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  • Who’s on First for Smaller Nonprofits Who Need More Fundraising Dollars? “Join Together”

    Posted by Allan Vargas

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    Most of us don’t have a major donor who funds everything we need. So there has to be another way. Successful fundraisers know that unless they have a mega donor at their disposal they may have issues in raising sustainable funds, there are normally three steps in raising sustainable funds. Welcome to the three-legged stool.

    Professional fundraisers know that we must first….Tell Compelling Stories…if we hope to…Create Meaningful Relationships…that can lead us to…Securing Significant Resources. To understand this better, let’s work the equation backwards.

    Typically, 90% of the funds in a fundraising campaign come from 10% or less of the donors. To reach a critical mass of the wealthiest donors to fund the campaign, we need a bigger pool of donors to find not only the wealthy individuals/corporations, but to identify wealthy individuals/corporations who we have a great relationship with the nonprofit cause. Unless there is a meaningful relationship, that is result of hard work including focusing on these donors, we will fall short of our goals.

    So, we will need a bigger pool of good relationships to draw a suitable number of committed donors. What if we don’t have a large pool of people who have good relationships with the nonprofit? What if our pool is small and hasn’t grown much over the last several years? Is there hope for the nonprofit? Who should we turn to is the answer!?!

    So, what is the answer? Back in 1972, the rock band The Who, released the single “Join Together”. Who knew they had the answer for nonprofits today by joining together? Join us. For more information on the Who, go to YouTube and listen to the song. For more information as to how your nonprofit might join together and develop an effective cause marketing strategy, contact us. “Come on and join together with the band.”

    The 4DV Marketing Team is uniquely positioned to help nonprofits and corporate interests come together for a common good. Our years of experience in marketing and making visions a reality, can help connect corporate interests with the right nonprofit at the right time with the right message.


     For more information, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. visit our site at www.4dvmarketingagency.com

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    Written on Wednesday, 06 February 2019 05:35 in Blog Be the first to comment! Read 5 times
  • EXPERIENTIAL EVENTS – THE RIGHT TEAM

    Posted by Allan Vargas

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    Over vacation I took the opportunity to reflect on 4DVmarketing and the reason we do well. The first thing I realized was that I owed a lot to the Marine Corps and the privilege of being an Officer of Marines. From the Marines I learned the importance of Selection/Organization, Training, Execution and Taking Care of Our People.

    Selection/Organization
    Selection is perhaps the most important element as you pick the right people for the team. Each candidate is personally interviewed prior to being selected. Once selected you organize them in such a way that each member of the team has a unique role that they play as a member of that team. In addition, each member is cross trained to be able to execute the duties of every other member of the team. Each team reports to a Team Leader. Three to four Team Leads work with a Market coordinator

    Training
    In the training phase our new employee learns 4DVmarketing values and what is expected from each individual. In addition, each individual learns about our clients their product line and how to present our clients product line to the public. All new employees will be assigned to work with an experienced employee for the first event. All teams have training on any upcoming event 3 to 4 days prior to the event via GTM.

    Execution
    The most critical part of the training is the execution. Every team member must understand their individual role in executing the event and the role of the next team member in case they have to execute that position. We keep our mission objective concise and logical so that each team member can execute and take pride in their contribution. Prior to the start of each event there is a team meeting to discuss the objectives for the event as well as safety.

    Taking Care of Our People
    We see this to include:
    -Respecting their work
    -Insure that they work within the norms established by 4DV Marketing.
    -Being paid on time without fail.

    Our people make the machinery work. We have the privilege of leading them.

    For more information, please contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit our site at www.4dvmarketingagency.com

    Written on Wednesday, 05 December 2018 07:34 in Blog Be the first to comment! Read 294 times
  • Gen Y – Focusing on the Gen Yers

    Posted by Allan Vargas

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    Gen Y – Focusing on the Gen Yers

    Posted by Eric A. Becher, Ph.D., Director  

    We’ve talked about Millennials and Generation Xers but what about those elusive Generation Yers? Born in the 1980s and 1990s, these well-educated and tech savvy consumers account for more than 20% of the consumer spending in the U.S. with the numbers only rising as they grow older with increasing amounts of disposable income. Generation Y consumers rely heavily on online reviews,

     

    current information, and word of mouth from other Yers to make their decisions (Business News Daily) so social media is critical to your branding efforts. They value truth and integrity over traditional marketing strategies. So companies should begin to gradually shift more of their branding efforts to meet the needs of this ever increasing consumer base.

