Apple Ends the IDFA: Challenging the Status-Quo

By Richard Doyle Apple is challenging the status-quo of the ad industry, and it’s going to have massive impacts.  It killed the IDFA. What is the IDFA? It stands for “Identifiers for Advertisers” and it was a tool that monitored iOS users’ data to sell to advertisers in order to analyze their ads and make... Continue Reading →

In-House vs. Agency – What Suits You?

By: Jessica Prestigiacomo So, you want to work in the advertising industry? But do you know what kinds of employers you want to work for? Let’s make it simple. There are two different types of advertising employers you can work for: in-house and agency. Each comes with potential positives and negatives, depending on your preferences.  ... Continue Reading →

Grand Valley’s NSAC Team is Going to Nationals!

It’s with great excitement to announce that our very own Grand Valley NSAC team will be heading to the National Competition! After placing first in their district, then sailing through the semi-finals, they now go on to compete one final time against the seven other finalists in the nation. Let’s congratulate them on their victories,... Continue Reading →

Really… Bad… Ads…

By Ryan Baldwin Every advertisement can show us the right and wrong way to reach a campaign’s goal. It’s crucial we study and understand how certain advertisements have succeeded to know what’s effective. It’s also important to learn the ways professionals do their jobs, so we can implement the same skills into our future careers.... Continue Reading →

An Interview with Jeff Joanisse

By: Griffin Platto This Thursday, we have the exciting opportunity of welcoming Jeff Joanisse to Room 176 in Lake Ontario Hall. For a brief introduction, Jeff Joanisse is the co-founder, creative director, and executive producer at Th3rd Coast in Grand Haven. To prepare for the meeting, take a look at some of the questions I... Continue Reading →

Advolution – Ancient Rome!

(Graphic Credit: Selena Alvarado) By: Richard Doyle Welcome to the start of a brand new series - Advolution! We'll be looking back at all sorts of advertising throughout history. All the way from Ancient Rome to the modern day! You can see how it's evolved over time, but also see how it's remained the exact... Continue Reading →

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