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Brand Ambassadors
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More than 30 student athletes and student brand ambassadors, including 21 advertising students, are part of a new Brand Ambassador Program on campus. A select group of students from the University of Illinois College of Media will be paired with individual Fighting Illini student-athletes as a… Read More
Advertising and Amazon Ads class
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At the end of fall semester, students in ADV 392 presented their ad campaign results to their real clients over Zoom as well as to an in-person team from Amazon Ads and Global Overview.    As the first advertising education program in the country, the Charles H. Sandage Department of… Read More
Leona Su
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Leona Yi-Fan Su, assistant professor of advertising, was selected as a Center for Advanced Study Beckman Fellow for the 2022-23 academic year in an annual campuswide competition among faculty. This year, the center appointed 11 CAS Associates, one CAS Fellow, and four CAS Beckman Fellows—the… Read More
Peacock
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The Illinois Student Government Teaching Excellence Award recognizes instructors for outstanding performance both in and out of the classroom. Honorees have demonstrated a commitment to teaching and to students in every capacity of their experience at Illinois. Marisa Peacock, lecturer in… Read More
Mabry-Flynn
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(Photo by Michelle Hassel.) The Campus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching recognizes sustained excellence and innovative approaches in undergraduate teaching and contributions beyond classroom instruction that have an overall positive impact on undergraduate student learning. Amanda… Read More
AAA best paper
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University of Illinois Advertising Professors Michelle Nelson (center) and Chang-Dae Ham (right), along with Professor Eric Haley from the University of Tennessee (left) won two "Best Paper" awards at the AAA conference for their collaborative research.   At the American Academy of Advertising… Read More
Sela Sar
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Sela Sar, professor of advertising and director of the Institute of Communications Research, has been elected president of the American Academy of Advertising for 2022-2023. He was sworn in at the AAA annual conference in March. Sar served as president-elect for the past year, and served as vice… Read More
Campos book
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Andrea Campos (BS '12, advertising) has teamed up with Jimmy Fallon and Jennifer Lopez for her debut picture book. Con Pollo: A Bilingual Playtime Adventure, which was co-authored by Fallon and Lopez, centers around a bilingual chicken, which was brought to life by Campos's illustrations. Con Pollo… Read More
Shizue Kishi
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College of Media master's and doctoral degree alumna Shizue Kishi (MS '79, advertising; PhD '83, ICR) received the 41st Shirakawa Shinobu Award from the Tokyo Advertising Association for distinguished contributions to the advertising industry.  Kishi is the first female honoree to win this award,… Read More
Super Bowl ad ratings
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Advertising alum Patrick Burke (BS '95), executive creative director of the Chicago-based ad agency Highdive, has once again topped the charts with award-winning Super Bowl ads. His team created both the Rocket Mortgage commercial and the Lay's potato chip commercial, earning the #1 and #6 spots on… Read More
Leona Su
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Leona Yi-Fan Su, assistant professor in the Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising, is interested in how humor can help people engage with science. “Science is thought of as serious,” Su said. “So you can think of humor as a way to catalyze that and make people get interested in science… Read More
Sandage Social Media Lab
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Marisa Peacock (left), lecturer in advertising, leads a workshop with students as part of the new Sandage Social Media Lab. (Photo by Isabella Pennebaker, photography intern.)   In a new program called the Sandage Social Media Lab, advertising majors are receiving tailored training, followed… Read More
Jack and Beth Klues
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Jack and Beth Klues. (Photo courtesy of Jack Klues.)   Jack Klues (BS ’77, advertising) remembers reading a book by Marshall McLuhan in his high school mass communications class where he learned “the medium is the message.” This sparked his life-long interest in advertising. He was “… Read More
Dani Jackson
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Dani Jackson (BS '06, advertising), VP of influencer and multicultural marketing at Edelman, received a "Rockstar" award from ADCOLOR, which champions diversity and inclusion in creative industries. The "Rockstar" designation goes to someone who, whether through their primary role or… Read More
Brittany Duff
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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