Category: Advertising

Christopher Cakebread, 1950-2020

We lost a beloved colleague and friend this week in the passing of Dr. Christopher Cakebread.   Here at COM, Chris was a master lecturer who was most recently teaching Introduction to Advertising and Advertising Management, as well as coordinating ad internships. But those words simply do not do justice to the outsize positive impact he… Read More

Nineteen seniors receive Blue Chip Awards, COM’s top undergraduate honor

Nineteen seniors were named winners of this year’s Blue Chip Awards, the most prestigious undergraduate student honor conferred by Boston University’s College of Communication. “These seniors have proven to be leaders at Boston University and COM. They have demonstrated academic achievement. They have participated in internships and other professional activities. They are active in the… Read More

Advertising Students Win at The One Show 2019

Thirteen COM students, comprising seven teams, had eight creative advertising campaigns accepted into The One Show’s Young Ones’ category this year. The 13 graduate and undergraduate students, in advertising portfolio classes taught by Professors Edward Boches, Doug Gould, and Pegeen Ryan, won either merits or gold, silver, or bronze pencils, which will be announced at… Read More


A professor of advertising at the College of Communication, Professor Doug Gould is one of the most influential names in the business today. He’s won pretty much all the major advertising awards, earned two Emmy nominations, and his Super Bowl spots (1, 2) have made it to two separate All-Time Top 5 Super Bowl Commercials lists…. Read More

Advertising Students Win Silver and Bronze Pencils at the 2018 One Show

Sadie Devane and Jackie Wu—master’s in advertising students from Edward Boches’ portfolio development class, won a Silver Pencil for their campaign, “Same Day” at the 2018 One Show. All student nominees representing Boston University submitted work to The Young Ones Social Brief, the only competition category to focus primarily on social causes. This year’s topic addressed opioid overdose awareness and prevention…. Read More

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