Tuesday, October 16, 2007

New Employee-The Terror Begins!! Stacking Oreos!

After "The Move", things at Accent Media have started to settle down- enough to hire a new sales and marketing associate without scaring her off! Kristen N. Shick, a 2004 graduate of The Ohio State University's College of Arts and Science with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Communication, has joined the Accent Media team Tuedsay, October 15. Working with the Director of Sales and Marketing, Scott Fullerton, Shick sure has a lot in store for her-but it's nothing she can't handle. After living in Columbus and working with Mythodic Promotions, an agency that promoted and marketed large club events in downtown Columbus, Cleveland and Cincinnati-Shick is up for the challenge that Accent presents. "Once you get used to the craziness and all the demands of stars in the music industry (she has worked with Tommy Lee, Paul Oakenfold and Ritchie Hawton) the customer service requirement for business clients is a breeze," laughs Shick. "I'm excited to start working for a cutting-edge company in Youngstown, the city really needs a fresh vision to give customers." A fresh vision? Did someone say fresh vision?! Well thankfully, that's exactly what Accent Media delivers. With its wacky graphic designers, schooled cameramen, and the notoriously has-to-be-perfect editing team, Accent truly embodies the definition of a "fresh vision." Whether you're looking for content specifically designed for your web-page, marketing materials, commercials or even if you don't know what you want, but know you want something, stop by and see us at Accent Media. You never know how we can help you out util you give us a shot. If you'd like to schedule a meeting to see our demos or just to go over how Kristen thinks Accent Media may be able to benefit your business, give her a call at 330.744.2268.

As many of you may or may not know, Accent Media does at least one project per quarter, free of charge, for a worthy cause. Last quarter we worked with the Trumbull C ouny Red Cross, and put together a video presentation for their 90th Birthday Campaign. We shot it, edited it, and set it up to play at events and on their website. For the 4th quarter of the year, we have decided to work with the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer and Oreo, as they put on a fund raiser for a cure.

On November 10th, at the Hampton Community Center in Allison Park, PA, there will be a, "Stacking The Odds," competition/fundraiser. Forget eating, dunking, even licking the cream center out of the Oreo's, for this fundraiser, we will be stacking them, and Accent Media will be on hand to tape it all. How high can you stack before the cookie crumbles? That is the question. There will be winners for the best stacking, with cash prizes of $300, $100, and $50 dollars. The fundraising part happens by the participants getting pledges for the Oreo's that are stacked. Everybody competing, is looking for "pledges per Oreo," from their friends, families and co-workers. Of course all of the donations go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for the Cure. It's going to be an big event, with lots of other activities besides stacking. There is a live auction scheduled for 2pm. DJ Rick White of R&R Express will be spinning tunes, along with live music by the Boilermaker Jazz Band. There will even be photo's with Santa from 10am - noon.

Accent Media will be taping the entire event, and putting together a presentation to be used in future Oreo stacking and Breast Cancer Awareness events. We will also be turning the footage into the Guinness Society to see if we can set a world record for Oreo stacking. We are proud to donate our time and talents to the cause of fighting breast cancer and raising awareness. We will post this video up on our site when it is done as well. We are also entering a "Stacker" in the event, so below is a sample of the Sponsor sheet we will be using. If any of our Youngstown friends would like to sponsor our stacker, please give me, Scott, a call at the Studio, 330-744-2268, and pledge your support. You can also call and I can fax you out a sponsor sheet to hand around your home, school or office if you like. The more money we can raise for this worthy cause, the better.

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