    Generation Y wants brands that represent who they are as people. To effectively market to them, media messaging needs to be:

    • Honest, ethical, and genuine. 
    • Short, direct, and to the point. 
    • To capture their attention, the messaging needs to sometimes be humorous and surprising.
    • They value diversity and social causes. 
    • They buy experiences, not products. 
    The need for an agile and constantly evolving media strategy for Generation Y consumers is important. They want to hear about innovation, they look for current information and reviews about the product from their peers, and they want to know how the company is connected to social cause that they believe in. Yers also are hungry for experiences that align with who they are as a person so connecting products to events and activities is critically important. With this in mind, companies need marketing assistance that is nimble and can help connect them to activities and social causes that are meaningful to them. In our opinion By capturing them while young will mean that you are assuring organic growth for the brand.
    The 4DV Cause Marketing Team is uniquely positioned to help consumer and corporate interests come together by engaging Gen Yers through the targeted media efforts, experiential events, and targeted brand messaging. For more information, please contact us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit our site at www.4dvmarketingagency.com
     

     

    Written on Wednesday, 26 September 2018 04:26 in Blog Be the first to comment! Read 246 times
  • Gen X - An Overlooked Consumer Force

    Posted by Allan Vargas

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    Gen X - An Overlooked Consumer Force
    By Eric A. Becher, Ph.D.,Director
    With all the hype about Millennials, Generation Xers are often overlooked by marketers regarding their consumer power. They are the third largest population in the U.S. with 60 million adults falling between the ages of 35 and 55. More importantly, they are the largest influencers with 47% of Gen Xers supporting an aging parent and a grown child. Even more surprising is that they spend more than 31% of their total income giving them more spending power than any other generation (American Express). They are also expected to double their percentage of the national wealth by 2030 (Deloitte).

    Born between 1960 and 1980, Gen Xers are also using digital ways of communicating and shopping utilizing their smartphones and laptops more than their millennial counterparts. At 70% they dominate the marketplace in terms of tablet use (Cook + Schmid). They have over 6 million Gen Xers with either a household income of $250,000 or more and a net wealth of $1,000,000 or more making them a powerful and influential consumer force. 50% of the entire Gen Xer population and 67% of the wealthier Gen Xers plan to travel for vacation each year; 33% of the Gen Xers and more than 50% of the wealthier Gen Xers plan on purchasing what would be considered a luxury item; and 40% are brand loyal.

    Gen Xers often feel neglected by marketers and it is important for companies to maximize their efforts towards this generation. Companies benefit from a multi-platform approach to marketing their products to this generation. The 4DV Cause Marketing Team is uniquely positioned to help consumer and corporate interests come together by engaging Gen Xers through the targeted media efforts and messages. Our years of experience in marketing, making visions a reality, can help you connect with the right audience at the right time with the right message.


    For more information, please contact us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit our site at www.4dvmarketingagency.com

     

    Written on Thursday, 06 September 2018 18:54 in Blog Be the first to comment! Read 359 times
  • EXPERIENTIAL EVENTS – RESTRICTED BRANDS

    Posted by Allan Vargas

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    4DV Marketing
    by Allan Vargas
    Restricted products are controlled substances that require special license and ID verification before dispensing. For us in this industry it is usually alcohol and tobacco. These products are regulated ATF and the FDA. 
    For our teams this can be a daunting responsibility. Particularly if our Brand Ambassadors have never done this type Marketing. It is our responsibility to insure that that our brand teams are comfortable, knowledgeable and confident in what they are doing in case of an inspection. Here are some things we at, 4DV Marketing, feel important to securing these objectives:
     
    • Insure you have the proper licenses, paperwork and the booth is set up correctly.
    • Before the start of any event review with the whole team comportment, event objectives, safety and what to do in case of an FDA/ATF inspection.
    • The onsite manager, in our case the Market Coordinator is responsible for the management of the inspection. Once the agents identify themselves to any BA they are politely turned over to the Market Coordinator to manage the inspection. MC is to text the duty manager informing of the inspection. MC is to greet agents in a positive way. Ask for ID. Get a picture copy of ID on phone. Log time of day of inspection.  Be polite, answer their questions, present the appropriate documents if asked. If you do not know an answer say you do not know but will get the answer for them. Ask for specific feedback at the end of visit. 
    • MC is to immediately prepare a report to send the Duty Manager detailing the inspection. Duty Manager to contact 4DV principals with results. Depending on seriousness, a decision will be made of when to contact the clients. (Non-emergency on Monday morning after event)   

    For more information, please contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit our site at www.4dvmarketingagency.com
     

     

    Written on Thursday, 09 August 2018 19:38 in Blog Be the first to comment! Read 385 times

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