Introducing The People Power Award and the first winner! October 24 2014
Have you ever seen someone doing great work and think, “Man, I wish I could give that guy an award?”
That’s exactly what happened at here at the People Power Press office when we learned about Blake Morgan and the I Respect Music project. Blake is a recording artist, producer, and label owner who has created a campaign that asks people, including the music industry, digital economy and politicians, to treat artists like professionals and compensate them fairly. He is also asking artists to show respect and pride for themselves and their work.
And he is using buttons to spread this message, which is very cool!
This is a movement that the musicians and music lovers in our office really support. And others around the world are responding too. Just follow #IRespectMusic to find out!
Blake and his work with I Respect Music have inspired us to create the People Power Award. This is an annual award we will give to a grassroots organization that is working hard to make a difference and is using buttons to spread their message.
Many of our clients are charity, not-for-profit and campaign groups.
They often ask for discounts when placing orders. We want to help all the great work being done, especially with buttons, but to be a sustainable business we are not in the position to grant everyone discounts. We are hoping that with the People Power Award, we can have a greater impact for one group.
Along with a custom six-inch button award, the winner will receive a free order of custom buttons so that they can continue to spread their message! Through our promotion of the award and the recipient's work, we can help create greater awareness for the work they are doing.
Recipients of the award will demonstrate our own values here at People Power Press. We believe in the power of people working to create positive change in the world. Buttons are an effective, fun and low-cost way to share the spirit and message of any organization’s work.
So here’s to Blake Morgan and the #IRespectMusic campaign as the inaugural recipient of the People Power Award.
Congratulations and keep up the amazing work!
We cannot wait to start accepting submissions for next year’s award. You can find the submission forms here or contact us to find out more!
The People Power Award: For excellence in grassroots campaigning and inspiring positive change.