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CreateAthon Goes Garnet and Black
  • Written by Teresa Coles

 We are thrilled to welcome our newest CreateAthon partner – the University of South Carolina. USC joins us as the fourth university in the country to create  an undergraduate marketing and advertising curriculum based on the CreateAthon model. Other participating schools include Virginia Commonwealth University, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and James Madison University.... Read More

My Thank You Note to Altria
  • Written by Peyton Rowe

My mother always taught me to write thank you notes when you get a gift. This is my note to you, Altria. Dear Altria, Thank you so much for being a pioneering CreateAthon corporate partner, right here in my hometown. What a thrill for me! Each day, I think, “Pinch me. I must be dreaming.”... Read More

Meet the 2012 CreateAthon Clients
  • Written by CreateAthon

Let the countdown to CreateAthon begin!  Learn about the nine non-profits participating in this year’s 24 hour creative blitz.  This year’s clients include, Angel’s Hope Inc., The Arc of South Carolina, CARE of Southeastern Michigan, Disability Action Center, Inc., Good Samaritan Clinic and The Therapy Place. CreateAthon 2012 Preview Presentation from CreateAthon &nbs... Read More

CreateAthon Brand Makeover Pairings!
  • Written by Teresa Coles

We’re ever so pleased to announce the official agency/nonprofit pairings from our very first CreateAthon Brand Makeover Contest! CARE of Southeastern Michigan – Riggs Partners Children’s Museum in Easton – Smith & Jones One Less Meal – Trio Solutions PADS Lake County, Inc. – John Dawe Consulting Reinvent Me Foundation – Flipside Creative VolunTEENnation –... Read More

CreateAthon Brand Makeover Contest Announces the Top 10!
  • Written by Teresa Coles

After much deliberation, we are pleased to announce the 10 finalists for the CreateAthon Brand Makeover contest.  The 10 nonprofit organizations are: Boots in Business (Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce) Carlsbad, California Canines for Disabled Kids Princeton, Massachusetts Care of Southeastern Michigan Fraser, Michigan The Children’s Museum in Easton North Easton, Massachusetts One Less Meal Marion,... Read More

CreateAthon Extends Brand Makeover Contest!
  • Written by Teresa Coles

Nonprofits, sharpen your #2 pencils! We’re extending the deadline for applications on the great CreateAthon Brand Makeover contest until July 15. We’ve also simplified the application to make it super easy to apply on Facebook. We want to make sure as many nonprofits throughout the US and Canada get their shot a chance at one... Read More

CreateAthon Brand Makeover Contest Brings More Pro Bono to More Nonprofits
  • Written by Teresa Coles

“I’m sorry, but you don’t have a CreateAthon agency in your market,” is the news I’ve had to deliver too many times to nonprofits who’ve called me to ask how their organizations can benefit from CreateAthon’s 24-hour marketing marathons. It pains me more than I can say to tell these folks we can’t help them... Read More

Deadlines, Creativity and CreateAthon
  • Written by Teresa Coles

Jay: “You won’t believe what I heard on Marketplace driving home today.” Me: “What?” Jay: “A Harvard Business School professor did a study on the impact of really tight deadlines on the creative process. Now what does that make you think of?” He pulled up the transcript right then and there as we sat on... Read More

Whatever and Ever, Amen.
  • Written by CreateAthon onCampus

This is the third time I have rewritten this. I am having trouble expressing myself in regards to CreateAthon. For starters, it happened. That’s true. I won’t say it was fun, but it was totally awesome. It was insanely rewarding and I’m very happy our presentation to the client went well. That said, it was not a... Read More

159 things I took from CreateAthon
  • Written by CreateAthon onCampus

Be careful with your caffeine intake. Sleep the night before. Work smarter, not harder. Learn your client (front and back side to side) Meet your team before hand. Know your strengths. Advil helps. Spend the day before relaxing. Don’t doubt yourself. Be on time. Don’t doubt your skills. Allow others to shine. Bring deodorant. Be open to new... Read More