FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Teresa Coles
PHONE: 803.799.5972
EMAIL: teresa@riggspartners.com

CREATEATHON OFFERS PRO BONO MARKETING SERVICES TO NONPROFITS

COLUMBIA, SC — Riggs Partners invites South Carolina nonprofit organizations to submit applications for its annual CreateAthon® event to be held September 16-17, 2010. CreateAthon is a 24-hour blitz during which Riggs Partners provides creative marketing services to non-profit organizations on a pro bono basis. This year marks the 13th consecutive year that Riggs Partners has held this community service event.

Since the inception of CreateAthon, Riggs Partners has donated creative marketing services to 133 nonprofit organizations in South Carolina, producing a total of 385 projects. Fee value of the work produced has been estimated at $3 million, all provided at little to no cost to nonprofits. Additionally, Riggs Partners has helped to secure donated production and media services from area printers, photographers, illustrators, broadcast production companies, web programmers and media outlets.

“CreateAthon represents some of the most important work we do all year,” said Teresa Coles of Riggs Partners. “Given the budget challenges nonprofits have had in the last two years, we believe the relevance of CreateAthon is greater than ever. For us, it’s a pleasure to be able to put our talent to work for social good.”

The firm is equally confident its national CreateAthon network will positively impact nonprofits across the country. Since the program’s expansion from a single market to a national effort in 2002, 73 agencies in the US, Canada and Puerto Rico have held CreateAthon events in their cities. The effort has benefited over 1,100 nonprofit organizations with 2,500 projects valued at $11 million.

South Carolina nonprofits may apply for CreateAthon services from Riggs Partners no later than July 15, 2010. Organizations selected to receive CreateAthon services will be announced by August 10. For an application, please visit riggspartners.com or call (803)799-5972.

About Riggs Partners
Riggs Partners is a creative marketing consultancy that provides a broad array of strategic planning and creative services related to brand marketing. Major clients represented by Riggs Partners include those in banking, healthcare,non-profit, tourism, economic development and retail sectors. Visit the company online at riggspartners.com.

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