Valvoline Instant Oil Change Franchisee Fundraisers for the Fight Against Cancer

Southern California (PRWEB) November 24, 2017

Over 80 Southern California Valvoline Instant Oil Change (VIOC) service centers will offer point of purchase donation opportunities to benefit the American Cancer Society’s Road To Recovery Program, which provides free rides to patients who otherwise might miss their potentially life-saving cancer treatment. Customers who make a donation will have the opportunity to display their donor cards at the automotive centers, creating a visual wall celebrating VIOC customer generosity.

The campaign launches Friday, November 24 and runs to Sunday, December 17, as part of American Cancer Society and VIOC’s growing partnership. VIOC has donated free oil changes to Road To Recovery drivers and has committed to raising funds for this critical program helping patients in need.

Road To Recovery drivers are volunteers who drive their own cars on their own time to take cancer patients to treatment and back all over Southern California. Each year, hundreds of rides are provided just in this area.

“Thank you Valvoline for recognizing Road To Recovery drivers. This is a program near to my heart, and it is great to see such a trusted brand helping this holiday season,” says Stephanie Deagle, an 8-year veteran of this program. As a small thank you for her volunteerism, she received a free oil change at VIOC’s Huntington Beach location.

“We are excited at the opportunity to build a partnership with American Cancer Society. They are a wonderful organization who are on the front lines fighting cancer both locally and nationally,” says William Smelley, Director of Marketing at the VIOC franchisee.

“Funds raised through the VIOC campaign will support our mission to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer,” said Jane Barnes, Senior Manager in Corporate Relations for the American Cancer Society. “Specifically, the donation will support our free patient services programs like Road To Recovery, our world renowned cancer research program, and education and outreach.”

To help raise funds for the American Cancer Society, use the coupon located on at any Southern California Valvoline Instant Oil Change. For information on cancer anytime, call (800) 227-2345 or visit

About Valvoline Instant Oil Change℠

Valvoline™, a leading supplier of premium branded lubricants and automotive services, has been serving American motorists for more than 150 years. Its operating segment, Valvoline Instant Oil Change℠, ranked as the #2 quick-lube chain in 2016 by number of stores, with more than 1,070 company-owned and franchised locations in the U.S. Its industry-leading model is built to deliver a quick, easy and trusted experience to every customer, every day. Visit to learn more.

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About Henley Enterprises, Inc.

Henley Enterprises, Inc. founded in 1989, is the largest Valvoline Instant Oil Change franchisee. They operate over 200 service centers across twelve states including: California, Delaware, Florida, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Virginia.

About the American Cancer Society:

The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of nearly 2 million volunteers dedicated to saving lives, celebrating lives, and leading the fight for a world without cancer. From breakthrough research, to free lodging near treatment, a 24/7/365 live helpline, free rides to treatment, and convening powerful activists to create awareness and impact, the Society is the only organization attacking cancer from every angle. For more information go to

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Customon Paid Over $50,000 To Artists Selling Their Art in Form of Custom T-Shirts Online in the Last 12 Months

EATONTOWN, N.J. (PRWEB) November 24, 2017

While many artists including graphic designers, photographers, logo designers are struggling on trying to make a living online by selling their art in the market or in galleries, a few found the right tool to sell their art to the right audience. From galleries, to stock images, to private label websites, there are many outlets where artists can sell their art, but there are a few forces that act against them including difficulty in getting accepted by galleries or websites and the low prices at which their art is sold.

A photographer who sells his pictures as stock photo said that he made $0 to pennies for some of his pictures, and the rest of them made him a few hundred bucks (over time), but the amount of effort that went into clicking the pictures, and editing them, was worth a lot more than that.

Meanwhile, artists started uploading their designs on Customon’s website and not only did it automatically apply those designs to over 40 different products including t-shirts, hoodies, sweatshirts, hats, etc but also many accessories like coffee mugs, travel mugs, etc. They also listed these designs on their product inventory, so the new designs got noticed by hundreds of thousands of customers using that website.

