Jill to the Rescue.
Jill Collins, video production manager, animal lover, and all around nice
person came to the rescue of a hurt and abandoned baby Blue Jay this
Jill was walking to work when she spotted a baby Blue Jay on the steps of
Snyder Memorial Church in Downtown Jacksonville. Disheveled and hobbling
around on a broken leg (awww), Jill knew then that she had to take action if
“Snyder” were to survive. She thought quick, hustled to the agency, picked
up a pair of Hatch Protective Gloves (a Dalton client) and went to retrieve
the little guy.
After gently picking up the bird, she put Snyder in box and brought him back
to the agency. After trying unsuccessfully to give him water and feed it
Alpo (yes, Alpo), Jill made calls to find help. Jill immediately contacted
No More Homeless Pets, an organization Jill supports, and they directed her
to Riverside Animal Hospital who agreed to take in the little Jay.
Thanks to Jill’s efforts, the prognosis for Snyder is good. It’s nice to
have people like Jill at the Dalton Agency.
We never knew any better. But they do now.
By Kevyn Faulkenberry, VP, Executive Creative Director – Digital
I was fortunate to attend an AMIN conference in Cambridge recently that focused on all the changes digital is bringing to the world of communications. As always, it was a really rewarding time due to the nature of being able to let down your guard and share, ask questions and offer solutions to our peers at other AMIN agencies.
MOCA Jacksonville Unveils ‘Voice of the People’
The Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville (MOCA), a cultural resource of the University of North Florida, is unveiling Voice of the People at MOCA, May 27, 2010 with a special reception from 6-8pm.
Voice of the People is an annual program, sponsored by the Chartrand Foundation, that invites students from a select Duval County school to share their reactions to MOCA’s artwork with the community. The students invited tour the Permanent Collection at MOCA, and write their reactions to the artwork. The typical students targeted are those who face more challenges than most children in Jacksonville, and otherwise would not have the exposure to visual arts. These reactions are then recorded and act as in-house audio guides at MOCA.
This year, the fourth grade students of S.P. Livingston Elementary School will become the stars of MOCA’s in-house audio guides. After writing their reactions, they will join for group recording sessions to tape their collected reflections on the artwork. MOCA will showcase these fully-produced audio guides in the museum’s galleries available via cell phone or a podcast.
You are invited to join the students of S.P. Livingston on May 27, 2010 from 6-8p.m. at MOCA, along with their parents and teachers, for a special reception dedicated to their hard work. They will be the first to hear their commentaries presented on audio as official studio tour guides here at MOCA.
“This program is a unique way that we can reach these ever-appreciative students in Duval County,” says Deborah Broder, Director of MOCA. “The results demonstrate how effectively art can be used as an educational tool and engage entire families in the process.”
The results, as measured by the teachers:
•Improved critical-thinking skills among 100% of the participants.
•Improved verbal skills and creative expression among 100% of the participants.
•Elevated self-awareness and self-esteem in every single participant.
•And measurably higher FCAT scores in writing.
“It’s the art and the cultural experience that enables them to do all this,” states Broder. “This program is another way for us to assist in the education of our future leaders, artists and teachers.”
The Dalton Agency is proud to help MOCA share the arts with Northeast Florida.
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress honors Central Florida’s Most Marvelous Mom
The Dalton Orlando office would like to recognize and congratulate Lori Seay
for being nominated Central Florida’s Most Marvelous Mom! Fox 35 Orlando
and the legendary Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress teamed up to honor the
wonderful mothers throughout Central Florida by searching for “Central
Florida’s Most Marvelous Mom.” Fox 35 viewers were encouraged to submit
essays explaining why the mothers were deserving of the title
Central Florida’s Best Mom. After the contest was narrowed down to three
finalist, each of whom were awarded a honorary brunch at the Hyatt Regency
Grand Cypress, Lori was recognized as Central Florida’s Most Marvelous Mom
and won a weekend of luxury at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress.
Introducing the Newest Member of the Dalton McTeam!
Stephanie Allen is the newest member of the McDonald’s Team at Dalton. She will focus on target marketing for the Jacksonville and Orlando offices. Before joining us at Dalton, Stephanie worked at Clear Channel radio as a producer and host for WSOL and WJBT. She also served as the Community Affairs Director for both stations for five years.
The Florida A&M University broadcast journalism graduate has more than 10 years of media and community relations experience and is a great fit for this position. Welcome to the Dalton team Stephanie!
Dalton Goes Red For Women
Heart disease: the number one killer of women. Go Red For Women is the American Heart Association’s (AHA) nationwide movement that celebrates the energy, passion and power we have as women to band together and wipe out heart disease.
A few of us Daltonites were honored to attend the First Coast Go Red for Women Luncheon. Dr. Annabelle Santos Volgman, Oprah’s cardiologist was the first speaker. Interjecting humor into a deadly topic, she impressed us with her expertise and provided preventative steps to lower risks of this lethal disease.
Dave Josserand, former AHA Chairman & Jo Ann Stephens
The Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer Hosts First Open House of 2010
The Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer held its first Open House of 2010 this past Saturday. The event served as the perfect opportunity for attendees to meet walkers, sponsors, crew and staff, and hear how the organization has raised $6.6 million for the metro-Atlanta breast cancer community.
More than 500 Community Members Attended “Marty 5K” to Benefit Children of Critically Ill Adults
The inaugural Marty 5K walk/run and 1 mile Fun Run was held this past Saturday where it successfully raised funds and awareness for Memories of Love, a non-profit service organization that helps families with young children and a parent facing a life-threatening illness create happy memories.
Sulzbacher’s Home Team Hits a Home Run
Thanks to the Sulzbacher Center’s Home Team, a group of kids got to see one of Jacksonville’s home teams in person.
The Home Team, the young professionals group of The Sulzbacher Center, took some youngsters from the Center to a Jacksonville Suns game this past Tuesday night! (more…)
Employee of the Month: Melissa Loeffelholz
Employee of the Month Melissa Loeffelholz
Everyone at the Dalton Agency wears plenty of hats.
That’s especially true for Melissa Loeffelholz.
Her ability to handle a variety of jobs for a plethora of clients is what landed Melissa Employee of the Month honors. Whether it’s managing a job for BluWave Video or helping with one of the Agency’s Pro Bono clients, Melissa always manages to deliver. She has worked with the agency for 2 years and is now the BluWave Video Project Manager. Her other clients include Incentex, Gottlieb, MOCA and the 26.2 with Donna.
Melissa also serves as the chairperson of Dalton’s birthday planning committee. When one of her fellow co-workers is commemorating his or her special day, Melissa is always sure to provide one of her famous Fun-fetti birthday cakes and colorful decorations for that person’s office!
Congratulations, Melissa! Keep up the good work!