17973469_10206567121095681_2367010642711024644_oGracie Shuman
is currently a junior at James Madison University where she double majors in Creative Advertising and Dance. She is a born and raised Marylander with a love of anything Old Bay. Gracie has a passion for dance or creative movement as well as service. Giving back to the community led her to an internship with Susan G. Komen Maryland this past summer. The internship gave her extensive, hands-on experience in the advertising and marketing field. She worked with press releases and media alerts. Her long-term work included research on how social media can be used to supply medical information. Using her analytical skills, Gracie is the copy editor for this blog. As the copy editor, she continually edits blog posts for grammatical, statistical, and organizational errors. After college, she hopes to work in the advertising field as a content marketer. Gracie’s favorite hashtag on twitter is #mondaymotivation so she can get excited about a fresh start and a great week.

Faith Stackpole is from Ashburn, VA and is a sophomore at James Madison University. She is majoring in Media Arts & Design with a concentration in Creative Advertising. Faith is also pursuing a minor in Human Resource Development. Although she is just starting out in this field of work, Faith has always had a passion for creativity. She is constantly looking for new ways to express her originally. Faith has recently been introduced to basic web design. She has taken a special interest in this topic. Now, she is the technologist for this blog. Faith’s favorite hashtag on twitter is #treatyoself because she strongly believes in rewarding herself every once in awhile.

blog photoHayley Hall is a junior from Smithfield, Virginia double majoring in Public Relations and Creative Advertising. After studying abroad in London during the summer of 2016, Hayley knew she wanted to work in the advertising industry. She interned for Bryan Morel PR, a fashion Public Relations firm in London caring for both affordable and high-end international brands as clients. There, Hayley learned she had a knack for taking initiative, paying attention to detail, and mitigating any issues that arise. With these skills, Hayley is the project manager and a copy editor of this site. She reads through these blog posts and checks for grammatical errors, varying sentence structure, and thematic ideas. When not writing for Twitter in Advertising, Hayley writes for The Odyssey Online — a platform for millennial voices. You can find her using the hashtag #GIRLBOSS, because it reminds her that there are no limits to what can be done with the motivation to succeed.

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Morgan Kolson is a Junior from Hagerstown Maryland majoring in creative advertising and minoring in General Communications. She was an intern at Datachieve Digital, an interactive Media and Marketing business in her hometown this past summer. There she was taught the basics of coding, adobe programing, wordpress and more! With this experience behind her belt she is one of the technicians working on this blog. In her free time she has worked for her sorority as the public relations chairman which taught her how to effectively promote events, bringing people of JMU to many of their philanthropy events. She currently is the Philanthropy chair, her knowledge of media arts and design is useful when advertising for local events to raise money for a specific charity. In her free time she’s usually trolling through twitter on the hashtag #foodie because she is always on the lookout for something yummy to eat, even though she can’t cook at all!

17973758_10206567126735822_9076479424126815694_oLindsey Shields is a junior from Northern Virginia majoring in Creative Advertising with a minor in Art at James Madison University. Creativity has been central to Lindsey’s personal and academic life from a very young age. She loves discovering new and effective ways to communicate visually and is especially interested in Graphic Design. In addition to contributing weekly posts, she will be acting as a creative director of this blog, overseeing visual organization and overall aesthetic. Favorite tweet of all time? “A steak pun is a rare medium well done.” -Twitter user @ahuj9