The American Advertising Federation will host the CreateAthon Sept. 8-9. The 24-hour public service campaign event will take place at Virginia Western Community College in Roanoke. CreateAthon brings advertising, marketing and public relations professionals together to create marketing services for local non-profits with low or no marketing budgets. Visit aafroanoke.org/createathon for more information.
Here is the press release from the American Advertising Federation Roanoke.
Roanoke, Va. (July 12, 2012) – For 24 hours straight starting September 8th through 9th, local creative volunteers and area non-profits will once again converge on Virginia Western Community College for American Advertising Federation (AAF) Roanoke’s public service campaign, CreateAthon®.
The pro-bono event is a 24-hour, work-around the clock creative blitz during which local advertising, marketing and public relations professionals from the Roanoke and New River valleys generate marketing services for local non-profits that have little or no marketing budget. Volunteers work through the day, night and into the next morning to provide the non-profit organizations with collateral ranging from websites, photography, videos, print and ad campaigns.
Previous beneficiaries have included: Blue Ridge Literacy (formerly Literacy Volunteers of Roanoke Valley), DePaul Community Resources, Virginia Museum of Transportation, YMCA of Roanoke Valley, Rescue Mission, The Science Museum of Western Virginia, Harrison Museum of African American Culture, Inc., and Roanoke Children’s Theatre.
CreateAthon® relies on generous support of volunteers and sponsors to make it a success. To apply for consideration or volunteer your expertise, please visit www.aafroanoke.org/createathon. Deadline for non-profit applications is July 31st. For additional information or sponsorship opportunities, please contact AAF Roanoke Public Service Co-Chairs Matt Brown: firstname.lastname@example.org, 540.797.3453 or Stefanie Brown: email@example.com, 540.397.3651.
About AAF Roanoke Founded in 1958, the American Advertising Federation, Roanoke Chapter, is Roanoke’s only professional organization devoted entirely to the business of advertising. Professionals in the areas of graphic design, marketing, TV and radio, photography, printing, web design and more, come together to represent a diversity of companies from our community.