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Advertising professor John Wirtz found that sex doesn’t sell in advertising the way many assume it does.

Read the full story here.

27 Jun

Q & A with Kathy Kayse, vice president of sales strategy and solutions at Yahoo. 

09 Jun

Veteran journalist, Justin Breen, recently announced the creation of BrEpic Communications LLC, his own communications and public relations firm. Breen has been an active alum helping to organize the annual career night for the College of Media.

07 Jun
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The Society of Professional Journalists has announced the national winners of the 2016 Mark of Excellence Awards, recognizing collegiate work published or broadcasted during 2016.

30 May
Anita Chan headship

Anita Say Chan, associate professor in the Department of Media and Cinema Studies, is one of eight professors awarded a faculty fellowship from the National Center for Supercomputing Applications. The faculty fellows will work with NCSA to help solve some of the grand challenges facing all people. 

25 May
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A number of faculty and students from the College of Media are participating in the 67th annual International Communications Association conference May 25 – 29, 2017. Kevin Wise, association professor of advertising and director of graduate studies for advertising, serves as the Information System Division chair.

25 May
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Alex Studer, a 2017 advertising graduate, is featured in a May 2017 Campaign US article. The story focuses on eight new graduates, their goals, fears and plans for a career in advertising. Read the full story here. 

 

25 May
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Two advertising students, Aparna Sivasankaran and Yixin Zou, have received the “Stevick Foundation Excellence in Media Research, Outstanding” award for their research project “Creating and Testing Virtual Reality (VR) for UIUC: Immersive Media & The Consumer” originally presented at the Undergraduate Research Symposium.

24 May
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By Craig Chamberlain

Illinois advertising professor Chang-Dae Ham, an expert in the study of hidden persuasion techniques, says the personalized advertising that follow us online is “a very special type” in the way it elicits risk perceptions and privacy concerns.

 

18 May
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On Saturday, May 13, graduating students who had received honors were recognized at a reception for family and friends. Students were recognized in several honors categories and received certificates of recognition.

18 May

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