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 →

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 Across the World: Africa

How do we advertise in new lands? What does it take to make sharp and successful campaigns for towns whose name you don't know how to pronounce yet? Welcome to GVSU Advertising Club’s new blog series, Advertising Around The World, where we take a look at advertising and marketing in different parts of the globe!... 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 →

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 →

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