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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.

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 for 24 hours to complete the projects for the nonprofits. Deliverables produced during the 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?

  • July 10: Applications Open
  • August 18: Applications Close at 5p.m.
  • October 22-28: National CreateAthon Week
  • October 26-27:CreateAthon 2017
  • Stayed tuned for updates.
For any other questions or concerns regarding CreateAthon, please contact: Caitlin Ramsey at