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About CreateAthon

CreateAthon is a 24-hour pro-bono creative work blitz that TRIO offers each year to area nonprofits. CreateAthon started at RIGGS agency in Columbia in 1998 and has grown into a global effort represented by more than 100 creative agencies around the world. TRIO is proud to be the exclusive CreateAthon agency for the Lowcountry region of South Carolina. Over the years, CreateAthon agencies have given millions of dollars in free services to thousands of awesome causes around the globe.

2017 CreateAthon Recap

This year we strapped on our best PJs and fired up the coffee maker in honor of our 11th annual CreateAthon. We had a blast working around the clock for FIVE incredible nonprofits and somehow managed to keep our eyes opened and our creativity charged for 24 hours. Take a look at the awesome work we created for some extra-awesome organizations!

Createathon Recipients


How does CreateAthon work?

Nonprofits apply during the summer, and TRIO selects up to five organizations in September to receive one to two pro-bono projects. The TRIO team begins working on a game plan for CreateAthon as soon as recipients are notified. TRIO will work from 8 a.m. on October 26 to 8 a.m. on October 27 to complete the projects for the nonprofits.

Who qualifies to apply?

Applications are accepted from any registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in the Lowcountry area.

What types of projects can I request in my CreateAthon application?

Deliverables produced during our blitz include projects that span all aspects of traditional and digital marketing, such as logo design, print material, marketing plans, websites, social media assessments, commercials, etc.

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