The Oklahoma State NSAC Team is back!
The National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC) is the most significant collegiate advertising competition in the nation. Every year, more than 2,000 college students gain real-world experience by creating a strategic advertising campaign for a corporate client. This year’s client is Adobe, and our team is already hard at work conducting research to create an amazing campaign! We will develop a marketing plan and pitch our campaign to advertising professionals at the district competition on April 16-19 in Oklahoma City. If we win our district, we will advance further to the regional and national level competitions.
We have had amazing successes in the last few years— but this year, we're ready to win!
Our Goal and How You Can Help
We are so lucky the district competition is in our home state this year! All 21 team members will put their blood, sweat and tears into completing this campaign. Our goal is to raise $2,500 so each person can travel to Oklahoma City in April to support our presenters as they pitch our ideas to media professionals. Your gift of any amount will bring us closer to reaching this goal, and our team is counting on you to help us put our best foot forward at district competition! Your support with one of the giving levels located to the right will help us make our way there stress-free of financial worries. All gifts, no matter the size, will benefit us tremendously.
Thank you & go pokes!
Meet Our 2020 NSAC Team!
Front row: Ashley Brickman, Miranda Raney, Taylor Gray, Hannah Ratigan, Katherine De Angelis Second row: Ethan Sample, Alex Mangold, Allison Davis, Maddy Sheriff, Christen Belford, Merain Barnes Third row: Amy Woods, Lauren Mitchell, Jillian Helsley, Samantha Mackey, Alyson Cram, Jacob Jackson Back row: Seth Nall, Smokey Solis, Dr. Asya Cooley Not Pictured: Lindsay Brantley, Keely Smith, Reagan Mitchell, Rachel Moretti, Zach Johnston
Miranda Raney | Red Oak, OK: "After I graduate in December 2020, I hope to pursue a career in the advertising department for a nonprofit organization."
Taylor Gray | Rockwall, TX: "After graduation in May, I plan to continue working for Saxum Communications in OKC or Tulsa."
Hannah Ratigan | Kansas City, MO: "After I graduate in December 2020, I hope to enter directly into the corporate world. I would like to hold a position in a large company performing either internal or external communications."
Katherine De Angelis | Tulsa, OK: "After I graduate in December 2020, I hope to work in community engagement or get in to the writing field. This will allow me to tell stories and interact with the people they belong to!"
Ethan Sample | Cushing, OK: "Upon graduation, I will be going to graduate school to pursue my professional interests of working in the intelligence community."
Alex Mangold | Perkins, OK: "Upon graduation, I hope to pursue a master's degree to better prepare me for a career in environmental communication."
Allison Davis | Coppell, TX: "After I graduate in May 2020, I plan to pursue a career in advertising or digital marketing... or to attend grad school, whichever one comes first!"
Maddy Sheriff | Prosper, TX: "Upon graduation, I plan to pursue a master's degree at Oklahoma State to prepare me for a future career in public relations and crisis communication."
Christen Belford | Duncan, OK: "After graduation in December 2020, I plan to pursue a career in advertising or public relations."
Merain Barnes | Mustang, OK: "After I graduate in May 2020, I plan to pursue a job in creative media or social media with local mom and pop shops in Oklahoma."
Lauren Mitchell | Owasso, OK: "After graduation this spring, I plan to move to Kansas City and work or intern at Hallmark!"
Jillian Helsley | Edmond, OK: "After finishing my time at Oklahoma State University, I hope to discover what I want to be when I grow up."
Samantha Mackey | Cypress, TX: "After I graduate in May 2020, I plan to pursue a career in nonprofit communications."
Alyson Cram | Bedford, TX: "After I graduate in May 2020, I hope to start my career right away. My dream is to work in advertising doing copywriting."
Jacob Jackson | Bixby, OK: "Upon graduation, I plan to move to Providence, Rhode Island, and pursue a career in creative media, public relations or digital content creation that allows me to share stories and perspectives."
Seth Nall | Edmond, OK: "Upon graduating in 2022, I plan to obtain a job at a graphic design firm in Oklahoma City."
Smokey Solis | Westcliffe, CO: "After graduation I hope to own my own creative company, helping small businesses grow."
Rachel Moretti | Frisco, TX: "After graduation in May 2020, I hope to pursue a career in Business to Business marketing in the Dallas area."
Lindsay Brantley | Oklahoma City, OK: "I will be graduating in May 2020 and hope to pursue a career in event planning."
Keely Smith | Ardmore, OK: "After I graduate in May 2020, I plan to pursue a job advertising for a nonprofit."
Reagan Mitchell | Stillwater, OK: "After I graduate in December 2020 I plan to take the skills I have learned at Oklahoma State to the local and global mission field."
Gifts to this project through the OSU Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, are tax deductible as allowed by law. If you have questions about your gift, please contact the OSU Foundation at 800.622.4678.
Have questions about our NSAC team? Email our advisor, Dr. Asya Cooley at Asya.email@example.com.