Applications are now being accepted from non-profit organizations that are interested in receiving pro bono marketing services from SalesFactory + Woodbine (SFW), one of the largest independent marketing agencies in the Southeast. The services are being provided as part of an annual creative blitz known as CreateAthon. Applications can be found right here or requested by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for applications is October 1, 2014 by 5 PM.
CreateAthon joins agencies across the U.S. and Canada to develop and deliver advertising, branding and marketing services for local non-profits that have little or no marketing budget. Agencies that participate work around the clock for 24 hours for the chosen non-profits. In past years, the non-profits have walked away with direct mail pieces, brochures, marketing plans, website updates, print ad creative and more.
“This is our 13th consecutive year participating in CreateAthon,” said Ged King, CEO of SFW. “You’d think asking your employees to pull an all-nighter would be cause for complaint, but everyone on staff from account executives to designers to our sales staff is fully invested. CreateAthon is something we look forward to and take pride in participating in as a company.” (Click here to see photos from last year’s event!)
SalesFactory + Woodbine has the largest staff of any creative agency in the nation that participates in the 24-hour event. Named for the past three years to Inc. 5000’s list of fastest growing small businesses, the company nearly doubled in size recently when it acquired Winston-Salem based Woodbine creative agency. King notes the increased agency size ensures that the non-profits selected will receive an even broader and more encompassing range of services than in years past.
To qualify for consideration, groups must be a 501c3 nonprofit organization and must be willing to be available at all times during the 24-hour work period on October 23-24.