On Wednesday August 19th the Temerlin Advertising Institute (TAI) spent the day at The Marketing Arm in Dallas. The Director of The Temerlin Advertising Institute, Dr. Steven M. Edwards, implemented a “Dallas Advertising Agency” retreat several years ago to grow deeper relationships with agencies while also encouraging a sharing of knowledge between industry and academia. According to Edwards, “We share insights with the best minds in the industry.” Slingshot, Publicis, The Richards Group and now The Marketing Arm have all played host.
The Marketing Arm Founder & CEO Ray Clark kicked off the morning. We were immersed in the latest in social media and activation experiences with the 20 slide – 20 seconds each PechaKucha presentation style from the Insights & Planning team. The business team discussed some of their difficulties and hiring needs, while Alyson Breslyn, the Recruiting Manager spoke with us about their new training program for recent graduates.
A surprise visit from TAI alumni who heard we were in the building gave a lift to the afternoon. Dr. Steven Edwards said “It is always awesome and rewarding to see our former students happy and thriving in industry.” Much appreciation goes out to The Marketing Arm for sharing their space and their precious time!
Congratulations to Erin Hedrick!
Yesterday, Friday May 1, 2015, second year MA in Advertising student, Erin Hedrick, successfully defended her thesis research titled, “Building Brand Value: Movie Theaters as Products that Advertise the Experience.” Her adviser was
Dr. Carrie La Ferle.
She has been working on this research for the past year and her results show that people do enjoy going to the movies but that the value of the experience can be enhanced if theaters paid more attention to convenience factors, loyalty programs and highlighting the social companionship with friends opportunities. Price was not the key factor in decisions to attend or not.
TAI congratulates Erin on her successful defense and cheers her as she joins The Richards Group Advertising Agency in Account Management where she has spent the past few months undertaking her Executive Internship!
Congratulations again, from your TAI Family.
The Advertising Education Foundation of Houston (AEFH) awarded the O Joe Russell Scholarship to TAI student, Sarah Campbell. The AEFH and the American Advertising Federation of Houston (AAF-H) on April 10th presented 25 scholarships to college students who are pursuing undergraduate or post graduate degrees in advertising, communications, interactive marketing, journalism, radio/TV, commercial art, public relations or other related fields. Sarah Campbell competed amongst students who currently attend colleges and universities within Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas (AAF-District 10). TAI is not the only one proud of Sarah’s achievements. Her former teacher, Professor Haayen said, ““I had the pleasure of having Sarah as a student in my Advertising Research class last semester. She was a joy to have in class. She is curious, engaged, motivated and hardworking. The kind of student who inspires her teacher and classmates to do their best work. This scholarship honor is well deserved, and I am sure it is the first of many successes to come. Bravo, Sarah!” The AEFH received submissions from 17 different schools within the AAF-District 10 region. We are unbelievably proud that a Southern Methodist student was able to win amongst such stiff competition. On achieving such a prestigious scholarship Campbell said, “I am honored to be selected as a recipient of this scholarship! The TAI program at SMU has been an incredible academic experience that has pushed me to grow both creatively and professionally. With the gift of this scholarship, it will be easier for me to afford the valuable resources available here at TAI. I look forward to continued mentorship from outstanding professors, inspiration from my talented peers, and the opportunity to increase the depth and breadth of my creative portfolio. The Lord has blessed me with more opportunities than I can count, and I am beyond grateful for the financial help that allows me to pursue His plan for me.” TAI is extremely proud of Sarah’s accomplishments and we can’t wait to see what she does in the future!
Please join the Temerlin Advertising Institute in congratulating Sarah Campbell on this outstanding achievement.
In the final semester of the Temerlin Advertising Institute’s MA in Advertising program, students work in an executive internship with a Dallas based agency. Read Morgan’s story below.
Morgan Baden: TM Advertising
As an intern at TM Advertising, I have really been able to get my feet wet in the industry and be a part of a team that cares a lot about finding the “beautiful truth” for each brand we work with. Working on the Account Management team, I have been able to work on accounts like American Airlines Credit Union. For this client, I develop Creative Briefs, Assignment Sheets, and Change Notices for the TM creative department. This account has provided me with a lot of responsibility and has taught me a great deal about how different departments all come together to create these Direct Mail pieces.
