsorship.

To find out how you can help today, visit https://www.givingtuesday.org or give us a call at 972-247-1369 to see how we can help develop a charitable giving and sponsorship strategy for 2017.