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 ORBIT MEDIA LAUNCHES FOR CHICAGO CAUSE WINNER 

 CHICAGO (April 25, 2011) –   Orbit Media is pleased to announce the launch of the website for its first Chicago Cause winner, Chicago Center for Disability and Elder Law (CDEL). The nonprofit organization, which is dedicated to protecting and advancing the legal rights of low-income persons with disabilities and senior citizens, was selected because of its high standard of work; the impact on the communities it serves and a demonstrated need for web, video, marketing and PR services.  

The new site, www.cdelaw.org, offers user interaction, more dynamic graphics and a clearer call to action. It also provides forms to funnel different types of information to the appropriate person at CDEL.

“As a non-profit organization, it was important for CDEL to have a site addressing all the needs of its various visitors, including potential clients; referring organizations; volunteers; lawyers; donors and supporters,” says Andy Crestodina, strategic director, Orbit Media Studios, which donated website design, development and video production.   

The new site features a slide show; multiple forms; a news and events page; video enhanced pages and a link to donate online.  All factors combine to provide a more satisfactory and informative visitor experience; increase is site traffic; reduce information request calls  made to the organization’s small staff and an increase in online donations. 

“We’re thrilled and grateful to Orbit Media Studios for all their hard work on creating a new website for CDEL,”  says Michael Roth, Esq., executive director for CDEL. “ We’ve already seen an increase in visitors to the site and have received many positive comments on its look and functionality.   Additionally, we anticipate the site to be an invaluable tool with regard to recruitment and fund development.  Most importantly, the new website will promote awareness of CDEL’s programs amongst the deserving members of the communities we serve – low income seniors and low income individuals with disabilities.”

The web site was developed pro bono via Chicago Cause,  a partnership of three companies which donated more than $24,000 worth of web design; video production services; social media and public relations consulting.  The program is spearheaded by Orbit Media Studios, in partnership with Lightspan Digital and Flanigan Communications, Inc.Chicago Cause 2011 will launch later this spring. Any company, organization or group with a philanthropic mission and based within the Chicagoland area is eligible; the program is not limited to non-profit organizations. Applications can be found at www.orbitmedia.com/cause.

Founded in 2001, Orbit Media Studios is a community of creative, friendly, award-winning professionals. Each member is a specialist in an aspect of modern marketing: design, programming, media production, project management or strategy.  Its focus is in providing interactive marketing and video production services. Web design projects include search engine optimization, content management, application development, ecommerce and web-based video. Recent projects have involved mobile marketing and social media.  

Lightspan Digital is a Chicago firm with a clear, simple and direct approach to marketing that takes the mystery out of social media and e-mail marketing. Lightspan uses a hands-on approach, giving due attention to strategy but stressing the importance of getting things done via strong execution work. Chicago-based Flanigan Communications, Inc. is a full-service marketing and public relations firm committed to growing clients’ business through targeted, creative and strategic programs. Integrating traditional and nontraditional tools and strategies that showcase its clients’ companies,

Flanigan Communications delivers big agency results with boutique agency commitment to service. The  firm committed to growing clients’ business through targeted, creative and strategic programs. Integrating traditional and nontraditional tools and strategies that showcase its clients’ companies, Flanigan Communications delivers big agency results with boutique agency commitment to service.    


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