Our Company is Dedicated to Social Impact

Our Company is Dedicated to Social Impact

Yakkety Yak is an agency dedicated to giving back to the community. It’s something that is deeply entrenched in our culture and a part of our core values. For a boutique agency, we donate a significant amount of nonprofit services to women entrepreneurs, startup organizations and, most importantly, nonprofit organizations. Because the occasional project just wasn’t enough, we started Yakkety Yak Gives Back. Through our grant program, we offer pro-bono marketing services to lift up and empower small businesses and nonprofits—from website redesign and branding to planning for engaging content that makes an impact on your audience.

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2021 Selection Criteria and Guidelines

2020 was a year that devastated nonprofit organizations. Amid a global pandemic and social strife, people need our help and support more than ever before. In your application, we’d like to hear about your mission, goals, and impact. We’d also love for you to include a short video—just one to two minutes long—that talks about what your organization does, how you’ve been affected by COVID and why you’re applying for YYGB. This video is our way of meeting your organization “face-to-face” and can be recorded on your phone—no fancy editing needed.

Apply by January 31, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. CT for consideration so that we can select this year’s recipient by February 15, 2021.

What We Offer

We don’t just want to make you a brochure—we want to become a part of your team, get ingrained in your culture and help you reach your goals. Our year of services starts with an in-depth stakeholder assessment and ends with measurable impact through content marketing. We will consult with your team to elevate your organization’s branding and marketing strategy. With a customized approach tailored to your organization’s needs, we’ll determine how best to tell your story and make an impact through marketing. 

A year of free marketing services looks like:

  • Needs Assessment
  • Stakeholder Interviews
  • Strategic Planning Session
  • Weekly Meetings
  • Brand Guidelines Refresh
  • 12-Month Editorial Content Calendar
  • Social Media Strategy 
  • Up to Four Marketing Collateral Pieces
  • Website Redesign and Development – Includes up to 10 custom pages
  • SEO Analysis & Technical Implementation
  • Email Marketing Template

Rules

To qualify, your organization must not have an active relationship or affiliation with another marketing agency, and must be a registered 501(c)3 and be based in Chicago.

Meet Yakkety Yak

Meet Yakkety Yak

We believe everyone has a story worth telling.

Yakkety Yak is a team of purpose-driven marketing professionals who believe in making a difference. Founded in 2014 by our CEO Ashley Logan, our mission is to help our clients elevate their brands and drive results through strategic, journalistic storytelling. From paid digital advertising to website development and high-end video production, we offer the full spectrum of marketing services.  We were honored to receive the Business Excellence Award from the Daily Herald Business Ledger, be named to the Inc. 5000 Series of Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the Midwest in 2020 and be ranked on the Clutch 1000 list of Best B2B Service Providers in the world in 2019. And we’re just getting started.

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Organizations We've Served

What People Say

“With Yakkety Yak and YYGB, you aren’t just getting marketing experts who will come in and tell you how to do things. You are getting true friends who will get to know your organization, walk alongside your mission and lend their expertise to help you amplify your mission and deepen your impact.”

“From day one, Yakkety Yak was dedicated to assisting us in any way possible. They got to know the ins and outs of our organization and made sure everything they created, wrote or designed was exactly what we needed. They are beyond talented, care so deeply and not only know what it means to give back, but to have your back too.”