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South Bend’s having a Birthday?—Yep, we have an app for that!

With over 50 food vendors, 60 musical acts, Headliner Ben Folds, dozens of art exhibits and booths, things to do for the kids, a Tech park, and even a Zip line, South Bend’s birthday celebration over the Memorial Day weekend in downtown South Bend will be one of the biggest and most exciting community events ever held. How do you find out what’s going on?

2012 Force 4 Good Project Result

Heartland Small Animal Rescue

2012 Force 4 Good Award Winner Project

As the winner of the 2012 Force 4 Good contest, Heartland was entitled to 50 hours of marketing effort. But first, we needed to determine where to focus our efforts. Force 5 met with Heartland to discuss current needs and marketing obstacles within the organization. As a result, Force 5 developed a logo and web site to assist with how they conducted their efforts.

Force for Good Contest!

FFG_logo_Final_smallCalling all Non-Profit organizations (NPOs) located in St. Joseph County! Nominations are now open for our Force for Good contest. You could win $5,000.00 in brand development and marketing communication services.

Fried Food on a Stick-It's Fair Time!

For the last 10 years or so, we’ve been pleased to work with the Elkhart County (Indiana) Fair’s Marketing department and their Grandstand entertainment selections for the year.
If you don’t know about this fair, you should. It’s one of the best in the country!

A Force for Good - Voting has begun!

ZIP! POW! VOTE NOW! That’s right, the Force for Good contest has 19 nominees in the running for the $5,000.00 service package from Force 5 and voting is now open. The Team at Force 5 would like to take this opportunity to thank all who nominated their favorite local hero.

Force for Good update

Well, we are at the end of the first week of nominations in our Force for Good non-profit awareness contest! Last I checked, we had 16 nominations. Actually, there were many nominations, but a fair number were duplicates. You non-profits have a lot of fans!

A Force for Good Goes Prime Time!

A Force For Good makes it on Channel 16 News! Watch the Video. Force 5's David Morgan is a star!

"A Force for Good" Non-Profit Awareness Contest

The greatest heroes don’t wear capes, can’t fly and aren’t from a distant planet. They are ordinary people doing extraordinary things every day. They lead, operate or volunteer at the many non-profit organizations (NPOs) in our community in an effort to make our world a better place. And like all heroes, when they are empowered, they become a Force for Good.

Tags Give Starcraft Marine a Place in the Sun…

In the dreary days of January and February, many of us find a boat show on the weekend—letting us dream of warmer days, sand and sun filled holidays, and hours on the nearest lake.

Sitting on a boat inside a convention center doesn’t quite fill the bill—does it? This year, Starcraft Marine decided to help boating enthusiast get to that “happy place” in their mind a little quicker… with the help smart phone technology and QR codes. When the Starcraft marine marketing staff planned their new product launch and winter show activities, Peter Barrett, Executive Vice President of Marketing wanted Starcraft customers to experience the joys of boating by showing them beautiful video footage of their boats on the water while highlighting the numerous Starcraft features that had received high marks in independent tests. . To convey the most current videos and information to their customers, Starcraft decided to use smart tag codes in their promotional materials. Steve Huber, Marketing coordinator at Starcraft considered QR codes and Microsoft tags as potential ways to do this. Steve asked Force 5 to help investigate the viability of the code/tag process.

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