You get back what you give.
Check out our latest pro bono contributions.
It’s always a rewarding experience when you can donate your skills to a good cause. Each year we choose one or two non-profit organizations to partner with and provide a full range of pro-bono services.
The Milwaukee Bucks
JABARI PARKER AND THE BUCKS TEAM UP WITH MILWAUKEE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
STIR teamed up with Jabari Parker and the Milwaukee Bucks as part of an initiative encouraging Milwaukee Public School students to “own your future”. This multi-media campaign featuring video and outdoor creative enlists Parker as a spokesman, and urges students to attend school all day, every day.
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Each year STIR participates in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Partners For Humanity program, which taps into the region’s top creative talent to create pro-bono ad campaigns for non-profits who would not normally have access to such resources. Each non-profit receives a free 1/2-page ad space in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and a chance to win a cash donation during an advertising award show. This year, STIR created an ad for SET, a community-based health and human services agency that helps socially and economically disadvantaged people establish and achieve goals to promote self-sufficiency and improve lives.
Children who’ve endured adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) often have increased behavioral problems along with poor mental and physical health due to changed brain development.
As part of Fostering Futures’ integrated awareness campaign, we developed a web site, an infographic and a series of ads to inform people on how to recognize and react to toxic stress.
Milwaukee River Keeper
Featured in the One Show 2009. This ad featured an image of a water slide painted over sewage drains so people could imagine the possibilities a clean river might bring.
STIR and partners conducted a national promotion to give away a completely free TV spot for the most deserving cause. We chose End Injury because over 2,500 children die every day from preventable injuries. This spot raises awareness to this epidemic by featuring a young girl making a plea to adults to help keep her safe as she walks through potentially hazardous situations while being oblivious to the dangers around her.
This ad portrays that donating to cancer research isn’t just about money, it’s about giving children hope. Founded in 1976, Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc. (the MACC Fund) is dedicated to funding childhood cancer and related blood disorder research.
This nonprofit helps inner city schools with fundraising, curriculum and achieving higher academic goals. We created this newspaper ad with an interactive component via a QR code, which brought viewers to a video of the little girl in the window describing how PAVE helped her school.
United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF)
MOVING AN AUDIENCE INTO ACTION
The key to achieving these goals was to reach a wider audience, grab their attention and motivate them with an empowering message that inspires them to make a donation.
All three campaigns used stunning visuals and copy to make the point that donors are an integral part of the performance. Without them there isn’t a performance. The message gives donors a sense that they’re an important fixture in the performances and just as important as the performers.