I have also had the opportunity to work with the client Captain D’s Seafood Restaurant, where I developed food shoot plan books. Plus, I was able to attend the photo shoot to see how much hard work actually goes into just setting up a plate of seafood for TV and print!
TM has an awesome culture. It is not too small and not too big. There is a reason they were voted Ad Age’s best place to work in 2012 and 2014 and it is because they care more about what’s best for the client in the long run rather than just getting the job done.
I am so grateful to have the opportunity to work with great clients and even better people!
Check back soon for updates from other students and their MA in Advertising Executive Internships!
In the final semester of the Temerlin Advertising Institute’s MA in Advertising program, students work in an executive internship with a Dallas agency. Read Rachel’s story below!
Rachel Peng: Canonball
I started my journey with Canonball at the beginning of January. I’m currently working as a social media intern where I create and manage content on clients’ social media platforms. My clients include Bolo Italian Grill, Preston Hollow Village Dallas, Christian Brothers Automotive, and Canonball (Yes, Canonball takes its own brand very seriously too). My daily work involves creative writing, research, social listening, analytics, and brand strategy. Canonball also provides interns with free access to Hubspot certificate trainings and Google Analytics. Moving forward, I’ll further sharpen my skills as a social media strategist to help clients win loyal follows and grow measurable business results.
Check back soon for updates from other students and their MA in Advertising Executive Internships!
TAI Professor, Suzanne Larkin was nominated for the HOPE (Honoring Our Professors of Excellence) Award by Grayson Gilcrease. The ceremony took place on February 3, 2015 and was held in Residential Commons. Ms. Gilcrease was a student in Professor Larkin’s ADV 3391 Creative Production class in the Fall of 2013. Professor Larkin describes this nomination as, “feeling more than normal humility by this honor. Without the effective mentoring I have received from other faculty in TAI, I doubt this honor would have come my way. The leadership and support at TAI is unlike any University I have been an educator.” Ms. Gilcrease stated that she had nominated Professor Larkin because many of the skills and concepts she had learned in Creative Production were applicable to her everyday life. Professor Larkin’s teaching methods are both “exploration and utilization of various styles to spark critical thinking and generate enjoyment; ie. Let’s have fun while we’re eating our vegetables. For instance, by flipping the Creative Production classroom, students are not passively observing their learning but are more primed through experiential engagement. Since many of my students are visual learners, I believe in in-class visual referencing and relevant project work that takes them out into the world to developed abilities beyond their expectations.” It is clear that Professor Larkin is truly an inspiration in and outside the classroom and TAI is honored to have her as member of our faculty.
Please join the Temerlin Advertising Institute in congratulating Professor Suzanne Larkin on this exciting nomination.
On February 2nd, TAI Professor, Willie Baronet made an appearance on the Street View Podcast to talk about his homeless project and to discuss the meaning of home. To learn more about this project and to listen to Professor Baronet’s powerful definition please visit http://streetviewpodcast.com/2015/02/02/season-2-episode-4-what-does-home-mean-to-you/.
TAI Student Jazmin Vazquez presented her Engaged Learning Project titled, “Distorted Beauty: Advertising and Women’s Self Concepts in the U.K. and U.S.,”on January 28, 2015 at Hughes-Trigg. Her mentor Dr. Carrie La Ferle elaborated briefly about the project stating, “Jazmin was awarded funding to undertake research last year in the U.K. focusing on advertising regulation in the UK and the portrayal of women in advertisements.” Vazquez’s findings “reveal that the more strict regulation of advertising in the UK of ‘soft issues’ may make women in the UK less persuaded by ads and the ads were found less believable than their American counterparts. In the end though, Jazmin believes soft issues such as stereotypes in ads and objectification of women in ads should be regulated more in the US and other parts of the world,” reported La Ferle.
Please join the Temerlin Advertising Institute in congratulating Jazmin Vazquez on this outstanding achievement.