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Local marketing agency opens free service applications to Lowcountry nonprofits

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Trio Solutions Inc., a Mount Pleasant marketing communications agency, will work nonstop for 24 hours to provide free advertising and marketing services to Lowcountry nonprofits during its 16th annual CreateAthon this fall.

During a previous CreatAthon, the staff got into a jazz age spirint for the event. (Photo/Provided)The agency is taking applications from nonprofits through the end of July.
CreateAthon is a 24-hour creative marathon started by Riggs Partners in Columbia more than 20 years ago. Trio joined efforts in 2007 and has supported more than 65 nonprofits by providing in excess of $500,000 in pro bono services, the agency said in a news release. The agency donated more than $35,000 worth of efforts in 2021 alone. Trio will accept applications from Lowcountry-based nonprofits until 5 p.m. July 31. 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 online.  
“It is an honor and a privilege to support such amazing organizations,” Jenny Dennis, Trio’s president, said in the news release. “Our team is grateful for opportunities like CreateAthon that allow us to use our skills to give back to Lowcountry nonprofits who give so much to our communities each day.”

The CreateAthon will take place Oct. 27-28. Up to four nonprofits will be selected to participate this year.

An additional “People’s Choice” organization will also be chosen through Trio’s social media channels beginning Aug. 22 through 8 p.m. Aug. 28. The final People’s Choice winner, along with the four other selected organizations, will be announced on Aug. 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, the release said. For more information about CreateAthon, email or call 843-216-0442. Local businesses are encouraged to contribute to Trio’s CreateAthon efforts by donating food and drinks for the event. Those interested in donating can use the same email address.
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.

Reach Ross Norton at or 864-642-5229.

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