Professional Growth

I recently heard a piece of advice regarding applying for jobs. I was at a local advertising agency in Des Moines called Integer. Integer is an international agency held by the Omnicom Group and they are well respected among the advertising, marketing, and branding community. With huge clients such as Starbucks, Nationwide, Snickers, and more, it is no surprise that their employees are as talented and diverse as their clients. The piece of advice was given to my Concepts in Consumer Awareness class as we visited Integer for a tour. The advice at first seemed terrifying, absolutely insane to…

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Branding and Critiques

Branding and Critiques

It seems that my interest in design and culture extends past Christmas music and Audrey Hepburn. As part of my newfound appreciation of music that surpasses past pop, southern rock, and Broadway, I have taken an appreciation to 88.5 KURE, located in Ames, Iowa. While I remain partial to my Iowa Hawkeyes, I have to admit the Cyclones have a decent radio station going for them. The only reason I even started tuning in, I’ll admit, is because of a friend mentioning a radio show that he puts on. From here, I introduce a…

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