BUZZ is an inspiring television show that profiles nonprofit organizations and the marketing pros that help them do more, do better, by creating more buzz.

Our team broadcast our first seven episodes in 2020 on Blue Ridge PBS and on our social media platforms including YouTube, Facebook and Instagram. We have produced four episodes in 2021 that aired in April and May and are currently reviewing nonprofits and funding opportunities to produce more episodes starting this summer. Contact us for more info!

Meet our Team

Cast & Crew

Learn more about the people in our HIVE who create the buzz.

Building Buzz

Creator

Learn more about host and creator Michael Hemphill.

They’re not the rich and famous. They don’t run for office, preside over boardrooms, walk the halls of power. In a society seduced by celebrity and status … they have neither. Their capital isn’t financial, but social. Their profit comes not from the thing they sell, but from the good they do.

They are our nation’s nonprofits. The United States has more than 1.5 million nonprofits — from homeless shelters, food banks and rescue squads to children’s choirs, science museums and animal refuges — that employ one out of every 10 Americans. Like any company, nonprofits have salaries and bills to pay, a budget to balance. They require money. And if enough people don’t know about them, don’t believe in them, don’t support them — in short, if they lack BUZZ — they suffer and die.

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BUZZ Episode 9 featuring Virginia 811

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BUZZ | Episode 8 featuring Feeding Southwest Virginia

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As originally aired April 7, 2021, on Blue Ridge PBS … Feeding Southwest Virginia operates in…

Wells Fargo Tower celebrates Feeding Southwest Virginia for BUZZ

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 17, 2021 (Roanoke, Va.) – The Wells Fargo Tower in downtown Roanoke,…

Introducing “Nonprofit Marketing” Videos

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BUZZ — our inspiring TV show that features the great work nonprofit organizations do in our…

BUZZ “shines” at Advertising Awards Gala

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BUZZ creator Michael Hemphill was awarded the inaugural SHINE AWARD at Thursday’s Western Virginia American Advertising…

Now You can be in every episode

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Now you can literally be in every episode of BUZZ and help us feature even more…