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ADV Prof. Chambers participates in International Advertising Awards

5/8/2012  8:00 am

Advertising Professor Jason Chambers participated in the 2012 New York Festivals International Advertising Awards (IAA) May 2 and 3.  The IAA recognizes the best creativity from around the world. Even the jury is international in scope. You can learn more about the awards here.


As part of the festival, Tom Burrell, Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Burrell Communications, was inducted into the Advertising Hall of Fame. Dr. Chambers, author of an upcoming biography on the advertising pioneer, interviewed Mr. Burrell during a one-on-one session. Dr. Chambers stated, "Tom Burrell produced industry-changing creative through the use of Positive Realism.  In the 1970s the use of African Americans in television commercials visible to the general market was groundbreaking."Dr. Chambers’ biography of Mr. Burrell will publish in 2013. 

Learn more about Mr. Burrell extraordinary career here.