BOCA RATON, FL – July 2, 2009 – SUM Advertising feels it’s their patriotic duty to help hard-working Americans with small businesses do some advertising – the typical cut-back in a tight economy–so they’re launching the SUMmer Stimulus Contest to help one lucky U.S.-based company win a $25,000 customized marketing campaign. Applicants can simply apply online at http://www.sumadvertising.com/win.
SUM Advertising’s $25,000 prize is tailored to help one small business winner increase leads and generate new sales. They are looking for an existing company with a sound business model and an innovative product or service that needs to be paired with an equally innovative advertising campaign. Applicants must be:
- Independently owned and operated
- In business for at least 2 years
- Generating gross revenues of $1,000,000+ in 2008
SUM Advertising’s owner, Jocelyn Silverman, a serial entrepreneur under age 30 who has seen her share of bumps in the road, says, “We want to help the small businesses caught in the Catch-22 of budget cuts, and being unable to pay for advertising, the very thing they need right now the most.” She adds, “So many Americans have a fantastic U.S.-made product and they just need a little help getting themselves over the hump.”
In today’s economy, advertising is one of the first budget cuts any small business makes. Nielsen reports U.S. advertising is down 12% in Q1. Magazines and newspapers are half their normal size due to companies with waning advertising budgets. BusinessWeek reports big industry companies like Ford have scaled back their advertising by 31%.
The deadline for applying for the SUMmer Stimulus Contest is July 31, 2009 and the winner will be contacted and posted online August 31, 2009.
About SUM Advertising:
We harness creative ideas and strategies to develop results-based marketing campaigns that add value. Unlike a typical advertising agency, we like our clients to think of us as their most valuable marketing partner and trusted business advisor, since we are often willing to share the responsibility for risks, results and rewards.
Contact: Denise Dorman, Publicist