May 1, 2017
On 22 October 2017, UnLtd is sending a fleet of cyclists in yellow jerseys to the one day Gran Fondo cycling event, the Bowral Classic.
The second Bowral Classic will see over 3,000 riders race around the stunning scenery and rolling hills of Southern Highlands. Riders will have three options to accommodate for all fitness and skills levels – the Social Classic 45km, the Challenge Classic 120km and the ultimate Maxi Classic 160km.
This year, avid cyclists in the media and marketing industry will have a chance to join Team UnLtd. Members will receive free entry to the event (valued up to $240), a special edition yellow jersey to wear on the day, exclusive pre-event training dates with fellow adland cyclists and special events at the Event Village.
All riders for Team UnLtd must commit to fundraising a minimum of $1,000 to UnLtd with funds to be distributed to UnLtd’s carefully selected charity partners working hard to undo youth disadvantage in Australia.
If you’ve ever dreamt of the glory of cycling your way to a yellow jersey, get in touch now (email@example.com) to book one of the limited spaces. All bookings made by 20 May also receive a free Bowral Classic cycling jersey in addition to the UnLtd yellow jersey!
Terms & Conditions
Team UnLtd members can choose any of the 3 distances (45km, 120km or 160km).
All Team UnLtd riders commit to raising a minimum of $1,000 through the Bowral Classic fundraising page (GoFundraise). UnLtd will cover the entry fees for the individual, however, should the minimum fundraising target of $1,000 not be met by 22 October 2017, the individual will need to cover the registration fee themselves (up to $240).
To book your place, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive registration instructions and the discount code to access the free entry.
March 7, 2017
Tuesday, 28 February 2017: This year Group M’s annual ‘Power of One’ day saw its largest turn out yet, with over 500 employees across all their agency offices in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane working as one to give their time and skills to add value and raise funds for UnLtd charities.
On Friday 24th February, all offices across the agency network took time to give back to the local community, delivering over $150,000 in value for several UnLtd charity partners. Each employee chose a cause close to their heart and spent time at a briefing with the specific charity to further understand their particular challenges. It was then their opportunity to give back through valuable and impactful activities, getting involved in skilled volunteering, unskilled volunteering or fundraising initiatives.
Mark Lollback, GroupM’s CEO, said “I am so proud of the wonderful people that work at GroupM and our agencies – to see first hand the passion and commitment that the team have given to so many worthwhile charities is impressive. It is important to go beyond normal business and give back to the communities and consumers that we serve” said Mark.
UnLtd CEO Paul Fisher said: “GroupM’s Power of One Day brings together the hearts and skills of an entire organisation to create social impact. Full credit to Mark Lollback and his team nationwide for participating in this inspiring event that channels the boundless skills, talent and time with the compassion and drive of its staff to make a difference in the lives of hundreds of disadvantaged young people in Australia, all in just one day. On behalf of the UnLtd Team and our charity partners, we want to say unlimited thanks to everyone who participated.”
Some of the 17 projects delivered included:
• White Lion works hard to prevent the entry – and re-entry – of kids into the juvenile justice system, through education and work readiness programs. The GroupM team joined the noble cause by facilitating a workshop for the young people in the program that demystified social media and shared the practicalities about the media industry, career paths, day-to-day responsibilities and key resources to getting a job in media. They also gave tips on how to be safe online and on managing their personal branding online when using social media.
• Members of GroupM hit the phones to generate funds and conversation, by selling socks for batyr’s 1S1G (one sock one goal) campaign. The campaign encourages teams within schools, universities, sporting teams and the community to wear the bright socks to start positive conversations around mental health, whilst visually promoting their willingness to smash the stigma.
• GroupM’s bright minds developed an internal communications plan to support the important work that Youth Off The Streets do. The team created a strategy to increase cross-unit communication within the charity to ensure more transparency around the direction of the organisation. YOTS work to ensure the youth that come into their care, leave it again prepared for a brighter future, through empowering and equipping them with the tools to receive a high school education, have a job in hand, ways to live free from drugs and with skills to face the world.
