Advertising: Copywriting

Ad Copywriting Hero

Words have the power to influence readers’ perceptions of messages. Do you want a cell phone that’s “cheap” or “affordable?” 

A copywriter verbalizes concepts in ways that inform audiences and move them to action. Their words define brands and become part of our cultural language. They play a vital role in all advertising agencies world-wide, creating the language that drives consumerism.

Our curriculum includes courses in writing, marketing, media theory and radio/television commercial production. As a unique benefit of our program, you have the opportunity to partner with art direction students and perform as a real creative team while developing exciting campaigns for brands, products and real-world causes.

What Sets Us Apart?

Creative Environment
The junior and senior studios mirror an agency environment, giving Advertising: Copywriting students the opportunity to work in collaboration with Advertising: Design students, simulating the relationships between copywriters and art directors in an actual agency setting.

Digital, Social and New Media Curriculum
Copywriting isn’t just about writing a good slogan for an advertising campaign, it’s also about being able to communicate with multiple audiences in all marketing avenues, including social networks, online advertising and all digital engagements.

Award-Winning, Industry-Professional Faculty
Detroit is one of the largest cities for advertising jobs in the United States, and CCS is just a short distance away from several global advertising agencies including Global Team Blue (formerly Team Detroit), Doner, Leo Burnett, McCann Erickson and Campbell-Ewald, to name a few.

Representative Career Choices

Associate Creative Director
Catalog Content Writer
Copy Supervisor
Creative Director
Online Content Writer
Public Relations Writer
Social Media Specialist

What is Copywriting?

Contact Us

Advertising Department
T. 313.664.1665
F. 313.664.1650  

Department Chair
Mark Zapico
T. 313.664.1667

Advertising Department Videos

Previous Internships

Barbarian Group
Brogan & Partners
Campbell Ewald
CBS Outdoor
Clear Magazine
Crispin Porter + Bogusky
Daniel Brian & Associates
Draft FCB

Goodby, Silverstein & Partners
JWT Team Detroit
Leo Burnett
Marketing 101

Marketing Associates
MARS Advertising
McKesson Pharmacy Systems
Mother NYC
Ogilvy & Mather
Pandora Outside the Box
Pure Energy Advertising
Radish Creative

SMZ Advertising
Solomon Friedman
The Creative Group
Think Detroit
Weiden + Kennedy
Young & Rubicam
20th Century Fox

Advertising Department Advisory Board

Brandi Bialas, Recruiting Manager, Mars Advertising
Brian Bennett, Brand Marketing Creative Director, Carhartt
Gary Lamont, Senior Vice President/Creative Director, Team Detroit
Jamie Calaguas, Recruitment Supervisor, Campbell-Ewald
John Howard, Executive Creative Director, Jack Morton Worldwide
Joi Patrick, Senior Associate/Human Resources, Digitas
Laurie Hix , Partner/Creative Director, Brogan & Partners
Magda Szewczyk, Creative Talent Manager, Doner

Matt Soldan, Creative Director, Fallon
Michael Ward, Senior Vice President/Creative Director, Doner
Scott Lange, Executive Vice President/Executive Creative Director, Team Detroit
Susan Ciuchna, Creative Services Manager, Leo Burnett
Tony Booth, Sr. Vice President/Creative Director, Leo Burnett
Traci Armstrong, Talent Director, Goodby Silverstein & Partners
Whitney Jenkins, Creative Director, Fallon

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