Why We Continue To Host The Toys For Tots (T4T) Golf Tournament
Anyone who knows us at BURKE, knows that we love getting involved with the community and giving back. Our non-profit, A Big Heart Foundation, is hosting the Toys for Tots (T4T) Annual Golf Tournament for its ninth consecutive outing this year. It’s crazy to think that nine years have flown by, and next year will be a full decade! Like any event, once the golf tournament is over and everything is packed up, it’s back to the drawing board to start planning for next year’s tournament. From organizing our tee-off event in the spring, deciding on venues for our planning luncheons, reaching out to the community for raffle and auction item donations, to designing our sponsor awards and selecting shirt colors for the players and volunteers, every detail is reevaluated to make the next year better! Thankfully, we have amazing sponsors that continue to come back with their gracious help and support. With that being said, we would like to thank the following sponsors for their continued support throughout the years: Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, CalAtlantic Homes, SSI Schaefer, Century Contractors, Continental Tire, Curtiss-Wright Corporation, Kenny Color Lab, Lucky Clays Farm, Lucky Clays Fresh, Yadkin Bank, Carocon, Toys & Co., Elliott Davis Decosimo, SGL Group, Republic Services, UNC Charlotte, Cunningham Recreation, Wells Fargo Insurance Services and Anthony & Sylvan Pools. We hit the pavement hard every year in hopes of finding new sponsors to make the golf tournament bigger and better than the last. Over the last few years we have been fortunate to partner with even more like-minded area businesses like Bojangles’, Mellano & Company, Carolina Tree Care, SunBelt Packaging, Autobell, Epoch Universal, Cushman & Wakefield, Lake Printing, PMC Commercial Interiors and Insperity. The majority of proceeds raised at the tournament benefit the Marines Toys for Tots Foundation. Last year, working with the U.S. Marine Corps, we invited a group of children from Hope Haven to our partner toy store, Toys & Co., to shop for a Christmas they would never forget! Each child was given a $250 gift certificate to spend on toys of their choice. Moments like these are what propel us forward year after year. Through the generosity of our sponsors, we have also been able to support a few other charitable foundations in the Charlotte area that benefit children: Arby’s Foundation, Classroom Central, Project 658, Servants With A Heart, Supportive Housing Communities and The Sand Box. We are extremely grateful for the continuous support that we receive year after year and look forward to another nine years of giving back!
BURKE Stays Ahead Of The Digital Revenue Curve
In the Charlotte Business Journal’s August 2016 issue, BURKE was asked to provide their thoughts on digital driving growth across advertising agency disciplines. CBJ’s article cited Advertising Age’s statistic that digital as an advertising agency discipline captured 41.3% of U.S. agency revenue in 2015. In comparison to this report, BURKE’s revenue for digital platforms and media was at 67%. Of the agencies quoted in the article, BURKE’s digital revenue percentage was second only to Wray Ward with 71%. Jack Burke, President and CCO of BURKE, was quoted in the Charlotte Business Journal stating “Digital media is an integral part of most of our customer targeted marketing campaigns…” BURKE continues to stay current and on the cutting edge of technology by providing digital services to their clients, such as Responsive Web Development and Design, 4K Digital Video, Animation, Virtual Reality, E-Blasts, SEO, PPC, Online Banner ads and Social Media Management.
Showcase Baseball Academy Gets A New Responsive Website Created By BURKE
BURKE redesigned Showcase Baseball Academy’s website by making it responsive and having their payment process more manageable and mobile-friendly. Now every visitor can pay on-the-go from anywhere with their mobile device. The site is now easier to navigate and the content is more detailed. All of the events are laid out from team practices to tryouts. Visitors will never miss any event with the new, organized layout. BURKE added in detailed information about every player’s standings and news with their baseball career. Users can now easily follow everything they need to know about Showcase Baseball Academy. More About Showcase Baseball Academy SBA is a Youth Development Program and College Baseball/Softball Preparatory Academy. From seven years old to College student-athlete, SBA introduces life values inherent in the game of baseball. Values like passion, integrity and teammates are the foundation of the SBA youth development fulfillment’s. Our First Base Program lays the foundation for our Youth Development mission as our College Preparatory Program helps all student-athletes have a place to develop, train and enhance their academic and baseball/softball skills through value innovation and the highest level of instruction. To learn more about Showcase Baseball Academy, visit their site at www.showcasebaseballacademy.com.
BURKE Builds New Responsive Website for Play 4 ALL
BURKE created a new and engaging logo, website, banner, and flyer for Play 4 ALL to help broaden their brand awareness. The new Play 4 ALL website is responsive, making it easy for users to access and navigate the site anytime, anywhere from their mobile device. Recreating the Play 4 ALL website will help its users fully understand the mission behind Play 4 ALL, while simultaneously allowing more people to become part of the Play 4 ALL movement. (more…)