Vince Wagliardo, a senior Temerlin Advertising Institute major, was this year’s recipient of the Sam Bloom Memorial Scholarship which is awarded each Spring by the AAF Dallas Foundation. The Sam Bloom Memorial Scholarship is designed to recognize, promote and encourage academically talented students of advertising and related disciplines, helping them to complete their college studies. Reflective of the competitive world of business, the $2,000 award was granted on a comprehensive basis rather than solely by recommendation of the attending college or university of the recipient. Vince was evaluated based on work samples, application essay, recommendations, and academic record. Please join TAI in congratulating Vince on receiving this exciting award!
Leah Foster, a friend of TAI Visiting Executive-in-Residence Willie Baronet, started a National Bus Tour this past weekend at the Dallas Art Fair and several students in Baronet’s Introduction to Creativity class showed up to participate. Using paint, glitter, paper and all the many materials that Willie brought, the students got to work in redecorating the bus.
Leah Foster is an artist and currently a graduate student at School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York, NY. She views art as a tool to bring positive change in the world. She launched this bus tour with a doctor from Botswana in an effort to raise money to start a children’s hospital. This tour is a way for the Leah and her collaborative partner Una Mulale to meet people and begin a conversation about their approach to healthcare, collaborative process, and the children’s conference they are planning in Botswana in November of 2014. They also see the bus as a space to open authentic conversation about race, gender, and equality. To read more about her project, click here.
Jazmin Vazquez wins a Meadows Exploration Award for her research study titled Distorted Beauty. Jazmin is an advertising major in the Temerlin Advertising Institute. She will travel to London this summer to engage in a 5 week study abroad program in Communication Studies. During her stay she will also work on research related to examining the manner in which women view themselves and socially construct their self-concept based on airbrushing and retouching of models in advertising. Her mentor is Dr. Carrie La Ferle of TAI who has undertaken significant research over the past few years in the area of retouching of models.
Please join TAI in congratulating Jazmin on this exciting accomplishment.
Two of our MA in Advertising students at the Temerlin Advertising Institute are excited to share their experiences at their executive internships with a Dallas advertising agency with you. Enjoy!
Jessica Miller – SMU Athletics
I am working for SMU Athletics as a marketing intern. I am currently completing a brand audit to assess the current state of the football and basketball programs and identify opportunities and areas for improvement. Later this spring, I will be conducting surveys and focus groups to explore current perceptions of ticket holders and members of the community. I am looking forward to assisting in the development of an integrated marketing plan to increase game day attendance and improve the overall fan experience. I am also working on a Master’s thesis that explores how consumers experience nostalgia on Instagram.
Kristin Schnaus – Mary Kay Cosmetics
I am interning at the global headquarters of Mary Kay Cosmetics on the Global Corporate Integrated Brand Marketing Team in brand management. My responsibilities include: adoption analysis, quarterly coordination for the Look Book & Social Media, managing the global five year Product Launch Calendar, competitive monitoring & reporting, maintaining the Global Shade Line-Up for each of the markets, and campaign tracking. I love working at Mary Kay! I am so grateful to be part of such an amazing team and every day I am learning something new.
We are proud of all of our second year MA students and wish them the best of luck with the remainder of their internships! To learn more about the Graduate Program at the Temerlin Advertising Institute, click here.
Hye Jin Yoon, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of the Temerlin Advertising Institute, has been awarded a 2014 Meadows Summer Fellowship. The $6,000 award will allow Dr. Yoon to conduct research for two projects on social marketing communications: one promoting saving money with social norm information and the other on humor shame reduction in health communication.
Dr. Yoon has numerous published and forthcoming research papers on using humor to facilitate pro-social behaviors in advertising. She thanks the Meadows School of the Arts for giving her the opportunity to explore effective social marketing communications strategies as they can help educate the public on crucial issues, change public attitude for the better, and nudge people to take action.
Please join TAI in congratulating Dr. Yoon on receiving this fellowship award.
