Inspiration Corporation Named Winner of Chicago Cause 2011

Sep 16, 2011, 12:00 ET from Chicago Cause

$32,000 in Marketing Services to be Donated

CHICAGO, Sept. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chicago Cause, a partnership of four Chicago-based media companies,  has selected Inspiration Corporation to receive more than $32,000 worth of web design; video production services; social media training; email marketing and public relations consulting.  The program is being spearheaded by Orbit Media Studios, in partnership with Lightspan Digital, ShiftFocus Productions and Flanigan Communications, Inc.

Inspiration Corporation helps people who are affected by homelessness and poverty to improve their lives and increase self-sufficiency through the provision of social services, employment training and placement, and housing.  The organization also runs two social enterprise restaurants called Inspiration Kitchens.

Chicago Cause received more than 35 applications.  As the grand prize winner, Inspiration Corporation will receive a fully developed web site from Orbit Media; a marketing video by ShiftFocus; social media and email marketing consulting by Lightspan Digital and public relations consulting from Flanigan Communications, Inc.  The ten finalists will each receive an hour of consulting with Orbit and a social media seminar by Lightspan.  

"We are so thrilled to be the recipient of this year's donation," says Shannon Stewart, executive director & CEO,  Inspiration Corporation.  Most of our budget is used to directly support our programs and services, leaving little for marketing. We appreciate the help of the Chicago Cause experts to ensure our marketing efforts effectively showcase our brand and our programs, services and community impact to our constituents and supporters."

"We're excited to help Inspiration Corporation. They have such strong programs and have a measurable impact on the population they serve, and passion for their work," says Andy Crestodina, principal and strategic director at Orbit.  

Founded in 2001, Orbit Media Studios is a web design and development company. Its focus is in providing interactive marketing services.

Lightspan Digital is a Chicago firm with a clear, simple and direct approach to marketing that takes the mystery out of social media and e-mail marketing.

ShiftFocus Productions is a newly launched production company providing customized, targeted B2B and B2C videos to boost business through compelling visuals, storytelling and engagement.  

Chicago-based Flanigan Communications, Inc. is a full-service marketing and public relations firm committed to growing clients' businesses through creative and strategic programs.

SOURCE Chicago Cause