St. Petersburg Advertising Agency Takes on First Friday in Q2

Tampa Bay, FLA (April 23, 2019) – Evolve & Co, a full service advertising agency located in downtown St. Petersburg, was commissioned by The Breakfast Optimist Club to be the social media voice for the brand in the second quarter of 2019.

The Breakfast Optimist Club (BOC) reached out to Evolve & Co after observing the various work on campaigns with other local business located on the 200 block including The Oyster Bar, Crafty Squirrel, and DTSP St. Patrick’s Day Block Party. The organization commissioned Evolve & Co to create fresh graphic designs and extend the social media audience. The local ad agency will be working closely with the team of the BOC to curate a creative and effective social media strategy to help convey the message for First Friday.

Since taking over the social media account in mid-March, Evolve & Co has increased page likes by 166%, post engagement by 210%, and post reach by 1353% on Facebook. The ad agency was responsible for the April First Friday event launch and outreach on the social platform; the event reach a total 6.7K people. Evolve & Co plans to continue to use a mixed method of both organic content and reach and strategic ad platform management through Facebook.

“We are thrilled to be working with the Breakfast Optimist Club and partners on a program that is near and dear to St. Petersburg. It’s an honor to be the social media voice and creative agency for  First Friday”, said Lisa Williams, President of Evolve & Co.

For more information on future events:

May 3rd | Cinco de Mayo | Altos Tequila & Dos Equis

June 7th | Summer Splash | Malibu Rum & Leinenkugel Summer Shandy

Evolve & Co is a team of brand, reputation, research and digital strategists who drive award-winning creative communication strategies. Evolve & Co is the firm behind The State Theatre logo design, and has been the social media, design, and press partners for many area businesses and organizations including Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas, Pet Pal, CASA, American Cancer Society, Children’s Cancer Center, Sea Dog Brewing, Johns Hopkins, Heels to Heel, Tampa Bay Watch, Oyster Bar, Crafty Squirrel, Nueva Cantina and many more.

First Friday has been a St Pete traditional for almost a decade, hosted every first Friday on the month. The popular block party features live performances by locally and nationally recognized bands, dancing and street performers, specials on food and drinks from the surrounding businesses, and exciting vendors for nearly 3,000 people who attend every month. The well-known Tampa Bay radio station Q105 also makes an appearance at each event.

Although First Friday is a celebration, the BOC takes the opportunity to support the community. The organization ensures that net proceeds from each event are funneled back into the community, specifically supporting youth education and children’s health. Previous beneficiaries and programs include Ronald McDonald House, Pack A Sack, Salvation Army, Junior Golf Championship, Internet Safety, Fish-A-Thon, and Citizen of the Month Awards.

FIRST FRIDAY ST PETE:  First Friday St. Pete is a showcase for the great bands, great drinks, and great food that makes St Pete Florida’s most exciting city. Held on the first Friday of every month, the downtown block party is free admission and open to all ages and families. Net proceeds from each event benefits charitable efforts, with a focus on youth education and children’s health.

THE BREAKFAST OPTIMIST CLUB: The Breakfast Optimist Club is a voluntary organization of civic-minded men and women banding together in the modern tradition of progressive thought and action in community service. The Optimist Club carries the motto, ”Friend of Youth”; optimists conduct positive service projects which reach five million young people each year.

EVOLVE & CO: Evolve & Co is a full-service advertising agency located in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. The company is a collective of brand strategists and creatives, specializing in the lifestyle vertical. The firm is located at 475 Central Avenue Suite M7, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701.



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