CreateAthon offers free marketing services to nonprofits

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina-based marketing communications firm Trio Solutions is calling for entries from area nonprofit organizations for the ninth annual CreateAthon, which is set for Oct. 22.

The 24-hour event begins at 8 a.m. During this time, Trio staff will make free marketing services available to five nonprofits.

“CreateAthon gives our team a chance each year to give back to our community and make a difference to those organizations in our community who give of themselves all year long,” Caitlin Ramsey, Trio’s CreateAthon coordinator, said. “Many nonprofits struggle for essential business-related funding and money for marketing is -- often mistakenly -- the first to be overlooked. We’re excited to offer our services and lend a helping hand to these organizations.”

CreateAthon was launched in 1997 as a project of Columbia-based advertising agency RIGGS.

Applications can be submitted online at The application deadline is 5 p.m. Aug. 14, and winners will be announced in September. For more information, call Ramsey at 843-216-0442.

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