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AD UP Hawaii 2017

The 4th Annual Ad Up Hawaii presented by Kaiser Permanente will be on Saturday, October 14th at The Box Jelly in Kakaako. Six teams of Hawaii’s top marketing and communications professionals will be paired with a nonprofit, each having eight hours to develop a custom marketing campaign.

Apply now for a chance to win a free campaign and $5,000 from HEI to help implement it. Applications are now available for interested nonprofits.

Application Deadline: September 1, 2017

If selected, nonprofits will be notified on September 22, 2017

Event Day: Saturday, October 14, 2017

(Executive Director and all decision makers must be present for the entire day)

About AD UP Hawaii

Ad Up Hawaii is an off-shoot of who’s core mission has been bringing people together to support one another. By fostering collaboration, Ad Up was born.

Ad Up identified the biggest challenge that many nonprofits face as the ability to market themselves successfully. At the same time found many in the marketing field with these skills, had a desire to make a difference in the community but just didn’t know how.

By pulling the two groups together in a fun marketing competition-style event both groups could benefit, and the results have been overwhelming.

2017 will mark the 4th annual event. Over the years we have created marketing campaigns for fifteen local nonprofits, with the support of hundreds of marketing professionals.


Our Team

We are 100% pro bono volunteers coming together and using our skills to make a difference in our community.

Tori Abe

Chief Strategy Officer at Hospice Hawaii

Noah Tom

Senior Art Director at Laird Christianson Advertising

Debbie Lee

Marketing & Development Coordinator at Hospice Hawaii

Donna Blanchard

Managing Director at Kumu Kahua Theatre

Evan Leong

Co-Founder at Greater Good Inc. and Bubble Tea Supply

Rechung Fujihira

Co-Founder of The BoxJelly and Advisor at Blue Startups

Samantha Tsui

Account Supervisor at Anthology Marketing Group

Jairus Kiyonaga

Brand Strategist at Lent Enterprises

Kimberly Lau

Marketing Director at Advantage Webco Hawaii

Cynthia Yamasaki

Chief Energizing Officer & Founder, EEpath

Ryan Kawamoto

Director at Kinetic Productions Inc.

Wilbur Wong

Director of Digital Communications, Becker Communications, Inc.

Roann Gatdula

Graphic Designer at Hagadone Hawaii

Mike Amado

Executive Assistance at AdWalls

Punilani Buakarnthong

Account Coordinator at Element 8

Jim Murphy

Executive Director at Honolulu Habitat for Humanity

Jerry Blue

Partner at Element 8

Presenting Sponsor:

Kaiser Permanente




ProService Hawaii
First Hawaiian Bank


AAF Hawaii


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