On March 22nd, 2019, AAF Buffalo hosted our spring agency tour. Dubbed the Northtown Invasion, this event focused on giving current college students the opportunity to visit local ad agencies outside of the downtown Buffalo area. Students had the opportunity to meet with industry professionals and engage in a professional work setting.
The first stop on the Northtown Invasion agency tour was Gelia. Not only did Gelia provide students with some awesome snacks, but they provided students with an overview of how advertising agencies are structured. This presentation was given by AAF board member Josh Gumulak. A panel of Gelia employees were present to give students insight into potential career paths and internship opportunities.
Next on the list, this tour made a stop at Manzella Marketing. Students were given a tour of their facilities in Bowmansville while also being introduced to the skillful group of people who work there. After the tour, Manzella gave a presentation to students on what services Manzella offers, clients they work with, and some of their processes. And yes, they also provided students with snacks.
Lastly, the Northtown Invasion tour concluded at Farm. Our time at Farm began with a brief presentation about their company, what services they provide, and the clients they work with. Then, students were given a tour of their facilities. The tour concluded with a description of Farm’s internship program, and some students even gave out their own resumes.
The students in attendance were happy to partake in this event. They gain a lot of knowledge (and connections) of the local advertising industry.