GoBank Teams Up with Austin Pets Alive!, PetRelocation.com and BarkBox to
Bring #PuppyHour to SXSW
GoBank invites South by Southwest Interactive attendees to escape their hectic
schedules and enjoy some puppy playtime.
Share It:@GoBankpartners w/ @austinpetsalive, @PetRelocation& @barkbox on
#SXSW#PuppyHour(happy hour + puppies!) in Austin Mar 8 & 9
PASADENA, Calif. & AUSTIN, Texas -- February 20, 2014
In celebration of the South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival next month, Green Dot
Corporation’sGoBank(NYSE:GDOT) is partnering with Austin-based non-profit
shelter and adoption service, Austin Pets Alive!; PetRelocation.com, an
international door-to-door pet transportation service; and BarkBox, the
monthly subscription box for dogs to host an innovative #PuppyHour event March
8-9 (Saturday and Sunday during the Interactive portion of the SXSW festival).
The big bonus: all dogs at the event will be available for adoption.
“As innovators in the banking industry we know two things to be true: the
future of banking is all about mobile, and puppies aresuper cute,” said
Sharon Pope, Head of Marketing at Green Dot Corporation (GoBank’s parent
company). “As our official GoBank mascot is an adorable schnauzer named
Professor Dog, we clearly have a special place in our hearts for the canine
community. Partnering on this event gives us the chance to highlight the great
work that Austin’s local resources have created for animals in need of
adoption, as well as echo the innovative spirit that makes the South by
Southwest Festival so special.”
Throughout the weekend, #PuppyHour attendees will have the opportunity to pal
around with pups, enjoy light refreshments and share the adorable event with
friends back at home with the Twitter-enabled photo booth. To align with
GoBank’s unique “Pay What You Want” membership fee, the event comes full
circle, as attendees will have the option to donate between $0 and $9 to
support the adoption mission of Austin Pets Alive!.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with GoBank on such a fun and worthwhile
event,” said Veronica Mabry from Austin Pets Alive!. “As the largest no-kill
shelter in the country, we are dedicated to finding the best homes for every
single puppy we house and are so grateful that GoBank will be helping us
generate awareness in a unique and interactive way.”
Every #PuppyHour dog that gets adopted will receive three months of
BarkBox.Additionally, PetRelocation.com and their partner PetMate will be
providing free-consultations for those who adopt puppies, as well as a limited
amount of crates and puppy starter kits.
#PUPPYHOUR EVENT DETAILS
WHEN:9 am-5 pm CT Open House - both Saturday, March 8 & Sunday, March 9.
A short,9-minute walkfrom the Austin Convention Center!
PetRelocation.com Headquarters, 612 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
WHO:Hosts include GoBank, PetRelocation.com, Austin Pets Alive! and BarkBox.
Company representatives will be available on site for demos, interviews, etc.
RSVP:OnEventbriteto make sure you don't miss this event. (Event link:
For more information about GoBank and to follow the #PuppyHour fun, head over
to www.facebook.com/gobankus, www.twitter.com/gobank or
GoBank is the award-winning new bank account made to be used on your mobile
phone, with no overdraft or penalty fees ever. With GoBank, members have full
access and control of their money from their iPhone, iPod Touch or Android
device, and can withdraw cash from more than 42,000 fee-free ATMs in the U.S.
People can sign up for a GoBank account atGoBank.comand via app from
theApple App StoreandGoogle Play. In March, GoBank was named a Gold Winner
for2013 PYMNTSInnovator Awards. For more information about GoBank,
visithttp://GoBank.com.You can also
GoBank is a brand and trademark of Green Dot Bank, Member FDIC, which also
operates under the brands Green Dot Bank and Bonneville Bank. Deposits under
any of these trade names are deposits with a single FDIC-insured bank, Green
Dot Bank, and are aggregated for deposit insurance coverage. ©2013 Green Dot
Bank. All rights reserved.
About Green Dot Corporation
Green Dot Corporation is a technology-centric, pro-consumer Bank Holding
Company with a mission to reinvent personal banking for the masses. The
company is the largest provider of prepaid debit card products and prepaid
card reloading services in the United States, as well as a leader in mobile
banking with its GoBank mobile bank account offering. Green Dot Corporation
products are available to consumers at more than 90,000 retailers nationwide,
online and via the leading app stores. The company is headquartered in
Pasadena, California with its bank subsidiary, Green Dot Bank, located in
About Austin Pets Alive!
Austin Pets Alive! is a 501(c) 3 (nonprofit) organization. Austin Pets Alive!
is focused on helping the healthy and treatable pets at risk of euthanasia at
city shelters. Our mission is to promote and provide the resources, education
and programs needed to eliminate the killing of companion animals.
PetRelocation arranges full-service door-to-door pet moves worldwide, handling
pick-up, delivery, export documentation, flight booking, customs clearance and
more for busy pet owners who are relocating for work,retirement or other new
adventures. Based in Austin, TX and founded by husband and wife Kevin and
Angie O’Brien in 2004, PetRelocation has arranged thousands of safe pet moves
and has been named one of the Inc. 5000 “Fastest-Growing Private Companies in
America” for the last five years in a row.
At BarkBox we give dog parents a way to spoil their dog every month. Our
monthly box is carefully curated to only include homemade, all-natural treats
and high-quality, unique toys. All our treats are made in the USA or Canada
and for the most part these are things you can't find at the typical big-box
pet store. BarkBox costs as little as $19 per month and shipping is free.
On-Site GoBank Contact
Mary Milbrand, 310-428-6363
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