Local marketing agency hosts 13th annual CreateAthon offering free services to Lowcountry nonprofits

Local marketing agency hosts 13th annual CreateAthon offering free services to Lowcountry nonprofits

Mount Pleasant, SC – 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 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. TRIO joined as the exclusive agency serving the Lowcountry in 2007 and has supported more than 60 nonprofits along the SC coast and has provided more than $500,000 in pro bono services.

TRIO 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 on the company’s website at trio-solutions.com/createathon.

“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, TRIO’s 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 TRIO’s CreateAthon. An additional “People’s Choice” organization will also be chosen through TRIO’s 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 the TRIO team as well as the specific needs of the organizations. For more information about CreateAthon, email createathon@trio-solutions.com 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 the event, email createathon@trio-solutions.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.

Founded in 2001, with a philosophy to work hard, enjoy life and make a difference, Trio Solutions Inc. (TRIO) has helped local and national businesses with marketing strategy and creative projects for 18 years. As a full-service marketing communications agency, TRIO specializes in marketing and public relations, event planning, graphic design, and web and social media solutions that increase awareness and strengthen brands. For more information, visit trio-solutions.com, facebook.com/triosolutions, instagram.com/triosolutions or twitter.com/triosolutions.