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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Luke Tucker and Ben Godsey on Hawaii News Now for AD UP Hawaii

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Ad UP Hawaii to offer non-profits PR makeovers

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – This Saturday, Ad Up Hawaii is offering non-profits a chance to work with some of the state’s best public relations professionals to learn more about getting the media they need. Low cost seminars ($10) are available to non-profit staffers, and a competition to craft the best media campaign for four local non-profits will provide lots of excitement.
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Donna Blanchard on Hawaii Public Radio for AD UP Hawaii

Whatever a nonprofit does, it usually has to confront this idea: you’re a nonprofit and not a business. As any non-profit knows though, it still has to make money for the cause and for operations, and marketing is key. Next weekend, some of Hawaii’s top advertising professionals will gather for AD UP Hawaii, an 8 hour competition to come up with campaigns benefiting several local nonprofits, including Kumu Kahua Theatre. Managing director Donna Blanchard joined the show to discuss the event and marketing challenges for non-profits.

Evan Leong on MidWeek for AD UP Hawaii

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Evan Leong

Posted on September 17, 2014 by Jaimie Kim


Two things are certain about Evan Leong: He likes business and he likes to give back.

After he and wife Kari quickly achieved success with the launch of Bubble Tea Supply in 2001, Leong, who appeared on MidWeek‘s June 1, 2007, cover, began looking for a way to marry business savvy with community involvement. It was in 2005 that he established Greater Good Radio, which eventually led to Greater Good TV and a book released in 2007. The popular shows featured interviews with successful business leaders, who shared their experiences in the field and the importance of community service.

“All of that was designed basically to encourage businesspeople to start giving back to the community and getting involved in leadership positions,” he says.

His newest project,, is an extension of Greater Good Inc., and seeks to unite individuals from various professions.
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