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GoBank Teams Up with Austin Pets Alive!, PetRelocation.com and BarkBox to Bring #PuppyHour to SXSW
|By Business Wire
|February 20, 2014 03:09 PM EST
In celebration of the South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival next month,
Green Dot Corporation’s GoBank (NYSE:GDOT)
is partnering with Austin-based non-profit shelter and adoption service,
Austin Pets Alive!; PetRelocation.com, an international door-to-door pet
transportation service; and BarkBox, the monthly subscription box for
dogs to host an innovative #PuppyHour event March 8-9 (Saturday and
Sunday during the Interactive portion of the SXSW festival). The big
bonus: all dogs at the event will be available for adoption.
“As innovators in the banking industry we know two things to be true:
the future of banking is all about mobile, and puppies are super
cute,” said Sharon Pope, Head of Marketing at Green Dot Corporation
(GoBank’s parent company). “As our official GoBank mascot is an adorable
schnauzer named Professor Dog, we clearly have a special place in our
hearts for the canine community. Partnering on this event gives us the
chance to highlight the great work that Austin’s local resources have
created for animals in need of adoption, as well as echo the innovative
spirit that makes the South by Southwest Festival so special.”
Throughout the weekend, #PuppyHour attendees will have the opportunity
to pal around with pups, enjoy light refreshments and share the adorable
event with friends back at home with the Twitter-enabled photo booth. To
align with GoBank’s unique “Pay What You Want” membership fee, the event
comes full circle, as attendees will have the option to donate between
$0 and $9 to support the adoption mission of Austin Pets Alive!.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with GoBank on such a fun and
worthwhile event,” said Veronica Mabry from Austin Pets Alive!. “As the
largest no-kill shelter in the country, we are dedicated to finding the
best homes for every single puppy we house and are so grateful that
GoBank will be helping us generate awareness in a unique and interactive
Every #PuppyHour dog that gets adopted will receive three months of
BarkBox. Additionally, PetRelocation.com and their partner PetMate will
be providing free-consultations for those who adopt puppies, as well as
a limited amount of crates and puppy starter kits.
#PUPPYHOUR EVENT DETAILS
WHEN: 9 am-5 pm CT Open House - both Saturday, March 8 & Sunday,
A short, 9-minute walk from the Austin
PetRelocation.com Headquarters, 612 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
WHO: Hosts include GoBank, PetRelocation.com, Austin Pets Alive!
and BarkBox. Company representatives will be available on site for
demos, interviews, etc.
RSVP: On Eventbrite to
make sure you don't miss this event. (Event link: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/gobank-puppyhour-at-sxsw-interactive-tickets-10611552439?aff=estw)
For more information about GoBank and to follow the #PuppyHour fun, head
over to www.facebook.com/gobankus,
GoBank is the award-winning new bank account made to be used on your
mobile phone, with no overdraft or penalty fees ever. With GoBank,
members have full access and control of their money from their iPhone,
iPod Touch or Android device, and can withdraw cash from more than
42,000 fee-free ATMs in the U.S. People can sign up for a GoBank account
at GoBank.com and
via app from the Apple
App Store and Google
Play. In March, GoBank was named a Gold Winner for 2013 PYMNTS Innovator
Awards. For more information about GoBank, visit http://GoBank.com. You
can also visit http://facebook.com/GoBankUS or http://twitter.com/GoBank.
GoBank is a brand and trademark of Green Dot Bank, Member FDIC, which
also operates under the brands Green Dot Bank and Bonneville Bank.
Deposits under any of these trade names are deposits with a single
FDIC-insured bank, Green Dot Bank, and are aggregated for deposit
insurance coverage. ©2013 Green Dot Bank. All rights reserved.
About Green Dot Corporation
Green Dot Corporation is a technology-centric, pro-consumer Bank Holding
Company with a mission to reinvent personal banking for the masses. The
company is the largest provider of prepaid debit card products and
prepaid card reloading services in the United States, as well as a
leader in mobile banking with its GoBank mobile bank account offering.
Green Dot Corporation products are available to consumers at more than
90,000 retailers nationwide, online and via the leading app stores. The
company is headquartered in Pasadena, California with its bank
subsidiary, Green Dot Bank, located in Provo, Utah.
About Austin Pets Alive!
Austin Pets Alive! is a 501(c) 3 (nonprofit) organization. Austin Pets
Alive! is focused on helping the healthy and treatable pets at risk of
euthanasia at city shelters. Our mission is to promote and provide the
resources, education and programs needed to eliminate the killing of
PetRelocation arranges full-service door-to-door pet moves worldwide,
handling pick-up, delivery, export documentation, flight booking,
customs clearance and more for busy pet owners who are relocating for
work,retirement or other new adventures. Based in Austin, TX and founded
by husband and wife Kevin and Angie O’Brien in 2004, PetRelocation has
arranged thousands of safe pet moves and has been named one of the Inc.
5000 “Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America” for the last five
years in a row.
At BarkBox we give dog parents a way to spoil their dog every month. Our
monthly box is carefully curated to only include homemade, all-natural
treats and high-quality, unique toys. All our treats are made in the USA
or Canada and for the most part these are things you can't find at the
typical big-box pet store. BarkBox costs as little as $19 per month and
shipping is free.
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