Digital Futures Initiative Chooses Mirum as New Agency of Record

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Newly-redesigned website focuses on teaching positive, digital lifestyle skills

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Digital Futures Initiative (DFI), a nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching positive, digital life skills to children and teens, has chosen Mirum as its Agency of Record. In its first step toward redefining DFI’s branding, content and marketing efforts, Mirum has launched the organization’s new online presence.

“The impact of digital is wide-ranging and manifests itself in a number of ways – including cyberbullying, sexting and substance abuse – which can escalate into more dangerous situations if left unchecked,” said Jason Breed, DFI President/Co-Founder and Global Leader of Social Business at IBM. "We feel lucky to have Mirum as a partner in preparing our youth to safely use the digital tools that are so present in their lives.”

The redesigned website empowers teachers and parents to guide elementary, middle and high school students toward smart, responsible internet and social media use. Developed by educators and law enforcement professionals, DFI has trained over 10,000 teachers and reached more than 20,000 students since its inception in 2016. Mirum will help the nonprofit expand that reach with the launch of self-service, online courses in the near future.

“We are thrilled to partner with DFI, and ultimately teachers and parents, to help the next generation develop safe, healthy and positive digital lifestyles,” said Mirum North American and Global CEO Dan Khabie. “Through our work with DFI, we are honoring our agency’s mission of ‘Making What’s Next.’ The obvious next step in the area of kids and digital technology is to arm them with the know-how to use it safely and responsibly.”

ABOUT DIGITAL FUTURES INITIATIVE
Digital Futures Initiative provides digital life skills to today’s youth to help them make better decisions, mitigate digital threats and use the power of digital, mobile and social media in a positive way. The nonprofit organization empowers instructors and parents with training programs, resources and solutions to educate kids on issues that can arise from irresponsible internet use. For more information or if you would like to get involved, visit dfinow.org. To meet the DFI team, click here.

ABOUT MIRUM
Mirum is a global digital agency that creates experiences that people want and businesses need. Named a Visionary in the 2016 and 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant reports, Mirum helps guide brands in business transformation, experience design, and commerce activation. The agency operates in 20 countries, with more than 46 offices and 2,200 professionals. Mirum is part of the J. Walter Thompson Company and WPP Network. For more information, visit mirumagency.com.

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