Champion picks up Rustika Café and Bakery. Champion’s scope of work is focused on building brand awareness and driving qualified franchisee leads throughout Arizona, Florida, Texas and other target markets. Founded in 1994, Rustika Café and Bakery is a family-owned and operated establishment with five locations in the Houston area. It also ships its [ cakes and empanadas nationwide through delivery platform Goldbelly. “We have no doubt that Champion’s franchising expertise and savvy media strategies will help us achieve our expansion goals,” said Rustika CEO Marco Reznick.


Adam Ritchie Brand Direction is engaged by the Water Environment Federation, a trade organization for water quality professionals around the world, to provide idea creation services for a public engagement campaign around the role the users play in a circular resource society. WEF’s mission is to connect water professionals, enrich the expertise of water professionals, increase the awareness of the impact and value of water and provide a platform for water sector innovation.

Hope for Justice

Altus Marketing scoops up US fundraising marketing agency of record for Hope for Justice, an international nonprofit whose mission is to bring an end to modern slavery by preventing exploitation, rescuing victims, restoring lives and reforming society. Altus Marketing will work with the organization to launch a US-based direct response fundraising program designed to maximize donor growth. "With the support of Altus Marketing, we will be able to locate and build relationships with like-minded donors in the U.S. to fund our efforts to locate, free and restore lives impacted by human trafficking both in the states and abroad," said Hope for Justice chief executive officer Tim Nelson.