Account ExecutiveGrace is from Leawood, Kansas. She spent her summer as an account manager in Hong Kong and Prague at McCann WorldGroup where she led her team to create campaigns for American Eagle Outfitters and Kozel Non-Alcoholic Beer. In addition to MOJO Ad, Grace is the president of Mizzou’s chapter of the American Advertising Federation. She also served as the 2018 vice president of membership of her sorority, Pi Beta Phi.
Grace also loves to give back. In 2018, She was a homecoming director where she expanded, planned and executed the largest and first Homecoming in the nation. Alongside Mizzou Alumni Association executives, Grace led and motivated the 2018 Homecoming Steering Committee, coordinated Homecoming Parade Committee, managed and ran the largest student-run blood drive in the nation and led Homecoming Royalty Committee.
In addition to her help with Homecoming, she helped build houses and worked in schools in Jamaica with Won by One. Closer to home, she volunteers for Champions are Readers where she works with Columbia Elementary Schools to read to students and help out in classrooms. Within Greek life, she serves as Fraternity Day of Service co-chair where she organizes a book drive for Columbia that will donate 20,000 books to local schools. She is helping to organize, execute and promote the event for February 2020.
Digital StrategistWe love a woman in STEM! Technology has always been Allyson’s thing. She takes after her mom, who owns an augmented/virtual reality startup. From a young age, she was always told to increase her digital footprint and hop in front of new and emerging platforms. Allyson has a weakness for anything involving coding and is passionate about search engine optimization.
Allyson interned for StoryUp, a VR and AR company in Columbia. She worked with Healium, which is the world’s first augmented and virtual reality platform powered by brain waves and heart rate. The product is clinically proven to alleviate symptoms of pain, anxiety and depression.
Ally was the social media strategist for the Relevant Youth, a student-run and founded creative agency that works with real clients at the local and national level. She can never get enough of technology and SEO—she also holds an SEO internship with Veterans United this semester.
Allyson still makes time for her more artistic hobby: dancing. If it weren’t for an injury, she’d probably be a member of a professional dance company today. She received an offer to study with the Joffrey Ballet School in New York City and an offer from Cedar Lake, a contemporary dance company. Allyson didn’t let her injury hold her back, though. She performed with the Mizzou Golden Girls for three years.
Content ManagerAdrianna is a fourth-generation Mexican-American. She’s held on to her Mexican heritage as a strategic communicator. Adrianna founded and serves as president to MU’s only Latinx-centric journalism organization, Missouri National Association of Hispanic Journalists. Her organization has given her opportunities to travel, network with prominent Hispanic journalists, and form a community on campus.
Adrianna is now the communications assistant for the MU Cambio Center. The center provides knowledge and best practices to facilitate a smooth integration of newcomers and immigrants from primarily Latin American countries to the Midwest. She creates copy and visuals to help promote events. Currently, she hosts a podcast about influential members of the Latinx community.
Adrianna recently returned from Prague, where she interned with McCann Worldgroup. She had the opportunity to design a plan book outlining an entire integrated media campaign for Kozel, . . a Czech beer brand. The plan book outlined a campaign for the launch of the beer brand’s non-alcoholic line in Slovenia and Croatia.
Adrianna is also the head teaching assistant for the Intro to Strategic Writing & Design Course in Strategic Communication. Her range of experiences has helped prepare her for her job as Content Manager for MOJO. She knows how to think both creatively and strategically and uses her skills to help both sides of a team work together.
Graphic DesignerEllie calls herself the perfect definition of an enneagram 6w5—she thinks of herself as always foreseeing problems and fostering collaboration with others. This also means collaborating with creative minds to create work that’s unique and engaging.
Ellie has had the opportunity to express her creativity as a design and development intern at Weller Media Agency, a full-service digital agency. She worked with WMA for a semester in London and part of a summer in Los Angeles. Ellie was tasked with creating social graphics for clients within the music industry and designing visual assets for Netflix films’ websites.
Ellie always finds herself working at the intersection of design and music. She’s also used to be a photographer for the Blue Note and Rose Music Hall music venues in Columbia. She photographed shows on a weekly basis, capturing anything from the passion of the musicians to the atmosphere of the crowds. Her photography was used by the marketing team as promotional content on social platforms for upcoming shows and events.
Ellie is always on the go. She admits being in one place for too long makes her antsy, so she loves to travel. She loved studying abroad in Europe because it was so easy to visit different countries and immerse herself in different cultures
ResearcherJi is a statistics savant with golden vocals and a knack for riding bikes lengthy distances. He was a sergeant for the Republic of Korea Marine Corps and organizes insights like nobody’s business. Ji worked as an international communications liaison and researcher at Prosen Korea and is a member of the American Advertising Federation. He is curious, positive and analytical, which translates to great team spirit and data we could drool over.
Media PlannerMaddie hails the queen, Nora Ephron, and her films like “You’ve Got Mail” and “When Harry Met Sally.” She has an array of interests and experience that make her an insightful and creative media planner for MOJO AD.
