Thank you for your interest in the Strategic Communication Career Fair. In 2014 we hosted 44 companies who brought over 100 recruiters to talk with talented Strategic Communication juniors, seniors and graduate students from the Missouri School of Journalism.
Our 2015 Career Fair will be held on Feb. 12, 2015, 9a.m. – 4p.m.
Connect with recruiters the evening before the Career Fair during the Meet & Greet reception on Feb. 11. The event will take place from 7:30-9pm in RJI 100A (The Palmer Room). This is your chance to learn more about the agencies attending the Career Fair and introduce yourself to recruiters.
Please contact StratCommCareerFair@missouri.edu if you have any questions.
Looking for companies in a specific city? Check out the interactive map below to see where the 2015 Career Fair companies are from!
2015 Strategic Communication Career Fair Attendees
Click on a company below to read a description and what areas each is recruiting for in 2015.
AdKarma was recently ranked the 31st fasting growing company in America and is the #1 fastest growing company in Missouri according to Inc. Magazine. AdKarma is a leading digital advertising company that offers yield optimization services for online publishers. AdKarma works with the web’s largest publishers and publishing groups and dozens of the industry’s leading advertising networks and agencies.
Our culture is casual, yet innovative. We are committed to bringing the most up-to-date trends to our publishers to continuously increase their revenue. We understand the power of a great idea, and that they come from each of our employees. We hire exceptional people, foster them to full potential through an intensive training program and then watch them achieve success. Our employees enjoy freedom in their work environment. They own their accounts and are held accountable for each one from the beginning. There is exponential financial and advancement opportunity to succeed in AdKarma and that proves motivation enough to drive sales, campaign management, company growth and overall success.
Barkley is the largest employee-owned advertising agency in the U.S. Ownership has its advantages. It allows us to attract national talent, retain that talent and increase every partner's passion because they have a financial stake in client and agency success. We are a fully integrated company.
Bernstein-Rein Advertising is a 50-year-old fully integrated agency headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, and is among the largest independently owned agencies in the United States. Our website showcases the dynamic brands and prominent retailers we represent and the scope of the services available to clients. Among BR’s many notable achievements is the creation of the McDonald’s Happy Meal. Bob Bernstein, co-founder and chairman of the board, is credited by McDonald’s with creating this iconic marketing concept.
RECRUITING FOR: Account Management, Art Direction, Copywriting, Media Planning, Media Buying and Social Marketing for our Summer Internships
In case you were wondering, no, we’re not a boxing gym. But what are we? Honestly, we have a hard time telling people. We’re a creative agency. But what do we specialize in? Well, we CAN do a little of everything, and do it well. But to say we are just one thing and not another might mean we never cross paths, and that just feels…wrong. Need interactive marketing? Yep, we do that. Need a sweet promotion to move product? Yeah, we do that, too. Not sure what you need? THAT’S where we really rock. Guess you could say we’re just a group of humans looking to solve problems in a way that’s pretty AND smart.
At Brädo Creative Insight, we love solving challenging marketing problems for our clients and their ad agencies. Whether it’s gaining a much deeper understanding of a target audience, determining the most compelling brand positioning, developing new product ideas or evaluating and identifying the most motivating ad campaign or mobile app; we help our clients by providing creative insight and strategic direction.
Founded in 1996, Brädo is a St. Louis-based Strategic Marketing Research Agency working exclusively with large global clients, including Anheuser-Busch InBev, Merck, Nestle Purina, The Home Depot, Johnson & Johnson, Frito-Lay, Taco Bell, KFC, Unilever and Crayola. Half of our business comes from international projects that take our people around the world. We have conducted research in over 30 countries on 6 continents.
Passion drives everything we do at Brädo. Our people are clever and hardworking; we not only run through walls for our clients, but also for each other. And we don’t forget to have fun along the way. (Just ask about our annual holiday party.) We are made up of singers, CrossFit athletes, volunteers, pop-culture junkies and dog-lovers. Our diverse interests inspire creative thinking. Our goal is simple; to be the best marketing research agency in the world. Really.
While our people make Brädo a great place to work, it probably doesn’t hurt that we offer great benefits like health, dental and vision insurance, generous vacation time, a kitchen stocked with an amazing collection of snacks and drinks, annual gym memberships for everyone (to work off the snacks) and a kick-ass office space located downtown, two blocks from Busch Stadium. Oh, and did we mention Cardinals season tickets?
Eager to hear more about Brädo? Check out our career opportunities and internships at www.contactbrado.com. Stop by our booth during the Career Fair so we can tell you more.
Chicago Portfolio School is a 12-15 month school offering a comprehensive portfolio development program for people who want jobs as designers, advertising creatives (copywriters and art directors), web designers, UX designers, graphic designers – everyone who needs a portfolio to get a job - at advertising agencies, interactive agencies and graphic design firms.
Creative department jobs are intensely competitive and nothing short of an outstanding portfolio will do. Advertising Agencies and design firms are very familiar with portfolio programs like ours, and feel they are much more relevant and valuable than graduate school or art school degrees. Samples of advertising and design are the only way firms judge job seekers. (OK, we exaggerated; it counts for only 99% of the decision.) Our school helps students get a job by helping them put together professional quality samples. In that way, it's more of an apprenticeship -- learning by doing. We give students two of the things they need most: structure and standards
Meaning...degrees and majors don’t matter; portfolios do! And once you finish with a good one, ad and design firms come looking for you.
At C-K, our mission is simple: Make friends, not ads.®
Great brands don’t just have great sales. They have friends. Friends shop without a coupon. Friends see past what’s temporarily in style. Friends are with you for years, not just a quarter. That’s why we believe: The brand with the most friends wins.
This mindset drives all our ideas, and even our structure. We’re built without silos or profit centers or competing interests. Without turf battles, we’re able to rethink the idea of the “team” and even the “creative team” to truly tap into an ever-expanding range of disciplines, from public relations to CRM to analytics—whatever it takes to create compelling brand experiences. Whatever it takes to make friends.
It’s how we helped Porsche’s first luxury sedan—the Panamera— become a smashing success. It’s how we helped catapult Corona Extra to America’s #1 import. And it’s driven our own growth. C-K is the second largest independent agency in the U.S., with more than 500 employees and $1 billion in annual billings. Headquartered in Chicago with offices in New York, Milwaukee and Phoenix, we represent major brands across virtually every industry, including BRP (Ski-Doo, Sea-Doo, Evinrude), Cedar Fair Amusement Parks (Cedar Point, Knott’s Berry Farm and 10 others), Cetaphil, Corona Extra, Edward Jones, Heinz (Ketchup, Smart Ones, Classico, Ore-Ida, Steam n’ Mash), MGM Grand, Patron, Peapod, Porsche, Spice Islands and Vitamix. For more information, visit Cramer-Krasselt at www.c-k.com.
Chicago | Milwaukee | New York | Phoenix
2014 Effie Award: Most Effective Independent Agency in North America
2014 Gold and Silver Lion Winner at Cannes
C-K will be recruiting for positions in the following areas: account management, public relations, media planning and buying, SEO and SEM.
More information coming soon!
Egg Strategy, Inc. is a full-service, global marketing consultancy that provides strategic consumer insight, brand building and innovation services to predominantly Fortune 500 clients and those next in line. Our clients represent a wide range of category leaders including food and beverage, restaurants, travel and hospitality, entertainment, technology, automotive and pharmaceuticals.
The Egg team has 60 employees across two locations (Boulder, CO and Chicago). Our key services and expertise include: qualitative and quantitative consumer research, uncovering actionable consumer insight, brand building and positioning, brand innovation, and downstream product and communication optimization.
RECRUITING FOR: Chicago and Boulder offices
The Empower Group is an independent network of companies focused on building brands and business for our clients. Those companies include Empower MediaMarketing, one of the largest independently held media agencies in the nation that plans, buys and creates media while delivering proof that our clients’ media investments are driving results. The Empower Group also includes Powerhouse Factories, a sister agency to Empower MediaMarketing. Powerhouse Factories is a brand-building agency that cross references cultural knowledge with data to create strategies and experiences that engage consumers.
More information coming soon!
FleishmanHillard is the world’s most complete global communications firm, specializing in public relations, public affairs, marketing, paid media, and transmedia and social content. FleishmanHillard delivers on the power of true, reflecting the firm’s high values and unique ability to guide clients through a world demanding unprecedented authenticity and transparency.
At FleishmanHillard, there’s a focus on growing our people through their career. With interns, we take a personal interest in your professional growth. You will have access to executives and top professionals who can offer advice on everything from the industry to your personal career path. You also will have the opportunity to participate in industry-leading professional development programs – hosted by our firm’s leaders – that focus on career management, business strategy and developing your intimate knowledge of our multiple industry sectors and practice groups.
Across the globe, FleishmanHillard’s internship program offers the opportunity for highly motivated young professional to jump-start their career. A FleishmanHillard internship is many things – hands-on, immersive, challenging and rewarding.
RECRUITING FOR: Account Planning, Public Relations, Art Direction, Graphic Design, Copywriting, Research, SEO and SEM
GROUP360 Worldwide is a worldwide organization, providing a full-linked, integrated, strategy-to-shopper solution. We partner with our clients to provide a uniquely efficient single-point-of-contact for all of their marketing needs.
HLK is an independent agency handling digital/advertising, media, brand planning, content development, social and public relations. Active clients include Nestle Purina, Ameren, Monsanto, On The Run, the St. Louis Cardinals, Mapquest, the St. Patrick Center and Webster University. HLK was also named a "Top Place To Work" in St. Louis in 2014. For more information, visit www.hlkagency.com.
Insight Global is a premier technology staffing services firm, ranked as one of the top 5 fastest growing staffing firms for the past 6 consecutive years and named the 6th largest IT staffing firm in America. Since our inception in 2001, we have experienced unprecedented growth within our industry. We have rapidly expanded from an Atlanta based start-up to one of the most successful IT staffing firms in America, with 34 offices nationwide and counting. Insight Global employs over 18,000 people each year in companies nationwide and currently boasts revenues over $700 million. We plan to continue this growth trend by expanding to 50 offices nationwide, exceeding $1 billion in revenue, entering into industries such as Finance/Accounting, Administrative and Healthcare staffing, and ultimately going international.
More information coming soon!
Minneapolis-based Jostens provides products, programs and services that help its customers celebrate moments that matter. The company's products include publications, jewelry and consumer goods that serve the K-12 educational, college and professional sports segments. Jostens serves markets in North America, Europe and Asia. Jostens is a subsidiary of Visant Corporation, a marketing and publishing services enterprise servicing the school affinity, direct marketing, fragrance and cosmetics and personal care sampling and packaging, and educational and trade publishing segments.
Leo Burnett group, one of the most awarded creative communications agencies in the world, creates "Acts, not just Ads," for some of the world's most valuable brands including Kellogg’s, McDonald's, Hallmark, Procter & Gamble, Allstate and Nintendo.
The Leo Burnett Group has a simple and singular approach: to put a brand's purpose at the center of communications to truly connect with people.
Our purpose is to be the world’s best creator of ideas that truly move people.
As a full-service agency, we strive to put a meaningful “human purpose” at the center of our clients’ brands, to transform the way people think, feel and ultimately behave.
We're less agency, more lab, designing incredible customer experiences with CONTENT, SOCIAL and UX. In the lab, we're busy 'experience hacking'---our unique way of building wonderful products and telling compelling brand stories---across an increasingly fragmented digital landscape. It's where disparate talent hums under an agile and iterative approach accelerating customer engagement, channel fluidity and brand potency.
More information coming soon!
More information coming soon!
It’s what a brand does and not what a brand says that matters. The experiences you have help decide what a brand means to you—emotionally, socially and when it's time to buy. Experience creates real connections that lead to loyalty, advocacy and sales. So Momentum imagines and creates what we call the total brand experience. We connect brands and people in authentic ways that give real value to both. For people, that means memorable, valuable experiences—after which they love the brand for who it is and what it does. For brands, that means loyalty, sales, conversation and more.
Momentum creates total brand experiences that connect people and brands– and if you work here, YOU get the opportunity to create any kind of experience imaginable. Seriously. Working here, you’re part of an amazing team – with creatives and strategists, technologists and producers – to create experiences for people that they share and remember because it was designed to make their life more fun, easier or better.
THINGS WE STAND BY
BE ONE: Support each other, or fall down trying
BE FEARLESS: Grasp that gold ring and go hard after it every time. You'll stumble sometimes but never regret it.
DO GREAT WORK: Use your grit and create something that makes the whole world take notice.
HAVE FUN: Love what you do and where you are.
GIVE BACK: Be a lover not a hater; give back to the office and the world as much as you give to your work.
GROW: Where we are is never where we should stay. If you're sitting still, you're done.
We know you're interested, so stop by our table and meet us!
Moosylvania was established as an independent creative agency in 2003 and has quickly become a full-service agency. Our philosophy from the start has been to build a creative home that fosters collaboration across all disciplines and open-dialogue between all people.
This culture has led to be more about eagerness than egos, to adapt quickly to the changing landscape. And we continue to keep our community in an open space – designers sitting next to programmers, writers working with media planners, strategic planners a shout away from project managers.
What We Do
Motivating consumer behavior is at our core. Our DNA is in conversion – and we’re proud of our clients – and the work. Work isn’t work when you love it – and we truly enjoy building brands, incorporating design and truly integrating digital, retail and experiential programs.
Muller Bressler Brown (MBB) is an independently owned Kansas City advertising agency specializing in breaking barriers and uncovering new ideas. Our digital-forward team of interactive geeks, writers, designers, strategic thinkers and number crunchers helps brands large and small stand out with fully integrated creative, digital and social media solutions that get noticed. MBB also operates a division called Hippo that works exclusively in the health care category.
