Kraus Marketing & Habitat For Humanity Charity Event

Kraus Marketing & Habitat For Humanity Present: “Giving Tuesday”

November 15th, 2014 — Morristown, NJ — On December 2nd, Kraus Marketing is holding a non-profit, donation raising, networking event at their offices located at 4 Spring Street, Morristown, NJ from 5:30-9:00pm.

The event is to raise money for the Morris Chapter of Habitat For Humanity. #GivingTuesday is a large social-media event that is taken place on December 2nd to help raise awareness about donating and giving back to those less fortunate. Kraus Marketing has partnered with Habitat for Humanity to help raise money and spread awareness about their mission.

The cost of the event is a $25 dollar donation done at the door or online at https://amplify.ampyourgood.com/user/campaigns/861. Space is limited and spots will only be held when accompanied by donation, so RSVP now to reserve your space today. Light fair and cocktails will be served. Companies interested in corporate sponsorship with Habitat for Humanity will be able to learn more during the event as well.

About Giving Tuesday: It’s a simple idea. Just find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to come together to give something more. Then tell everyone you can about how you are giving. Join us and be a part of a global celebration of a new tradition of generosity. (www.GivingTuesday.org)

About Habitat for Humanity: Through the work of Habitat, thousands of low-income families have found new hope in the form of affordable housing. Churches, community groups and others have joined together to successfully tackle a significant social problem―decent housing for all.

Today, Habitat has helped build or repair more than 800,000 houses and served more than 4 million people around the world. (www.Habitat.org)

About Kraus Marketing: Kraus Marketing is a full service marketing and advertising agency focused on tradition and digital media, web design, branding, SEO, PPC and social media. (www.KrausMarketing.com)

Media Contact:

Christopher Kerney

Office: (973) 998-5742

Cell: (862) 345-7474

CKerney@KrausMarketing.com

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Montclair Business Partnership To Host Charity & Networking Event

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Press Contact:

Christopher Kerney

(201) 407-7305

CKerney@KrausMarketing.com

Montclair Business Partnership To Host Charity & Networking Night

Morristown, New Jersey – October 8th, 2014 – On Thursday, October 23rd, the Montclair Business Partnership (MBP) is hosting a charity and networking night to raise money for the Human Needs Food Pantry. The event is being held at Just Jakes (30 Park Street, Montclair, New Jersey) from 6:00pm to 9:00pm with a $20 donation admission at the door.

The night of the event there will be a Chinese Auction including two tickets to the New Jersey Devils, a $100 gift basket and flat screen TV. With a donation, one ticket will be included and more can be purchased on site. All benefiting the Human Needs Food Pantry, a local non-profit organization in Montclair that provides food, clothing and other services to those in need in Montclair and neighboring communities in Essex County.

Sponsorships are available for any companies in the area looking to make a donation. Sponsorship starts at $100 dollars for a donation and includes 2 tickets for 2 people within the organization to attend the event. There will also be the sponsor’s logo on a banner, which will be displayed at the event. Checks can be made to cash or directly to the Human Needs Food Pantry.

Upon conclusion of the event, the Montclair Business Partnership will present the Human Needs Food Pantry with a large, ceremonial check.

For questions regarding sponsorships, feel free to call MBP’s co-founder, Joseph Giovannoli at (201) 693-1072.

About Montclair Business Partnership: The Montclair Business Partnership is a lead-generating group of professionals who aim to help the Montclair community through business growth and charitable acts of kindness.

About Human Needs Food Pantry: Since 1982, the Human Needs Food Pantry has provided food, clothing, and other services to people in need who live in Montclair and neighboring communities in Essex County. (www.HumanNeedsFoodPantry.org)

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Interviewing in the Digital Age

Yesterday,  I went on an interview for a new position. Before I went, the hr manager emailed me and said “please be sure to bring a portfolio with samples of your work.” This is a reasonable request as before a company hires you, they want to see what you’re made of. This caused me to come up with some advice to share for other people interviewing as I am:

1. Be different than your competitor. 

Like I mentioned, I was told to bring my portfolio of work. I did. I took it one step further though and I brought my iPad to supplement my work as well. Now, the hr manager was able to look at my writing samples (press releases, blog postings, etc.) through my portfolio. Thinking ahead though, I was able to show her the outdoor media campaign that I had created at one of my last jobs. The benefit of this is that she got to see the billboard in its bright colors and get a feel for what it looked like besides for it just being on paper. I was able to explain that this was a concept I created, took the initiative on and was able to run with. My prior company had never had an outdoor media campaign before and I got to showcase my work right off of their website.

