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Giving Back

We created d19 to provide a better way of working within the advertising industry. Our priority is to treat people right whether they be our staff, clients or suppliers. As an extension to this, we want our business to help projects and make a difference.

Each year we aim to pledge 10% of our net profit to selected projects

december19 became a Certified B Corp in September 2022. As part of our commitment to always improve as a ‘Business for Good’ we have put together an Impact Report looking back at our journey of impact improvement over the first 12 months.

B Corp Impact Report 2022-23

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Saddling up for charity

A select number of our team got on their bikes riding the gruelling 63 miles from London to Brighton to support the excellent Sea Change for Mental Health cause, organised by our industry charity NABS.

The ride aims to raise £35,000, which will go directly to creating better mental health and wellbeing for those working in our industry.

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Giving back to Bermondsey

Time & Talents are a Bermondsey based community organisation supporting children, families and older people. They are a charity we think the world of as they bring the community together and our office was based in Bermondsey for many years.

We offer our help across the board, be that marketing advice, sharing our media expertise, or providing team help. We’ve been involved in events such as their 135th anniversary party last Summer and the Ruby Tuesday Dementia Day they organised in May 2023.

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Inspiring the next generation

At d19, we actively invest in nurturing fresh talent and creating future media stars by speaking to schools and exciting them about the industry we work in. This provides the first seed of thought that our industry is a real career option for them. IPA Advertising-Unlocked

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Proudly Certified as a B Corp

Our philosophy is based on business karma, fostering a shared sense of purpose with our clients, it also rooted in a strong belief that it is possible to make the world, not just the media industry, a better place. By becoming B Corp certified we are legally committing ourselves to using our business as a force for good. We are proud to be part of a community that is consciously working to the same values as us.

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Running to raise money

The team got physical as Autumn 21 approached and our charitable urge kicked in. Firstly, 80% of the staff ran on behalf of The Trussell Trust raising over £1,000 for our food bank client.

Jake, Martin and Dave B notched the respect points up several gears as they ran The London Marathon on behalf of two Bermondsey based (where our previous office was) charities, Time & Talents and Bede House. It was Jake and Martin’s first (and quite possibly last) marathon, whilst it was number nine for Dave who feels he has one more left in him to get to the magic double figures. We would have raised £6k across the two charities by the time all the donations are in.

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Elevating the Big Issue’s Big Birthday

Happy 30th Birthday to The Issue. This is an amazing landmark anniversary for The Big Issue who we have now worked with pro bono for over 8 years.

They asked if we could get involved and help them broadcast their birthday message by reaching out to our media owner friends for FOC space. We managed to acquire in the region of £100k+ worth of media space in newspapers and OOH sites which they ran stand out creative over the months of September and October 2021.

A brilliant charity deserves some brilliant d19 love

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Sponsors of grass roots cricket club in a small Hertfordshire community

We are the shirt sponsors for Boxmoor Cricket Club, a progressive, grass roots club in a small Hertfordshire community. Their approach to supporting women’s cricket and pushing for all sex inclusivity in what is traditionally seen as a male dominated sport is an inspiration to how sports clubs should be run. Our sponsorship money since 2019 has helped the ongoing running of the club.

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Inspiring the younger generation

We have always been committed to taking on Year 11 students from inner city schools to give them an idea of what a working week in our industry looks like.

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