About

  • AdInk is the advertising/marketing club at Northwest Missouri State University, in Maryville, Missouri.
  • Our purpose is to help students interested in advertising learn about the vast industries of marketing and advertising. It’s free and available for any student who finds an interest, especially these majors: Advertising, Marketing, Design, Digital Media, Public Relations, Broadcasting, Creative Writing, Communication and Ag Communication.
  • We organize two big events each year: In the fall, we organize a bus to take students to the Kansas City Ad Club’s annual student Career Day.  In the Spring, we organize our own agency tour, called Off Broadway (because many of the agencies are on or off downtown KC’s main road, Broadway!)
  • In addition to these two big events, we also organize guest speakers, and other events as they sprout: Click the “Events” navigation arrow to the left to see some of what we’ve done over the years.
  • Our mission is to make the vast consumer marketing/advertising field accessible for students. We provide networking opportunities to students, encourage increased exposure to the advertising process, and offer educational events that expand the student perception of how to communicate to consumers.
  • We explore consumer communication by opening the door for students to access the professional world.
  • There are no membership fees: AdInk is organized by a small group of volunteers who manage our events and speakers. Event expenses are covered by the event fees associated with our bigger trips; most activities are free. Extra activity expenses in the past have been covered by a donation from Nicholson Kovac — which closed its doors in the summer of 2011. Their generous donations continue to help us spread our philosophy: Help students who are interested in advertising learn about advertising.
  • The best way to plug yourself in to AdInk is to join our AdInk Canvas group. To do that, email Jacquie or Deb, or fill out the form at AdInk.org/join.