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In the NewsOctober 29, 2019

Brandcenter Alum Troy Gary (CBM, 2017) interviewed on We Are Next Podcast

Brandcenter alum Troy Gary (CBM, 2017), Director of Brand Strategy at Playboy, talks to We Are Next wants us all to create the environments we want to work in. Hear about how his early experience in sales and account management has been valuable, making sure we’re not talking to ourselves, fostering better relationships with senior leadership, why it’s smart to ask about an agency’s new business strategy in your interview, and the reasons behind his decision to take on a new role at Playboy.

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In the NewsOctober 29, 2019

Allie Carr (CW, 2018) joins independent agency Erich & Kallman in San Francisco

2018 Brandcenter copywriting alum, Allie Carr joins independent agency Erich & Kallman in San Francisco office.

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Brandcenter alumni make movie sequel for KFC.

In the NewsSeptember 20, 2019

Rudy II: He’s Colonel Sanders Now

Sequels are rarely as good as the originals, but we’ve got a good feeling about this one. Check out this new work for KFC from Katie Willis (AD, 2015), Ryan Snyder (CW, 2015) Jarrod Higgins (XD, 2010), Britton Taylor (ST, 2001), and their team at Wieden+Kennedy Portland. 

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Alums from almost every track work together to share the power of sports.

In the NewsSeptember 20, 2019

Team of Brandcenter Alumni at Arts and Letters Creative Co. creates inspirational new work for ESPN

You probably know Arts & Letters best for their Google work, but here’s some work for their newest client, ESPN. The A&L team included Blair Seward (AD, 2015), Elizabeth Daniel (CW, 2015), Albert Song (AD, 2015), Martin Madriaga (CBM, 2018), Jessica Sartoretto (CBM, 2013), Andy Grayson (ST, 2003), and Charles Hodges (CW, 2009.)

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Stacy Thomas Elsbury featured in The Capitol Communicator

In the NewsSeptember 20, 2019

Stacy Thomas Elsbury featured in The Capitol Communicator

Check out this great profile on Stacy Thomas Elsbury (ST, 2001). Stacy is Founder and CEO of Good Run Research & Recreation. Find out what she’s most proud of, why work doesn’t have to feel like work, why research doesn’t have to be boring, and what’s on her Spotify playlists. 

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Brandcenter alumni create new work for Fanta, celebrate different vibes of their Gen Z fans.

In the NewsSeptember 20, 2019

Brandcenter alumni create new work for Fanta, celebrate different vibes of their Gen Z fans

Marcus Brown (AD, 2008), Marika Wiggan (ST, 2010), John Gaglio (CBM, 2015), Eddy Allen (AD, 2018), Matt Klugman (CW, 2017), Kelly Cabaniss (CW, 2017) and their team at Preacher created this new work for Fanta to celebrate the many different vibes of their Gen Z fans.

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Brandcenter alum visits The Today Show.

In the NewsSeptember 20, 2019

Slay Like a Mother featured on The Today Show

Katherine Wintsch (ST, 2001), author of Slay Like a Mother and founder of marketing consultancy The Mom Complex, joined Hoda Kotb and Maria Shriver on September 5th, 2019 to share advice for moms on how to stay present and manage expectations as a parent.

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Brandcenter alumni designed the new Reese’s Puffs cereal box.

In the NewsSeptember 20, 2019

Brandcenter alumni designed the new Reese’s Puffs cereal box

Patrick Newman (CW, 2016), Rob Stone (AD, 2015), and their team at Erich & Kallman designed the new Reese’s Puffs cereal box. Follow the directions on the back and you can create your very own pair of actual reality googles. 

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In the NewsJuly 31, 2019

Brandcenter hires two alumni to join creative faculty

The Brandcenter is thrilled to announce two new creative faculty hires, both alumni: KT Schaeffer (AD, 2001) and Tom Scharpf (AD, 1998) will begin teaching this fall.

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AlumniJune 21, 2019

Alumni win two Cannes Grand Prix for New York Times campaign

The New York Times’ “The Truth Is Worth It” campaign from Brandcenter alumni and their team at Droga5 won the Grand Prix in both the Film and Film Craft categories at the Cannes Fesitval of Creativity. This marks the first time a single campaign has won the top honor in both those categories in the history of the festival.

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AlumniJune 10, 2019

Seven Brandcenter alumni make Adweek Creative 100

Each year, Adweek celebrates the Creative 100, a roster of gifted professionals who inspire current and future generations not only with their work but also their passion for creativity across advertising, media, art, literature, animation and more. See which seven VCU Brandcenter alumni made the list. 

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AlumniMay 28, 2019

Brandcenter Alum Mira Kaddoura is one of AdAge's Women to Watch in 2019

Mira Kaddoura grew up in Beirut, speaking Arabic and French. She lived through multiple wars there and witnessed firsthand the suddenness and finality of death. Even after moving to Virginia to attend VCU Brandcenter, she worried about friends and family back in the Middle East. Those experiences colored her design philosophy, and after 10 years at Wieden & Kennedy Portland, she founded the agency Red & Co., which she says focuses on “nondisposable” work for brands.

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