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Brandspa declares: Wednesday is TS Day!

NJ Branding Agency helps NJCTS implement a unique social media campaign to more effectively market its cause

MONTCLAIR, NJ – May18, 2008 –

Fact: More than 1 out of every 200 children is affected by the neurological disorder known as Tourette Syndrome - over 28,000 kids in New Jersey alone.

Fact: On average, it takes seven years from the onset of TS symptoms to proper diagnosis.

Fact: TS is misunderstood, misdiagnosed and overlooked, and leads to stigma and psychological hardships that are often a worse problem than the disorder itself.

Fact: Over the past ten years, brand marketing company, Brandspa has been dedicated to helping the New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders, Inc. (NJCTS) create positive awareness and perception changes about Tourette Syndrome.

Now the agency is introducing a revolutionary social media awareness campaign called Wednesday is TS Day! that promises even better support and answers for New Jersey's Tourette Syndrome community.

“Wednesday is TS Day! is a really innovative use of social media,” says Allan Gorman, CEO of Brandspa and visionary branding guru, “It proactively unites all of the diverse publics affected -- children and their families, and friends, educators, physicians, researchers, NJ legislators, and NJ employers.”

“We wanted to find an actionable way to both invite and demand participation,” Gorman goes on. “Our purpose is to create further understanding and to win support for programs that will improve the lives of kids living with TS and their families.”

“Wednesday is TS Day! is much more effective than traditional advertising that can create awareness, but is often passive and not actionable,” asserts Gorman. “With this grassroots approach, each person whose life is touched or affected by TS has an opportunity to do something about it.”

The new campaign includes lots of fun and informational activities for teachers, teens, parents, health professionals and kids, including: Wednesday Educational Webinars; A ‘Text Ten for TS’-- social media campaign; A Wednesday's Words Essay Contest; Wednesday Walks for TS, TS Kids on the Web; kids creating fictional stories about a kid with TS, and more.

Wednesday is TS Day! will be kicked off at the Sixth Annual Tourette Syndrome Recognition Dinner -- with special guest, radio broadcaster Craig Carton -- on Wednesday May 28, 2008 at the Rutgers Life Sciences Institute. Special proclamations declaring Wednesday is TS Day! will be unveiled from the New Jersey State Senate, New Jersey General Assembly, and the Mayor of Newark.

Brandspa is a Montclair, NJ-based brand marketing organization that helps mid-sized B2B and not-for-profit organizations refine their stories, and more effectively market their products and services. Reach them at or 973 509-2728.

For information about Tourette Syndrome, contact: The New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders, Inc at or 908 575-7350.


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