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CREATEATHON@VCU GOES VIRTUAL TO HELP RICHMOND, VA NONPROFITS CREATEATHON@VCU GOES VIRTUAL TO HELP RICHMOND, VA NONPROFITS
CREATEATHON@VCU GOES VIRTUAL TO HELP RICHMOND, VA NONPROFITS
  • Written by CreateAthon

When the COVID-19 pandemic forced the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture to cancel its annual CreateAthon@VCU event, students reimagined an alternative approach and held it virtually. CreateAthon is a 24-hour pro bono marathon during which marketing organizations and university students develop strategic and creative marketing deliverables for nonprofits... Read More

Inside Capstone Agency’s 24-Hour Pro Bono Marketing Marathon Inside Capstone Agency’s 24-Hour Pro Bono Marketing Marathon
Inside Capstone Agency’s 24-Hour Pro Bono Marketing Marathon
  • Written by Hudson Nuckolls

CreateAthon, according to its website, is “the pro bono marketing marathon that harnesses skills-based superpowers for social good.” Capstone Agency, the student-run communications firm at The University of Alabama, was approved by the Public Relations Student Society of America to participate for the third year in a row. Through CreateAthon, Capstone Agency has donated more... Read More

Partner Agency Spotlight: TRIO Partner Agency Spotlight: TRIO
Partner Agency Spotlight: TRIO
  • Written by CreateAthon

Trio Solutions Inc. (TRIO) is the perfect example of how powerful being a CreateAthon partner agency can be—as they just hosted their 11th annual CreateAthon event in October. Founded in 2001, TRIO is a full-service boutique agency in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina that specializes in helping brands achieve their marketing, branding, digital, media, public relations... Read More

AIGA DC CreateAthon 2017 – Exhausted and Thrilled: Designers Pair with Nonprofits for 24-Hour CreateAthon AIGA DC CreateAthon 2017 – Exhausted and Thrilled: Designers Pair with Nonprofits for 24-Hour CreateAthon
AIGA DC CreateAthon 2017 – Exhausted and Thrilled: Designers Pair with Nonprofits for 24-Hour CreateAthon
  • Written by Amber Jinae

What happens when creatives get together to work 24 hours straight? A lot, actually! In March 2017, AIGA DC organized their first CreateAthon where thirty volunteers created various marketing materials for five local, underfunded nonprofits: Serve Your City, Educational Theater Company, Reading Partners, Arlington Free Clinic and GTLD Network. The response from the local design... Read More

FleishmanHillard Canada Prepares for CreateAthon 2015 FleishmanHillard Canada Prepares for CreateAthon 2015
FleishmanHillard Canada Prepares for CreateAthon 2015
  • Written by Peyton Rowe

1.       Why do you all do CreateAthon? FH Toronto has grown a lot since we last participated in CreateAthon, and we’re looking forward to being able to showcase how beneficial some of our newest office additions are. For example, we have a full creative services department now, as well as a media buyer and a... Read More

Seamgen CreateAthon Offers Pro Bono Services to Nonprofits Seamgen CreateAthon Offers Pro Bono Services to Nonprofits
Seamgen CreateAthon Offers Pro Bono Services to Nonprofits
  • Written by CreateAthon

Seamgen invites local nonprofit organizations to submit applications for its CreateAthon® event, to be held October 24-25, 2015. CreateAthon is a 24-hour blitz during which Seamgen provides creative services to nonprofit organizations on a pro bono basis. “This is our first year partnering with CreateAthon and it will definitely represent some of the most important... Read More

How CreateAthon Appeals to Employee’s Sweet Spot How CreateAthon Appeals to Employee’s Sweet Spot
How CreateAthon Appeals to Employee’s Sweet Spot
  • Written by Rhian Rotz

In December, two of the 2014 trends about corporate societal engagement by CECP resonated as we reflected on Waggener Edstrom’s second annual CreateAthon event. The post highlighted that companies are paying closer attention to their culture and how it aligns company values with employee values because employees are looking to work for companies that share... Read More

What we learned from going sleepless in Seattle What we learned from going sleepless in Seattle
What we learned from going sleepless in Seattle
  • Written by Rhian Rotz

  During global Pro Bono Week (#PB14), Waggener Edstrom celebrated its second CreateAthon experience. Twenty-four ambitious and energetic employees filled up on protein, energy drinks and delicious food — but no sleep — to create and deliver storytelling campaigns, marketing materials, PR plans and new brand identities to help support the missions of five amazing... Read More

288 hours of Pro Bono next week! (and 48 this week)
  • Written by Peyton Rowe

That’s a lot of volunteering, helping nonprofits solve various communications and marketing challenges. It’s a lot of coffee, too. Twelve marketing organizations in the US and Canada will host CreateAthon events during Pro Bono Week, October 19 – 25. The week is a global celebration of skills-based volunteerism and the impact it can have on... Read More