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Brittany Duff
Advertising News
Brittany Duff, an associate professor in the Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising, was selected to become the inaugural Charles H. Sandage Scholar in Advertising Research.  The Charles H. Sandage Scholar in Advertising Research was established in 2021 through generous gifts to the… Read More
Ewa Maslowska
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Ewa Maslowska, an assistant professor in the Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising, was selected to receive the Provost’s Initiative on Teaching Advancement Grant. The grant enables recipients to design, implement, and assess instructional and pedagogical innovation that has a high… Read More
Steve Hall
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Steve Hall, a senior lecturer in the Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising, received the 2021 Barton A. Cummings Gold Medal Award with a unanimous vote from the American Advertising Federation.  The award recognizes distinguished individuals for their service to advertising through… Read More
Lynn Schreiber Price
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Lynn Schreiber Price (BS '77, advertising) was recognized for her exceptional leadership, distinguished work, and a deep commitment to improving child welfare. She was named a 2021 Re-Envisioning Foster Care in America (REFCA) Champion. Price is the founder of Camp To Belong in Littleton,… Read More
Student in high-tech experiential learning classroom
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A new campus-funded initiative on strategic communication and emerging technology will connect advertising students, faculty, and brands, putting research into practice. The Hub for Brand Innovation and Advertising Technology is a partnership between the Charles H. Sandage Department of… Read More
Linda Goldstein
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Linda Goldstein (BS '74, advertising), chair of Vistage, recently launched a new chief executive group in the St. Louis market. Vistage asked her to build a CEO Advisory Board just after COVID hit. "What better time than now to tap into the collective wisdom of a group of high-performing peers who… Read More
Spiro books
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Ruth Spiro (BS '86, advertising) celebrates the publication of her 25th children's book. Her board book series, Baby Loves Science, is published by Charlesbridge and has sold more than 500,000 copies. Foreign translation rights have also been sold in 10 countries including Russia, China, Korea,… Read More
SBC Class of 2019
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In December 2019, the strategic brand communication graduates met in person for the first time after spending 15 months together for the online master's degree.  Traveling across eight time zones in nine countries didn’t stop Michelle Floyd from earning her master’s degree in strategic brand… Read More
ICR students present at AAA
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The Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising faculty members and Institute of Communications Research doctoral students participated as moderators, panelists, and research paper presenters at the American Academy of Advertising annual conference, March 18-20, 2021.  Their research topics… Read More
Pat Burke and Tracy Morgan
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Patrick Burke doesn’t usually like waking up to a work text at 5 a.m. … unless it’s saying that his commercials got the #1 and #2 spots for the USA Today Super Bowl AdMeter poll. “If I’m gonna get woken up to a work text at 5 a.m., that was definitely a good one,” he said with a laugh. Burke (… Read More
Sela Sar
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Sela Sar, associate professor of advertising and director of the Institute of Communications Research, has been elected president-elect of the American Academy of Advertising. He joins the executive committee on March 19 at the AAA annual conference, and will become president of AAA in March 2022… Read More
Sierra Reed
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Sierra Reed, junior in advertising, has become a TikTok influencer, earning several brand deals.    Sierra Reed, a junior in advertising, first joined TikTok in August 2019 for fun. Little did she know she’d go viral doing modern twists on Romeo and Juliet, and eventually become an influencer on… Read More
Glen Scott
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VMLY&R West, based in Seattle, Washington, recently hired Glen Scott (BS '01, advertising) to serve as its executive creative director. The agency covers clients up and down the West coast including Intel, Microsoft, Mazda, and more.  Prior to this position, Scott led creative teams at VMLY… Read More
Murray Kalis
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Talented advertising undergraduate students will be recognized for their creative work and provided with a monetary gift to support their creative career path, thanks to the Murray Kalis Award for Creativity in Advertising. The new award was established by College of Media alumnus Murray Kalis (… Read More
Harsh Taneja
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We know how search engines can favor certain results and how social media might push us into bubbles, but it’s still easy to view the Internet as a place where we’re in control. A new study, however, argues that notion of personal empowerment is “an illusion.” Corporations are “nudging” the flow… Read More
Ewa Maslowska
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After taking a course in the psychology of advertising, Ewa Maslowska was inspired to learn more about persuasion techniques. Since then, she has pursued research to examine consumer behavior, online brand engagement, and the effects of personalized marketing.  “I have always been interested in… Read More
Jacob Fisher
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Jacob Fisher, a new assistant professor in the Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising, has always been interested in technology design and the way it influences people’s attention. He said he wanted to come to UIUC because it’s very strong in computation, neuroscience, and brain imaging… Read More
Chang-Dae Ham keynote
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Chang-Dae Ham, associate professor in the Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising, was the opening keynote speaker at this summer's Digital Marketing Summit held in Seoul, Korea, July 8-9, which addressed a theme of "Meet the Future of Marketing." Ham's presentation, "Data, Technology, and… Read More
Jason P. Chambers
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Aunt Jemima is retiring. Uncle Ben is changing. Mrs. Butterworth is getting a review. One way or another, these and other familiar brands are being rethought due to their use of Black images in packaging and ads. Jason P. Chambers can explain why. He’s an associate professor of advertising at the… Read More
Podcast
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Geno Schellenberger (BS '20, advertising) created an advertising and media podcast called "Breaking & Entering" to help students and recent graduates break into the industry and then thrive once they're there.  "I started this podcast because I realized the struggle to find internships and… Read More