Fivetran Partners With Givsly to Support Purpose-Led, Ethical Marketing

by | Sep 14, 2023

In Six Weeks the Partnership Has Saved $10,000 In Shipping Costs By Cutting Promotional Swag Waste and Enabling Prospects to Donate to Nonprofits

New York, NY – September 14, 2023Givsly, the purpose-led advertising and marketing company, today announced its partnership with Fivetran, a global leader in automated data movement, to reduce promotional swag waste across the events that Fivetran sponsors.

The swag industry is worth $64 billion, but only 21% of gifted swag is kept, resulting in a low return for companies and around $50.5 billion in waste. With Givsly, event attendees have the opportunity to share their information, select a non-profit organization (NPO) and Fivetran will make a donation on their behalf. The information can then be easily uploaded into Salesforce for the team to leverage.

A key challenge for adopting more climate-friendly practices for nearly one-third of marketers is the organizational misperception that sustainability is costly. The partnership has already positively driven impact and bolstered top line revenue. Fivetran participates in an average of 250-300 events annually in North America. In a period of just six weeks, Fivetran donated over 250 meals to World Central Kitchen, helped nearly 200 malnourished children through Action Against Hunger and more. Additionally, more than $10,000 was saved in shipping costs alone in the same 

Givsly’s Good Marketing solution helps Fivetran:

  • More effectively capture leads: Engage with more relevant prospects, get their information and build positive relationships through doing good together
  • Reduce ineffective spend: Lower costs associated with purchasing, shipping and storing swag
  • Reduce waste: Stop unnecessary swag purchases that prospects aren’t interested in
  • Save team time: On-site staff can focus on event efforts to drive ROI rather than dealing with swag

“The entire team at Fivetran is excited about this initiative. We are always focused on using data to make a positive impact in the world, and this effort enables us to make our marketing efforts a force for good too,” said Lena Stahlschmidt, Manager of Field Marketing North America at Fivetran. “The feedback from customers and prospects at events has been overwhelmingly positive. By choosing donations over swag, we are driving new efficiencies – more effectively capturing leads while saving money and time for our team.”

“Fivetran’s immediate cost-savings and positive impact on the bottom line proves that not all sustainable practices have to cost marketers more money,” said Chad Hickey, founder and CEO of Givsly. “With Givsly’s Good Marketing platform, Fivetran is actually saving money from reducing unwanted promotional items, shipping and production, as well as storage of these unwanted materials.” 

About Givsly

Givsly is the leading values-driven marketing solution that increases results while showcasing a company’s commitment to sustainability, DE&I and community. By utilizing Givsly’s suite of solutions, users are able to drive business outcomes while achieving social and environmental expectations. Since its launch in April 2020, Givsly’s platform has generated over 1.5 million dollars in impact to more than 400 nonprofits. The software was recognized in Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas Awards 2021.

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