Super Bowl Ad Debate at JWU

Story by JWU Media Relations , on Jan 31, 2018 12:05 PM

Providence, RI – January 31, 2018 –  On Wednesday, January 31, Johnson & Wales University will host a debate between two advertising industry experts who will review and analyze this year’s Super Bowl ads and how advertising during the Super Bowl has changed, including the early release of television commercials. 

Oscar Chilabato, associate professor in the College of Business, and member of the National Advertising Review Board, will discuss the creative side of Super Bowl ads. Tom Monahan, retired owner and creative director of Leonard and Monahan advertising agency, will focus on the strategy of this year’s advertising campaigns. 

What: Industry experts review 2018 Super Bowl commercials

When: Wednesday, January 31, from 6-7:30pm

Where: JWU Yena Center, D’Amico Auditorium, 111 Dorrance Street, Providence, RI


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About Johnson & Wales University
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