DNA Creative Communications (DNA), a Greenville public relations and marketing firm, announces its launch of the 2013 CreateAthon as the first partner agency in the Upstate. The event will be held on October 24 & 25, 2013.

CreateAthon is a 24-hour, work-around the clock creative blitz during which communications firms across the world provide nonprofit design services on a pro bono basis. Since the program’s creation in 1998, 80 agencies internationally have participated in the CreateAthon network, holding CreateAthon events in their respective markets.

“We are excited to expand CreateAthon’s reach to Upstate, SC,” said Debbie Nelson, President and Founder of DNA. “This opportunity allows us to partner with a local nonprofit on a specific, one-time project. We are currently seeking applications from small organizations that have never worked with an agency before.”

National CreateAthon week will be held on October 20 – 26 this year. The effort has impacted more than 1,275 nonprofit organizations, delivering 3,000 projects valued at more than $15 million. Any 501(c) 3 organization in need of marketing materials to help their cause is eligible to apply and be considered as a CreateAthon beneficiary. Those nonprofits interested in applying for the 2013 CreateAthon in Upstate, SC should click here to download the application and apply no later than August 23, 2013. For more information on CreateAthon, visit www.createathon.org.

DNA Creative Communications

DNA is the leading communications expert in South Carolina for nonprofit and government organizations that enhance quality of life in their communities. We build relationships with key audiences through branding, public relations, event management and online strategies. Our partners are organizations within the education, human services and sustainability sectors.

Founded in 1997, DNA has worked with more than 230 organizations and is the proud recipient of numerous awards from the Association of Marketing & Communication Professionals, the South Carolina Public Relations Society of America and the American Advertising Federation. Annually, DNA offers our Live Here Give Here program and Shine the Light on Your Nonprofit educational series, featuring training and workshops for nonprofit organizations. For more information, call 864.235.0959 or visit www.dnacc.com.