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Philly Businesses Enter “Lightning in a Bottle” to Win Free Year of Marketing



PHILADELPHIA, PA — The Lightning in a Bottle Competition is gaining momentum in Philadelphia. The competition is searching the city for businesses that can help Philly grow, and offering a free year of marketing services to the winner. Current entries reflect a wide spectrum of industries. Businesses with a viable product, an innovative way to create new jobs, a service to benefit residents, or similar ideas, can enter at

The entry period will now remain open through May 28. The public can lend support for their favorite participant by voting on the Lightning in a Bottle Award Facebook page. When the entry period closes, AB&C will then select ten finalists to present at the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce on June 6. Finalists will have five minutes to pitch a blue-ribbon panel of judges, representing business, academia, and government, who will determine the ultimate winner.

“We want to see Philly prosper — in the short-term and long-term,” says John Hawkins, president & CEO of AB&C. “Technology, finance, manufacturing, small business, retail, medical, non-profit — no matter the industry, product or service, we want all types of businesses and organizations to enter.”

Aloysius Butler & Clark is a 43-year-old full-service marketing communications agency with offices in Philadelphia, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, and Wilmington, Delaware. Established in business-to-business and consumer marketing, the agency brings creative intelligence to local, regional, national and international accounts in a variety of industries. Ad Week selected the agency as the 2013 “Top Shop” in Delaware.