Arts Brookfield and Phil & Co. Featured at 2015 Cause Marketing Forum, Lead Panel: Trend Track: The Expanding World of Cause

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Arts Brookfield’s Global Art Set Free Campaign, Created by Phil & Co., to be Showcased at Cause Marketing’s Premier Annual Event, May 27-28, 2015 in Chicago

Arts Brookfield, acclaimed for presenting hundreds of exciting cultural experiences for free worldwide on behalf of its parent company Brookfield, and Phil & Co., the New York City marketing and communications agency, announce they will participate in the 2015 Cause Marketing Forum (CMF) in Chicago, May 27-28. Arts Brookfield’s global Art Set Free campaign, created by Phil & Co. to raise awareness and understanding of the Arts Brookfield brand and mission in celebration of the program’s 25th anniversary, will be showcased at the conference, themed “Where Purpose Meets Profit.”

Debra Simon, vice president and artistic director of Arts Brookfield, Brookfield, will join a panel about the expanding role, definition and non-traditional applications of cause marketing. Simon, who will explain why Brookfield values Arts Brookfield from a business perspective, will discuss the impact of Art Set Free in raising awareness about Arts Brookfield and engaging its global audiences. Moderated by Cliff Sloan, principal at Phil & Co., the panel, entitled Trend Track: The Expanding World of Cause, will also feature Jessie Brumbach, chief brand officer of Home Instead Senior Care, and Daniel Dejan, North American ETC Print/Creative Manager of Sappi Fine Paper, who will speak about their companies’ cause marketing initiatives.

Additionally, Art Set Free will be the theme of the two-day Forum’s opening night party, sponsored by Arts Brookfield and Phil & Co. The party will feature live music by Gentleman’s Rule, a seven-man a cappella group based in Chicago that participated in Art Set Free, as well as selected artwork and videos from the campaign.

Phil & Co. and Arts Brookfield join Disney, JetBlue, New Balance, Samuel Adams, Johnson & Johnson, The American Cancer Society, Boys and Girls Club of America and many other sponsors and supporters at the event. Phil & Co. has been the official creative agency for CMF since 2014, developing digital and print advertising, logos and collateral for the event.

In its first year, Art Set Free helped Arts Brookfield assemble one of the world’s largest online showcases of free public art, drawing 31,000 digital submissions from 111 countries. The campaign reached more than 5.4 million social media followers and dramatically increased Arts Brookfield’s audience online. Arts Brookfield’s Facebook following increased by 518%, Twitter by 127% and Instagram by 418%.

Art Set Free, which also became the #1 driver of traffic to, was featured in Stuart Elliott’s column in the New York Times and cited for creative excellence in Internet Advertising by the American Graphic Design and Advertising Awards. Public relations placements generated over 40 million impressions worldwide, with an estimated value of $2.5 million.

To participate in the user-generated Art Set Free campaign, amateur, emerging and established artists around the world (including target Brookfield markets: New York, Houston, Denver, Los Angeles, Toronto, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth) submitted their art by using #artsetfree on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

To learn more about the 2015 Cause Marketing Forum, visit

About Arts Brookfield
Arts Brookfield presents exciting, world-class cultural experiences to hundreds of thousands of people for free each year in both indoor and outdoor public spaces at Brookfield’s premier office properties in New York, Los Angeles, Denver, Houston, Toronto, Perth and Sydney. From concerts, theater and dance to film screenings and art exhibitions, Arts Brookfield brings public spaces to life through art. Visit for a complete schedule of events.

About Brookfield
Brookfield Property Partners (NYSE: BPY; TSX: BPY.UN) is a global commercial property company that owns, operates and invests in best-in-class office, retail, industrial, multifamily and hotel assets. Brookfield Office Properties - a division of Brookfield Property Partners - owns, develops and manages premier office properties in the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. Its portfolio is comprised of interests in 113 properties totaling 88 million square feet in the downtown cores of New York, Washington, D.C., Houston, Los Angeles, Toronto, Calgary, Ottawa, London, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, making Brookfield the global leader in the ownership and management of office assets. Landmark properties include Brookfield Places in Manhattan, Toronto and Perth, Bank of America Plaza in Los Angeles, Bankers Hall in Calgary and Darling Park in Sydney. For more information, visit

About Phil & Co.
Phil & Co. is a full-service cause marketing, public relations, advertising, digital and branding agency. The agency specializes in leveraging the good that private sector companies, non-profits and people do for the advancement of their marketing goals, public image and standing in the community. Check out Phil & Co.’s new Trend Report: Mobile Cause Marketing and Millennials & Generation Z, featuring the latest trends, statistics, case studies and advice on mobile cause marketing the new generation. For more information, visit

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