We are excited to announce some new hires in the office

 Bob Longmire — The New Senior Creative Director.

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Longmire brings 30 years of experience producing creative work for other regional and national clients as Senior Creative Director, Art Director and Media Design Specialist. His strong creative direction has helped towin Gold Promax, Gold Addys, AIGA, and Tennessee Press Awards.

Longmire’s talent has been used by Mayfield Dairy, Rubbermaid, Sharpie, SeaRay, Home Federal, Rand McNally, Hasboro, Swingline, Moen, Johnson & Johnson, RJ Reynolds, Xerox and Esquire Magazine. Longmire’s work with these companies was made possible through his previous experiences with DiY Network, Bagwell Entertainment, Rivr Media, Hopps Communication, WBIR TV, TVA, Tombras Group, Whittle Communications, The University of Tennessee, and Asen Marketing.

 

 Christopher West– The New Creative Director of Broadcast.

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West brings over 15 years of professional experience working in film/TV, online rich-media and education to The Bingham Group. West has worked on media projects ranging from entertainment marketing, government videos, multi-million dollar real estate promotions, industrial training, and local, regional, and national television commercials. West is also experienced in graphic design, computer animation, digital video, editing and 3D modeling and animation.

These skills along with his own creativity led to the creation of “The Danger Rangers”, a group of cartoon characters that teach children about safety and smart behavior. The show went on to become an Emmy nominated series and is currently airing on PBS Saturday mornings.

Celebration of H.O.P.E

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A Balloon Festival is coming back to East Tennessee!

Pellissippi’s annual balloon festival blocked up the interstate and deflated and The Bingham Group has been missing the event ever since. We soon learned that most of East Tennessee felt the same way so we decided to do something about it.

But a Balloon Festival – though always a good time- can be made even better when supporting an amazing cause.

Enter Hiwassee College. Not only does this campus provide a beautiful backdrop for our festival, but they are also home to the Hiawassee Hope program.

The HOPE program along with Holston United Methodist Home for Children and the Department of Children’s Services provide support for qualifying students. This program provides a way for students to make it through college debt free, suppling both financial and emotional support.

Come join our “Celebration of HOPE” Hot Air Balloon Festival on September 28th 2013:
• Hiwassee College Campus • 3:00 p.m.
• The cost is $5 per adult.  12 and under are free.
• There will be food vendors, face-painting, and a kid’s area with inflatables.
• Starting around 7:00 p.m., there will be a balloon glow set to live music.
• There will be a stage with live music.
• All proceeds go to benefit the HOPE program at Hiwassee College.

For more information about HOPE visit http://hiwassee.edu and to stay up to date with festival information visit http://hopeballoonfest.com/