Students Participate in Advertising Competition

    Seven University of Scranton students participated in the 2019 American Advertising Federation’s National Student Advertising Competition. Seated from left: Anthony Manno, Kaitlyn Murphy, and Allison Northrop. Standing: Emily Benton, Sabrina Talarico, Brian Nieto and Nina Abate.
    May 16, 2019

    The University of Scranton’s 2019 student advertising team competed against students from colleges in Pennsylvania, New York and Washington, D.C., in the District 2 National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC). The team placed sixth in the district competition that took place in April at Pace University in New York City.

    The national competition is administered by the American Advertising Federation and was sponsored by hot dog food chain Wienerschnitzel this year. The competition required teams to perform research, create, write and present an integrated advertising campaign in response to a real-world advertising challenge currently faced by Wienerschnitzel.

    Teams from more than 150 colleges and universities participate nationally each year. The winning teams from 15 district competitions advance to the final round of the national contest, which will be held in Hollywood, Florida, in June. District 2, considered a mega district advanced two teams to the national competition: Ithaca University and Syracuse University.

    The University’s 2019 Advertising Competition Team members are: Nina Abate, East Meadow, New York; Emily Benton, Madison, New Jersey; Anthony Manno, Wayne, New Jersey; Kaitlyn Murphy, Somers, New York; Brian Nieto, Port Chester, New York; Allison Northrop, Newville; and Sabrina Talarico, Old Forge. Communication Professor Stacy Smulowitz, Ph.D., serves as the team’s faculty advisor.

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