Protect America's Pay It Forward Challenge at the University of South Alabama Won by Student Group "Odd Goat Agency"

Odd Goat Agency, a student advertising team, wins the 2014 Protect America Pay It Forward Challenge at the University of South Alabama

Mobile, AL (PRWEB) April 29, 2014

The University of South Alabama and home security giant Protect America have announced this year's winner of the charitable communications project "Pay It Forward" as student team Odd Goat Agency. The Pay It Forward Challenge tasks Advertising student groups with seeking local nonprofit organizations who they take as a client for an entire semester. The student agencies perform advertising, marketing, public relations and communications work for the charities and present their work for consideration at the end of the semester.

Odd Goat Agency’s nonprofit client was Mulherin Home, providing 24 hour/365 day residential care for individuals with developmental disabilities in a loving home-like environment, with an emphasis on quality of life. Odd Goat Agency focused on personifying and humanizing the Mulherin Home brand with real employees and residents with a campaign called “Anchored by Love”. The students executed a fundraising event and also created a promotional video for Mulherin Home.

University of South Alabama Department of Communication Chair Jim Aucoin, speaking at the Pay It Forward awards ceremony, said "What concluded was amazing. One of the things students learned was humility and they learned compassion. It was a very good experience and I am very proud of them."

In total, all 5 student agencies at the University of South Alabama helped raise $9,279 for their charity clients and gained 1,757 social media users for the nonprofit brands.

About Pay It Forward

Not only is Protect America committed to the protection of communities, the company is passionate about improving the quality of life within them. The Pay It Forward Challenge has been designed to create a learning experience for students while creating a charitable platform for worthwhile local organizations. The Pay It Forward Challenge is the company’s way of giving back to the community and also the future homeowners of America. Since 2011, the Pay It Forward Challenge has tasked marketing and advertising students at major universities with helping local charitable organizations raise funds and awareness. In 2014, the Pay It Forward Challenge was implemented at Michigan State University, the University of Florida and the University of South Alabama.

About Protect America, Inc.

Protect America is an Austin, Texas-based provider of wireless home security systems that employs approximately 400 people. Since the company’s founding in 1992, Protect America has secured over 400,000 American homes. Protect America is part of the Rockbridge Growth Equity family of companies that includes the Cleveland Cavaliers and Quicken Loans. Protect America offers affordable security solutions customizable to every home. Call 1-800-951-5190 to speak with a Protect America home security expert about an interactive wireless alarm system.