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 the be 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 global. On Thurs., October 27, TRIO will work around the clock for the tenth year in a row to provide pro-bono marketing and creative services for five Lowcountry nonprofits. Be sure to follow along on social media as we give back in the most creative way.
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. In addition, three people's choice nominees are determined and voted on during one week in September. 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 27 to 8 a.m. on October 28 to complete the projects for the nonprofits. 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.
What are the important dates to know?
- August 19: CreateAthon applications are due
- September 12-18: People's choice voting period
- September 19: All organizations will be notified of their status
- October 27-28: CreateAthon event
- October 28-29: We sleep!
- November 1–4: Presentations of deliverables