4th Annual Muscadine Balloon Fiesta A Huge Success

Monroe Life Magazine’s 4th Annual Muscadine Balloon Fiesta returned to East Tennessee this past September at Tsali Notch Vineyard. Over 5,000 people came out to enjoy balloon rides, live music, food, games and much more while supporting CASA Monroe. 20 of the most talented balloon pilots in the country provided excitement and entertainment to the community during this East Tennessee fall tradition. Thanks to the volunteers, pilots, vendors, and sponsors Monroe Life Magazine’s 4th Annual Muscadine Balloon Fiesta was able to raise close to $60,000 for CASA Monroe. 

    “I have never been more grateful for the support of this event. The media went all out for us,” says Lisa Bingham, publisher of Monroe Life Magazine and owner of The Bingham Group, a long-time supporter of CASA Monroe and the company responsible for founding the event. “I just wish they could see the faces of the children they have helped. CASA helped over 100 kids in September alone. I feel like everything I have worked for comes together for an event that serves a much greater purpose.”

The Mission of CASA Monroe (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children)

The mission of CASA Monroe is to promote and support court-appointed volunteer advocacy to represent the best interest of children who find themselves in the court system because of abuse or neglect. We recognize that the welfare of all children should be a priority. The goal of CASA volunteers is to gather critical and objective information to be used by the court in deciding the most beneficial placement of such a child, aiming for a safe and permanent home in which they can grow and thrive, something every child deserves.

TBG chosen for 2016 Adventure Anderson Promotion

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 On February 3rd, 2016, The Anderson County Purchasing Department announced The Bingham Group as their choice for the 2016 Adventure Anderson Promotion. The Adventure Anderson Promotion contains a four month digital advertising campaign, which will include a corresponding four month Google Ad-words campaign to generate traffic to Anderson County.

The Bingham Group will use a drone to capture the video and photo footage of Anderson County to use in the digital advertising and Google Ad-words campaign.The Bingham Group is looking forward to collaborating with Anderson County this year.

The Bingham Group is a full-service advertising agency located in Farragut, Tennessee. In addition to the in-house video department, The Bingham Group specializes in web design and print media. Each year, The Bingham Group publishes quarterly magazines for the Monroe, Farragut and McMinn Counties. They also offer a wide range of marketing related services such as account planning, public relations and media placement

Knoxville Utilities Board contracts The Bingham Group

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Last year, the Knoxville Utilities Board (KUB) awarded The Bingham Group with a 5-year video contract. Using the in-house Quadcopter, or Drone, The Bingham Group began safely and efficiently inspecting all of the KUB water towers with real-time video footage. This provides KUB with an accurate and cost efficient assessment of their equipment, without endangering the lives of their employees.

The Bingham Group also shot and produced several 8-10 minute safety videos at each KUB water treatment plant. The videos serve to educate KUB employees and are intended for internal use within the company. For the remainder of the contract, The Bingham Group will continue to provide utility inspections using drone video footage, including future safety video footage as necessary. 

The Bingham Group is a full-service advertising agency located in Farragut, Tennessee. In addition to the in-house video department, The Bingham Group specializes in web design and print media. Each year, The Bingham Group publishes quarterly magazines for the Monroe, Farragut and McMinn Counties. They also offer a wide range of marketing related services such as account planning, public relations and media placement.

The Countdown Begins: Only 15 Days until the Balloon Fiesta!

On September 25th, the sun will set on the 200+ acres of farmland at Tsali Notch Vineyard. As the dusk settles over the muscadine vines and the surrounding mountains, a mesmerizing glow rises from the ground, lighting up over 20 colorful balloons and setting the night on fire. The Bingham Group presents Monroe Life’s 3rd Annual Balloon Fiesta, which will launch on the same day as the National Muscadine Festival!

The 2-day Fiesta features a balloon glow to live music each evening, and The Bingham Group has been very busy preparing for the arrival of the balloon’s and their pilots. The Fiesta traditionally has a carnival-like feel, with enough food, dessert and games to appeal to appeal to any palate.

This year, The Bingham Group is proud to benefit CASA Monroe (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children) with the Balloon Fiesta. CASA Monroe has a local office in Madisonville, Tennessee, where Volunteers advocate for children who find themselves in the court system due to abuse or neglect. Appointed volunteers gather critical and objective information to give the court, allowing for the child to receive the best-possible home situation to thrive in.

As we get ready for another amazing festival, join us in supporting CASA Monroe by visiting their website, and plan on bringing your family out to the largest muscadine vineyard in the state! One day admission is $5 for children 12 and under and $10 for adults. A two-day pass to the Fiesta is $8 for children 12 and under and $15 for adults. Additional fees apply for certain games, food, and tethered balloon rides.

Visit muscadineballoonfiesta.com for the full event schedule, information on CASA Monroe, and directions to Tsali Notch Vineyard. We will see you at the Festival!

The Bingham Group Brings Home 3 Telly Awards!

