Friday 23rd June 2017
On Friday 23rd June, businesses from across the UK will take part in the fourth annual Bring Your Dog To Work Day. Employers across the nation will welcome their dog loving employees into the workplace along with their loyal (and well-behaved!) four-legged companions to raise money for charity.
What is it?
Bring Your Dog To Work Day is an annual event created and organised by the team here at HOWND. This year the event will raise money for two wonderful animal charities: All Dogs Matter and Animals Asia. Over the past four years it’s grown into a hugely popular day in the working calendar, with thousands of people, businesses and celebrities taking part.
This year the fun takes place on Friday 23rd June – and as the video opposite demonstrates, dogs will be helping in a variety of workplace settings! If you want to take part, please click the button below to visit the official Bring Your Dog To Work Day website.
Here’s how some well-known names have got involved.
If you own or run a business, you can participate by making an online donation on our official website to become a business sponsor. In return for a minimum donation of £50, your company’s logo and website link will be displayed on our website homepage. All the money raised will be split equally between All Dogs Matter and Animals Asia. Alternatively, you can raise your own funds for a charitable cause of your choice, using Bring Your Dog To Work Day as a sponsored workplace event for your employees. For a minimum online donation of £2, a picture of your dog can be published on our website’s ‘Dog with a Job Hall of Fame’. If you donate £5 online, you will automatically be entered into a prize draw to win £100s worth of goodies from our sponsors. This year there will be a mega prize and two runners up!
In partnership with Seenit
Founded in January 2014, Seenit is an award-winning video collaboration platform that enables companies to create high impact video with their own audiences and communities. The Seenit platform makes it easy to direct, collect, and curate this user-generated video anytime, anywhere, turning fans, customers, and employees around the world into mobile film crews at your fingertips. If you’re taking part in Bring Your Dog To Work Day, you can download the Seenit app for free and contribute your own video to our ‘BringYourDogToWorkDay’ project.
Loved by the press (and social media)
Britain’s most memorable day at the office took the national press and social media by storm in 2016. Despite the EU referendum result dominating the news cycle, the official #BringYourDogToWorkDay hashtag trended on Twitter – reaching over 13 million people in little over an hour. It was a similar story on Instagram, with the hashtag being mentioned over 18,000 times alongside images of dogs at work. The day also gained significant coverage in the press, including The Guardian, The Telegraph, Metro, Waitrose Weekend and Fast Company. As a result, HOWND were Silver Award winners in the ‘Marketing Campaign of the Year’ category at the PetQuip Awards 2016.
Power Pet Brands Ltd t/a HOWND
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