Memories behind us, and the joy set before us: Ad Club year in review

The 2020-2021 school year has been one to remember (or try and forget), but whatever your disposition, Ad Club thinks there have been some bright parts worth looking back on. Inside the club, and out. None of us were quite prepared to spend a whole year glued to a screen for our classes, but as... Continue Reading →

NSAC: A good overview of the great undertaking

I would wager that most of you are familiar at least by name with NSAC. Whether a current or past teacher mentioned it in passing, or you had friends who have been part of the team, the GVSU National Student Advertising Competition team has quite the reputation.  In the spirit of the District competition coming... Continue Reading →

The Basics of Great Strategy

What is strategy exactly?             Think of strategy as the backbone of your advertising campaign, holding all of the pieces together. It is how you are going to achieve your core objectives, which is why you need a sold idea of what strategy approaches you will include, in order for your tactics, and creatives to... Continue Reading →

Tokyo 2020: The Branding Stuck in Time

As you all might know or guess, the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics were postponed due to the pandemic. This brings up an interesting question though. How are they handling that? The Olympics are a very important event for any city hosting it, they predicted it would bring the city of Tokyo $2 billion alone! Not... Continue Reading →

Advertising Around The World: Japan

The weird, the wacky, the outright random. When it comes to advertising, Japan is a relic. Many Westerners are familiar with this country’s way of advertising, but rarely understand it—and that’s not just because of the language barrier. Japanese advertisements are used to having the viral spotlight because of their strange storylines, exaggerated expressions, and... Continue Reading →

Advertising Around The World: Australia

The world's sixth largest country, Australia, is located between the Pacific and Indian Oceans. Australia, among most peaceful countries, values freedom, respect, fairness and the equality of opportunity. They continue to drive this home in their advertisement guidelines nationally. Australia is focused on making sure that all kinds of advertising complies with the law, and... Continue Reading →

Advertising Around The World: Sweden

Four our next stop in taking a closer look at advertising around the world, we arrive in the friendly nation of Sweden! What makes marketing unique in this nation? Read on to find out! The Scandinavian nation of Sweden comprises thousands of coastal islands, rocky mountain plains, and deep forests. This is a country that... Continue Reading →

Advertising Around the World: Spain

¡Bienvenidos a España! Are you curious to know what ads are like in Spain? This is your chance. You would think that the same tactics as the United States would apply, but the differences in culture, consumer behavior, and digital trends are what make advertising in Spain so unique.  As of 2019, the population of... Continue Reading →

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