The Start of a New Year

On Tuesday Sept 11th we conducted our first Ad Club meeting of the year. Those in attendance were forced to put up with our silly telephone antics and other shenanigans, but everything turned out okay in the end. Ultimately because of the free pizza and free memberships. Most importantly we welcomed everyone to the start... Continue Reading →

A Fairly Painless Creative Crawl

By Evan LaVigne Creative Crawl 2018 wasn’t the typical agency crawl this year due to the nature of advertising’s busy scheduling. Yet thanks to Fairly Painless, we still had the opportunity to pick the brains of some of Grand Rapids most creative minds. Located in the heart of downtown, Fairly Painless’ second office is a... Continue Reading →

DVS: A Digital ADventure

By Meg Scott Ad Club recently took a trip to DVS, which is a full-service Digital Marketing Communications Agency with a strong focus on Design + Innovation. It began serving Grand Rapids in 1993.    Members were welcomed with refreshments and snacks once they arrived, having the opportunity to mingle and explore the office all... Continue Reading →

Third Stop: Haworth

By Courtney Lang Our last, and by far our largest, agency tour was Haworth. They are a global company that designs and manufactures furniture. As of today, they have 23 manufacturing plants in 8 different countries. Here’s how our tour of Haworth panned out: The Environment As soon as we walked in, we were all... Continue Reading →

Second Stop: Fairly Painless Advertising

By Courtney Lang Our second stop of the day was at Fairly Painless Advertising, which was just down the street from Next Creative Co. The overall learning experience we gained from this tour was a lot different than the other ones, which I thoroughly enjoyed. Here's what happened: The Environment When we walked into the room,... Continue Reading →

First Stop: Next Creative Co.

By Courtney Lang We warned you that it would get real, real fast. Advertising Club went all out when we teamed up with Grand Valley’s PRSSA for a night to remember. Starting at 10:30 AM and ending at 4:30 PM, both clubs were able to tour three agencies in Holland, MI: Next Creative Co., Fairly... Continue Reading →

Creative Crawl: 1 Day, 4 Tours, Nonstop Rain

By Alex Knaisel After months of constant contact with 4 renown agencies and broadcasting to our members, Creative Crawl had finally arrived. The evening began around 5 pm at Grand Rapids Brewing Company. Students mingled and buzzed in excitement before choosing their travel group. Each group started at one of the four agencies participating in... Continue Reading →

Auxiliary Tour 2017

By Joey Parks Last Monday, a handful of Ad Club members visited Auxiliary Inc, an advertising and design agency in downtown Grand Rapids. Opened in 2006 under Tom Crimp, Auxiliary is dedicated to creating long-lasting relationships with their clients both large and small. The agency works with brands such as Chacao, Amway, Steelcase, Uncle John’s... Continue Reading →

Team Detroit Agency Tour

By Michelle Marinos On March 18th, eight of our Ad Club members had the opportunity to travel to Dearborn for a tour of Team Detroit. We started the day learning about the success of a growing company and ended with a free concert from an up-and-coming music artist. As Mathew McConaughey would say, this agency tour was... Continue Reading →

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