Pop up public relations company jack + bill has announced the winners in their initiative to identify emerging talent and support Pozible crowdfunding projects with their agency. The competition was announced this past July and the finale event was held last week in Melbourne where 5 competing short listed projects pitch their concepts. The event was held at the Pozible office with a crowd of 100 in attendance. Each competing group took turns pitching with an industry panel there to judge and select the winners. Judges included; ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼Roger Box (BBDO), Isabelle Oderberg (Social Media Lead – Red Cross), Mark Cameron (Working Three), and Peter Kent (Porter Novelli Melbourne).
“It never ceases to amaze us to see the originality and great initiatives that community members crowdfund on Pozible. And it’s incredible when you see a room full of people who want to see these great ideas get off the ground.”
Peter Kent said of the competition;
“The campaigns we saw tonight were all inspiring and deserving in their way. It’s a shame we can’t support them all.”
- Foster Care Association of Victoria: jack + bill will help FCAV win the funding to develop the tools they need to address urgent shortcomings in foster care.
- Bike Cabs: Convenient, sustainable and potentially a quicker mode of transport, Bike Cabs believe in a less congested and more accessible Melbourne CBD. jack + bill will help grow Bike Cabs from concept to reality.
- Bamboo Monkey: Bamboo Monkey is an emerging label that sources environmentally sustainable bamboo to create a silky soft clothing. jack + bill is tasked with helping Bamboo Monkey get the funds to expand its brand and product line.
jack + bill is an offshoot of Porter Novelli Melbourne. The name is derived from founders Jack Porter and Bill Novelli. jack + bill was launched in 2011 to support emerging fashion design talents by contributing pro-bono pr support. jack + bill is led by co-founder Mandy Griffith.