Grady College’s Department of Advertising and Public Relations will celebrate its seventh annual week-long celebration of National AdPR Week at University of Georgia, September 27 – October 1.
The week will feature a lineup of presentations by alumni and professional development opportunities facilitated by industry leaders. AdPR is also featuring its second annual Calling All Dawgs AdPR Giving Day campaign, asking alumni and friends of the Department to contribute to the AdPR Excellence Fund. The goal is to reach $6,500 in gifts within 24 hours on Monday, September 27. Many AdPR students rely upon scholarship support to make the most of their education. This AdPR Giving Day, gifts will tackle this issue head on by helping to fully endow a permanent scholarship for AdPR students. Once endowed, the scholarship will be awarded every year during AdPR Week.
“I’m excited about the programming that is in place for our seventh annual AdPR Week. The week’s events are dedicated to giving our community an opportunity to network and learn from professionals and alumni. Each year is about celebrating the advertising and public relations professions while providing a great opportunity for students to network and learn from industry leaders,” said ADPR Department Head Bryan Reber.
Alumnus Marc Cassimus (ABJ ‘11) will be on campus on Tuesday, September 28 to talk to students about “Navigating Your Career to Twitter”. Cassimus started in the agency world as a TV Media Buyer for Initiative and MEC, then transitioned into the digital sales space as an Account Manager at YuMe (now Tremor). He then moved into the social media space by going to Twitter where he currently manages the Advertising Performance Academy, focused on hiring external talent to ultimately develop into Account Managers in Twitter’s sales organization.
Two alumni from Google, Kasaye Wilson (ABJ ‘17) Destiny Smith (ABJ ‘17), will continue the technology conversation with a panel discussion, “Google X Grady: AMA (Ask Me Anything)” where students will learn what it takes to succeed in big tech and ask anything about life at Google. Kasaye Wilson is a Global Sales Specialist and Destiny Wilson is an Account Strategist.
“Learning from our alumni who are professionals in the technology field provides a great opportunity to our students as they explore career options. We’re excited about the programming that’s planned,” said Reber.
Grady College’s bi-annual Dawgs with the Dean is always a highlight where Dean Davis dons his apron and provides lunch and entertainment to students, faculty and staff on the College Lawn. It is a tradition everyone looks forward to celebrating during AdPR Week.
The Department of Advertising and Public Relations remains one of the top programs in the country and has award-winning teaching and research faculty and highly successful alumni who are influencing the world of advertising and public relations by applying the knowledge they gained from a top-notch education at UGA.
AdPR pride will be shared on social media with the hashtag #AdPRide.
The schedule of events is as follows: