The 4A’s Debuts the Institute of Advanced Advertising Studies in Dallas
DALLAS, Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The 4A’s Dallas, one of the largest councils of the leading trade association for the advertising industry, announces the Institute of Advanced Advertising Studies’ (IAAS) debut in Dallas after 45 years of success in several other major U.S. markets in training emerging leaders. The 14-week professional development program is tailored to advertising, branding and marketing communications professionals with one to five years’ experience interested in improving their critical thinking and ability to compete. The 2013 IAAS online registration is now live for the inaugural season. Space is limited and registration closes January 23.
Dallas-based Fossil Inc., a global retailer specializing in the design, innovation and marketing of fashion lifestyle and accessory products, is the client for the first year’s program. From February 6 to May 8, students of the IAAS will meet weekly at rotating agency locations to participate in an intensive exercise that will begin with intelligently grounded business understanding and will end with strategically smart creative solutions to a business challenge for Fossil Inc. brand, Michele.
Bringing the IAAS to Dallas
According to Michael Boone, chair, 4A’s Dallas Council Board of Governors, bringing the Institute of Advanced Advertising Studies to Dallas is a real win for the Dallas advertising community, comprised of more than 200 full-service agencies, digital-only shops and edgy boutiques in a top 10 media market.
“The IAAS initiative reinforces the 4A’s Dallas Council’s commitment to nurturing our next generation of advertising talent and to providing agencies a unique opportunity to invest in their brightest rising stars through cross-discipline immersion,” Boone said.
Boone continued, “The IAAS is a hands-on, specialized training and requires significant collaboration behind the scenes to work effectively. For more than a year, two of our board members have really championed bringing this strategic initiative to Dallas, ensuring the market was ready and committed to take on this important training investment.”
The IAAS faculty, judges and mentors are recruited from leading agencies. Under the guidance of these seasoned veterans, the IAAS serves as an effective vehicle for agencies’ next generation of advertising leaders to learn the ins and outs across the spectrum of agency disciplines.
Patricia Alvey, Ph.D., SMU, Richards Creative Professor of Advertising and executive director of the newly launched IAAS, commented, “The IAAS initiative has experienced great success in other major markets like San Francisco, New York and Chicago. We plan to build on those winning strategies by tapping into the collaborative spirit and wealth of expertise of local, regional and national ad leaders to help train our future leaders.”
Getting Registered for the IAAS Dallas
All advertising, branding and marketing communications agencies are welcome to register emerging leaders for the IAAS. The cost is $1,250 per student for 4A’s member agencies and $1,500 for non-member agencies. A course overview and schedule is available online for download. Related questions should be directed to the IAAS executive director, Patricia Alvey, 214.768.4519 or email@example.com.
About the 4A’s
The American Association of Advertising Agencies is the national trade association of the advertising agency business. The 1,196 member agency offices it serves in the U.S. employ 65,000 people, offer a wide range of marketing communications services, and place 80 percent of all national advertising. The management-oriented association helps its members build their businesses, and acts as the industry’s spokesman with government, media and the public sector. For more information, visit the 4A’s Web site, www.aaaa.org.
Contact: Patricia Alvey, Ph.D. Sheri Davidson Smith SMU, Richards Creative Professor of Advertising Publicis PR 214.768.4519 469.366.2493 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
SOURCE 4A’s Dallas