Since our founding in 1982, MBB has grown to include 38 professionals, most of whom left larger agencies to work in a smaller environment that focuses on collaboration and close client relationships.
More information coming soon!
Some brands are better at knowing their consumers than knowing themselves.
We want to change that.
When you find your brand’s calling, and live it into it every day, you attract a following of likeminded people, and the brand becomes the target. It’s not just about promises, persuasions and incentives. It’s about meaningful ties between brands that have a purpose, and the people who want in.
We call it Less Sell, More Soul.
Something powerful-life changing, in fact-happens when a group of people joins together in a shared vision. That’s the vision that built rural America – a place where families could start a new life, building on hopes and dreams as big as the horizon.
We share that vision. It’s what inspires us, drives us and fuels our determination to be agriculture and rural America’s greatest advocate. You’ll see it in everything we do. It’s in the way we talk, the way we think and most of all, in the way we live our lives and do our jobs. Agriculture is a vocation – a calling – and one we’re proud to call our own.
Slingshot, LLC is a full service advertising agency located in a historic loft space in Dallas, Texas. Not only do we strive for innovation and forward thinking, but we also work hard at maintaining our unique, collaborative, and fun working environment! Do you enjoy getting your hands dirty and having ownership of your work? Our summer internship program offers you real client experience to add to that portfolio and is an excellent way for both students and recent grads to get their foot in the door at one of the top agencies in Dallas! At Slingshot you get everything you expect from a “traditional” advertising agency, plus industry-leading digital work – all from a single team working across every channel. This approach allows us to find the best solutions without ever putting the medium before the message. To learn more and to apply visit www.slingshot.com or visit our internship page at www.slingterns.com!
Starcom MediaVest Group (SMG) is one of the world’s largest and most celebrated brand communications and consumer contact organizations. With 110 offices in 67 countries, SMG is connected like no other network. Our 6,200 global media professionals all aspire to a common vision to be Leaders of the Consumer Attention Economy, and they build captivating connections between consumers and brands for hundreds of clients, including many of the world’s most powerful marketers. SMG encompasses an integrated network of highly specialized consumer contact companies. Our portfolio of strategic services includes media planning and buying, communications planning, direct response media, internet and digital communications, as well as multicultural, entertainment, gaming, sports sponsorship and event marketing and media. ;
Sullivan Higdon & Sink helps brands stand out from the flock through integrated brand experiences conceived and executed by collaborative multidisciplined teams. Focus areas include the food value chain, life sciences, finance, aerospace and defense, and marketing to men. WHY DO WE HATE SHEEP, AGAIN? The people of Sullivan Higdon & Sink hate sheep because they remind us of marketing that follows instead of leads. Strategies that should be put out to pasture in today’s marketing multiverse. And docile ideas that inherently blend in. Today, an audience cannot only ignore what a brand has to say but opt out of interacting with it altogether. This is true no matter whom you market to. And so, many brands fade into a bleating flock of competitors, indistinguishable and mostly ignored. Sheep are bad for business. That’s why we hate ‘em. And that’s why SHS has been built from the ground up to think beyond the borders of traditional marketing solutions for ideas that stand out from the flock.
RECRUITING FOR: Account Management, Account Planning, Art Direction. Copywriting. Media Planning, Public Relations, Research
More information coming soon!
The Richards Group, located in Dallas, Texas, is the largest independent branding agency in the nation, with a staff of over 690 and annual billings above $1.325 billion. Creative is our passion, but we have another love – independence. With zero absentee owners or outside investors, we’re free to focus solely on our work. Which is good, because there’s a lot of work to focus on: advertising, digital, relationship marketing, retail, brand, business-to-business…there isn’t a form of branding at which The Richards Group doesn’t excel.
Agency clients include the standard-setting brands of Chick-fil-A, Chuck E. Cheese's, Fiat USA, GameStop, The Home Depot, MetroPCS, Motel 6, Orkin, Pier 1 Imports, Ram Trucks, TGI Fridays and The Salvation Army.
True Media is an independent, full-service media strategy and communications company committed to delivering effective media strategies and execution to every client. Our media neutral belief combined with a holistic integration of social media, interactive and traditional advertising works.
We believe that media and creative are separate disciplines but must work in concert together to achieve optimal results. Thus, we collaborate with clients and creative agencies to make sure the media aligns with the overall message and brand. Through powerful research tools and an in-depth understanding of both digital and non-digital media, we help our clients around the world strategically position their brands in front of targeted, motivated and captive audiences.
