Communications Class Wins Third Place at National Student Advertising Competition | Webster University

Communications Class Wins Third Place at National Student Advertising Competition

Congratulations to our advertising students for winning third place at the National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC). The NSAC is an annual competition held by the American Advertising Federation. Students competed at the district level.

2018 Advertising competition team students and facultyTo prepare for the competition, students in the Advertising Campaign Production class worked together in roles that would be needed to create and operate a small advertising agency, such as account management, account planning, and creative. They developed a completely integrated marketing campaign for Ocean Spray, this year’s client. During the competition, the student agency pitched their campaign to the judges.

Assistant professor of advertising and marketing communications, Terry Sullivan, said our students “did an amazing job,” and described the team’s performance as “flawless.”

Team members included students DusDee Black, Katie Blackstone, Courtney Coonrod, Meg Illig, Emily Klein, Colin Land, Rachel Mencel, Jonah Munzer, Medina Niksic, Helio Qendro, and Chelsea Valle.

Faculty members Julie Clark and Michael Whitmer, who teach the Advertising Campaign Production class, won Advisors of Year awards.Advertising campaigns advisors

A team from the University of Nebraska finished in second place. A team from the University of Missouri finished in first place and will advance to the semi-final competition. Winning teams will be announced in June.

The NSAC District 9 competition in which Webster students competed was held April 13 at the Marriott Plaza in Kansas City, Mo. District 9 is comprised of schools from Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska.

About the School of Communications
The School of Communications at Webster University prepares students to excel as skilled professionals in the global field of communications. We provide theory and practice in media courses framed within a liberal arts-based curriculum, augmented by personalized mentorship, and professional development opportunities. Sixteen distinct majors are available at the undergraduate level as well as six master’s degrees in diverse fields of communications. We offer BA and MA programs on the Webster campuses in Geneva, Vienna, Leiden, Thailand, and Ghana, as well as in Saint Louis and online.

About Webster University
With its home campus in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, Webster University ( comprises an action-oriented global network of faculty, staff, students and alumni who forge powerful bonds with each other and with their communities around the globe. Founded in 1915, Webster is a private non-profit university with more than 17,000 students studying at campus locations in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa and in a robust learning environment online. The university is committed to delivering high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence.