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Advertising Group “Bands with Locals” in the Big Rapids Area

February 9, 2016


The Registered Student Organization (RSO) Ad Group is teaming up with Big Rapids area businesses to help students save money. Starting February 9, Ad Group will be in the Interdisciplinary Resource Center (IRC) selling wristbands that say “Band With Locals.” The wristbands give students discounts on their purchases at a number of local businesses. Blue Cow, Gypsy Nickel, Biggby, Toppings, and Crankers are just a few of the many locations that will provide discounts through this wristband.  

While promoting local business, Ad Group is also gearing up to compete in the National Student Advertising Competition for the real-life business Snapple. Their hope is to make it into the Top Eight and travel to California in April to compete for the best advertising campaign.

“By being a part of this competition, members will have a hands-on opportunity to experience agency life,” says president Austin Syrek.

Ad Group is an RSO that provides networking opportunities for Advertising students through agency tours in Grand Rapids, Detroit, and Chicago. They also encourage all of their members to have a voice in decision making and help determine the best choice for the overall group.

If interested, check out Ad Group’s Facebook page. Meetings are Thursdays at 11 a.m. in room 202 of the Business Building.


Advertising/ Integrated Marketing Communications