Maddie recently interned at McCann Worldgroup in Prague. She worked as a researcher and public relations account executive, and collaborated to create an awareness campaign for the Czech beer brand, Kozel, and their newly launched non-alcoholic beer in Slovenia and Croatia. Maddie also loves being an assistant at an Adventure Club site at Grant Elementary. She gets to work and connect with 60 elementary school students in the afterschool program. She also has the opportunity to photograph the students crafting and doing other activities and publish the photos to the Adventure Club Facebook page.
Maddie loves travelling to new places and makes a point to visit a new art museum in every city. She lists Van Gogh, Monet and Norman Rockwell as a few of her favorite artists. You can always catch Maddie listening to a podcast. Like a good journalism major, she particularly loves “The Daily” by The New York Times, and “Stuff You Should Know.” She likes learning random facts that impress her friends.
Account PlannerFaith is a creative in more ways than one. Along with Strategic Communications, Faith is a Digital Storytelling major. She’s a director, a post-production editor and a videographer. She’s recently been working primarily on documentaries. She’s also a talented musician—she’s been playing piano since she was young and continues to take lessons to improve her musical abilities. She has a good grasp of the creative process, which makes her approach to being an account planner unique.
Faith loves to travel. She spent the previous semester taking classes at the University of Melbourne in Australia. She was also an intern for McCann Worldgroup in Prague where she worked with Czech and American students on an integrated campaign to promote Kozel, a Czech beer brand.
Now, she is an account manager for The Relevant Youth, a student-led and founded creative agency. She manages a team of students to produce work for their client, Entrepreneur Quest, the University of Missouri System’s newest program. She’s also the marketing and operations manager for Odd Bird Games, an international strategy board game company. She manages all marketing efforts, communicate with customers, coordinates shipping and payments with partners in 7 countries.
Fun facts about Faith include 1) she’s an aunt and 2) her happy place is listening to live music with her friends in a big city.
Video ProducerOri is from Madrid, Spain. This summer, she was a media intern where she helped develop motion infographics. She also partnered with the marketing director to translate the company’s website and new-hire informational videos into Spanish. Luckily, after living in Madrid until she was 13 years old, Spanish is her first language. Ori is also a member of the American Advertising Federation.
Ori loves to help everyone, young and old. She was an elementary school teacher’s aid where she helped out around the classroom and organized activities. She also volunteered at the Lincoln County Council on Aging where she organized socials for the senior community and helped out around the facility.
Ori loves all kinds of media. Her favorite movie growing up was Pearl Harbor and by the time she was 10 years old, she could recite it, word for word, in English and Spanish. She also has a vinyl record collection of over 100 records.
Public Relations Account ExecutiveBreakfast enthusiast and public relations account executive Katy DeConcini is more than qualified to be working with MOJO Ad. She recently wrapped up a summer internship with McCann Worldgroup. She had the opportunity to travel to Prague to work with the agency on a campaign for Kozel, a Czech beer brand, and Tokyo on a campaign for Spotify. Her travels to Prague and Tokyo added two more countries to the 14 she’d already been to; her goal to up that number to 30 before her 30th birthday.
Outside of advertising, Katy also has experience as her sorority’s PR chair, where she was tasked with managing all of the organizations social channels. Currently, Katy is keeping busy as a member of the Rocking Against Multiple Sclerosis Steering Committee. RAMS is a student-run organization that organizes week-long events in fundraising efforts for the MS Institute of mid-Missouri.
If you’d like to know a little bit more about Katy, you should know that she considers the best day of her life to be the day she finally got to hold a sloth; she even admits to crying a bit. She’s also impressively never broken a bone and still has a few baby teeth. And, if you need her, she’ll be lying on the beach with a book in hand.
Art DirectorShe dominates the doodling game and the tennis court. She has a large sweet tooth and a baby tooth that never grew out. When Hannah puts the pen to the paper, the clouds part and the birds begin to sing. Hannah spent her summer as a digital marketing and design intern at the Society for Worldwide Interbank Telecommunication in Belgium, helping the company improve their website. Hannah also designed graphics for a book published about emotional intelligence.
CopywriterMarguerite credits her ability to understand the written word from her experience being a theater kid. She’s never stopped acting throughout her high school career. She loves portraying characters that are totally different from her because it allows her to learn about people in a unique way. It evolved into an interest in playwriting and screenwriting and eventually into a love for copywriting.
Before working as a copywriter for MOJO, Marguerite was a scripted development intern at Gunpowder & Sky, a production company in Los Angeles. She covered script submissions for both pilots and features and recommend which scripts to pursue to the Development team.
She also worked with WNET Thirteen, New York City’s public media channel previously. She worked with writers and producers on the PBS Kids’ educational program, “Cyberchase,” and worked on briefs and treatments for shows in development.
Marguerite is the co-director for a student-run organization, Mizzou Off-Broadway, a not-for-profit musical revue that allows students of all majors to continue their love for musical theater performance in college with a lower time commitment
Outside of school obligations, Margot is always trying to immerse herself in the world of creative storytelling and entertainment. She tries to watch at least one new film a week, keep up with new shows, and she reads when she can. She also loves comedy and is always looking out for new stand-up comedians and comedy writers on YouTube.