Spike Advertising Announces Recipient of Advertising Gone Good Grant

March 24, 2011 Mobius, News

Mobius Mentoring To Receive $50,000 in Marketing Services


Burlington, Vermont – March 24, 2011 – Spike Advertising has selected Mobius to receive one year’s worth of free marketing services –up to $50,000– with their “Advertising Gone Good” grant program.  Nearly 40 non-profits from around Vermont competed for the grant through a comprehensive RFP process.

“We are all impressed by the good work that Mobius does in the community,” said Ken Millman, President of Spike Advertising. “We are excited to apply a year of focused effort to help raise the profile of this relevant organization.”

“We are both honored and humbled to have been chosen by Spike for this opportunity,” said Andrea Torello, Executive Director of Mobius.  “In turn, we hope to use this generous gift to better serve the community and the mentoring programs we work with by finding more mentors for kids and creating that culture of mentoring that we all dream about.”

From the firms founding in 1998, Spike Advertising has enjoyed doing pro bono work for a variety of community organizations, including Vermont Children’s Trust Foundation, Boys and Girls Club of Burlington, and Recycle North. “Advertising Gone Good” developed out of Spike’s desire to have a more lasting effect by partnering with a single group for an extended period.

About Mobius

Mobius, a nonprofit that supports mentoring programs, based in Winooski, Vermont, was formed in 2003 in response to the growing rates of high-school dropouts and drug abuse among Chittenden County youth. Today, Mobius works with  fourteen mentoring programs in Chittenden County and a several programs in other areas of Vermont.  Mobius works to enhance public awareness of mentoring, recruits new mentors, trains new mentors, offers support to mentoring programs including finding funding.

About Spike Advertising

Spike is a compact company offering clever solutions for clients who understand that marketing is an investment in the success of their operation. Current clients include the Vermont Department of Tourism, Northfield Savings Bank, Timberlane Dental Group and Planned Parenthood of Northern New England.