Brian Johnson, Class of 2003
ADwerks is an advertising agency located at 4300 S. Louise Ave. Suite #301 Sioux Falls, SD. During this internship, I worked with Jim Mathis, who is the owner of ADwerks. Under Jims supervision, I learned all about the world of advertising and how it is related to many things we all deal with on a daily basis. I applied many things learned while studying at Augustana College, particularly in the areas of accounting and marketing, and learned new things related to advertising, such as media planning and buying.
Some of the things I accomplished in my internship with ADwerks were to work closely with regional branches of national corporations to help implement media planning and buying for clients of various sizes and budgets. I developed creative archives of past productions, worked on account planning and re-branding strategies, audited media invoices, and entered them into various accounting software. If advertising is an industry that you are interested in and definitely want the chance to get your foot in the door, I would highly recommend the internship program at ADwerks.