365 total views, 2 views today About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Melanie May | 28 August 2019 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis47 Media agency offers up to £45,000 worth of services for free to charity Tagged with: pro bono Advertisement 366 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis47 Main photo: Managing Director Prasad Manjrekar and direct response specialist Matt Baldock. Credit: Mans Media. Independent marketing and advertising agency Mans Media is offering to waive its commission fee to provide services worth up to £45,000 for free to a charity looking to reach new and diverse audiences.Mans Media is inviting registered charities to get in touch for a brief discussion on the outline of their intended campaign. The agency will then select one charity to benefit from the offer.By removing commission fees, which it says normally range from 10-15% of campaign spend, Mans Media hopes its offer will help pave the way for more charities to consider diversifying their marketing and advertising approaches.The agency was founded by Prasad Manjrekar in 2013 to work with ethical brands and organisations in the third sector, which have included NSPCC.Managing Director Prasad Manjrekar said:“We want to help charities reach as many people as possible with their message, so this offer to waive our commission fee is just our way of doing our part.“There are countless examples of successful advertising campaigns run by commercial brands, yet in comparison the number of charity campaigns pales in comparison. Mans Media want to help change the charity advertising landscape, and by giving our services for free we’re ensuring charities achieve maximum impact for their budget, enabling them to use funds for their core charitable purposes.”Charities can submit their brief via the Mans Media site.
About two hours after he was taken off life support, Mr. Knapinski was lying in his hospital bed, seemingly unconscious, Ms. Holen said in an interview. Before she began another round of sedation treatment, she softly said his name.His eyes sprung open, she said, and tears began streaming down his cheeks. He wiggled his toes and gave a thumbs-up. Unable to talk because of a breathing tube, he mouthed a request to speak with his mother. The weather took a turn “to whiteout conditions,” Mr. Knapinski said, adding, “I couldn’t see anything.” The last thing he remembers before losing consciousness is taking small steps down the mountain, the newspaper reported.“I’m not sure what happened,” he said. “I think I fell.”- Advertisement – “We thought with him being cold, in addition to him being a young and fit guy who was climbing a mountain before this, he was a great candidate for this aggressive treatment,” Dr. Johnson said.As his organs began to regain function, Mr. Knapinski was taken off the ECMO machine on Tuesday.That night Dr. Arbabi received a page from Whitney Holen, a trauma nurse in Harborview’s intensive care unit who was caring for Mr. Knapinski. That’s usually a sign of disaster, but Ms. Holen’s voice was full of joy when she reported that “our mountain man” had opened his eyes and was smiling, he said.- Advertisement – The life support machine that the hospital used to treat Mr. Knapinski is known as an ECMO, and it is used sparingly because it requires special training to operate, said Dr. Jenelle Badulak, an intensive care unit doctor at Harborview. It is sometimes used for coronavirus patients with lung function of less than 20 percent who are not improving with a ventilator.The treatment, however, does not guarantee recovery. But sometimes, she said, it can save a life.Dr. Johnson, who treated Mr. Knapinski, said that cooler temperatures had been shown to “protect the brain and improve outcomes after cardiac arrest, or when the heart stops.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement –