Plaster College of Business and Entrepreneurship

Advertising and Public Relations

Advertising and Public Relations

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"The only constant is change."

This statement is especially true because consumer tastes are constantly changing as well as the media those consumers use to interact with products and services. We are exposed to up to 5,000 ads per day on personal computers, on our telephones, at the gas pumps, in movie theaters, on wrapped cars, in bathroom stalls, on stickers placed on fruit, and during sporting events. Like advertising, public relations is everywhere, as practitioners strive to gain editorial coverage for individuals and companies.

Digital media has reshaped the ad game as consumers are leaving a digital trail of their consumption of products and services. Companies risk losing customers if they are unable to tailor campaigns that reflect and resonate with the target audience. Consumers desire a dialogue with brands, and social media (tweet, video, chat, post, hashtag, blog) is an ideal tool for advertisers to converse with current and potential customers. Companies need savvy and knowledgeable people to navigate ever-changing situations. This could be you.

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Student Awards

Since 2014, Advertising and Public Relations majors have earned awards at the local, district, and national level.  In 2016, Lindenwood University APR majors were the only university in the United States to earn the American Advertising Federation's Mosaic Award for their Spotify Campaign: "Hear the World from Your Spot."  In addition, APR majors are proud to have earned the following:

  • One National Silver ADDY Award, one District Gold ADDY Award, 12 St. Louis Gold ADDY.
  • Three Most Promising Multi Cultural Student Awards.
  • The National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC) Special Judges Citation Award for Best Emotional Campaign: Tai Pei "Fortune Follows You", Best Campaign for Embracing the Brief: Wienerschnitzel "What's in Your Wiener, #JustBeingFrank", Best Campaign for Bright Idea: Adobe, Your Trusted Partner, Best Presenter: Meta Quest 2 "Virtual Reality, Your Partner In The Next Big Steps", and Best Innovative Execution: Indeed "You Can Do It Anywhere"
  • 80 students have graduated with Alpha Delta Sigma Advertising Honors.
  • Five students have received Certification in Advertising Ethics.
  • Two students have received the opportunity to participate in the Ad Club St. Louis Internship Hop.
  • Two students have received Ad Club St. Louis College Scholarships.
  • Two students have received the opportunity to receive certification in Media Planning and Buying from True Media.
  • Competed for first time in Digital Marketing Competition 2020, client ChangED which appeared on Shark Tank, over 85 universities internationally with five finalists and two alternates, ASC ranked 1st alternate.

Advertising and Public Relations Faculty