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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
AAA conference
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Congratulations to Brittany Duff and Ewa Maslowska, faculty members in the Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising, who received awards at the 2020 American Academy of Advertising conference, held virtually in March.  Duff, associate professor of advertising, was the runner-up for the Journal… Read More
Sang-Hwa Oh
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Sang-Hwa Oh became interested in how governments communicate about risk through the media when observing a protest in her native South Korea 12 years ago regarding mad cow disease. When a MERS outbreak in 2015 also brought about serious public concerns, the professor in advertising sought to study… Read More
Deanna Frautschi
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After developing a satisfying career, Deanna Frautschi (BS ’70, advertising), retired executive vice president of communications and human resources for COUNTRY Financial, wants College of Media students to reap the benefits of an Illinois education just as she did.  Last year, Frautschi and her… Read More
Mike Yao
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The major shift underway in TV—from broadcast and cable to streaming—is also bringing targeted advertising to mainstream media, says Mike Yao, a professor of digital media and the head of the advertising department at Illinois. “Total surveillance” could be one result. (Photo by L. Brian Stauffer… Read More
Bezane book on Maui
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Norm Bezane (BS '60, advertising), a former Chicagoan who has lived on Maui for 16 years, has just published his fourth book Voices of Aloha on Magical Maui. Learn more at http://normbezane.com.
Janette Bradley Wright
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Janette Bradley Wright was recently recognized by campus for her 31 years of service, almost all of which has been with the Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising. (Photo by Madeline Wilson, journalism student, Class of 2020.)   Congratulations to Janette Bradley Wright, administrative aide… Read More
Tiffany Barnett White
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Tiffany Barnett White (BS '92, MS '94, advertising), associate professor of business administration and Bruce and Anne Strohm Faculty Fellow at the Gies College of Business at Illinois, received the 2019 Williams-Qualls-Spratlen Multicultural Mentoring Award of Excellence. White is also an… Read More
Advertising students use BrandSort cards
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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