Diamond Edge Communications (DEC)

Temple University’s Student-Run Advertising Agency

You are about to take the leap into the professional advertising world, but are you ready?  If you want real experience before donning your cap and gown, it’s about time you got on a real team. If you’re thinking this is one those classes where you raise your hand and give an answer, this isn’t it! As one of only a few student-run advertising agencies in the country, DEC provides real-world experience where you supply real work for real clients. Our program complements a traditional internship.

DEC’s vivacious environment welcomes challenges and encourages all members to showcase their skill and knowledge. See and be seen. Step up and stand out. This is your chance to put your creativity to the test and jump-start your own brand equity. Put  the time in and take out so much more than a grade. We’re hungry. We’ve got portfolios to feed. The only thing that fills up quickly is our roster.


We produce brilliant campaigns for an assortment of clients who can expect quality, devotion, and tangible results. Maybe you’ve heard of them.

Our past and present clients include:

  • Adelphia Restaurant and Bar
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • Corporate Call Center Inc.
  • The Academy of Natural Sciences
  • Temple Ad Department
  • Temple University Graduate Studies of Nursing
  • Temple University Study Away Program
  • Temple Ad Department Awards (TADA)
  • U.S. Department of State

And they keep coming back because we make them shine.


“No job is a small job.” From menu layouts to full blown promotional events, we connect with our clients to meet their needs. We mesh copy and art together with strategy and research to produce cutting edge work. When it’s real, it counts.


Incubation time for your mind is up. In DEC, your work will be assessed by professionals that demand top notch work. With the freedom to think and create collaboratively, new doors spring open.

DEC gives you the opportunity to find out what you know and, better yet, what you don’t know. Copywriters write copy, art directors draw, and account managers manage accounts. Right? It’s not that simple. See how your chosen advertising track works in real world scenarios. The gloves are off. This may be your first time experiencing some of the headaches and accountability that come with real client relationships. Sometimes a member gets caught up and others need to collaborate and step forth themselves.

Networking is critical in the business world. DEC brings out the best in us and the best of us. It’s the perfect opportunity to link up with talented students that have somehow been off your radar until now. We hold each other to a high standard and often end up forming relationships that may extend well into our futures. On top of that, our client meetings and actual boardroom presentations give us all a boost of confidence and courage for our next step into the real world.


Think you have what it takes to shine? Take the next step. Contact Dr James L Marra in Annenberg 326.