What we provide is objective, fact-based analysis and media solutions, driven by the latest in software and consumer research. And we use the latest auditing media technology to provide accountability for every campaign.
At Veterans United Home Loans, we’re a little different. We love Mondays. We enjoy coming to work every day, honestly. Why? Because we genuinely love enhancing lives alongside passionate people who love it too. We have fun with our coworkers, cultivating lasting relationships, all while doing life-changing work for some of the most deserving people on Earth. As experts on the VA Loan, Veterans United Home Loans is dedicated to making the American dream of homeownership a reality for those who so bravely served. We’ve built an elite team of hard-working, award-winning, fun people dedicated to enhancing the lives of our veterans, service members and their families. Sound like your dream job? Come see why our nearly 1,500 employees helped make Veterans United Home Loans one of the nation’s Great Places to Work. Or, learn more at www.vu.com/careers.
VML is a global marketing agency that delivers forward-thinking ideas and solutions for the world’s most influential brands, including: MillerCoors brands Coors and Coors Light, Charter Communications, Colgate-Palmolive, COBRA PUMA GOLF, Dell, Gatorade, the Kellogg Company, Kimberly-Clark, Krispy Kreme, Microsoft, NAPA AUTO PARTS, PepsiCo, Southwest Airlines, U.S. Soccer, Tennessee Tourism, Wendy’s and Xerox.
Founded in 1992 and headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., VML joined the world’s largest communications services group WPP in 2001. VML has more than 2,200 employees with principal offices in 24 locations across six continents.
Walsworth Publishing Company is among the 50 largest printing companies in the U.S. The company is among the top five yearbook printers and is the only American- and family-owned publisher of yearbooks. Our sales force of approximately 110 representatives partner with advisers and their staffs in the production of their yearbooks, providing superior customer service and advanced yearbook technology to give schools the best experience in yearbooks.
Started in 1937 by Walsworth brothers Don, Ed and Bill, current leadership is under the second and third generations: Don O. Walsworth, CEO, and his son, Don Walsworth, president. The company operates from administrative offices and printing and binding facilities in Marceline, Mo., a prepress facility in Brookfield, Mo., a sales and marketing office in Kansas City, Mo., and a printing facility in Saint Joseph, Mich. The Donning Company Publishers in Virginia Beach, Va., a specialty book publisher, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Walsworth.
RECRUITING FOR: Sales Representatives and Sales and Marketing Interns
Weber Shandwick is a leading global public relations firm with offices in 81 countries. The firm’s diverse team of thinkers, strategists, analysts, producers, designers, developers and campaign activators has won the most prestigious awards in the world for innovative, creative approaches and impactful work, including being honored as a 2014 Ad Age A-List Agency, The Holmes Report’s 2014 Global Agency of the Year, and winning 23 Cannes Lions together with its Prime unit since 2009. Weber Shandwick was also named PRWeek’s International Consultancy of the Year and The Holmes Report’s Best Healthcare Consultancy in the World in 2013, in addition to earning numerous best place to work accolades.
The firm deploys deep expertise across sectors and specialty areas, including consumer marketing, corporate reputation, healthcare, technology, public affairs, financial services, corporate social responsibility, financial communications and crisis management, using proprietary social, digital and analytics methodologies. Weber Shandwick is part of the Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG).
Woodruff Sweitzer is a next generation agency delivering unexpected ideas, nurtured in fresh air. Fueled by an entrepreneurial spirit, Woodruff Sweitzer is able to propel clients and brands further, faster. With offices in Kansas City, Missouri; Calgary, Alberta; and Columbia, Missouri, Woodruff Sweitzer has been the trusted partner of clients in the U.S. and Canada for more than 20 years.
Areas for Anticipated Recruiting: Content Marketing, Account Service, General Internships
Please contact Chelsie Veasman at StratCommCareerFair@missouri.edu if you have any questions about registration.
To send information about job or internship opportunities to Mizzou Strategic Communication students, please email Kathy Sharp at sharpK@missouri.edu.
This year we are offering these workshops to help you prepare for the Career Fair:
- Creative Portfolio Workshop: January 27, 7-8:30pm in RJI 100A (The Palmer Room)
- Resume Panel & Review Workshop: February 5, 6-9pm in RJI 100A (The Palmer Room)
Click here to register for the 2015 Career Fair
- Registration is required and closes on Jan. 30.
- The Career Fair is only open to Strategic Communication students - juniors, seniors and graduate students.
Recruiter Registration Form
Please click on the link below to download the fillable PDF form to register for the Career Fair. Once you've completed the form, please email it to MojoAd@missouri.edu.