2. Anticipate your future employers needs.

I was going for a social media/pr coordinator position. Before my interview, I checked out their press releases and different social media channels. During my interview, I mentioned that I had looked at them and I had some ideas on how I could improve the channels ROI and help create a bigger buzz for them. The hr manager then asked me what I would have done different. I told her that there was nothing I would do different, as the person who had this job held it for three years, left on good standing and I didn’t want to offend them. I mentioned that they built a great foundation and knowing myself, I explained the areas that I could help improve on and make them better for the company as a whole.

3. Why does this company stand out to you?

When interviewing with the hr manager, she mentioned to me that the company has a lot of “social responsibility” and they are very proud of that. I instinctively put my hand up to my chest and smiled and she noticed and said “social responsibility moves you, doesn’t it?” This was the perfect opening where I could talk about my philanthropy work that I did in college with Relay for Life, Centre County PAWS (the local animal shelter) and of course my work with THON (Penn State’s dance marathon that raises money for kids with cancer). I had also mentioned to her that I read about the environmental awards they had received for their outstanding work.

4. Get a personal feel from the interviewer.

I always remind my friends that interviews are a two-way street. Not only are you looking to start fresh but the company is also looking to add to their company as well. I remind friends that they need you as much as you need them. I also tell my friends to get a personal feel for the company. When the hr manager asked me “What questions do you have for me,” I responded with the usual questions about the job making sure I understood what was being asked of me. I went on to ask her “What do you like most about working here?” She seemed a little taking back as if no one had ever asked her that before. I said to her, “You’re my link to this company and I like to get a feel of what other people in the company think of where they work.” That made her smile and she was able to give me a lot of insight about the company. 

5. Always do a through follow-up.

I always make sure to ask for a business card or a method to follow up with. I know it sounds like an obvious point but I have friends who didn’t know that they should send a follow-up email or phone call to thank the interviewer for their time and to leave an impression. I always send an email with just some follow-up points on things we talked about and why I think I would be the right person for the job. I also always make sure to mention something in the interview that matters to me: i.e.- social responsibility, so that when the hr manager talks about me to the department head, she has something to say like “oh, he knew a lot about our environmental award and was excited to help bring that to the next level.”

What other advice would you offer those interviewing?

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DiagnosticWorks/Atlantic Imaging Group Breast Cancer Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact:

Christopher Kerney

(973) 451-8219

CKerney@DiagnosticWorks.com

DiagnosticWorks/Atlantic Imaging Group Hold 1st Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Day:

Whippany, New Jersey – October 29th, 2013 – On Friday, October 25th, DiagnosticWorks, LLC (DW), hand-in-hand with sister company Atlantic Imaging Group, LLC (AIG), held their first annual Breast Cancer Awareness Day. Dubbed “Pink Friday,” it was a time of celebration and remembrance. The two organizations teamed up for a slew of activities including a raffle, work area decorating contest and turning the office pink with balloons and other decorations.

Many items were raffled off as a result of generous donations by outside resources. Some of the groups that helped contribute to the raffle’s success were: Planet Fitness of Whippany, Nutrition Zone of Rockaway, Joe’s Crab Shack of Clifton and Blackthorn Restaurant of Parsippany. DW/AIG sends a big thank you to our friends at these locations as the raffle would not have been possible without their support.

The office was fully pinkified by employees wearing pink and sharing personal stories about their own or loved ones battle with the deadly disease. All money raised is being donated to breast cancer research, and as a company the office raised over $650 in donations.

When asked about the reason for the day, President Bill DeGasperis said “Honestly, to be a part of doing something that can help cure this disease is what anyone would do.” DeGasperis was humbled by the amount of support the office showed and can’t wait for next year!

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To see more pictures of the great cubes and the office decorations, please visit our blog at www.DiagnosticWorks.com. To find out more information about DiagnosticWorks or Atlantic Imaging Group, please call PR & Media Specialist, Christopher Kerney, at (973) 451-8219 or email him at CKerney@DiagnosticWorks.com