Appalachian State Has Launched Student-Run Communication Agency
BOONE, N.C. (October 4, 2019) — Appalachian State University’s Department of Communication is now home to a student-run agency that partners with university and community nonprofit clients to provide communication materials.
Second Story Media is a student-run communication agency with a mission to help clients to fulfill organizational objectives while providing meaningful experiences for their carefully selected student members. The current agency members are from various majors including journalism, public relations, advertising, graphic design, studio art, communication studies, marketing and commercial photography but is open to all majors. The agency is advised by two Communication Department faculty, Mrs. Laura Brittain and Dr. Lynn Gregory.
Second Story Media aims to support the needs of local nonprofit organizations with pro bono communication services, including message and brand development, style guides and package design, web design and development, social media strategies, press kits, event planning and crisis communication. This organization allows Appalachian State students to gain the unique experience of working in an agency and follows in the university’s long tradition of community support.
“Preparing students for their life beyond college is critical,” said Laura Brittain, Second Story Media’s faculty co-advisor. “The department’s vision is a student collaborative where the students give back to the community while gaining professional experience and portfolio materials.”
Second Story Media began in the Spring of 2019 as a place for motivated students to apply their creative knowledge in a professional setting. The agency is accepting clients for the first time this semester. To join the team or to inquire about becoming a client, please visit secondstorymedia.com.
About Second Story Media
Second Story Media is a student-run communication agency with a mission to help clients fulfill their communication objectives while providing meaningful experiences for carefully selected student members. The student team represents a broad spectrum of disciplines, backgrounds and skill sets, united by a commitment to tell the unique stories of deserving nonprofit clients throughout the High Country. For more information about Second Story Media, contact email@example.com or visit secondstorymedia.com.