New York, NY, April 04, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- BizBash, the leading trade media outlet for the event industry, has nominated New York City based event production company Sophist Productions and its cutting-edge mobile fundraising program called Text-to-Pledge for not one but two 2008 Biz Bash Event Style Awards.
On June 12th, 2007, Sophist Productions helped OneFamily Fund raise $330,000 in only 15 minutes for their benefit at The Pierre Hotel. The event's attendees, ranging in age from 13-65, all participated in Text-to-Pledge® by texting donations using their cell phones. Sophist broadcasted all of these messages and pledge amounts on screen in real time, creating a viral, competitive fundraising environment. All monies went to help Israel's victims of terror.
Sophist Productions Text-to-Pledge® Program was nominated in the following categories:
Best Fresh Idea - Awarded for the implementation of a pioneering, inventive idea that solved a problem or made an event especially effective.
Best Use Of Technology - Awarded for the effective use of new technology to improve an event or meeting.
Sophists involvement in the world of philanthropy is not just a business strategy. Sophist is determined to help Non Profit organizations raise the funds they require to do their often overlooked but essential work. According to Reed Baker, CEO of Sophist Productions, "We sleep better at night knowing that Sophist raises millions of dollars for charities. And we view our Text-to-Pledge® program as the most efficient and exciting new tool charity leaders can use to reach or exceed their fundraising goals."
Sophist's growing client roster includes UJA-Federation of New York, Jewish National Fund, One Family Fund, AABR, and the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship. Many notable organizations are poised to come on board in 2008.
About Sophist Productions
Sophist Productions is the New York based event production company introducing US event planners, venue owners, promoters, press, and attendees to its groundbreaking Branded Entertainment. Using unique capabilities, Sophist customizes live event experiences featuring a VJ spinning from a catalog of 7,000 music videos, incorporating hundreds of special effects, live feeds from the crowd, digital signage, and interactive on-screen text messaging. Adding visual and interactive components to the art of DJing has opened the door for significant marketing innovations in the event production space. Sophist communicates client key messages, expands mobile contact lists, and facilitates fundraising efforts all while entertaining an audience via a music video fueled VJ performance of the highest order. And because Sophist guarantees a superb entertainment experience, it can concentrate on working with clients to maximize event marketing potential and to achieve bottom line successes, effectively transforming audiovisual production and entertainment from an expense into a high-tech advertising medium or even a revenue stream.