Backstage Pass Internship Program

Drake Cooper’s Backstage Pass internship program is back for the summer of 2015. From our friends at DC:

The Backstage Pass is the largest advertising internship in Idaho. Hundreds of resumes are submitted each and every year for the most competitive advertising internship in the state with only six interns being selected to become Drake Cooper-ites for an entire summer. We can teach you art, copy & code. You bring the ambition.

As a Backstage Pass Intern you will be working with a team to create strategic and creative work for real clients. You’ll get a taste of every aspect of advertising from some of the most talented folks around. You’ll learn a lot about yourself in a short amount of time. You’ll probably come away knowing whether advertising is your thing or if it’s time to join a Hanson Brothers tribute band (it’s certainly the more profitable career choice). You’re going to work your ass off, but we’re confident you’ll have a good time too. One thing is certain; our Backstage Pass Internship program will provide you with a line item for your growing resume that will be way more beneficial than “Agency Barista.”

Learn more about the program and how to apply here.

Call for nominations: Silver Medal Award

Nominations are currently being accepted for the Silver Medal Award, presented annually by the Idaho Advertising Federation to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to advertising by furthering the industry’s standards, creative excellence, and responsibilities in areas of social concern.

Call for Nominations: Silver Medal AwardPlease submit nominations on 8.5″ x 11″ pages outlining in detail the extent to which the Nominee has met or exceeded the Silver Medal Award Criteria by April 10th. You are encouraged to expand on the Nominee’s experience and contributions to such degree that judges will be fully informed. Please be advised that abbreviated nominations may be dismissed as insufficient to demonstrate a Nominee’s true qualifications.

Provide the Nominee’s name and company affiliation on a cover page with the contact information of the nominator, followed by all pertinent qualifications of the Nominee for consideration on subsequent pages.

You may submit nominations by email to Bob Rosenthal, Cumulus Media at bob.rosenthal@cumulus.com or mail nominations to:

Cumulus Media
Bob Rosenthal
1419 West Bannock
Boise, ID 83702

Advantage Advertising’s Chuck Christopher Supports University of Idaho’s JAMM Program

Excerpted from the University of Idaho’s Letter from the President, February 27, 2015.

Generous Gift Supports Award-winning JAMM Program

When Chuck Christopher ’84 graduated with a bachelor’s degree in advertising from the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences, he was prepared for success in his career. As a participant on the University of Idaho’s award-winning advertising team in the School of Journalism and Mass Media (JAMM), Chuck developed the skills and experience needed to become president of Advantage Advertising in Lewiston, Idaho, in 1987. “Being on the ad team gave me the precise experience to take into my career,” said Chuck. “The ad team prepares the best talent for success in the industry.” Chuck and his wife, Mindy, recently gave to the Advertising Team Endowment so that current Idaho students can prepare for their own future successes. The ad team, advised by JAMM faculty member Justin Barnes, has won the five-state regional competition for two years in a row.