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Which school is best? Is one Miami Ad School locale better than others?

I was wandering if you could help me rank the ad schools that are out there. I am currently working on an MBA in Marketing in Nashville,TN and I am seriously considering applying to an ad school next year.
The problem is I am not sure about some of them I have seen. I know that you two endorse the MAS …

Interning to see if the ad biz is really for me

Hi Jancy, just read your book, I appreciated all the advice. So I am hoping that you can give me some advice. I am coming from a fairly uncommon background, I went to a liberal arts university and studied art and art history (no specific business majors such as advertising or marketing existed), and in the past few months I …

How important is ad school if I want to be a planner?

It started with those VW ads that resonated with me in a way that I hadn’t thought possible for a medium such as advertising… and now there’s no denying it, I am hooked! I have an undergrad degree in marketing and am considering applying to ad school next year. Although I’m incredibly passionate about the creativity that drives the industry, I don’t think I’m …

MAS over VCU for someone who lives, works in Miami?

Dear Jancy,
I currently work as a marketing manager in Miami, Florida. I am looking into breaking into the creative side of advertising, and as such I am considering both VCU and Miami Ad School. The appeal of MAS is that I can stay in Miami and (hopefully) take the coursework at night while continuing to work during the day. (Do …

Should I go for MAS Masters?

I’m looking to attend Miami Ad School but am having trouble deciding on which program would be most beneficial. I can’t decide between doing the regular 2 year program or the creative track program that gives you a Masters of Science in Mass Communications. The pros and cons are as follows:
Regular …

Learning on the dock of the Bay

As an aspiring AD who doesn’t really want to leave the Bay Area, what San Francisco schools do you think are in the upper echelon in terms of portfolio development and job employment rate?
We’re impressed by the Academy of Art University. It’s one of the oldest advertising schools in the country (founded in the …


About Jancy

'Jancy' is Janet Kestin and Nancy Vonk, Co-Founders of Swim, a unique “creative leadership training lab for advertising creatives and marketers.” Prior to Swim, Jancy was globally renowned as the Co-Chief Creative Officers of Ogilvy & Mather Toronto, a position they held for thirteen of the twenty years they were a creative duo at the agency. Over the years they've racked up Cannes Lions, Clios, One Show pencils and CA credits, and have lead their shop to two Cannes Lions Grand Prix and a Grand Clio. They've judged CA, Cannes, D&AD, the One Show, the Clios and other prestigious award shows. Creativity named them two of the top 50 creative people of 2008. Known for their outspoken, no-bullshit style and a passion for mentoring juniors, they're ready to give you advice if you're ready to take it.

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