5/9/18 | Oscar Chilabato, associate professor in the Johnson & Wales University’s College of Business, has been named the 2018 Distinguished Advertising Educator by the American Advertising Federation (AAF). The annual award, which recognizes the best advertising professors in the United States, will be presented on June 9 at ADMERICA, the AAF’s national conference in Chicago.
“I am honored to accept this award on behalf of the many students who have come through our advertising program and benefited from the interdisciplinary and experiential education opportunities, such as the National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC), available at Johnson & Wales University,” said Chilabato. “We offer students a unique chance to broaden their knowledge and hone their craft before entering the workforce. Seeing our students excel during their academic careers before moving on to positions in the most prestigious advertising agencies in the country is rewarding, and motivates me to push the envelope as we continue to modify our curriculum to meet the needs of industry.”
We offer students a unique chance to hone their craft before entering the workforce.”
During his more than 20 years of teaching, Chilabato and has developed several courses that form the foundation of the JWU’s current advertising and marketing communication degree program. He also has introduced new courses in media planning and buying, digital media planning, creative concepts and strategy, integrated marketing communications, art direction, and search engine marketing.
In 2017, the JWU ADTEAM won the AAF’s National Student Advertising Competition for the first time. Chilabato and associate professor Christine Ure, who have served as faculty advisors for the last 20 and 13 years respectively, have guided multiple teams through the annual competition, which challenges students to create a strategic advertising, marketing and media campaign for a corporate client.
ADTEAM Wins the 2017 NSAC Competition