06/23/2022 CreateAthon, Make a Difference

Local marketing agency opens free service applications to Lowcountry nonprofits

Trio Solutions Inc. (TRIO), a Mount Pleasant-based marketing communications agency, will work nonstop for 24 hours to provide free advertising and marketing services to Lowcountry nonprofits during its 16th annual CreateAthon on October 27-28, 2022.

CreateAthon is a 24-hour creative marathon started by Riggs Partners in Columbia more than 20 years ago. TRIO joined efforts in 2007 as the Lowcountry’s exclusive agency and has supported more than 65 nonprofits by providing over $500,000 in pro bono services. The agency donated more than $35,000 worth of efforts in 2021 alone.

TRIO will be accepting applications from Lowcountry-based nonprofits beginning on Monday, June 27 through Sunday, July 31 at 5 p.m. Applicants are required to fill out a written form and are encouraged to submit a 60-second video on why their organization should be selected. Applications can be found at trio-solutions.com/createathon.  

“It’s an honor for TRIO to support these amazing Lowcountry organizations working so hard to create impactful change,” said Jenny Dennis, TRIO’s president. “Our team is always energized by this event, knowing they can use their skills and passions to positively impact not only our nonprofit participants but also the very community they love.”

Up to four nonprofits will be selected to participate in TRIO’s 2022 CreateAthon. An additional “People’s Choice” organization will also be chosen through TRIO’s social media channels beginning August 22 through August 28 at 8 p.m. The final “People’s Choice” winner, along with the four other selected organizations, will be announced on August 29. 

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 the TRIO team as well as the specific needs of the organizations. For more information about CreateAthon, email createathon@trio-solutions.com or call 843-216-0442. 

Local businesses are encouraged to contribute to TRIO’s CreateAthon efforts by way of donating food and drinks or sponsoring decorations for the event. Those interested in donating can email createathon@trio-solutions.com.

CreateAthon is 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. The program has attracted more than 100 agencies, corporate marketing departments, professional organizations and universities as partners. CreateAthon alliances have served more than 1,700 nonprofit organizations in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, the United Kingdom and Romania, delivering more than 4,000 pro bono marketing projects at a value of more than $25 million.

Kevin Sninsky

Kevin Sninsky

Copywriter