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ICR students present at AAA
Advertising News
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
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