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 for me to do just that.”
The Creative Circus is equally thrilled to have Snyder. The school’s Executive Director, David Haan says, “Eddie Snyder has been a talented advertising practitioner for many years, but his true gift is as an advertising educator where he is a star.”
Snyder has been an instructor at Portfolio Center since1990, but as of today, Snyder is working with The Creative Circus exclusively.
The fickle nature of the advertising business may not be on the curriculum at ad schools, but observing the way the schools operate provides a valuable lesson as well.
For those who aren’t familiar with the backstory, The Creative Circus in Atlanta was started by ex-department heads of Portfolio Center.



About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.