• Be Centre has been getting ready to open it’s doors to their new Warriewood premises, expanding into a bigger site to provide more space for disadvantaged and at risk children. The GroupM team rolled up their sleeves to ensure it was ready to open by painting the entire centre – a space that provides one-on-one Play Therapy to assist children aged 3-13yrs in overcoming the affects of trauma, such as abuse & neglect.
The charities supported on the day included: batyr, Be Centre, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Salvation Army Project 614, The Pyjama Foundation, White Lion, Oz Harvest and Youth off the Streets.
MEC Adelaide will be volunteering at Clipsal 500 for Oz Harvest on 2nd to 5th March 2017.
January 26, 2017
Rival media owners and agencies will put competition aside in Sydney on Thursday 16 February 2017 when they take to the field for “The Big Clash”, a special annual 20/20 charity cricket match to raise funds for UnLtd. This year, in support of Mindshare Chief Investment Officer, Nicola Lewis, who in mid-2016 was diagnosed with breast cancer, the match will also raise funds for Breast Cancer Network Australia.
“Since my diagnosis, I‘ve been in awe of the level of care and support available for women with breast cancer in Australia. And I consider myself to be one of the lucky ones. Outside of the system I also have great friends, a wonderful husband, an incredibly supportive workplace and importantly, as proven by the Big Clash event, an industry that genuinely cares for me. But there are many women who are not as lucky as me, and who embark on the long and very difficult journey without close support or guidance. The Breast Cancer Network Australia does amazing and important work for thousands of women around the country who are living with breast cancer, and I’m thrilled The Big Clash is throwing support behind it this year.”
The Big Clash will also continue to support UnLtd, with funds going to support BackTrack’s girls program “Running Strong”. The program works with disadvantaged girls to help them complete their education, learn resilience, and engage with life and the community.
CEO UnLtd Paul Fisher said: “The Big Clash is a standout example of channelling our industry’s renowned competitive spirit to raise funds that change the lives of many young Australians, and UnLtd is excited again to be involved in what is fast becoming a must-watch media industry event”.
Chris Freel, Commercial Director at Pandora and Oliver Newton, National Sales Director at JCDecaux founded the event and are looking forward to this year’s event being the biggest yet. Freel commented: “Having raised more than $50,000 in the first two years of The Big Clash we are keen to double that amount this year. We will once again support UnLtd and focus on the great work that BackTrack is doing supporting young girls. We’re also pleased to support Nicola Lewis and the Breast Cancer Network Australia who raise funds for the support of women who are diagnosed with breast cancer.”
Newton added: “We would love to get more people down to the event this year. It’s not just the middle-aged men on the field, we have some great mystery guests popping down to support on the day, so please come down for a drink to watch THE match of the year – and bring your teams, friends and families too!”
Now in its third year, The Big Clash scoreboard is tied at 1-1, so the field is open for the taking by either team.
The Big Clash is presented by JCDecaux, MCN and Pandora.
The “Big Clash”
20/20 Charity Cricket Match
Agencies v Media Owners
Time: 2pm – 9pm
Date: Thursday 16 February
Venue: Sydney Uni Oval 1
June 7, 2016
UnLtd and NGEN have once again united to undo youth disadvantage, raising $30,000 for UnLtd’s youth charity partners through its now annual dodgeball tournament across Sydney and Melbourne.
With over 500 NGENers participating across the two cities, the NGEN Dodgeball Charity Cup required all teams to raise funds to be eligible to compete on game day.
February 24, 2016
February 16, 2016
Rival media owners and agency heads will put the media game aside next week, when they take to the field for the return of the “The Big Clash” – a special 20/20 charity cricket match for UnLtd.
While they’re usually going in to bat against each other over clients and campaigns, agencies will unite for the day against a team of combined media
owners at Sydney Uni Oval next Thursday 25 February.
April 29, 2015
Yesterday saw our first ever Mentor Matchmaking event held in partnership with Mumbrella.
23 potential mentors from right across our industry came forward, volunteering their skills to help deliver specific projects and provide professional advice to our charities.
Over the afternoon, these potential mentors booked a series of 15-minute ‘speed dates’ with individual charities, to find out more about their causes, their challenges and marketing needs.