CreateAthon is on!

CreateAthonFor the third year in a row, my associate Kim and I are thrilled to be a part of CreateAthon, a 24-hour creative blitz during which advertising agencies and design firms around the country donate their marketing and creative services to local nonprofit agencies.

Yesterday evening, we teamed up with the fabulous folks at smith&jones, a full-service marketing and advertising agency in Sturbridge, Mass., to write Web, poster, and postcard copy for Dunbar Community Center, a 100-year-old organization dedicated to youth development and family support in Springfield, Mass.

Kim and I are honored to play a small role in helping the Dunbar, an established community leader that is committed to enhancing its neighbors’ lives.

For more about CreateAthon, including real-time updates, photos, and sleep-deprived musings, check out smith&jones’ blog.

Happy National Punctuation Day!

Day 54/365 by Roxanne CookeWith red pen in hand,
I fix bad punctuation.
Celebrate grammar!

In honor of National Punctuation Day (NPD) this Friday, Sept. 24, I’ve composed a haiku about—what else?—punctuation.

And, in the hopes of winning some cool punctuation-related prizes, I’ve entered it in the NPD Punctuation Haiku Contest. You can read sample haiku and submit your own at the NPD website.

However you choose to celebrate, have a happy National Punctuation Day!