DevCom is a leader in strategic, business and development communication. We deliver award winning, return-on-investment projects for a broad spectrum of clients ranging from funding agencies to mining companies, from technology companies to churches and from medium businesses to schools. About 50% of the work we do is in the area of development communication(communication for social development) and with the other half of our projects, we implement business communication processes. In the past 8 years, we have learned that the foundation principles of strategic communication translate well in both the social development and corporate business environment.
A recent example:
DevCom recently combined both development and business communication in an event for one of our clients, Doxa Deo East School and College. We assisted them with their annual fundraiser, the Festival of Joy. The proceeds of this fundraiser go towards a “parent bursary fund”, which is for families within the school that are facing financial difficulty. Not only is social development one of our main passions, but it also keeps our feet firmly on the ground. This year, the event earned the most ever, and income almost doubled from 2012. DevCom provided the following services:
- Event planning
- Project management
- Coordination with the teachers in weekly status meetings
- Sourcing and procuring a number of services and special event tricks – like big BIG cakes and loads of balloons
- Photography on the day
- Printing and designing of all promotional material and calendars sold on the day
- A hype campaign in the school before the day for 4 weeks
- Creation of a radio campaign and scripts for out-door radio broadcast
We also assist the school in implementing a full strategic communication plan on a monthly retainer basis. Doesn’t matter if you are on the side of corporate or social business in our books, we will deliver the same professional services and go the extra mile for you in a tangible manner.
The client says:
“We host an annual fundraising event to assist parents of our school by subsidising school fees.
Although we have been hosting this event for 15 years, this year was the first time that we were assisted by DevCom in the planning and execution of the event.
Not only did they provide valuable logistical planning and access to a variety of suppliers offering excellent products and services, but they went beyond the call of duty in so many instances, even delivering a huge cake that was built to commemorate our birthday, in person!
The event was a huge success and we managed to raise more funds than ever before!
Thank you so much DevCom!”
Director: Doxa Deo East School & College