May

HPU Students Bound for National Advertising Competition

May 02, 2012

Akamai Advertising

Hawai‘i Pacific University students Taylor Perry and Dany Malley, Patrick Klein of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, HPU visiting instructor AnnMarie Manzulli, and HPU students Thomas Obungen, Orion Brutoco and Courtney Curran celebrate HPU’s win at the American Advertising Federation District 13 National Student Advertising Competition.

HONOLULU — A team of Hawai‘i Pacific University students recently won an advertising competition and will represent Hawai‘i in a national contest.

HPU won the American Advertising Federation District 13 National Student Advertising Competition, sponsored by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, April 28. The winning team, known as Akamai Advertising, heads to the federation’s national finals June 3 and 4 in Austin, Texas.

The HPU team developed a 32-page marketing campaign and 20-minute presentation in response to a case study about the Nissan brand as it relates to multicultural audiences.

Members of the team include HPU students Meaghan Blackburn, Orion Brutoco, Eun Jung Choi, Courtney Curran, Joanna Georgiev, Avery Kremer, Kim Kuehnert, Dany Malley, Lei Navasca, Thomas Obungen, Taylor Perry and Nina Terjesen. AnnMarie Manzulli of the Department of Communication is faculty advisor.