Ad Club Holiday Party – Meet the Alumni Panel!

Many of Advertising Club's Alumni have gone on to have amazing careers in the advertising industry. We're delighted to have some join us for our Holiday party this Thursday at 6 pm. Let's introduce you to them by taking a look at what exactly they've done in the advertising industry after graduating! Rachael Watson Rachael... Continue Reading →

Agency Overview – Pentagram

(Image retrieved from: By Selena Alvarado This week we decided to take a look at an agency outside of west Michigan and explore the graphic design side agency, by taking a look at Pentagram. After being founded in London in 1972 they have gone on to become the world’s largest graphic and have moved... Continue Reading →

Derek Walker joins us, sneak peek.

This Thursday we will have the pleasure to hear from Derek Walker, founder of Brown and Browner. Derek is going to be talking about the ad industry, it's history, and it's future. In this blog we're going to learn a little more about Derek and get an idea of what he'll be discussing this Thursday.... Continue Reading →

Agency Overviews – FreshWater Digital

By Rachel Cramer Life changes fast, and so should your signage. Companies are always updating their signs, billboards, tags, in store posters, brand, ads and customer interaction methods. In today's world trends can change in a day's time, and the consumers needs and wants along with them. But how fast can you take down and... Continue Reading →

Agency Overview – LEAD Marketing

By Micah Hill LEAD Marketing This week we shift the spotlight to LEAD Marketing, a Grand Rapids-based full service marketing agency, featuring a short email interview with LEAD’s Social Media Manager Morgan Shaffer. Morgan graduated from GVSU with Bachelors in Communications Studies and Advertising + Public Relations. She has been with LEAD for a year... Continue Reading →

Agency Overview – Blue Flame Thinking

Written by Jessica Prestigiacomo Following LaFleur Marketing, our next stop is Blue Flame Thinking! Located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Blue Flame Thinking is a marketing agency that “helps financial and manufacturing brands in the B2B2C space solve their toughest marketing problems” (BFT, 2020). This agency uses integrated marketing and traditional marketing services to help effectively... Continue Reading →

Agency Overview – LaFleur Marketing

(GV Advertising Club does not own this image .) By Ryan Baldwin Up next in the Agency Overview is LaFleur Marketing! A digital marketing company based in Grand Rapids. Just like other agencies, they are hired by outside companies to assist them with their advertising and marketing needs. However, LaFleur Marketing likes to take a... Continue Reading →

Agency Overview – Th3rd Coast

By Richard Doyle Welcome to another series here at the GVSU Advertising Club, this time we will be going over a few different agencies, both in the Grand Rapids are and the world! To start it off we're going to be taking a look at Th3rd Coast Digital Solutions! Who is Th3rd Coast? Th3rd Coast... Continue Reading →

Advolution – The Printing Press

By Richard Doyle The next part of the Advlotuion series is here! Last time we saw some of the first examples of advertising back in Ancient Rome, this time we will be looking at the creation of the printing press and how it revolutionized advertising!  The printing press was invented in 1440 by Johannes Gutenberg,... Continue Reading →

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