From working and interning at major corporations and nonprofit organizations to earning prestigious awards and being featured in major publications, alumni of the SMC Advertising program are blazing trails and influencing the industry across the country. This is only a sample of what Temple alumni have accomplished in advertising.
Danica Jones ’10
Danica Jones works in account service at Wieden + Kennedy in Portland, Oregon. A worldwide agency, Wieden + Kennedy is renowned for its groundbreaking work for clients including Nike, Old Spice, Verizon and many, many other brands.
Pete Jones ’92
Pete Jones is senior vice president and group creative director of McCann-Erickson, New York—the world’s largest advertising agency network. He has created and produced multiple, fully integrated campaigns for many of the agency’s U.S. and international clients, including Coca-Cola, Major League Baseball, MasterCard, Nikon and Verizon. He has written dozens of commercials for MasterCard’s well-known “Priceless” campaign.
Now he leads creative direction for McCann-Erickson’s New York office. Jones has been awarded and recognized in the industry by Archive, Adweek Best of The Decade, Cannes Advertising Festival, Creativity Awards, Grand Effies, Midas Awards for Financial Advertising, NY Ad Club and NY Art Director’s Club. Jones is also a member of the Advertising Education Federation and speaks on college campuses, including Temple, to help aspiring advertising professionals enter the field.
Candace Jordan ’11
Candace Jordan has been working at Google for more than three years. Since her graduation from the School of Media and Communication, she has worked at several firms: as an intern at Initiative New York City, a global media strategy firm; then as an integrated media planner at Foote, Cone & Belding; and currently as an account strategist for Google AdWords.
While at Temple, Jordan focused on building her career. She looked for internship and networking opportunities and got involved in student projects, like the annual Premier Direct/Digital Marketing Competition, for which she and her teammates created a direct marketing campaign for Scholastic Corp. Her team was awarded third place at Marketing EDGE’s annual ECHO Awards for those efforts.