Students visit Chicago for advertising agency tour

A group of students recently took a trip to Chicago to get a first-hand look at Chicago advertising agencies and what life in the Windy City is all about. Along the way, students stopped at Leo Burnet, Weber Shadwick, Sapient Razorfish, Ogilvy, Energy BBDO, FCB, Golin, Cramer-Krasselt, and DigitasLBi. Thank you to all these agencies…

Intern Spotlight: Olivia Tompkins

Introducing one of the student interns behind the scenes in the Advertising and Public Relations department this year, Olivia Tompkins. Olivia is a senior public relations major with a certificate in public affairs communications. She has lived in Maryland her whole life and has interned at a child advocacy nonprofit, worked in the crisis and…

Shane Altman, Grady grad, Speaks to Advertising Students

On Friday, October 13, 2017, Grady graduate Shane Altman came to speak to advertising students. Altman discussed the paths he took from UGA to where he is today, the unique culture of advertising agencies, and his day-today responsibilities as a professional. Altman is currently a Creative Group Head and Art Director at The Richards Group,…

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AdPR Week Alumni Profiles

In honor of AdPR Week, we are profiling Grady College alumni who are using their Grady education in the creative industries they serve. They discuss their career paths and offer advice to current Grady students. Melina Baetti, a 2007 public relations graduate, is a manager of brand and business communications at The Coca-Cola Company. Grady College: What are…

Women’s Leadership Panel will be a highlight of AdPR week at Grady College

AdPR Week is on the horizon at Grady College.  In recent years we have generated a great amount of enthusiasm through special events, guest speakers and a fun social media campaign, #AdPRide, to develop a sense of community and engagement among students and alums in Advertising and Public Relations.  We are excited about the addition of a panel…

UGA researchers use virtual fitness system to help children exercise more

Creating sustainable habits to increase physical activity and improve health is a goal many people share. Now, thanks in part to a $3.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, researchers at the University of Georgia are using virtual reality to help children develop a more active lifestyle. “The Virtual Fitness Buddy Ecosystem: Using…

Grady’s SEE Suite Internship Program

In case you aren’t familiar, let us introduce you to the See Suite Internship Program. Grady’s ADPR department has a special learning laboratory called the SEE Suite or Social Media Engagement and Evaluation Suite. This learning lab has been up and running in the glass enclosed room on the first floor of Grady College for…

Bryan Reber named head of Department of Advertising and Public Relations

  Grady College is pleased to announce that Bryan Reber, the C. Richard Yarbrough Professor in Crisis Communication Leadership, has been named the head of the Department of Advertising and Public Relations at Grady College. In addition to his departmental and teaching responsibilities, Reber also directs the UGA Crisis Communication Coalition, dedicated to the study of crisis communication and…

AdPR’s Executive Advisory Council Spring meeting generates updates and ideas

AdPR’s Executive Advisory Council met in April for a two-day session that brought exciting new ideas and professional perspectives to the department and its programs. In an opening event faculty, students and Council members celebrated at Hotel Indigo’s Rialto Club for a reception and dinner banquet. Keynote speaker, Natalie Godwin (Senior Manager, Global Communications, UPS)…

AdPR doctoral students earn recognition for research

Congratulations to Jung Min Hahm and Hyejin Bang, two doctoral students in the Advertising and Public Relations department who earned recognition for outstanding research conducted in the graduate program. Jung Min Hahm was awarded the Dean Krugman Graduate Student Travel Award. “I feel excited and honored to have been chosen for the Dean Krugman Graduate…

AdPR students chosen for Blue Key National Honor Society

Three excellent AdPR students have been chosen to join the Blue Key National Honor Society, a premier honor society that recognizes college students for all around excellence in scholarship, leadership and service.      Congratulations to Jake Carnes and Sheridan Schuster, Public Relations majors and Reilly Megee, Advertising major, for being selected for 2017-2018 membership.