The Omnicom-Grady Fellowship Celebrates Success!

Grady College celebrates the fifth year of the exclusive Omnicom- Grady Fellowship offered to graduating students. This incredible integrated marketing communications program is a six-month long fellowship hosted in Atlanta by Omnicom Group agencies.   Students are exposed to a rotation of three months at a PR agency and three months at advertising agency at…

Two Grady College professors receive 2017 Emerging Scholar Grant

Grady College professors, Ivanka Pjesivac and Grace Ahn, received grants as 2017 Emerging Scholars for their project on the topic of “Virtual Reality Journalism: Emotions and News Credibility.” The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s awards the $3,500 grant and travel support to winners of its Emerging Scholars Program. This program is one…

Karen Russell named one of five 2017 Meigs Professors

Karen Russell, Jim Kennedy New Media Professor and associate professor of public relations at Grady College, is one of five University of Georgia professors named to the Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professorship, the university’s highest recognition for excellence in instruction. “This continues an amazing three-year streak of Grady representation in the university’s highest teaching honor, and…

AdPR Alumni Spotlight: Carter Barnett

Meet another one of our recent alumni, Carter Barnett. Barnett is an Advertising major who graduated in the Grady College class of 2015. She is currently working as a Junior Planner in the strategy department at Mythic, a midsize agency in Charlotte, NC. AdPR Department: How did your experience in Grady help you find your position after…

UGA PRSSA members tour Washington, D.C.

From Tuesday, January 31 through Friday, February 3, a group of 12 UGA PRSSA members and two AdPR faculty attended the annual Washington, D.C. Agency Tour. This tour is exclusive to UGA PRSSA members to tour top agencies. The group arrived on Tuesday night and started the tour with the American Red Cross, Finn Partners/Widmeyer…

Welcome Joe Watson: Tieger Professor in Public Affairs Communications

Please join us in welcoming Joe Watson, the inaugural Carolyn Caudell Tieger Professor in Public Affairs Communications. Joe will supervise our new certificate program in Public Affairs Communications, and we could not have placed this important program in better hands. Joe joins us from Exelon Corporation in Chicago, where for many years he served in a variety of…

AdPR students visit tech industry giants during trip to Silicon Valley

  AdPR students looking to enhance their education were selected for a 3-day immersive experience in California’s Silicon Valley over winter break. Through the new Grady AdPR partnership with eBay and help of UGA alum Suzy Deering (CMO of eBay), students were connected with a number of industry giants including eBay, Facebook, Google, Pinterest, Imgur,…

AdPR’s 2017 spring speaker series highlights importance of research

The Grady College Department of Advertising and Public Relations will host a series of guest speakers for faculty this spring to discuss the importance of research for the profession. “Research is a top priority for the program. We’re excited to offer a research series for faculty and graduate students,” said Tom Reichert, department head of…

Costa selected for Lockheed Martin’s Communication Leadership Development Program

Ananda Costa, a recent graduate with a degree in public relations and a New Media certificate from Grady College, is one of the top students selected for Lockheed Martin’s two-year rotational Communication Leadership Development Program. Throughout her time in Grady College, Ananda gained valuable experience in her leadership roles including the co-director of AdPR Connection…

Two AdPR students selected for AAF’s 2017 Most Promising Multicultural Students Program

Two Grady College advertising majors have been named to the American Advertising Federation’s (AAF) 2017 Class of Most Promising Multicultural Students (MPMS). Emily Laramy and Savannah Rabin are part of the elite group of 50 students from AAF’s college chapter network who were selected for the program through a vetted application process that included essays, letters of recommendation, resumes and…