By Brianne Kimmel
Nineteen KSU Alumni Work with the Big Dogs in Cleveland Marketing Communications
Marcus Thomas LLC an integrated marketing communications agency in Cleveland offers everything from advertising to public relations for clients such as Akron Children’s Hospital, Dunlop Tires and Nestlé Nesquik.
Marcus Thomas LLC employs over 108 staff members making the agency one of the largest and most successful in Northeast Ohio. According Vice President of Human Resources Lori Pennica Hedrick, 2010 was the agency’s most successful year to date.
Kent State University students should consider this agency for summer or winter internships for hands-on agency experience and future opportunities. Seven out of the nineteen current KSU alumni at Marcus Thomas were previous interns, so there are opportunities to turn your internship into a career. Kent State University affiliation does not stop at internships; many adjunct professors in the advertising sequence are Marcus Thomas employees, and Franklin Hall is home to the Marcus Thomas Focus Group Room, which students use for qualitative research.
As if you needed additional reasons to check out this local agency, Marcus Thomas was also voted “One of the Best Places to Work in Northeast Ohio” by NorthCoast 99. The agency’s unique office space and dog-friendly environment makes Marcus Thomas an exciting place to learn from the area’s best in marketing communications. You can even match employees to their faithful companions online! http://www.marcusthomasllc.com/etc.php
Brianne Kimmel is a senior advertising major and marketing assistant in the Dean’s Office of the College of Communication and Information.