SOURCE: HelpsGood

HelpsGood

April 03, 2012 14:53 ET

United Way and Ad Council Select HelpsGood for "LIVE UNITED" Social Media Campaign

HelpsGood to Develop Strategies to Inspire People to Give, Advocate and Volunteer

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 3, 2012) - United Way and the Ad Council selected HelpsGood, a leading social media agency, to develop and implement strategies in support of their LIVE UNITED campaign. The campaign's focus is to mobilize communities to give, advocate and volunteer to improve the building blocks of a good life and advance the common good. Launched in 2008, LIVE UNITED inspires and encourages people to partner with United Way by becoming more involved in their own communities. The campaign focuses on education, income, and health.

HelpsGood will develop an overarching strategy for the campaign across United Way Worldwide. Collaborating with the Ad Council, HelpsGood will outreach to bloggers, grow United Way's social networks and create a social media toolkit for ongoing implementation.

"We're thrilled that this is the first social media program the Ad Council has coordinated on behalf of the LIVE UNITED campaign," said Ellyn Fisher, the Ad Council's VP of Public Relations and Social Media. "While United Way is already active in social media, I'm confident HelpsGood will help further develop their growing communities."

"We're excited to help shape United Way's social media strategy as it develops into a truly social organization," said Michael Bellavia, HelpsGood's President.

About United Way
United Way (http://www.UnitedWay.org) is a global network in 40 countries, including nearly 1,200 local US organizations that advance the common good, creating opportunities for a better life for all by focusing on the three key building blocks of education, income and health. United Way recruits the people and organizations who bring the passion, expertise and resources needed to get things done. LIVE UNITED® is a call to action to become part of the change through giving, advocating or volunteering.

About The Advertising Council
The Ad Council (http://www.AdCouncil.org) is a private, non-profit that marshals talent from the advertising and communications industries, the facilities of the media, and the resources of the business and non-profit communities to produce, distribute and promote public service campaigns on behalf of non-profits and government agencies.

About HelpsGood
HelpsGood (http://www.HelpsGood.com) is a full-service digital agency using social media to generate social good. HelpsGood cause marketing clients include the Ad Council, Bedsider and Save the Children.

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