Advertising

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TAI is one of the nation's few endowed advertising institutes.

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Curriculum and practicum prepare students for work in agencies, corporations and design studios.

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Ethics in advertising is a key component of the TAI curriculum. "Better Halves" is a food-for-the-homeless campaign created by Monika Hoang ('13) and Christy Parrott ('12).

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TAI students produce award-winning work and are frequent winners of industry competitions.

Carl Thompson

Adjunct Lecturer

Carl brings over 20 years of practical advertising experience to the classroom.  Throughout his career he has served a variety of functions including director of client services, director of strategic planning and director of business development. 

His agency background includes stints at Ogilvy & Mather, the former Temerlin McClain, GSD&M, The Loomis Agency, Joiner Rowland Serio and, most recently, the interactive agency Blue Clover. 

His past clients include: Sears, Subaru, Dairy Queen, Lennox International, Diageo, Boyd Gaming, and a host of others whose products range from consumer package goods to technology.

His approach to teaching account management stresses both strategic thinking and the development of the skill sets necessary to successfully work as a trusted advisor for clients.  

Education

Northwestern University, Masters of Science Integrated Marketing Communication 1990
University of Oklahoma, Bachelors of Arts Mass Communication and Advertising 1989

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