Like Agencies, Ad Schools Compete For Talent

In a reminder that ad schools sometime compete for instructors as well as students, Eddie Snyder has joined Atlanta’s Creative Circus as Senior Advisor of Advertising Studies. Snyder says, “I love teaching. After all, It’s what a good creative director does: you teach, nurture, elevate work and inspire. The Creative Circus is the perfect environment […]

Drop And Give Me 20…Concepts, That Is

I suppose that even if you live and go to school in New York City, the world of advertising can seem like another world if you don’t know anyone in it. To fix that, the One Club is holding its first “Creative Boot Camp” this week, open to students who attend one of the City […]

We Don’t Need No Advertising Education

A few months ago, I incurred the wrath of some advertising professors who took exception to my Talent Zoo column about advertising education. One university department head sent me a snarky note at 11:00 at night and called me “vapid,” while another professor dug up my resume in an attempt to play “gotcha” with my […]

I Like To See An Ad School Advertise

Do potential ad school students check the “Media & Advertising” stories in The Times? Miami Ad School believes they do. Take a look at the school’s media buy (which didn’t come cheap): Note how the use of hot pink in these banners makes the ads unavoidable. I wonder if that’s what they teach, 100 Ways […]

Thanks To Some People From Miami, Boulder’s Creative Rep Continues To Develop At Rapid Pace

For the past 20 or so years, advertising finishing schools like Portfolio Center, Miami Ad School and Creative Circus have served as a primary route to a better portfolio and job offer at a top firm. Then came VCU and its Masters program, offering something the others do not, namely a Masters degree from an […]

Are You Smarter Than An Ad Student?

So, there’s no degree needed to get into advertising. No certification. So what should advertising’s new professionals need to know? Four-year colleges and universities do practically nothing to prepare students for a career in advertising, particularly as a creative. Most of the professors at these schools have little in the way of relevant, recent industry […]

What You Need You Have To Borrow

If you’re currently growing up in New York City, you can get a big head start on a career in advertising. In the mold of Fiorello H. La Guardia High School of Music and the Arts, starting next fall there will be a new public high school in Brooklyn for those interested in pursuing careers […]

Upgrades At The Industry School

Ad Age has breaking news out of Richmond. Effective Jan. 14, the Richmond, Va.-based VCU Adcenter, founded in 1996, will be called VCU Brandcenter. It also is unveiling a new logo, courtesy of New York-based design firm Collins, as well as a website, www.brandcenter.vcu.edu, created by Interpublic Group of Cos.’ RG/A, New York. Following lengthy […]