PHILADELPHIA (August 1, 2018) -- Allen & Gerritsen (A&G) was selected by the National Organization on Disability to create a national awareness marketing campaign to promote people with disabilities as an untapped talent pool. The agency was chosen after a formal review of over a dozen firms throughout the US.

“We chose Allen & Gerritsen for their traits of integrity, creativity, and strategic insight that uncovered a meaningful way for us to drive a larger cultural conversation,” said Carol Glazer, President, National Organization on Disability.  “Their team exhibits humility, intellectual honesty and a huge sense of humor that makes the work fun.”

A&G’s marketing strategy will emphasize people with disabilities as an untapped talent segment and critical element of a diverse and inclusive workforce.The work will include advertising, PR, social and digital and will break in September. The nonprofit organization will seek donated media space to maximize exposure for the effort from companies who will pledge to improve the level of disability inclusion in their workforce.  

According to the National Organization on Disability (NOD), at this moment in history, when the expansion of domestic jobs is at the forefront of our national agenda, the public needs education on the abilities of this talent pool of over 20 million. Given that only business has the voice to speak effectively about the talent of people with disabilities, NOD has partnered with leading companies to launch this campaign.

“As an agency that is working hard to recognize that great ideas can come from anyone at anywhere at any time, we are proud to help increase the number of people with disabilities in the workforce,” said Andrew Graff, CEO, Allen & Gerritsen. “We jumped in to work with the National Organization on Disability to make progress on this important issue for our culture and our economy.” 

About National Organization on Disability

The National Organization on Disability (NOD) is a private, non-profit organization that seeks to increase employment opportunities for the 80 percent of working age Americans with disabilities who are not employed. To achieve this goal, NOD offers a suite of employment solutions, tailored to meet leading companies’ workforce needs. NOD has helped some of the world’s most recognized brands be more competitive in today’s global economy by building or enriching their disability inclusion programs. For more information about NOD and how its professional services, Corporate Leadership Counciland Disability Employment Tracker™can help your business, visit www.NOD.org.  

About Allen & Gerritsen

Allen & Gerritsen (A&G) is an independent advertising agency that combines a consultative approach with creative thinking to achieve positive outcomes for our clients.  Our point of view is that brands are not created, brands are what you get back as a result of your convictions and actions.  Our clients include a mix of BtoB and BtoC clients including Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Citrix, Comcast, First Citizens Bank, Natixis, Sunoco, TJX Companies and more.   Based in Boston and Philadelphia, A&G was ranked twice by Advertising Age as the nation’s #1 “Best Place to Work in Marketing & Media.” To learn more, check out http://www.a-g.com/ and follow the agency on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.###