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PRSSA CREATEATHON BIDS GO LIVE

October 15, 2018

 

PRSSA CREATEATHON BIDS GO LIVE
NEW YORK (Oct. 15, 2018) — PRSSA is officially accepting bid forms for Nationally Affiliated Student-run Firms to host CreateAthon events in spring 2019. Interested firms should submit bid forms by Nov. 16 to Vice President of Professional Development Ashleigh Kathryn. Applications to host CreateAthon marathons have more than doubled in the program’s second year with PRSSA and are expected to continue exponential growth during this third year.
CreateAthon is a 24-hour marathon to develop a campaign for a nonprofit organization. Selected firms will work with nonprofit organizations from their own communities to develop campaigns utilizing marketing techniques, public relations strategies, creative digital/broadcast tangibles, and more. PRSSA is pleased to work with selected Nationally-Affiliated Student-run firms and their schools to continue growing CreateAthon as a National Initiative.
“This is one of the best benefits of being a PRSSA Nationally-Affiliated Student-run Firm,” Ashleigh Kathryn, vice president of professional development, said. “Many universities implement student-run agencies and firms, but PRSSA affiliation offers a competitive edge with new opportunities such as CreateAthon.”
The ultimate goal of PRSSA’s partnership with CreateAthon is to have all PRSSA Chapters and student-run firms participate. This opportunity not only provide PRSSA with great hands-on experience for its members, but the opportunity to give back to the community.
CreateAthon was founded in 1998 by Riggs Partners, a marketing consultancy in Columbia, South Carolina. It has grown from a single-market event to a 501(c)(3) organization that has attracted more than 100 marketing and communications firms, universities, corporations and professional clubs as official CreateAthon partners. Cumulatively, CreateAthon has helped more than 1,500 nonprofit organizations in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom by delivering pro bono marketing projects valued at more than $24 million.
Though there are more than 100 Student-run Firms around the country operated by PRSSA Chapters, only those operating at the highest level are Nationally Affiliated. These firms have successfully gone through an application process to ensure the firm is strong in three areas: PRSSA/PRSA connection, a high level of professionalism and an effective structure.
About the Public Relations Student Society of America
The Public Relations Student Society of America (www.prssa.org) is the foremost organization for students interested in public relations and communications. Founded in 1968 by its parent organization, the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), PRSSA includes more than 10,000 student members and advisers, and is active at more than 330 colleges and universities.
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Contact:
PRSSA Vice President of Professional Development Ashleigh Kathryn vpprofessionaldev@prsa.org

 

NEW YORK (Oct. 15, 2018) — PRSSA is officially accepting bid forms for Nationally Affiliated Student-run Firms to host CreateAthon events in spring 2019. Interested firms should submit bid forms by Nov. 16 to Vice President of Professional Development Ashleigh Kathryn. Applications to host CreateAthon marathons have more than doubled in the program’s second year with PRSSA and are expected to continue exponential growth during this third year.

CreateAthon is a 24-hour marathon to develop a campaign for a nonprofit organization. Selected firms will work with nonprofit organizations from their own communities to develop campaigns utilizing marketing techniques, public relations strategies, creative digital/broadcast tangibles, and more. PRSSA is pleased to work with selected Nationally-Affiliated Student-run firms and their schools to continue growing CreateAthon as a National Initiative.

“This is one of the best benefits of being a PRSSA Nationally-Affiliated Student-run Firm,” Ashleigh Kathryn, vice president of professional development, said. “Many universities implement student-run agencies and firms, but PRSSA affiliation offers a competitive edge with new opportunities such as CreateAthon.”

The ultimate goal of PRSSA’s partnership with CreateAthon is to have all PRSSA Chapters and student-run firms participate. This opportunity not only provide PRSSA with great hands-on experience for its members, but the opportunity to give back to the community.

CreateAthon was founded in 1998 by Riggs Partners, a marketing consultancy in Columbia, South Carolina. It has grown from a single-market event to a 501(c)(3) organization that has attracted more than 100 marketing and communications firms, universities, corporations and professional clubs as official CreateAthon partners. Cumulatively, CreateAthon has helped more than 1,500 nonprofit organizations in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom by delivering pro bono marketing projects valued at more than $24 million.

Though there are more than 100 Student-run Firms around the country operated by PRSSA Chapters, only those operating at the highest level are Nationally Affiliated. These firms have successfully gone through an application process to ensure the firm is strong in three areas: PRSSA/PRSA connection, a high level of professionalism and an effective structure.

About the Public Relations Student Society of America

The Public Relations Student Society of America (www.prssa.org) is the foremost organization for students interested in public relations and communications. Founded in 1968 by its parent organization, the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), PRSSA includes more than 10,000 student members and advisers, and is active at more than 330 colleges and universities.

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Contact:

PRSSA Vice President of Professional Development Ashleigh Kathryn vpprofessionaldev@prsa.org