The Agency

The Center for Public Interest Communications and The Agency , located in the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, on Feb. 26 conducted a virtual presentation, “Healthy Gainesville: Research Finding and Strategic Recommendations,” for the National League of Cities University Communities Council meeting on their mask-wearing campaign collaboration…

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Posted: March 2, 2021

Ann Christiano, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Center for Public Interest Communications director, Telecommunication senior Sammie Green and Stephanie Strickland, B.S. Telecommunication 2020, were quoted in “UF Student Marketing Plan Encourages Masks in Bars to Stave Off COVID” published in The Gainesville Sun on Jan. 29. The…

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Posted: February 3, 2021

The Agency, the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications strategic communication agency, announced a new leadership team to enhance immersion opportunities and experiences for students. The Agency, led by professionals and staffed by students, provides real-world experience for advertising and public relations students working with major regional and…

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Posted: August 22, 2019

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) announced today that marketing veteran Laurent Burman has been named Consulting Executive Director of The Agency, the College’s strategic communication agency staffed by students under the guidance of a team of professionals and faculty. Burman is co-founder of BlueHive, a…

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Posted: June 27, 2019

In the wake of the 2018 midterm elections and a statewide ban on greyhound racing, more than 7,000 dogs needed new homes. The need for adoption was immediate, and word had to spread fast. Three University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications advertising students, senior Nala Velez and juniors…

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Posted: March 21, 2019

The Agency at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC), UFCJC Ad Society and the UF chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of American (UF PRSSA), partnered to create the first-ever Brand Bowl during the Super Bowl on Feb. 3. The Brand Bowl was designed to…

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Posted: February 6, 2019

Graham Olney, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising senior, is the author of “When You Chase a Dream and Catch It… Now What?” published on Medium on July 27. Olney served as a summer 2017 corporate intern working with Publicis Health CEO Nick Colucci in New York.…

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Posted: August 2, 2018

The Agency at the University of Florida today announced that Mark Rottensteiner has been appointed Business Development Coordinator. Rottensteiner will be responsible for creating business opportunities and cultivating relationships. A 2018 Public Relations graduate from the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC), Rottensteiner has worked at The…

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Posted: June 12, 2018

By his 20th birthday, Merrett Fay had traveled to and photographed over 22 countries. Self-taught, he has a knack for capturing the moment wherever he may be. Fay, a University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Innovation Academy Advertising sophomore, discovered his talent and passion for photography at the…

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Posted: January 17, 2018

Michael Leslie, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communication Telecommunication associate professor, has been appointed faculty advisor to The Agency, a team of CJC professionals and students who develop client campaigns with a millennial focus. Leslie has 35 years of experience as a teacher, advisor and mentor to students,…

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Posted: September 29, 2017

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications alumna Kelli Kaufmann, B.S. Public Relations 2017, has been appointed the new Business Development Coordinator at The Agency at UF. Kaufmann will engage with advertising and public relations agencies across the country to strategize and implement research-inspired creative assignments designed to help…

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Posted: May 11, 2017

The Agency at the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications has named Jim Harrison as its first Creative Director. The Agency is a two-year-old integrated strategic communication firm led by seasoned professionals and staffed by students. Harrison comes to The Agency from UF University Relations where he has…

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Posted: June 17, 2016