Communication Students Place Second at Regional Advertising Competition | Webster University

Communication Students Place Second at Regional Advertising Competition

ST. LOUIS (April 22, 2019) – Webster University's advertising campaigns competition class finished in second-place at the annual District 9 National Student Advertising Competition. It was held April 12-13 in Kansas City, Mo.

Each year, advertising students audition to earn their way into this class. Once in, they are part of the team that creates the campaign for the NSAC. The students develop an integrated marketing campaign for a client to present to the judges. This year's client was Wienerschnitzel.
Advertising Campaigns Class 2019
The class was opened to majors other than advertising for the first time. The addition of students majoring in film, television and video production; graphic design, media communications; and scriptwriting enhanced this year's class.

Team members included students from the Advertising Campaign Production class: Anthony Bottini, Ethan Canby, Daisie Gebhardt, Victoria Grassi, Andrew Groom, Ericka Hefflinger, Alexis Hoffman, Alyssia Holmes, Katharine Khamutov, Hannah Koritz, Nicholas Lanham, Brittany Loretta, Derrik Noack, Jacob Ploesser, Gina Reeves, and Abbie Thompson.

Julie Clark and Michael Whitmer taught the class. Associate professor Terry Sullivan also accompanied the team to the competition.

The seven schools competing included Lindenwood University, Saint Louis University, University of Kansas, University of Missouri-Columbia, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Northern Iowa, and Webster University.

The University of Missouri-Columbia's team finished in first-place for the second year in a row. Their winning score narrowly surpassed Webster's. The University of Northern Iowa team finished in third-place.

Community members can see the students present their campaign on campus Wednesday, May 1 at the Friends and Family NSAC presentation. It will be held in Browning Hall Auditorium, Interdisciplinary Science Building, Room 160. Doors open at 6 p.m. The presentation begins at 6:30 p.m.

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 five 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.