Creating Marketing That Matters With the Buddy

Buddy Pelletier Surf Competition

We couldn’t imagine doing business anywhere else. North Carolina is home- BG Digital Group was born and raised here as Bellagurl Marketing, and as our team developed, we found more members of the team who fell head-over-heels in love with our little community. We take pride in giving back and helping small businesses prosper, and it all starts with all-important organizations on the Crystal Coast, like the Buddy Pelletier Surfing Foundation.

Buddy Pelletier Surf Competition

With the challenges facing our economy, we understand that many organizations, especially non-profits, have felt the struggle of keeping a presence in their community without feeling the tug on their wallets. Did you know there are more than 30,000 non-profit organizations in the State of North Carolina alone? Each cause deserves a little marketing TLC, and we’d love to throw that love around like confetti. In an effort to make a dent in the non-profit problem, we choose non-profit organizations to develop and design new websites, as well as provide social media and blog training for the staff. We call it Marketing That Matters.

The Buddy Pelletier Surfing Foundation has been an integral piece of the Crystal Coast community since 1995. Buddy was formerly ranked as a top surfer with the APS in the 1980’s. Throughout his career, he was featured in many surfing publications, such as Surfer Magazine, U.S. Surf, and Surfing. Not only was he a surfing hero, but he was also awarded with an Act of Heroism award for saving the lives of 2 children during the Cocoa Beach Surfing Festival, where he also won the Professional Division.

After a very successful career in surfing, Buddy underwent surgery and cancer was discovered. At an annual surf contest in Eastern North Carolina, Sweet Willy’s Pro-Am, Buddy’s surfing followers made a decision to support him in any way possible. Teams bid against teams, contestants against contestants, and in a single afternoon, $2,000 had been raised. Buddy used the money to start his remarkable foundation.

Today, The Buddy Pelletier Surfing Foundation is a charitable, educational and humanitarian organization. All donations help support the Buddy Classic, a local surf competition, as well as scholarships and humanitarian funds. We’re proud to work alongside the foundation, creating their new, fully integrated website, and providing live social media coverage from the event. Check them out on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram to see some of our work from the week of the Buddy Classic.

To qualify your non-profit for Marketing That Matters, learn more on our website and download our Marketing Assistance Request Form. Our goal for this project is to reach out to the ones who drive our communities at the most basic level, and help raise North Carolina up. BG Digital Group is a marketing agency for website design, search engine optimization, social media marketing, and digital advertising. We create marketing that matters.

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