Grassroots "We AR Open" campaign assists businesses reopening across Arkansas
FLIPPIN, AR --- Northern Arkansas Telephone Company (NATCO), a telephone and fiber broadband company headquartered in Flippin, Arkansas, has developed a series of graphics featuring the theme "We AR Open" to support and promote the reopening of business in Arkansas.
The "We AR Open" campaign began as an internal project to announce the reopening of NATCO businesses and was then shared throughout the company's service area in north-central Arkansas to assist with neighboring businesses' reopening efforts.
The graphics feature the outline of the State of Arkansas and variations of "We AR Open" text. Several versions of the graphics are available for free download and can be used in various business applications such as door signage, social media posts, website graphics, and print media.
"Once our team developed the 'We AR Open' graphics, we immediately recognized that other businesses may need the same type of materials to promote their reopening. As a local business, NATCO is dedicated not only to providing the very best quality communications services but also supporting the communities we serve. We are excited to share the 'We AR Open' campaign as a natural extension of our ongoing community commitment to improve economic opportunities throughout the State of Arkansas," explained Danielle Sanders of NATCO.
NATCO began sharing "We AR Open" graphics with businesses in their immediate service area through e-blasts and the company's newsletter. NATCO then made the images available for free download to any Arkansas business through the company's website: www.natconet.com/weARopen. Businesses are encouraged to register online and receive a free "We AR Open" window cling.
Sanders explains, "While different types of businesses across the State are opening on varying timetables, when you're ready to use the graphics for your business or organization, they'll be ready for you. We've provided several versions of the 'We AR Open' graphics for free download on our website. We ask that anyone using the graphics not alter the images and provide attribution to NATCO. We'd also like for people to use the hashtag #weARopen on social media and complete the form on our website to let us know how and where they are using the 'We AR Open' graphics. This will allow us to better understand the impact and reach of the campaign throughout the State."
Use of the "We AR Open" images is defined by the Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivatives 4.0 license. Personal and/or commercial use is granted free of charge with use of the following attribution: "Image courtesy of NATCO Download at natconet.com/weARopen."
Founded in 1951, NATCO provides advanced communications services (Internet, Television, Voice and Cellular) to homes and business throughout north-central Arkansas including portions of Marion, Boone, and Baxter Counties. The company has contributed nearly one million dollars to local efforts through its charitable organization, the South Shore Foundation and has sponsored community projects to accomplish the goals of educational advancement, environmental preservation, and economic development.
Sanders noted, "While we've modified the ways we're doing business, NATCO has remained fully staffed and able to meet customer needs including on-site installations, phone support, construction for service upgrades and we've introduced new community-wide WIFI solutions for those we serve. We provide phone and online support Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. with 24/7 technical support for our current customers. We look forward to opening our lobby again soon."
"We AR Open" graphics are available for free download at www.natconet.com/weARopen. Questions regarding image use may be directed to Kayla Stafford, Creative Designer, at NATCO by phoning 800.775.6682 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
One version of "We AR Open" graphics available for free download and use by businesses reopening across the State of Arkansas. Other versions of the graphic are available at www.natconet.com/weARopen.