Nashville, TN (PRWEB) September 19, 2012
redpepper, the Nashville-based, award-winning integrated marketing agency, is proud to announce their Sept. 20-21 participation in CreateAthon 2012, a 24-hour, work-around-the-clock creative blitz during which marketing, advertising and public relations firms provide free marketing services to select local non-profits. This is redpepper’s sixth year participating in the national event, and thus far the company has contributed nearly $500,000 in work to various non-profits through the program.
CreateAthon 2012 kicks off on September 20, and redpepper has chosen three non-profits to partner with: Nashville’s ‘Best Buddies,’ and The Nashville Children’s Theatre. Their Atlanta office will also participate with local Atlanta non-profit Kingdom Kids.
“For 36 hours straight we stay awake and work non-stop for underdog non profits until we literally collapse on the floor. All for the chance to help them tell a better marketing story and change the world. I can’t think of a more fulfilling opportunity,” said Tim McMullen, Co-Founder and Lead Strategist at redpepper.
Since the program’s creation by Riggs Partners in 1998, 73 agencies have participated in the CreateAthon network, holding CreateAthon events in their respective markets. It’s an effort that has impacted more than 1,100 non-profit organizations, delivering 2,500 projects valued at more than $11 million.
Lu Sipos, Founder of Gabe’s My Heart and the Chemo Duck program - one of redpepper’s 2011 CreateAthon clients commented, “The benefits of CreateAthon were incredible and redpepper conveyed the story of Gabe’s My Heart Chemo Duck program in such a compelling manner. The video redpepper created has become the most powerful fundraising tool in our arsenal. Thanks to the video, we were able to secure several new long-term sponsors for the Chemo Duck program.”
Ad agency by day, invention lab by night, redpepper is an award-winning integrated marketing agency with offices in Atlanta and Nashville. They have achieved a 10-year run of growth in clients, revenues, and profits, and have been recognized as one of the 5000 fastest growing companies in the country by Inc. Magazine for five years running. Partners Tim McMullen and Dave McMullen achieved the equivalent of a marketing double play with back-to-back Agency Marketer of the Year Awards (Atlanta 2009 and Nashville 2010). redpepper’s creative work has been recognized with more than three dozen national and regional industry awards. The agency has also received global coverage for their marketing innovation in a variety of outlets from CNN to TechCrunch & Slate.