V.I.B.E. Grant

V.I.B.E. (VENTURE TO IGNITE BLACK ENTREPRENEURSHIP) CREATIVE MARKETING GRANT.

With this grant, a collection of local creative agencies & media companies will be helping local Black-led New Orleans businesses bolster their marketing and give their business a push in the right direction.

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WHAT CAN I EXPECT WITH THIS GRANT?

You will receive the following items, with the launch of your campaign.

  • $5,000 in paid digital advertising budget, spent on your behalf, over two months.
  • Two months of management of one of the below services:
    1. Google Ads
    2. Facebook & Instagram
    3. LinkedIn
  • Video production package courtesy of ComfyStone Films, including:
    • Full 1 – 2 minute video production piece
    • Additional edits for social media usage.
  • One written article about the company and its services, featured on TalkDatNOLA.com and The New Orleans Agenda ($1,150 value)
  • 10 radio slots/month for two months on WTDN iRadio ($3,000 value)
  • 1000 banner ad impressions on TalkDatNOLA.com
  • One video/audio feature on ‘The Blueprint’ podcast
  • 2-hour photoshoot at your business, provided courtesy of Catchfire Productions
  • 15-second animation produced by Online Optimism

Your business will own all assets, including photography, video, and animations, produced through the grant.

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REQUIREMENTS FOR GRANT

As most business owners may already know, a marketing campaign can include a number of different strategies that you can learn about here. Our marketing grant seeks to cover whichever strategy works best given what industry your business is in. To be chosen for this grant your business has to provide the following:

  • Employer Identification Number (EIN).
  • The business must be at least 51% owned by Black business people.
  • The business must be located and function solely in the New Orleans metro area.
  • Your business must have between 5-50 employees (including the owner/s)
  • The business must have been in operation since 2017 or earlier.
  • Research into what marketing strategies you think will help your business the best.

APPLICATIONS WILL BE OPEN FROM AUGUST 20TH – SEPTEMBER 14TH, 2020. THE WINNER WILL BE NOTIFIED ON SEPTEMBER 28TH, 2020. ALL SERVICES WILL BE PERFORMED BETWEEN OCTOBER 2ND, 2020 AND DECEMBER 23RD, 2020.

READ WTDN NEWS ARTICLE ABOUT THE GRANT AND PARTNERING AGENCIES WHO'RE PROVIDING THE GRANT.

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