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October 20, 2016

Atlanta Advertising Agency Lends Expertise to Second Annual 48in48 Event

BKV has signed on as sponsor and volunteer for the upcoming marketing event benefiting Atlanta-based nonprofits.

48in48 BKV advertising

After a successful inaugural event in 2015, Atlanta-based ad agency, BKV helps 48in48 prepare for their second annual web development event benefiting Atlanta-based nonprofits.  Co-Founders, Jeff Hilmire, CEO of Dragon Army and Adam Walker, CEO of Sideways8 have created a 48 hour event that creates 48 custom websites for 48 local nonprofits free of charge. Developers, designers, copywriters and projects managers volunteer their efforts to create custom Wordpress sites to engage more donors. The Atlanta event will take place at General Assembly in Ponce City Market, October 21—23, 2016.

Along with their custom website, the selected nonprofit organizations will also receive free training in Google Grants, social media and content strategy. They also receive a year of free website hosting, a custom blog post and the potential to receive additional marketing budget. Totaling around $25,000 worth of services for each nonprofit.

For the second year in a row, BKV will be sponsoring, volunteering and also providing the post-event training.

The nonprofits chosen for this program represent some of the most respected and innovative charities currently working in the Atlanta market“Our passion for nonprofits is an important component of the BKV culture, so we are honored to have the opportunity to again support 48in48. The nonprofits chosen for this program represent some of the most respected and innovative charities currently working in the Atlanta market, and we take great pleasure in helping them with their marketing challenges,” states Virginia Doty, BKV Director of Marketing. 

BKV has a 35 year history of working with some of the world’s most beloved nonprofits including March of Dimes, American Red Cross, Wounded Warrior Project and Greenpeace. Drawing on this accumulated knowledge, the agency’s volunteers will help create effective sites as well as a strategy to drive conversions and donations for the participating nonprofits. The agency’s volunteers include developers, designers, project managers, account executives, social media planners, SEO and SEM strategists and copywriters.

BKV will not only be sponsoring and volunteering at the event, but has also lent a helping hand in preparation and planning leading up to the October event.

If you are interested in volunteering for 48in48, please visit


About 48in48 
48in48 is a nonprofit built by a team of passionate individuals all working to provide creative services to nonprofits. The event was piloted in Atlanta in 2015 and has extended to New York in 2016. Current sponsors include: Dragon Army, Sideways8, 352 Inc., Arby’s, BKV, Choose ATL, Delta, DigitasLBi, Friendly Human, General Assembly, Google fiber, Hypepotamus, Mailchimp, Moxie, Npressive, LexisNexis and more. With the help of designers, developers, creatives and sponsors, 48 custom websites will be built for 48 nonprofits in 48 hours. For more information on 48in48, to volunteer or sponsor the event, visit


About BKV

BKV is an Atlanta-based full-service direct and digital advertising agency specializing in using data-driven strategies that make brands work harder. BKV’s client portfolio includes local, national and global brands. The agency provides digital and traditional media services, as well as creative, web development, email marketing, CRM, SEO, social media, digital PR, direct mail, DRTV, database management, analytics and data modeling. For more information, visit BKV is a part of which has offices in Atlanta, New York, Chicago and Princeton, NJ.