“Not only is it easy, it is so obvious. You can either sell on the Customon Marketplace, or create your own shop on their website. I did both since selling is free on both channels,” says Aibek (artist) from As an artist, people don’t realize that their art doesn’t have to sell like the “art” that you create, but can also become a part of the top-selling product lines out there. Now besides having their designs on a high traffic, high conversion website, the artists can also promote their own art on their facebook, twitter and instagram pages, in addition to promoting it offline/word of mouth and create a following of their own.

Besides selling their own designs to the target audience, some artists even go to the next level by taking projects from big corporations to create promotional material for them, making even more money by using the design tools that Customon offers.

In a short interview with the founder of Customon, Ramazan Taylan said that he and other founders of the company always knew that there are people who like to create art and have big dreams of sharing their art with the world. Not every artist out there has the right set of tools to be able to take their art, create a wide variety of products, market those and ship them without having to go through a lot of hassles, so we wanted to create all the tools so they can focus on doing what they do best – Create Art, while we handle everything else for them.

This statement stands true for all those artists who were able to identify the opportunity provided by and took advantage of it to generate thousands of dollars in commissions. Customon paid over $50,000 to artists who sell their design on their website within the last year. The process to make money on Customon’s website is very straightforward and can be followed by any artist who has art that they own. They can visit the website, create an account and upload their designs in the specified formats. Once the designs are published, the products become live in the marketplace and on every purchase by a customer, a pre-determined commission is credited to the artist and paid out every month.

Artists can signup at

Customers can support artists by purchasing any product of their choice from

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SickKids Foundation’s Lori Davison named Canada’s Marketer of the Year

SickKids Foundation’s Lori Davison named Canada’s Marketer of the Year

Canada NewsWire

TORONTO, Nov. 24, 2017 /CNW/ - Lori Davison, Vice President, Brand Strategy & Communications at SickKids Foundation has been named Canada’s 2017 Marketer of the Year by the Canadian Marketing Association (CMA).

Lori Davison: 2017 Canada's Marketer of the Year (CNW Group/Canadian Marketing Association)

For her relentless commitment to propel a compelling Canadian brand onto the global stage – and craft a strategic brand reinvention to represent the very best of Canadian marketing – CMA was proud to present the award to Lori at the CMA Awards Gala, 50th Anniversary edition, on November 24 in Toronto.

“CMA’s Marketer of the Year Award is a special award that celebrates senior marketers at the top of their game,” said John Wiltshire, President & CEO of the Canadian Marketing Association. “Lori champions the Canadian marketing profession with her strong leadership and future-forward vision.”

The SickKids VS campaign, created and executed by Lori’s team at SickKids Foundation and Cossette, also won the prestigious Best of the Best Award at this year’s CMA Awards Gala. Under Lori’s direction and her brand team’s efforts, their campaign reached all-time, record-breaking fundraising levels and generated stories around the world.

Recognizing the top talent in Canada’s marketing profession for 50 years, the CMA Awards showcase the outstanding work produced by the partnership between client and agency. Other notable 2017 CMA Award winners include:

  • Canada Post INCITE Award – Gold winner: “Haunted Door Mailer” by WD-40 Company and BIMM
  • Facebook Mobile Marketing Award – Gold winner: “Dove Baby Beautifully Real Moms” by Unilever and Ogilvy Toronto
  • Environics Analytics Data Marketing Award – Gold winner: “Your Perfect Life” by Royal LePage and Environics Analytics
  • YouTube Creative Storytelling Award – Gold winner: “The Views are Different Here” by Tourism Toronto

A full list of CMA Award winners can be found at

About the Canadian Marketing Association
The Canadian Marketing Association represents Canada’s leading business sectors and all marketing disciplines, channels and technologies through thought leadership, growth, development and education. CMA is the largest Canadian marketing association educator, championing the Chartered Marketer designation, a nationally-recognized program that allows for the top marketing talent in Canada to invest in their career development. As the marketing profession’s leading advocate on key public policy issues, CMA develops self-regulatory standards for its Members. For more information, please visit

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Canada's #1 Marketing Association (CNW Group/Canadian Marketing Association)

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