You may or may not have noticed a new banner in the rotation of the Dell.com home page this week that mentions the upcoming movie Evan Almighty. I’d encourage you to check out the page it links to because it’s much more than just a simple product placement announcement. Dell and Universal Studios share many of the same views on environmental responsibility and are coming together through this movie to make it easy for you to get involved, as well.
Evan Almighty is the first major motion picture comedy to zero out its footprint, and some great video about how they did it is available at www.evanalmighty.com. In addition, at www.getonboardnow.org, they have created the Almighty Forest—a place where you can plant a virtual and real tree with just a $5 donation. The Almighty Forest is a partnership with The Conservation Fund, which is also a partner in Dell’s own Plant a Tree for Me program.
By now, you may be wondering why I’m the one talking about all this, since I usually post here about Second Life. Well the reason is that I wanted to tell you about the Evan Almighty premiere event in Second Life at Dell Island!
This Sunday, June 10, while the movie premiere is happening in Real Life in Los Angeles, we’ll be throwing a Rock the Ark party in Second Life with unique, behind-the-scenes footage of the film, along with the music of Frogg Marlowe and Jaycatt Neko! In the spirit of the movie, where God directs Evan to build an ark, we’re encouraging everyone to attend two-by-two as their favorite animal (non-anthropomorphic residents are certainly welcome, too!)
Join us there from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. SLT! Not a resident yet? Visit our introductory Second Life page to learn more.
Laura Pevehouse was profiled as one of five “social media mavens” in the March 2009 issue of Austin Woman Magazine and named an AdWeek’s TweetFreak Five to Follow. She has been part of the Dell organization for more than 15 years in various corporate communications, employee communications, public relations, community affairs, marketing, branding, social media and online communication roles.
From 2014-2018, Laura was Chief Blogger/Editor-in-Chief for Direct2DellEMC and Direct2Dell, Dell’s official corporate blog that she help launch in 2007. She is now a member of the Dell Technologies Chairman Communications team. Earlier in her Dell career she focused on Global Commercial Channels and US Small and Medium Business public relations as part of the Global Communications team. Prior to that, she was responsible for global strategy in social media and community management, as well as marcom landing pages, as a member of Dell’s Global SMB Marketing, Brand and Creative team. When she was part of Dell’s Global Online group, Laura provided internal consulting that integrated online and social media opportunities with a focus on Corporate Communications and Investor Relations. She managed the home page of Dell.com, one of the top 500 global web sites in Alexa traffic rank, and first brought web feeds and podcasts to the ecommerce site. In her spare time she led Dell into the metaverse with the creation of Dell Island in the virtual world Second Life.
Laura has earned the designation of Accredited Business Communicator from the International Association of Business Communicators, and received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Louisiana State University. Before joining Dell Financial Services in 2000, she worked at the Texas Workforce Commission and PepsiCo Food Systems Worldwide.