Medtronic Foundation: Client Profile
Medtronic is passionate about improving the health of people and communities throughout the world, and the Foundation reflects that passion. The Medtronic Foundation focuses its energy on improving the health of people with chronic diseases, educating future generations of scientific innovators, and enhancing the communities where we live and work.
Medtronic Foundation: Save-A-Life Simulator
Medtronic Save-A-Life Simulator
Sudden cardiac arrest has become the leading cause of death in the United States. To educate people on how to respond if they witness someone collapse, we created the Save-a-Life Simulator, an online experience that lets users make virtual life-or-death choices and teaches the proper steps to follow. In just a few short months, the Save-a-Life Simulator has received 2.5 million unique visits, educating people all over the world so real lives will be saved.
Exponent PR Wins Medtronic Foundation Assignment
MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 1, 2010 - Medtronic Foundation has selected Exponent PR, the public relations division of Colle+McVoy, as its public relations partner to support the Foundation’s flagship project.
The project brings together prominent health organizations to reduce the country’s leading cause of death, sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). While SCA kills more than 300,000 Americans each year, the survival rate of 8 percent has not improved in three decades.
"Exponent PR impressed us and stood out by crafting a cohesive campaign of action that we are confident will contribute to the project’s goal of saving many lives," said Rich Fischer, global communications director, Medtronic Foundation.
Exponent PR has the significant task of not just increasing public awareness of effective SCA response, but also helping generate action by the public and medical professionals.
"We are humbled at the responsibility of providing the public relations force behind what is a historic and unprecedented project that is intended to save thousands of lives," said Tom Lindell, managing director for Exponent PR. "Our team will draw upon its deep healthcare experience and strong abilities in integrated cause marketing to help the Medtronic Foundation make a difference."
C+M Hires And Promotes Within Creative Department
MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 30, 2010 - Colle+McVoy announced today the addition of three employees and promotions for six others in its creative department. Recently, Colle+McVoy announced the expansion of the interactive and account service departments to meet growth in new business and current accounts. New clients include Dorel Recreational/Leisure, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, Old Navy, Explore Minnesota Tourism, Medtronic Foundation and Regis Corp. The new hires include:
- Harlo Petoskey has been hired as senior information and user experience architect. Petoskey has extensive brand experience that includes the University of Minnesota, Thomson Reuters, General Mills, HBO, Dell, Disney and Buick.
- Aaron Purmort has been hired as senior interactive designer. Purmort has considerable brand experience, including Microsoft, Target, Best Buy, General Mills and American Standard.
- Josh Van Patter has been hired as editor. Van Patter previously worked with brands that include Motorola, Journeys, Oppenheimer Funds and the University of Minnesota.
The six promotions include:
- Kristen Evanoff, promoted to director of creative output.
- John Neerland, promoted to associate creative director.
- Chris Peters, promoted to senior art producer and photographer.
- Lindsey Aho, promoted to senior designer.
- Micah Dahl, promoted to editor.
- Nina Orezzoli, promoted to senior art director.
"The creative group at Colle+McVoy comprises diverse talent with a big appetite for client success," said Mike Caguin, executive creative director, Colle+McVoy. "We could not be more excited to kick off a new year with our expanded and energized team."
Photos available upon request.
New Account Service Hires Latest In Rapid Expansion At C+M
MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 3, 2010 - Colle+McVoy announced today the addition of nine new employees to its account service team to meet the rapid growth of current accounts and new business. This latest round of hires follows the expansion of the interactive team and in other areas. Recent new clients include Dorel Recreational/Leisure, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, Old Navy, Explore Minnesota Tourism, Medtronic Foundation and Regis Corp. The new hires include:
- Rob Hagemann has been hired as account director. Hagemann has a lengthy history of accomplishments with several General Mills brands and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina.
- Nat Jungerberg has been hired as account supervisor. Jungerberg has considerable brand experience that includes work for Best Buy, Great Clips, Macy’s, Microsoft, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell.
- Josh Thompson has been hired as account supervisor. Thompson has extensive business-to-business brand experience with previous accounts that include Pfizer Animal Health and Cargill Animal Nutrition.
- Sarah Biggerstaff has been hired as senior account executive. She has previous experience with several General Mills brands.
- Sarah Markel has been hired as account executive. Markel previously worked on consumer brands at Target Corp.
- Casie Cook has been hired as assistant account executive. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota.
- Amanda Goplen has been hired as assistant account executive. She has experience in agriculture business.
- Ryan Sadeghi has been hired as assistant account executive. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California and recently worked on the SuperValu brand.
- Matt Stengel has been hired as assistant account executive. Previously, he worked on accounts such as the Chicago Museum of Science & Industry, University of Notre Dame, Thomson Reuters, Ecolab, Minnesota Vikings and Mayo Clinic.
"Our success is the product of the phenomenal talent of our employees," said Stacy Janicki, director of account management, Colle+McVoy. "These new team members share our vision and passion for client success."
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C+M Named AOR For Dorel Recreational/Leisure Segment
MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 26, 2010 - Today Colle+McVoy was named global advertising agency of record for Dorel Industries Inc.’s (TSX: DII.B, DII.A) Recreational/Leisure segment, a worldwide leader and innovator in high-end and enthusiast bicycles and sports apparel, including the Cannondale, Schwinn, GT, Mongoose, IronHorse and SUGOi brands. The agency will lead global strategic and creative development of integrated programs across all traditional and nontraditional mediums targeted to consumers, independent bike dealers, mass merchants and sporting goods retailers.
"As Dorel Recreational/Leisure grows, we need a best-in-class partner to help us continue to evolve and maintain the relevance of our iconic consumer brands," said Andrew Coccari, CMO Global Marketing, Dorel Recreational/Leisure segment. "Colle+McVoy’s passion for bicycling is evident in their work with groups like Bikes Belong. Their consumer-centric focus toward building beloved lifestyle brands is tried and true, and their appreciation for the dynamics and pace of this industry is unparalleled."
"Enthusiast lifestyles are a core focus and expertise of ours. It’s an honor to partner with Dorel Recreational/Leisure to advance the growth of its iconic brand portfolio," said Christine Fruechte, president and CEO, Colle+McVoy.
This substantial AOR assignment is the latest win by Colle+McVoy, which was also awarded new business recently from Old Navy, Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort, Medtronic Foundation, Explore Minnesota Tourism, Regis Corporation, General Mills, Land O’Lakes and Nestlé Purina.