Thousands of Dollars of Pro-Bono Creative Services Up for Grabs Through WhiteSpace Creative

Area nonprofits encouraged to submit applications for marketing campaigns

AKRON, Ohio (Aug. 11, 2015) – Akron strategic integrated marketing communications agency, WhiteSpace Creative, has announced the call for entries for its annual pro-bono creative marathon event. Applications are available at www.whitespace-creative.com/pro-bono-marathon and the deadline for submissions is Friday, Sept. 11, 2015.

In its 14th year, WhiteSpace’s pro-bono creative marathon gives Akron-area 501c3s the opportunity to apply for thousands of dollars of services, including advertising, social media and integrated campaigns. The event will take place from 8 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, to 8 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 22. The staff will work around the clock to develop powerful campaigns with a purpose that can easily be printed, distributed and hosted by the selected nonprofits.

“Every year our staff looks forward to this unique and fun 24-hour pro-bono marathon,” said Keeven White, president and CEO of WhiteSpace Creative. “We have committed to the greater Akron area and this is our chance to help improve the community. We ask for nonprofits in Northeast Ohio to take the time to apply.”

Interested nonprofits should complete the online application, which includes telling the organization’s story in a three-minute video posted on YouTube. All qualifying submissions will be voted on by the community with one being selected as a participant. After that vote, WhiteSpace employees will pick the remaining participants. The number of organizations will be determined by scope of projects and resources.

"We love this event! It gets the entire WhiteSpace family involved in something very meaningful,” said Eric Jacobs, creative director. “The quality of work the staff produces in 24 hours is always amazing, but the best part of this event is sharing the experience with the nonprofits who impact our community.”

Once organizations are selected, they will meet with WhiteSpace team members and provide input on the scope and goal of the services needed. WhiteSpace is a member of the National CreateAthon® network, an organization founded in 1998 by the South Carolina-based agency RIGGS. A member since 2002, WhiteSpace is the exclusive CreateAthon agency for Northeast Ohio.

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