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 →

What We Learned From Meijer’s Corporate Tour

By: Ryan Baldwin On Friday, February 14th, we were fortunate enough to tour Meijer’s national headquarters. The club members had very high expectations, alongside a great deal of curiosity. Thanks to Tim Scarpino, all our questions were answered, and expectations met. The tour started when Mr. Scarpino greeted us in the lobby and then took... Continue Reading →

Professor Panel

By: Griffin Platto Ever wonder what professors do in their free time? Or, what type of jobs they've had in the industry? Our Professor Panel is the perfect time to get some answers. We have a powerhouse of a panel eager to give a little bit about what they know, what they've done, and how... Continue Reading →

Ben Kaluski: The Business Side of Advertising

By: Griffin Platto Welcome back, members! We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday break. As we are all getting back into the swing of new classes, new professors, and new books to buy, one thing remains true—a great Advertising Club meeting is happening this Thursday with Mr. Ben Kaluski from Freshwater Digital. Freshwater Digital is... Continue Reading →

Let’s Talk Shoppe

By: Griffin Platto Our reverse agency tour was a great success! Rob McCarty, Natalie Topalian, and Zach Guy displayed industry life right from our very classroom seats! From giving a peek into their development process to explaining responsibilities of their position, their "tour" was a welcomed and distinct glimpse inside agency life in Grand Rapids.... Continue Reading →

Rivka Kawano: A Social Media Superhero

By Alex Knaisel If you’re a college student reading this, then you’ve probably heard your professors call your generation the tech savvy, technologically literate, or social media trendsetters. Before you get too cocky, we’ve met someone who knows a thing or two about making that same social media work for businesses and the real world... Continue Reading →

Choosing Advertising – Part 3

By Rachel Britton I went from a photography to a statistics to a mathematics major all in the course of two years. Even after I switched to a math major, I continued to take photography classes because I was still extremely interested in the subject. Luckily, I was hired at the Laker Store at the... Continue Reading →

Choosing Advertising – Part 2

By Danielle Talbot At the young age of eighteen, I thought I had a major part of my life figured out. I am a planner, always have been, so having my future career planned out before I even graduated high school felt like a major accomplishment. While all my friends stressed over picking a major,... Continue Reading →

Choosing Advertising – Part 1

By Jordan Gettel It is estimated that we are exposed to over 5,000 ads on a daily basis. 5,000 times for a person's thoughts, lifestyle, and choices to be persuaded. If advertising agencies and corporations have that power of persuasion, then why are they not seen as a more serious career path? Those in the... Continue Reading →

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