Monthly Archives: November 2013

Advertising Senior And AAU Recognized For Excellence

Nils Westgardh, ADV BFA senior has received the prestigious 2013 advertising scholarship from The One Club in New York.

Every year, The One Club – “the world’s foremost non-profit organization for recognition and promotion of excellence in advertising,” awards a scholarship to schools where students have shown promise in creative advertising during the past year. A track record of international awards ranging from The One Show to Future Lions and Young Glory made AAU a natural choice for 2013. The Advertising department directors in turn selected Nils as the AAU recipient.

“We hope this grant affords him some ease on his path to pursue his creative dreams, and we know great things lie ahead of him,” said Emily Grotheer, Education Director of The One Club.

Nils’ work has received recognition in the One Show Collage Competition, Future Lions, Young Lions Sweden and the Academy’s own Spring Show. All of which proved instrumental in him snagging a coveted internship at the digital agency AKQA.

When asked what drives him, Nils answered, “I’m a very competitive person so that’s always a very good source of motivation. To work with the best you have to get to that level.”


Alum Seeks Jr. Art Director/Designer for Freelance at Yahoo

An ADV alum has let us know that Yahoo has a freelance opportunity for a junior art director/designer…

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DigitasLBi San Francisco Internship Open House—December 4

You’re invited. DigitsLBi San Francisco is hosting an exclusive event to give you a unique look into DigitasLBi. This event is designed for students, faculty, and career services partners interested in learning more about advertising…

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Winter Internships at The Martin Agency, Richmond

The Martin Agency, Richmond, VA, has invited AAU ADV students to apply for its winter internship program. You have until December 1…

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GUEST SPEAKER: Wayne Hsiung, Direct Action Everywhere

Wayne Hsiung, animal rights activist from Direct Action Everywhere will discuss using emotion as a tool when creating an effective marketing narrative.

Tuesday, 12 Nov @ noon, 79 New Montgomery room 522 and Wednesday , 13 Nov @ 7pm, 410 Bush Street room TBD

Apply Now for 4A’s Multicultural Internships

The 4A’s is accepting applications for the 2014 Multicultural Advertising Intern Program (MAIP) until December 6, 2013. Selected students will receive 10-week paid summer internships, running from early June to mid-August…

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YOUNG GLORY: November Brief and New Entry Instructions

EXCITING NEWS! AAU ADV now has a membership to Young Glory! As always, AAU ADV will pay for your entries…the difference is, that from now on, rather than have Dallas (the Administrator) submit your entries for you, you can save time by doing it yourself at Just scroll down to the bottom of the page and submit in the “Membership Entry” area. BOOM, done, and paid for!

Also, the November Brief is in action:


Valerie Cheng | Round 2

November Brief


Valerie Cheng, Chief Creative Officer, JWT Singapore




Nov 1, 2013

Submission Deadline:

Nov 30, 2013





Wild tiger numbers are at an all-time low. We have lost 97% of wild tigers in just over a century. Tigers may be one of the most revered animals, but they are also vulnerable to extinction. As few as 3,200 exist in the wild today.

If the wild tiger population continues to decline at the current rate, recovery may not be possible.

Find out more information here:

Come up with an idea that will stop the killing. Even saving 1 tiger is significant.


Judge’s Criteria:

Any media of choice. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a big integrated campaign or a small simple execution. Most importantly, it MUST work or show potential of solving this problem.