Ad Club’s Eboard: A Family in the Making

By Courtney Lang Elections for the 2017-18 Eboard are coming up, and we want you to come join the family. Here are the reasons you should consider applying for each position, coming directly from the person currently holding it on the board: President – Rachael Vruggink For the second year in a row, I’ve acted… Continue reading Ad Club’s Eboard: A Family in the Making

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 Auxiliary Tour 2017

There’s a Reason Those Annoying Ads Are So Successful

By Lauren Lesniak “Nationwide is on your side” “Geico, 15 minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance” “Charmin Ultra, less is more” Are you annoyed yet? Probably. Do you know every single advertisement I just listed? Without a doubt. We may hate these ads, but at the end of the day, they… Continue reading There’s a Reason Those Annoying Ads Are So Successful

The Power of “Internet of Things” with Kwesi Robertson and Sanaz Hamid

By Alex Rabideau This past Tuesday, Grand Valley’s Advertising Club was visited by two lovely guests from Amway’s digital team, Kwesi Robertson and Sanaz Hamid. When most people think of Amway, the first thought that comes to mind are their health and beauty products; however, Kwesi and Sanaz informed us right off the bat that… Continue reading The Power of “Internet of Things” with Kwesi Robertson and Sanaz Hamid

5 Reasons You Should Apply to be on Advertising Club’s Executive Board

By Mari Behovitz With Advertising Club elections fast approaching, there is no better time to share with you some insights on how valuable being on the executive board can be. Check out our Ad Club page on Orgsync for detailed descriptions on each position. Take those into consideration as you read on. Here are the… Continue reading 5 Reasons You Should Apply to be on Advertising Club’s Executive Board

Kelley Freridge: The Social Media Guru Behind Chaco

By Hannah Ketelhut Social media is so much more than fake candid photos of girls laughing and hilarious memes that your parents will never understand. Social media is a direct conversation from the company to the consumer, and every post is important. As Kelley Freridge said, “social media is a weapon of mass destruction.” So,… Continue reading Kelley Freridge: The Social Media Guru Behind Chaco

Inside the Internship: Summer at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts

By Rachael Vruggink You don’t know what busy is until you accept an internship with an organization that does most of its programming in the summer. But, when technically the organization you’re interning with is a full-blown art center AND a theatre company, you’ve met a whole new kind of crazy. Rewind for a second with… Continue reading Inside the Internship: Summer at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts