This class was tough.
This is the best course offered if you want to experience how an agency is set up and run in a classroom setting. This is a continuation from the first advertising class offered. Participation is huge. Lots of presentations. The class is split up into two "agencies" with one product to sell - in my case, Volvo. Each "agency" is split into 4 groups, based on accounting, media, research and creatives. The two agencies compete against each other and build on the subgroup's research and ideas to further the goals of the agency. The "VPs" of all of the subgroups present a "Plansbook" at the end of the semester, showcasing the overall work of each agency.
I found this class super helpful in understanding, first hand, how an agency is run. I was the VP for the creative subgroup and realized that if the previous groups don't do their assignments correctly, it can mess up the overall idea that the agency is trying to convey. Bad branding right there.
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Advice for students:
Don't slack off. Pull your weight in the class and the participation points will flow into a metaphorical basket.