Students at the Temerlin Advertising Institute at SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts won multiple honors, including Best of Show, in the Student category of the annual American Advertising Federation (AAF) American Advertising Awards local competition, hosted by AAF-Dallas on February 26 at the Hyatt Regency Dallas. The awards were formerly known as the ADDYs.
The American Advertising Awards are the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition, recognizing and rewarding creative excellence in the art of advertising. Every year more than 50,000 entries are submitted in local American Advertising Awards competitions. The Student American Advertising Awards, sponsored by the American Advertising Federation and National Ad 2, are a sub-category designed especially for college students. Applicants must be enrolled full- or part-time in an accredited U.S. educational institution.
SMU students won awards in three categories, including one bronze, one silver and one gold. The gold-winning entry, a digital/mobile app developed for Einstein Brothers by Mackenzie Keck (B.A. ’14), was named Student Best of Show.
The SMU winning entries were as follows:
CLIENT: Scotch Blue Painter’s Tape
CATEGORY: Consumer/Trade Publication Campaign
CREDITS: Alexandra Nowlin and Jaimmy Koroma
CLIENT: Dallas Zoo
CATEGORY: Non-Traditional Campaign
CREDITS: Mackenzie Keck and Paul Curry
GOLD AWARD AND STUDENT BEST OF SHOW
CLIENT: Einstein Brothers
CATEGORY: Digital-Mobile Apps
CREDITS: Mackenzie Keck
“We are proud of the work done by these imaginative and enthusiastic Temerlin students,” said Dr. Steve Edwards, chair of the Temerlin Advertising Institute. “There is no greater visibility for advertising students in Dallas than receiving these beautiful awards in front of 1000 professionals.”
Mackenzie Keck, an advertising/creative major with a double minor in film and graphic design, said she was thrilled to have won both a gold and Student Best of Show. “I am especially honored because there were so many outstanding student entries this year,” she said. “The creative program at SMU Temerlin has helped me so much – it provides well rounded training that most other schools don’t have. It lets us get an undergraduate degree and develop our portfolios at the same time.”
A group of 4th, 5th and 6th graders were visiting SMU from the Hamilton Park Pacesetter Magnet school to learn about Communication related studies on Thursday February 27, 2014. Faculty members from The Temerlin Advertising Institute prepared a 45 minute interactive presentation to teach these future leaders about the industry of advertising, branding and what factors need to be considered to make effective advertisements.
Specifically, Professor Sid Muralidharan gave an overview of the advertising industry, definitions of what advertising does and the key players in the industry.
Professor Willie Baronet spoke about what advertising agencies do and the creative process. He provided the crowd with some memorable ads illustrating the importance of making a connection with consumers.
Speaking about what goes into making a ‘good’ ad, Professor Carrie La Ferle discussed the importance of considering target audience and media selection as well as desired associations between the brand and images presented in the advertisement. She also discussed how ads can do more than sell products; they can be used to voice a positive social message as well.
Dr. Edwards ended the session with a Q&A that kept the panel on their toes as well as preaching the TAI slogan of Better Advertising. Better World.
Upon leaving, the faculty members got to engage in a group photo while conveying to these bright students how much they were looking forward to seeing them in 7 years at SMU for their college experience.
Catching Up with More Second Year MA in Advertising Students about their Executive Internships with Dallas Agencies
Two more MA in Advertising students at the Temerlin Advertising Institute share their experiences at their executive internships with a Dallas advertising agency. Enjoy!
Sara Seaton – Firehouse Agency
In January, I started interning at Firehouse Agency. I joined the social media team, which technically falls under the planning division of the agency. The accounts I work on include Nothing Bundt Cakes, Blackmon Mooring, and Long Cove, a luxury lakeside development. Sometimes I’m pulled onto other accounts, like Service King and National Cheerleading Association, to help with other social media needs. Primarily, I help write and schedule branded social media content, monitor social platforms, and analyze campaign results. I’m currently working on a Pinterest project for Nothing Bundt Cakes, which requires me to flex my creative-problem solving muscle. I’m excited to see all of the spring social campaigns launch in the next couple of months. The results always uncover new insights into the overall social strategy behind a brand.
