Congrats on a terrific inaugural event! I thought everything was well organized and the participants all seemed to be thoroughly engaged and excited about the outcomes. If AD UP Hawaii is any indication, you folks are doing great things to make our community a better place.

Susan Eichor
President, AIO


The entire AD UP event was informative and invigorating. I learned much about the process behind advertising and gained a lot of knowledge from the workshops we non-profits attended. When our advertising plans were revealed, I was elated to have such a tailor-made package created for us. All of that would have made it a wonderful experience, but the icing on the cake is that our advertising team members have agreed to volunteer their time to help put that plan into action. For a small non-profit with a tiny budget, this is the mother-load!

I cannot say enough about the success of our participation in AD UP. We would do it again in a heartbeat!

Donna Blanchard
Managing Director, Kumu Kahua Theatre


Good Beginnings Alliance got so many great marketing ideas from our AD UP team! It was awesome to have access to the type of talent that non-profits often can’t afford.

Deborah Zysman
Executive Director, Good Beginnings Alliance


AD UP was a great experience for Honolulu Habitat. We were able to develop our 2015 marketing plan with advertising professionals by our side and use their expertise. We also got to spend the day gaining insight on some core advertising needs that we have. As is the case with all events, networking is at the core. The time spent with other nonprofits and sharing knowledge was invaluable and made our day AD UP time well spent.

Jim Murphy
Executive Director, Honolulu Habitat for Humanity


I just wanted to say thank you so much for putting on an amazing event this past weekend. As a student, I got a tremendous amount of value out of working with real advertising professionals. As stressful as that day was, it was a completely worthwhile experience. The judges comments and critiques during the winner announcements were so humbling for me. It definitely reiterated my passion for this field. So thank you again to Tori, Evan, Debbie, and everyone else who helped make that day happen. Until next time guys! Take care.

Jairus Kiyonaga
Student, Hawaii Pacific University


Good to see that happening getting bigger and better! Congratulations! If you can use me again next year, I’d be happy to help.

Kam Napier
Editor, Pacific Business News (PBN)


It was a great event and we were proud to support it. Great job by you and the team. We look forward to next year.

Nick Dinsmoor
VP Marketing, ProService Hawaii

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