Marketing skills showcased to help nonprofit organization

AD UP Hawaii is a team based marketing campaign development competition with full day workshops for non profits. Marketing professionals form “mini agency teams” as they compete for the best marketing campaign for one of six non-profit organizations.

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Non-Profits, Marketers to Connect at Ad Up Hawaii

By Ryan Ozawa, October 11, 2015


Hawaii non-profit organizations often struggle to do more good work with less resources, and like other organizations, they often sacrifice marketing budgets to keep things going, This week, the second annual AD UP Hawaii will do some matchmaking between generous marketing and advertising professionals with community organizations that need their help.

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AD UP Hawaii will be running the 2nd annual event from October 15-17, 2015. We are inviting marketing professionals to team up with non profit organizations to help our community and have a super fun time making new friends and learning a lot.

Great Connections from Beta #5

Yunji deNies let me know some exciting news from the last Beta #5 event. Please see below:

Hi Evan,

Sorry for the delay – meant to send these to you a while ago.

I met several great people at the event – did stories with two of them, and am working on a third with Nicole Velasco on how to get involved with neighborhood boards.

I met David Aquino from Blue Planet Foundation – he told me about We-Fficiency and it sounded like a great story, so we connected later that afternoon and shot it the following week.

See it here:

And I reconnected with Jim Murphy, whom I had met when he worked for the American Cancer Society. He’s now at Habitat for Humanity and told me about how they were soon giving 6 families homes in Waimanalo.

That one was a no-brainer! Because it was a morning event and I work nights, I made sure the newsroom was covering it and they sent Roger Mari to do the story.

You can see it here:

Thanks so much for putting on such a great event.

I look forward to the next one. :)