Arturo Lee – Buzzshift
I am currently working at Buzzshift. I was hired on as a design/art director intern. Currently I have been working on the Verizon, Surface Armor, and AC Pro accounts. I have been immersed in work from day one and was already able to develop some of the creative that Verizon will use at SXSW. For example, I was able to make the invitations to the Verizon exclusive Big Boi concert. As the weeks move ahead, I am really looking to hone my skills and get even better at certain programs, while also growing as a presenter in order to secure more interaction with the client.
Check back soon to hear from
the final two students about their
MA in Advertising Executive Internships!
The TEDxSMU Young Fellows are hosting a weekly talk series around TEDTalks. This week’s talk will be hosted by students from Meadows School of the Arts at SMU and will feature Temerlin Advertising Institute Lecturer Dev Gupta and Engineering Professor Kate Canales.
Dev Gupta teaches creative advertising art direction and copywriting, and will be talking about how design isn’t the same thing as art. According to Gupta, “Most people think because you can draw you can design a logo or website, when in fact art and design sit on opposite ends of the same spectrum.”
This week’s TEDxSMU weekly talk will be on Thursday, February 27th at 5pm in Greer Garson Room 3531. All members of SMU and Dallas communities are invited to participate! For more information on the event, please visit their Facebook page.
Catch Up with Second Year MA in Advertising Students about their Executive Internships with Dallas Agencies
In the final semester of the Temerlin Advertising Institute’s MA in Advertising program, students work in an executive internship with a Dallas advertising agency. Read their stories below and see what they’re up to!
Chrystalla Georghiou – TM Advertising
I joined the Media team this semester at TM Advertising. I assist with several projects for American Airlines, Japan Airlines, Dex Media and PG&E, just to name a few. I am a Texan by birth and have spent much of my life traveling the world with my parents. My travels have taken me to places such as Nicosia, Cyprus and Doha, and Qatar. In my spare time, I enjoy knitting, reading and crafting. I am thrilled to be at TM, where I am looking forward to learning more about planning campaigns that incorporate different media types that reach an advertiser’s core audience. I hope to expand my knowledge in the ever-so-evolving Media space. I am super excited to be undertaking my Executive Internship at TM this Spring!
Hanna Lewin - TM Advertising
I am interning this semester in the Account Management department at TM. I work closely with a number of corporations including Captain D’s, Community Coffee, PG&E, and Universal Orlando. I am looking forward to learning the ins and outs of everyday agency life and how to develop strong working relationships with both my team and clients.
Jon Cronson – Agency Entourage
I am the newest graduate intern at the digital marketing agency, Agency Entourage, located in downtown Dallas, TX. I joined both the account and social media departments. I already feel like I am learning a lot and even making an impact for my team. One of the first projects I was given to tackle was to evaluate how AE acquires new accounts. I have also been hard at work optimizing the on-boarding process. I further took on reorganizing how clients’ information is kept and stored to fully utilize AE’s collective brain power. I am excited for what comes next.
Lyndsay Pleas – The Marketing Arm
I work at The Marketing Arm as an Account Service and Promotions intern on the Frito-Lay account, specifically as part of the “Do Us A Flavor” program which is in its second year. It’s the biggest program Lay’s has ever run and has become the most successful program at Frito-Lay based on consumer engagement. I specifically coordinate the submissions effort of Do Us A Flavor, including: filtering, totaling, and sorting the millions of flavor submissions. I work with the Lay’s brand team to help manage the backend database tool for the program. I also assist the Lay’s brand team with flavor recommendations. I am looking forward to learning more about the R&D process for Lay’s Potato Chips – specifically how new flavors of Lay’s are proposed, created, developed and put on shelves. I am so grateful to have the opportunity to intern at The Marketing Arm and gain firsthand experience working in the world of advertising and marketing.
Check back soon for updates from other students and their
MA in Advertising Executive Internships!