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What is AdThing?

Advertising staffed by students and run by professionals.

If you ever look at ads, whether it’s on TV, social media or billboards on your way to school and think, “That really sucks! I could do much better than that,” then we have just the place for you. AdThing is an advertising agency staffed by students and run by pros.

We believe that marketing has been hijacked by the “Where.” Where to run your message has become the most important component in marketing today. At AdThing, we get back to the heart of advertising—what you say and how you say it. As a member of AdThing, you’ll be entrenched with real clients, doing real and meaningful advertising work.

Sounds great, but what’s in it for you? First and foremost, the experience you get from working with real clients, creating great work from the ground up, is second to none. Employers are seeking people with more and more experience, even right out of school. Wouldn’t it be cool to know that you are graduating with a portfolio of beautiful work from real clients? Second, the connections you make at AdThing are priceless as you move into a career in advertising. Students who work at AdThing have been recruited to work for some of the most well-known agencies in the world including McCann, David and Goliath and Weiden Kennedy London as well as Utah agencies like Contravent and Struck. Students who participated in the program have even been accepted into the Under Armor internship program, which is said to be harder to get into than Harvard.

While the future is great and important, you’re probably wondering what you get now. Students who work with us are eligible to receive compensation in the form of scholarship money each semester and can use their experience in AdThing as internship credit across a variety of majors.

You’re probably thinking, “This sounds great, but I’m not a marketing or advertising major.” We don’t care. If you have a passion for writing, design or managing projects and forging relationships, we want you on our team. Some of our best advertisers never took an advertising class.

If any of this sounds like you, and you are ready to plunge headfirst into the world of advertising, you can check out our open positions here.