Bringing All of Atlanta Together
What We Did
Social Media Strategy
Atlanta’s Westside neighborhoods are rich with history and hope. Once a fixture of the civil rights movement, over time these neighborhoods have fallen prey to disinvestment, poverty, and crime. When a group of Atlanta business leaders including Chick-fil-A CEO, Dan Cathy, and Home Depot Co-founder, Arthur Blank, experienced firsthand the state of the Westside, they were compelled to act.
Their vision of change gave birth to the “Beloved Benefit,” an annual event with lasting impact. Based on the idea of the ‘Beloved Community’ made famous by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., this event would inspire hope, dignity, and change for the city of Atlanta. It would truly be an evening of coming together - crossing economic, racial, and societal lines.
Over the course of 12 months, we concepted, designed, developed, and executed an event unlike anything Atlanta has seen.
As the inaugural year, we were determined to set a high-bar. From the brand identity to marketing collateral to creative expressions in the program to the final stage bow, Brand Apart brought authenticity and humanity to each touchpoint. Every element represented the essence and heart of the Beloved Community and Vision – considering color, texture, messaging, experience, story, style and talent.
To honor the diversity and makeup of the Beloved community, we collaborated with local creators, makers, and thinkers. The result was a confluence of ideas and perspectives that brought more dynamism to the end-to-end experience.
We brought in world-renowned artist, Alexa Meade, to perform live-art in the pre-show space.
Rather than typical round tables, we favored long-table style dinner to create an “every-one-at-the-table” feel.
By the Numbers
- Nearly 2,000 guests attended the premiere dinner on the field of the Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
- $5.1M raised supporting organizations on the Westside of Atlanta.
- $250,000 toward smaller organizations recognized as Community Beacon Awards.
- 97.9 million media impressions.
- Secured 22 corporate sponsors for the inaugural year.
- Two sponsors signed up for a three year commitment of $1 million dollars.
Brand Apart visualized, and produced an event, which theatrically and musically showcased Dr. King's vision of a community that comes together to support one another - the Beloved Community - with an excellence we have come to expect from Brand Apart.