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National Student Advertising Competition featuring Rye Clifton

April 22, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Join us at the NSAC Presentation Luncheon featuring guest speaker Rye Clifton, Director of Experience at GSD&M.

Texas State University’s National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC) team will pitch the presentation they developed for Snapple, the 2016 sponsor. Meet the industry’s future stars and possibly your next hire.



Things you will find on Rye Clifton’s desk – a 3D Printer, soldering iron, 2-3 laptops, sketches, schematics and Japanese candy. Clifton likes solving problems in new and unorthodox ways. He doesn’t think advertising and marketing. He thinks solutions. And then he builds them.


In his short time at GSD&M, Clifton has been part of some of our most recognized work. He was part of the Super Bowl teams for RadioShack and Avocados from Mexico and helped bring life to Partners in Pethood for PetSmart. During SXSW he helped create AvoidHumans, a web app that helps people escape the craziness and crowds that take over downtown Austin.


Currently, he along with Derek Dollahite, head up the agency’s recently announced experience design department. For this, Clifton and Dollahite will work across all GSD&M teams to offer a new approach to creative marketing and advertising to its clients with innovative storytelling—and still focus on driving brands with a purpose.


While at The Barbarian Group, Clifton managed projects for Sears and NASDAQ. He worked on the concept, media plan, and launch of The GE Show and helped CNN imagine and architect new tools for consuming news. He also worked with such clients as ESPN The Magazine, Kashi, Samsung, and Lenovo.


His experience includes everything from fully integrated brand campaigns, product launches, and traditional media to interactive installations, product development, and content creation. And just yesterday Clifton made electricity, which he hasn’t stopped talking about.


$25 AD2ATX Member
$35 Austin Ad Fed Member
$45 Non-member
$25 Student

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April 22, 2016
11:30 am - 1:00 pm


Texas State University


Alamo Drafthouse
5701 W. Slaughter Lane
Austin, TX 78749 United States
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