24 Hour Marketing Experiment … Extravaganza Benefiting Northwest Arkansas’ Charitable Organizations

Updated: Jul 12

Our 24 hour marketing-a-thon will collect donations for the homeless, children in need, and animals. You’ve heard of telethons, where people answer the phone for 24 hours and money is raised for a good cause. And you’ve heard of dance-a-thons, where people dance for 24 hours while accepting pledges for certain charities.

Well, now meet the latest and greatest in fundraising trends – Marketing Near Me’s marketing-a-thon!

That’s right, for 24 hours straight, from 8 a.m. Thursday, July 22, to 8 a.m. Friday, July 23, we at Marketing Near Me will be marketing our tails off – all on behalf of three very worthy local nonprofits: 7hills Homeless Center, Children’s Advocacy Center of Benton County, and Fayetteville Animal Services. We’ll also be collecting donations for these altruistic groups.

During our 24-hour Marketing Experiment Extravaganza, we will provide these three nonprofit organizations with free on-boarding sessions – and we’ll stream them live for you to have a peak behind the curtain at how our marketing team works its magic.

Each group will come in during the marketing-a-thon for a unique on-boarding lab experience where we dissect their messaging and campaigns, discuss what the colors of their brand, logo and graphics say about them, and condense the whole three-hour lab into an actionable playbook for the organizations to follow. Marketing Near Me will also provide the nonprofits with free professional headshots for their teams.


All of this will be recorded, via Livestream and Facebook Lives, as well as during live Q and A sessions where we answer your most pressing marketing questions.

Attend Our Fun-Filled Giving Social Anytime from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

We’re encouraging the local community to come out to our office at 4000 N. Frontage Road in Fayetteville and support these organizations during a fun-filled, outrageous Giving Social from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Come get out of the house and bring your party hats and caring hearts, as well as much-needed items to donate. Meet our team and take a selfie with us! Bring us fun snacks to keep us going during this 24-hour marketing-a-thon!


We’ll accept donations for these nonprofits at any time, but we encourage you to bring them during the Giving Social so we can have a chance to meet you and make it a true community event. Let’s represent our greater Northwest Arkansas charitable community in a tangible way. Plus, any businesses and organizations that come by our office to donate will get a picture with us and a shout-out on our social media channels.

Submit Your Marketing Questions

If you have a business that’s just starting out, or an organization that needs to improve the quality and size of its reach, then be sure to watch our Live Marketing Q and A session on our Facebook page. Please submit your burning marketing questions here and we’ll answer them during the Q and A session!

Meet the Nonprofits and See Their List of Needs


7hills Homeless Center develops and implements collaborative, local solutions that foster hope, opportunity, and stability for people experiencing homelessness.

Children's Advocacy Center of Benton County provides a safe place for child-abuse victims and their families to receive comprehensive services in a child-friendly atmosphere.

Fayetteville Animal Services works to assure a community with a low rate of animal-nuisance problems and a high rate of animals returned to their homes or natural environments or adopted to loving homes through the City Animal Shelter.


Monetary donations and drop off donation items can be found below.

7hills Homeless Center - Monetary donations may be made here, and they are in need of:

Clothing - new or gently used items only. Please do not donate clothing items that are torn, stained, or in poor condition.

• Men’s jeans – especially sizes 32, 34, and 36

• Men’s shorts

• Men’s tennis shoes and boots – sizes 9 to 11

• Women’s tennis shoes and boots, all sizes

• Women’s bras – all sizes

Food

Shelf-stable food is preferable, though we do accept some perishable items. Please do not donate food that has expired, is very near to expiring, or has been opened.

• Vienna Sausage

• Ravioli

• Canned vegetables

• Granola bars / breakfast bars / protein bars

• Beef Jerky

• Bottled water

Hygiene

We accept new items only. Please do not donate items that have been opened or that have expired.

• Deodorant

• Bug Spray

• Hand Soap

• Disposable razors

Other Items

We accept new or gently used items only. Please do not donate items that have holes, are missing parts or pieces, or are in poor condition.

• Sleeping bags

• Tents & tarps

• Blankets

• Can openers

• Rain ponchos / rain jackets – all sizes

• Backpacks


Children's Advocacy Center of Benton County Monetary donations may be made here, and they are in need of:

Hospitality Needs

• Bottled water (16 oz. size)

• Individual juice drinks

• Individual Gatorade drinks

• Cans of soda

• Individual snack items (fruit snacks, chips, cookies, snack cakes, crackers, etc.)

Advocacy Needs

• Reusable shopping bags/totes

• Weighted blankets (10-15 lb. weight)

• Adult coloring books

• Colored markers

• Fidget toys

• Gift cards for clothing stores

• Toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothbrushes (adult & child), toothpaste, deodorant, hairbrushes)

• Feminine hygiene products

• Laundry detergent

• Household cleaners

• Hand soap

• Dish sponges

• Dish soap

• Non-perishable food

Counseling Needs

• 100% therapeutic-grade essential oils

• 8″x10″ stretched canvases

• 6″x8″ stretched canvases

Addictions Play Therapy Set

Grief Miniatures Play Therapy Set

Inside Out Figurine Play Therapy Set

Sandtastik Sparkling White Play Sand

Teaching Court Room Play Therapy Set (‘Large set – furniture only’ option)

Under Door Noise Blocker

Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy & Early Childhood: DC:0-5

The Worry Wars: An Anxiety Workbook for Kids and Their Helpful Adults! (Bulk)

Digging for Buried Treasure 2

Education & Prevention Needs

Fidget Toys (Bulk)

Stress Relief Stretchy Balls (Bulk)

General Office Needs

• Disinfectant spray

• Paper bowls

• Paper plates

Fayetteville Animal Services - Information on monetary donations may be found here, and they are in need of:

• Blankets/Towels (used is okay)

• Pet Carriers

• Canned Pet Food

• Newspapers

• Aluminum cans (by the trash bag)

• Office Supplies

• Bleach, Laundry Soap, Dish Soap, and Paper Towels

• Pet toys

Our lab is where business and creativity meet.

Come Join Us!

So please help support these amazing nonprofit organizations during Marketing Near Me’s 24-hour Marketing Experiment Extravaganza July 22-23. Watch our free live streams online and find out helpful hints on how to market your business or organization. Visit us during our Giving Social from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at our Fayetteville office, 4000 N. Frontage Road, drop off your donations, and let us take a selfie with you! We’re looking forward to meeting you and helping these incredibly worthy local nonprofits make a difference in our community.


If you’ve gotten this far into the blog you now have the privilege of knowing our official event name! Are you ready?


Official Event Name: 24 Hour marketing Experiment … Extravaganza benefiting northwest Arkansas’ charitable organizations helping our communities pull together their resources for the greater betterment of our society.

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