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AlumniNovember 17, 2017

Brandcenter alumni team's hilarious video response for Carmax goes viral

A team of Brandcenter alumni who now work at McKinney, including creative director David Sloane (CW, 2009) who stars in the video, was behind Carmax's viral response to the guy who created a video ad for his girlfriend's '96 Honda Accord.

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AlumniNovember 14, 2017

Forbes' startup of the week: Skillshare

Brandcenter alum Michael Karnjanaprakorn (ST, 2005) founded Skillshare, an online learning community, with the mission of using technology to democratize education and learning for people globally.

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AlumniNovember 9, 2017

Alum Charles Hodges (CW, 2009) launches Arts & Letters Creative Co. with Google as its first client.

Led by founder Charles Hodges (CW, 2009), a collection of VCU Brandcenter alums and two Martin Agency vets have come together to start a new Richmond-based ad agency, with one of the world’s tech giants signed on as its initial client.

Here are the Brandcenter alums at Arts & Letters:

Albert Song (AD, 2015)

Jon Jon Hirsch (AD, 2016)

Stanley Leon Hines Jr. (XD, 2017)

Shawn Hurley (XD, 2017)

Conor McFarland (CW, 2017)

Sam Case (CW, 2017)

Geoff Castillo (AD, 2015)

Danielle Young (CBM, 2016)

Ian Fairbrother (CW, 2005)

Andy Grayson (ST, 2003). 

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AlumniOctober 25, 2017

‘Build your village’: Alum Shameka Brown-Barbosa shares advice and thoughts on the industry ahead of 3%

Excellent article/interview with Brandcenter alum and creative director Shameka Brown-Barbosa (CW, 1999) on navigating a career in advertising as a mom and a person of color - and what she is doing to help.

Shameka will be speaking at the 3 Percent Conference this week, Nov. 2-3 in New York.

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