Knoxville Tennessee: (June 2015)

The Bingham Group, a Knoxville based, full-service marketing and communications firm, is proud to announce their success at the 36th Annual Telly Awards. The Telly Award is a prestigious film related award that has stood for creative excellence for more than a quarter of a century. This year, The Bingham Group brought home three awards, two of which were silver awards, the highest achievement possible. The methamphetamine explosion commercial and motion picture developed for the Tennessee Department of Homeland Security earned TBG a Silver and Bronze Telly Award. The “Meth Mom” Public Service Announcement also developed for the Tennessee Department of Homeland Security earned TBG another Silver Telly Award. The Bingham Group is sincerely thankful to be recognized for their creative excellence and for the opportunity to work with outstanding clients.

 

TBG celebrates: The Lost Sea Adventure turns 50!

Knoxville, Tennessee: (June 2015)

The Lost Sea Adventure which contains the largest underground lake in America, celebrated 50 years of being in business on Friday. To say thank you for 50 years of adventures, The Lost Sea provided free tours on Friday from 10am-1pm followed by a ceremony which featured local and state speakers and free entertainment. Hundreds visited the enormous cavern for a day that won’t easily be forgotten!

The Bingham Group aided in promoting the event. Promotional material included but was not limited to film, print advertising, and a social media outreach campaign.

 

TBG Takes On The House That Mercy Built

Knoxville, Tennessee: (June 2015)

Last week, owner and CEO of The Bingham Group, Lisa Bingham, and the department of broadcasting, under the direction of manager Ben GIbson, filmed a special production in conjunction with the Tennessee Department of Health and the Anti-Meth Campaign contract that TBG holds. The House that Mercy Built located in Tellico Plains, Tennessee, allowed TBG inside its doors to interview residents who have overcome life altering addictions including methamphetamine.

The House that Mercy Built is a non-profit, faith-based program where residents are changed from the inside out. The house provides a positive and safe environment that cultivates transformation from unstable, addiction filled lives, to joyful healthy living.

 

The Bingham Group launches new publication: Farragut Life Magazine

Knoxville, Tennessee: (May 2015)

Storytelling is our strength! The Bingham Group, a Knoxville based, full-service marketing communications firm, released the inaugural issue of their newest in-house publication on Friday. Farragut Life is a free, quarterly lifestyle magazine that focuses on the people, communities, and attractions that make Farragut and West Knoxville thrive. Magazines are distributed at various sites in the Farragut and West Knoxville area as well as directly delivered to homes that contain Farragut, Tennessee, zip codes.

 

Tobacco Quitline contract stays with TBG

Knoxville, Tennessee: (April 2015)

The Bingham Group, a Knoxville-based, full-service marketing communications firm, has extended their contract with the Tennessee Department of Health. TBG will be placing more than 100 billboards across the state for the Tennessee Tobacco Quitline. TBG is grateful for the opportunity to extend their contract and continue working with such a wonderful organization.

 

 

Annual Balloon Festival: New Location, New Name!

Knoxville, Tennessee: (March 2015)

The Bingham Group, a Knoxville based, full-service marketing communications firm, prides themselves on creating impressive work, but they also enjoy being able to give back to surrounding communities. The Monroe Life Magazine, a successful in house publication of The Bingham Group, is proud to announce that their annual balloon festival has a new location, new name, and is benefitting a new organization this year. The Muscadine Balloon Fiesta benefitting CASA Monroe will be held September 25th & 26th at Tsali Notch Vineyard in Madisonville, Tennessee.

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children) is a national charity organization with a local office in Madisonville, Tennessee. Volunteers speak up for children in the court system who have been neglected, abused or abandoned, and provide a fresh perspective to the juvenile court system as they ensure that children do not receive any further abuse from an overburdened child-welfare system.

The Bingham Group is excited to bring back the same lively festival with over 20 hot air balloons, kids zones, tethered hot air balloon rides, carnival food, concerts, balloon glows, and family fun to Tsali Notch Vineyard, the largest muscadine vineyard in Tennessee. Surrounded by spectacular views of The Great Smoky Mountains and the Cherokee National Forest, this 200 plus acre location is perfect for visitors that come to the annual event, and many new first time goers!

We look forward to seeing you on September 25th & 26th at Tsali Notch Vineyard!

 

The Bingham Group Brings Home 33 Addy Awards!

Knoxville, Tennessee: (February 2015)

The American Advertising Federation of Knoxville hosted the 50th annual ADDY Awards. Each year, the federation hosts the ADDY Awards to display the creative talent and reward companies with winning work. The Bingham Group took home an astounding 33 Awards at this year’s ceremony! We pride ourselves on creating great work, but more importantly, our ability to give back to the community through the creative process. Thank you for choosing The Bingham Group and enabling us to give back to the community.

 

The Bingham Group Takes On Shot Show 2015

Knoxville, Tennessee: (January 2015)

Last week owner and CEO of The Bingham Group, Lisa Bingham, and TWRA regulatory guides account executive Clay Carrell, attended the largest gun show in the country held at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Lisa and Clay spent several days at the 37th Annual Shot Show making contacts and creating strong networking bonds that will aid in producing upcoming Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency regulatory guides.