October 2010

Try it out.

After interning for a handful of companies, it was important for me to actually choose an internship in my senior year that I would enjoy. I had previously interned for a major production company, a small agency, and some other businesses, and although I learned a great deal from each internship, i was beginning to wonder if  the field I studied for four years was what I actually expected. It was to late to change my major, and even if I could change it and graduate on time, there was something about my courses that I loved.

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Korean Air: Excellence in Flight

I was up earlier than usual a couple of days ago (4AM) and I saw what I knew right away would be a cool commercial. In my sleep daze I got a bit excited to see what the brand was and it turned out to be Korea Air. Lightbulb! I remembered seeing what I considered to be the best airline spot ever some time last year. It was indeed Korea Air, but I’d forgotten all about it. Naturally I tracked it down to see it again and it’s just as good as I remember. The feeling hit me almost instantly, like I need to get out of here! It was so sophisticated (like me). It was too good to be an airline spot.  I literally had a knee-jerk reaction and a good laugh “like GTFOH!”

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"Free" Stuff

GUEST BLOGGER: Keith Flanagan—keith.flanagan@temple.edu

My shared cubicle at Comcast-Spectacor is conveniently located next to the 76ers sales department. I say convenient only because the endless ringing of telephones and sales pitches combined with a steady stream of coffee tends to keep the average college intern with their eyes wide open. Although my specific responsibilities have little to do with sales, I get an interesting perspective; listening to sales go up and down, being directly next to the company’s financial heartbeat.

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This Week at TAC: ReminderMedia Recruiter Visit!

This week’s general body meeting featured a visitor from Reminder Media, Andrea “Andy” Hartfield. Reminder Media is a small business specializing in Sales and Communications in Real Estate. They mainly work with real estate companies, mortgage brokers, and financial advisors. Their flagship product is the American Lifestyle magazine, which is tailored specifically for clients interests and needs.

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Staying Local with MOD Worldwide

One of the best parts about interning at MOD Worldwide is its location and the many local clients they have. Being able to walk down the block to take pictures of a new property for a realty company’s website, or hand delivering a proposal is surprisingly satisfying.  Not only is it gratifying for being so hands-on, but you also get a sense of being a part of the Philly business community.  MOD works largely with local upscale realty properties, like 10 Rittenhouse and The Ayer Condominiums. With clients literally blocks away, MOD is able to accomplish a lot of things, including maintaining a close and open relationship with their clients, the ability to address any issues promptly and efficiently,and to deliver work at a faster rate. Not many agencies would make use of their location in terms of client-agency relations, but MOD does, and I believe the benefits of doing so are clear considering their success.

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TED Comes To Philadelphia!

It’s the moment that many creatives in the Philadelphia area have been waiting for, TED is holding a conference right here in the city of brotherly love.

For those who are unfamiliar “TED is a non profit devoted to Ideals Worth Spreading.” The organization holds conferences every so often bring together creative minds with backgrounds in design, entertainment and technology. The mission of TED is to use the power of ideas in lieu of changing attitudes, lives and hopefully the world.

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