TAP Interactive hosts local charity auction benefiting Duke Children’s Hospital

auctionpublicity.com – Durham, N.C -TAP Interactive, the interactive media marketing and promotional division of Themis Group, Inc., is excited to announce the final additions of “date” donations and auctionees in the Triangle’s first ever gamer bachelor and bachelorette auction, A Gamer’s Valentine.

This year’s event features 10 auctionees, five men and five women, from the area’s hottest gaming companies. In addition to the generous donations already collected, TAP Interactive has received new contributions from more of the area’s best venues. A Gamer’s Valentine will bring in the masses for a night of socializing, networking and good times in support of a great cause.

A Gamer’s Valentine will be held January 31, 2008 from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. at White Collar Crime with all proceeds benefiting Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center. Gamers from local game development and production studios have volunteered themselves to go on the block. Auctionees and their highest bidder will win an exciting date provided by the Triangle’s finest restaurants and entertainment vendors.

This year’s auctionees are representing local companies such as: Red Storm Entertainment, Themis Group, Inc., Vicious Cycle, Destineer Studios, NWN Corporation and The Escapist Magazine. Auction winners will enjoy dates donated by The Carolina Hurricanes, Big Boss Brewing Company, Goodnight’s Comedy Club, Adventure Landing, Scooterz Inc., Five Star Restaurant, Parizade, and Vin Rouge. Recently added to the list of gifts are contributions from Dead Broke Farm, Duck & Dumpling, The Raleigh Times Bar, and The Pit.

In addition to monetary contributions, donations will be accepted in the form of new or gently used PS2 gaming consoles and video games to be given to Duke Children’s. More information is available through our Facebook event page, www.gamersvalentine.com.

About TAP Interactive

With offices in Durham, North Carolina and Stamford, Connecticut, TAP Interactive is a boutique marketing agency founded in 2001 to provide custom-tailored marketing services to the rapidly growing interactive entertainment industry. An early leader in video game marketing, TAP Interactive’s success has led to expansions into mobile entertainment and digital media marketing. TAP Interactive has earned a reputation for excellence in producing successful results while providing top-quality customized client service through optimally utilizing word-of-mouth, viral and influencer marketing. Our team’s industry knowledge and familiarity with the digital generation gives them a unique insight and approach to marketing this demographic. By approaching marketing as a “client-first” business, TAP provides the services of a first-class marketing team that will strengthen your brand and promote your message to those who need to hear it first.