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Strategic Partners & Affiliations

The companies below support Autism Speaks by providing services pro-bono or at very reduced rates, while others support the mission through a revenue sharing arrangement. As strategic partners of Autism Speaks, they support other corporate partners' efforts on behalf of the charity.

Strategic Partners

ZenithOptimedia - The ROI AgencyZenithmedia, the world's largest media placement agency, has provided its services on a pro-bono basis since 2009 and secured more than $20 million in donated media for Autism Speaks. In addition to placing the Autism Speaks Ad Council Odds campaign spots in national print and broadcast, Zenith placements have increased the visibility of the signature fundraising program, Walk Now for Autism Speaks as well as the organization's annual celebration of World Autism Awareness Day and Autism Awareness Month, Light It Up Blue.

AffiliateTractionAffiliateTraction built and manages the Autism Speaks affiliate program as a pro bono effort, eliminating all fees and commissions. Affiliate publishers drive traffic directly to the Autism Speaks eStore, where visitors can choose from hundreds of retail items that benefit Autism Speaks. AffiliateTraction is a full-service performance-marketing agency that specializes in incubating, managing, growing, and promoting affiliate programs for top internet retailers and is the largest agency of its kind in the world. By providing services pro bono and covering commission fees AffiliateTraction allowed Autism Speaks to enter this normally cost prohibitive space to help drive further revenue.

Digital Donations by Digital Processing Solutions (DPS) helps raise funds for Autism Speaks through retail point-of-sale, smart phones (proximity text based cause marketing), online shopping carts, ATM’s, information kiosks and Video on Demand systems that are utilized in the hospitality industry. The Digital Donations™ software automates the giving process, including donation request and the collection / payment of donations to the charity. In most cases this is accomplished while utilizing existing payment processing systems already in place in conjunction with DPS proprietary software.