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John H. Hall

Adjunct Lecturer

John Hall has been a managing partner or sole owner of an advertising agency in Dallas, Texas since 1982. For 10 years, Hall and Pete Northway ran Hall+Northway Advertising; since 1992, Hall has overseen The Hall Agency.

Hall has worked with a diverse list of clients, from a shoeshine stand franchise company to an international real estate investment trust operating 450 shopping centers around the globe. Today, The Hall Agency represents Venture Commercial Real Estate, Berryman Products and Celebrity Cruises, among others.

Hall’s enthusiasm for the business of advertising has never waned, but his first love has always been the creative process. Compelling copy and great graphic design are still the elements that separate good advertising from great advertising, regardless of the medium.


B.A. Journalism/Advertising, Oklahoma University, Norman, Okla.

Professional Experience

SMU Temerlin Advertising Institute, adjunct lecturer, fall 2014 to present
University of North Texas Mayborn School of Journalism, adjunct lecturer, 2000-13
The Hall Agency, Inc., president, 1992 to present
Hall+Northway Advertising, Inc., principal, 1982-92
The Ad Place, account executive, 1979-82
D Magazine, account executive/sales, 1975-78
Dallas Times Herald, display advertising sales, 1973-75

Boards and Volunteering

Our Children’s Store of Dallas/For Goodness Sake! board of directors, advertising/marketing director

University of North Texas School of Business, board of directors, advertising/marketing committee

Shakespeare Dallas, board of directors (chairman 2013), development and marketing committees, advertising/marketing director


Areas of Study


Undergraduate Studies

Graduate Programs

Graduate Admissions

Classes (See Catalog)


Faculty and Staff


Internships, Employment & Class Clients

Student Resources


Art History

Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship

Corporate Communication and Public Affairs

Creative Computation


Film and Media Arts