We are excited to announce that we will be working nonstop for 24 hours to provide free advertising and marketing services to Lowcountry nonprofits during our 13th annual CreateAthon on October 24-25, 2019.
CreateAthon is a 24-hour creative marathon started by Riggs Partners in Columbia more than 20 years ago. We joined as the exclusive agency serving the Lowcountry in 2007 and have supported more than 60 nonprofits along the SC coast and have provided more than $500,000 in pro bono services.
We will be accepting applications from Monday, July 8 until Friday, August 16. Applicants are required to fill out a form and submit a 60-second video on why their organization should be selected. Applications can be found here.
“CreateAthon is a fun and creative way for our team to help nonprofits that have limited marketing budgets and could use additional support in order to continue the critical work they are providing within our community,” said Jenny Dennis, our chief operating officer and creative director. “While we are honored to help our CreateAthon recipients, we are really grateful for the impact they have on our team as we get to experience what they do on a one-on-one basis. That’s the gift CreateAthon gives to us.”
Up to four organizations will be selected to take part in CreateAthon. An additional “People’s Choice” organization will also be chosen through our social media channels beginning September 8. The final “People’s Choice” winner, along with the four other selected organizations, will be announced on September 16.
Selected organizations may receive services that include marketing and fundraising plans, logos, websites, postcards, banners, brand identity packages, website assessments and social media plans. Project scopes will vary based on the capacity of our team as well as the specific needs of the organizations. For more information about CreateAthon, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Stephanie Maples at 843-216-0442.
CreateAthon would not be possible without the support of our Lowcountry community. Throughout the night, food, activities and giveaways will be provided to our team and volunteers. If businesses are interested in providing food or drinks or assisting in sponsoring decorations for our event, email email@example.com.
CreateAthon, a national 501(c)3 organization that recruits marketing and communications agencies, universities, professional organizations and corporate marketing teams across the country as CreateAthon partners, is on a mission to deliver $100 million in pro-bono marketing services by 2020. Collectively, all agencies that participate in CreateAthon have and has since delivered more than $24 million worth of services to 1,300 nonprofits throughout the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.