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Marisa Peacock, a new lecturer in the Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising, has spent most of her professional career in social media marketing and content marketing. She began at a time when most organizations didn't consider websites essential to their marketing strategy. “They didn't… Read More
Hiltzik brothers
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Aron Hiltzik (BS '18, advertising) and his brother Jared (BS '16, LAS), who both played tennis at the University of Illinois, co-founded RecoveryForAthletes.com, which sells athletic recovery equipment such as Theragun percussion massagers, Game Ready cold and compression units, Marc Pro muscle… Read More
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Frank Sinton, an advertising alumnus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been named Chief Operating Officer at Tinopolis USA. Sinton, a 14-year veteran of A. Smith & Co., previously served in the same role at A. Smith & Co. Productions since 2011. He will continue in his… Read More
Craig Rowley
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Craig Rowley, an advertising alumnus of the University of Illinois, has joined Groupon as its Chief Marketing Officer. At Groupon, Rowley will oversee the company’s global marketing channels and functions, as well as the development and extension of the Groupon brand, according to Business Wire… Read More
Steve Raquel holds baby in class
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Update: The Chicago Tribune featured Steve Raquel on April 25. Check it out! Before Steve Raquel’s ADV 409/509 Media Entrepreneurship class began this spring, one of his students told him that her child care might not be completely set throughout the semester. She asked if it would be okay to… Read More
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Kathy Kayse, an advertising alumna of the University of Illinois, has joined the Ad Council as Chief Media Strategy and Partnerships Officer. Prior to joining the Ad Council, Kayse was the Vice President of Sales Strategy and Solutions at Yahoo. In this role, Kayse will oversee all media strategy… Read More
students at Advasion
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115 members of the American Advertising Federation chapter at the University of Illinois networked their way across Chicago as part of Advasion on April 4, 2019. The students were divided into small groups, with each group being hosted by three different agencies. Agencies presented work,… Read More
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Soja Orlowski (BS '89, advertising; third from left), executive director for the nonprofit Worldwide Fistula Fund, will share her experiences meeting fistula survivors in Africa for the first time at An Evening to Restore Dignity on May 2 in Chicago. WFF is a nonprofit dedicated to the prevention… Read More
Jason P. Chambers
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By Molly Leahy, Communications and Marketing Intern On Super Bowl Sunday, millions of people tuned in to not only watch one of the most anticipated sporting events in the country, but also to view the many entertaining, celebrity-filled commercials. Each year the commercials get more hilarious… Read More
Interim head of Sandage Department of Advertising Mike Yao
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Last year, faculty members in the Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising voted unanimously not to pursue accreditation from the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications, effective Fall 2019. As a result, the department can develop courses more quickly in response… Read More
Sela Sar
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Sela Sar, associate professor of advertising and director of advertising graduate studies, has been elected vice president of the American Academy of Advertising (AAA) for 2019-2020. Sar will manage AAA’s annual conferences in March 2019 and March 2020. In this leadership position, he will also… Read More
Assistant professor John G. Wirtz and alumna Thais M. Zimbres receive 2018 PRIDE Research Award
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Assistant professor John G. Wirtz and Illinois alumna Thais M. Zimbres (MS '13, advertising) received the 2018 PRIDE Research Award for Innovation, Development, and Educational Achievement at the National Communication Association annual convention in Salt Lake City in November 2018.   The PRIDE… Read More
graduate students
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By Molly Leahy, Communications and Marketing Intern After 15 months together in the inaugural strategic brand communication (SBC) program, students met in person for the first time at their graduation ceremony on October 27, greeting each other with hugs in Gregory Hall. The SBC master’s degree… Read More