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Armando Sanchez-Monsivais
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Armando Sanchez-Monsivais (BS ’19, advertising), ad product specialist at Twitch and a member of the James Webb Young Advisory Board in the Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising, was named to the Creative Ladder 2024 Cannes Lion Cohort. Sanchez-Monsivais is one of six creatives chosen to… Read More
Amy Restko
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Amy Restko (BA ’13, LAS; MS ’14, advertising), planning director at Chicago advertising agency AbelsonTaylor Group, has been selected as one of 20 Clio Health Innovators.  The 2024 honorees, recognized as top talents from around the globe, will be celebrated at the Clio Health Awards on June 12.… Read More
Congrats!
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The Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising has honored several faculty and graduate students with awards for extraordinary teaching, research, service, and mentoring.  The recipients received $500 to be placed in a discretionary account to support their teaching, service, or research, and a… Read More
Rick Sallinger
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Rick Sallinger (BS ’71, MS ’72, advertising), a Peabody Award-winning veteran CBS News reporter, died on May 8, 2024. He was 74 years old. After working as a radio reporter in Cleveland and Chicago, Sallinger moved on to television news working at stations in Indianapolis, Denver, and Chicago. … Read More
Advertising students
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Students in the Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising devised an ad campaign that launched this spring to help boost tourism for counties in southern Illinois.   The campaign was part of a class project in Advertising 400: Sandage Studios, taught last fall by Shachar Meron, senior… Read More
Advertising at AAA 2024
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Faculty and graduate students in the Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising and Institute of Communications Research were honored with awards and presented research at the annual conference of the American Academy of Advertising, held March 14-17, 2024, in Portland, Oregon.  Professor… Read More
Bowmans
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Alumna Karlie Elliott Bowman (BS ’09, ACES; MS ’10, advertising), and her husband Andrew Bowman, were awarded the 2024 Glen “GB” Brandt Prize for Ag Entrepreneurism, announced during the 2024 AgTech Summit hosted by the University of Illinois Research Park. The prestigious award recognizes a… Read More
Michelle Nelson
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Michelle Nelson, professor and head of the Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising, says voters should expect to see a lot more generative AI in political ads during the 2024 election cycle, warning that it might be difficult-to-impossible to tell what’s real and what’s fake. (Photo by L.… Read More
Ben Behrman
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Ben Behrman (BS ’09, advertising) was recently promoted to chief executive officer of Schafer Condon Carter, a major ad agency based in Chicago.  Behrman, a 14-year SCC veteran, joined the independent company as an intern in May 2009. He worked his way up from there, holding a variety of positions… Read More
Jason P. Chambers book on Tom Burrell
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Advertising Professor Jason P. Chambers’s new biography about Tom Burrell, a renowned Black visionary who changed the face of the ad industry for African Americans, will be published on February 6.  While Advertising Revolutionary: The Life and Work of Tom Burrell (University of Illinois Press)… Read More
AAF students
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Updated 2/15/2024 Four seniors in the University of Illinois chapter of the American Advertising Federation were named to the American Advertising Federation’s Most Promising Multicultural Students Class of 2024—an honor given to only 50 students each year throughout the United States. Honorees… Read More
Ewa Maslowska
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Ewa Maslowska, associate professor of advertising, was selected as a Center for Advanced Study Associate for the 2024-25 academic year, pending Board of Trustees approval.  As a CAS Associate, Maslowska will take time off from teaching in Fall 2024 to focus on her research of fake online reviews… Read More
Chang-Dae Ham
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Chang-Dae Ham, associate professor of advertising with an appointment in the Institute of Communications Research, and associate head of graduate studies in the Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising, was recently elected vice president of the American Academy of Advertising. His term for… Read More
Havas display
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Geno Schellenberger (BS ’20, advertising), senior communications manager at Havas and graduate student in the strategic brand communication master’s degree program, is making a difference for unhoused individuals in Chicago during the holiday season.  Through his role at Havas, Schellenberger has… Read More
Advertising students in Chicago
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Eighty-five advertising students traveled to Chicago on November 30 to visit advertising agencies and tech firms to gain exposure to the contemporary advertising industry. In small groups, students were able to visit one advertising agency (DDB, Energy BBDO, Havas, or Highdive) and one tech firm… Read More
Lacey Gilbert
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Lacey Gilbert (MS ’11, advertising), vice president and strategy director of Leo Burnett advertising services in Chicago, has been named to Business Insider’s 2023 Rising Stars of Madison Avenue. Gilbert, who joined Leo Burnett in 2020, has led award-winning campaigns like Beam Suntory’s “Bourbon… Read More
Chang-Dae Ham
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Chang-Dae Ham, associate professor of advertising and associate head of graduate studies, was selected to become the next Charles H. Sandage Scholar in Advertising Research.  Ham was chosen based on his research proposal, "Reflexive Persuasion Game between Human Intelligence (HI) and Artificial… Read More
Fojtik
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Shawn P. Fojtik (BS ’85, advertising), CEO of Control Medical Technology and Distal Access, has more than 150 pending and issued medical device patents with over 1 million patients safely treated in cardiovascular, women's health, cardiac electrophysiology, surgery, interventional oncology, and… Read More
Ronald Taylor
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Ronald E. Taylor (MS ’71, advertising; PhD ’83, communications, ICR), devoted scholar, teacher, and mentor, passed away at his home in Tennessee on September 11.  After receiving his PhD from the Institute of Communications Research at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Taylor joined the… Read More
UIUC Quad
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The Master of Science in Advertising degree granted by the Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising is now officially designated as a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) degree—the first master's in advertising program to do so—effective Spring 2024, based on a department… Read More