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In the NewsNovember 9, 2018

Brandcenter professor designs a barricade to stop school shooters in their tracks

After Sandy Hook, VCU Brandcenter Professor Scott Witthaus knew that something had to be done about school shootings. He began to think of ideas for a product that could actually help stop shooters in their tracks. He and his creative partner Chris McCann invented DropLock, an easy-to-deploy barricade system that can keep shooters at bay for about 10 minutes, buying time for students before law enforcement could arrive.

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Analysis & OpinionNovember 9, 2018

Brandcenter professor Kelly O'Keefe featured on NPR podcast

Brandcenter professor Kelly O'Keefe was recently a guest on NPR's "With Good Reason" podcast in an interview entitled "Brand Survival in the Trump Era." He explores what happens when brands take a stand in a politically divided world, and how communicators can use their talents to make the world better.

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In the NewsNovember 8, 2018

Board member brings AICP Show featuring alumni work to Richmond

Brandcenter board member and AICP President & CEO Matt Miller brings the AICP Show, 'The Art & Technique of the American Commercial" from New York to the historic Byrd Theatre in Richmond every year so that Brandcenter students can see the best work in the industry. This year 13 Brandcenter alums have work in the show.

 

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Analysis & OpinionNovember 11, 2018

Brandcenter alum Rachel Mercer interviewed on We Are Next podcast

Brandcenter alum Rachel Mercer (XD, 2012), Executive Strategy Director at R/GA, talks about why she graduated early to go to VCU Brandcenter, how she found more opportunities when she wasn't given enough work to do at her internship, what newsletters she reads to stay a step ahead of her clients and build their trust, how building a diverse team brought more value to her agency (and the proof!), and her secret to increasing your perceived value in this We Are Next podcast interview.

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