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October 26, 2020

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Shelby Bass (AD, 2020) named to We Are Next Advisory Board

Congratulations to recent Brandcenter grad Shelby Bass (AD, 2020), who was named to the first-ever We Are Next Advisory Board this fall. Currently a Junior Art Director at DDB, Shelby will be focusing on the organization's social media presence, specifically addressing how We Are Next can reach more students and young creatives and connect them with the advice and resources needed to launch a career in advertising. 

Shelby says We Are Next (a major career resource for interns and recent grads in advertising/marketing) has been a huge inspiration for them over the years, especially during their time at the Brandcenter. “One of the things I love about We Are Next is that our users are incredibly diverse. I’ve seen our analytics! There are young creatives from every background and identity that are obsessed with advertising, so there’s no reason why the makeup of our industry needs to look like it does.

"The interest is there—it’s now up to the folks within the industry to make sure that those creatives get the chance to break in and shake things up—and be supported while they do it.”

Congratulations, Shelby! To learn more about We Are Next, visit