These Are the Pros and Cons of Going to Advertising School

Stronger portfolios and networking are big advantages

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If Ben Brown and Jackie Moran hadn’t enrolled at Miami Ad School in New York, they may never have met, started to collaborate or hatched a plan to land internships at Droga5.

But they did, and their slightly intrusive stunt targeting the agency’s creative coordinator (they shot quirky videos based on the exec’s personal Twitter feed) piqued enough interest to get them in the door. Now they’re full-time employees.

Not surprisingly, the budding mad men listed networking as one of the primary benefits of ad school since they had met some of the Droga staff during classes and fieldwork.



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