The Rebecca Gordon Group Has Been Named a Finalist for the 2013 Cable Advertising Bureau’s Creative Commercial Production Awards

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Earlier this year, the Rebecca Gordon Group, in cooperation with OnMedia, produced a video for Missouri Public School Advocates. We were pretty thrilled with how the video turned out, but we are even more thrilled to announce that the video has been nominated as a finalist for the 2013 Cable Advertising Bureau’s Creative Commercial Production Awards!

The video encouraged participants to submit short videos about what they love about Missouri public schools, and the winning video received an iPad mini and $1,000 for the Missouri public school of his or her choice. OnMedia did a fantastic job shooting and editing the video. Big shout outs to Jay Pelzer, Janette Scott and Jessica Bargate for their awesome work.

The awards for Creative Commercial Production honor excellence in locally produced cable spots that use an innovative theme or approach to meet a client’s needs. They recognize the best total communications/production values designed and implemented by a local system, interconnect or sales rep firm. Winners will be announced during a live webinar on Friday, September 27th.

 

 

 

“I Am Missouri Public Schools” Video Contest

For the past few weeks, we have been working tirelessly on launching a video contest for the Missouri Public School Advocates. The contest encourages participants to submit short videos about what they love about Missouri public schools. The winner receives an iPad mini and $1,000 for the Missouri public school of his or her choice.

In order to promote and launch the contest, we helped produce the video above. If you watch until the end, Rebecca even makes a surprise guest appearance! We wrote the script and organized the video shoot at an elementary school. OnMedia did a fantastic job shooting and editing the video. Big shout outs to Jay Pelzer, Janette Scott and Jessica Bargate for their awesome work.

We also designed the graphics to promote the contest and set up the contest page on the MPSA Facebook page, using a platform called Offerpop. Deadline for entires is April 22.

Missouri Public School Advocates Launch

We have been working closely with the Missouri Public School Advocates for several months now. We designed their website and currently help run their Facebook and Twitter accounts. Today, we were thrilled to help them officially launch their organization to the media with the following press release:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELASE:

Distinguished Missouri Educators Form Advocacy Organization to Support Missouri Public Schools

(Jefferson City, Mo.) March 6, 2013 — Based on recent census data, 85 to 90 percent of children enrolled in kindergarten through 12th grade in Missouri attend public schools. And yet, the public schools are in constant danger of being underfunded.

The Missouri Public School Advocates was founded to be a strong advocate for those students and schools, inform the public about threats to public education funding and to tell the success stories of Missouri’s public schools. For example, ACT scores and high school graduation rates in Missouri are going up, while the dropout rate is steadily declining.

Missouri Public School Advocates is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to ensure the stability and strength of Missouri public schools. It was formed by a group of distinguished Missouri educators.

The Missouri Public School Advocates Board of Directors is comprised of:

  • Gary Sharpe, President, former Executive Director of the Missouri Council of School Administrators
  • Jim Ritter, Vice-President, retired Columbia Public Schools Superintendent
  • Peggy Cochran, Secretary, former Missouri National Education Association Executive Director
  • Carole Kennedy, Treasurer, former President of the National Association of Elementary School Principals
  • Orlo Shroyer, former Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
  • Dan Colgan, retired St. Joseph Public Schools Superintendent
  • Jim Kreider, former Speaker of the Missouri House of Representatives and current Executive Director of the Missouri Retired Teachers Association
  • John Cary, current St. Louis Special School District Superintendent
  • Jim Dunn, former President of the National School Public Relations Association
  • Tom Cummings, retired North Kansas City Public Schools Superintendent
  • Sara Lampe, former teacher and principal, former state representative from Springfield, and advocate for at-risk students
  • Carl Peterson, businessman and former school board member in Ferguson-Florissant School District
  • Sue Magruder, former elementary school teacher and college educator

Sharpe states, “The association will recruit members throughout the state of Missouri and is open to anyone who is a supporter of the public schools.  We plan to tell the public the story about the achievements of Missouri public schools and the present crisis regarding state funding for public schools. We plan to advocate strongly for the state to support the public schools and to oppose the state’s involvement in the privatization of the delivery of education services to students through vouchers, charters, and tax credits. We are completely non-partisan but do plan to recruit public school supporters to run for public office.”

The organization is seeking opportunities to speak to interested groups to further explain their mission and to invite individuals to join. To contact Missouri Public School Advocates for a program or to become a member:

1) Call Gary Sharpe at 573-230-3388 or email at garydsharpe@gmail.com, or

2) Contact any member of the board, or

3) Visit the MPSA website at www.mopublicschooladvocates.org.