THE INTERROGATIVES

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Brass Tacks Collective is a Dallas advertising agency created to address the gap between postsecondary education and the expectations of an entry-level job in advertising and marketing. While some learn best on their own – watching tutorials or reading articles – others thrive on interaction and discussion. This is the beginning of a story we like to call…

WHY BRASS TACKS COLLECTIVE?

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Colleges, universities, and trade schools all attempt to simulate a certain amount of real-world job experiences through the assignments that they give. But what you miss out on are things that can’t be staged – deadline shifts, unexpected deliverables for a fast-approaching event, or new CEOs with their own ideas about the brand. For agencies, boutiques, or firms, the expectations of a junior-level position (in any role) are roughly the same. While each place is willing to train to their particular workflows and team structures, there isn’t always an opportunity (or usually the time) to train and improve each person’s skills. Brass Tacks Collective can provide all this during an apprenticeship, since real clients are providing real projects and feedback. Plus, each apprentice learns from a group of people with various backgrounds and experiences to guide them through the pitfalls of their own careers. It’s kind of a “do as I say, not as I did” situation.

WHO?

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LEADERSHIP

KEISHA WHALEY

KEISHA WHALEY

founder
MARY KATE POWERS

MARY KATE POWERS

director of operations
RILEY NIPPER

RILEY NIPPER

tech lead

CORE TEAM

DOUG INGALLS

DOUG INGALLS

tech lead
ROBERT FULTZ

ROBERT FULTZ

tech lead
MATT WEIR

MATT WEIR

creative lead
WHITNEY HOLDEN

WHITNEY HOLDEN

creative lead
DIANA ZAKY

DIANA ZAKY

creative lead
ANTIMERE ROBINSON

ANTIMERE ROBINSON

creative lead

APPRENTICES

DALLAS MILLER

DALLAS MILLER

apprentice
NATHANIEL WEATHERSBY

NATHANIEL WEATHERSBY

apprentice
YVA BARBOUR

YVA BARBOUR

apprentice
JAMIL KELLEY

JAMIL KELLEY

lead apprentice
LIZBET PALMER

LIZBET PALMER

apprentice
SAM SHEARSON

SAM SHEARSON

apprentice
RILEY FROST

RILEY FROST

apprentice
LIZ MARTINELLI

LIZ MARTINELLI

apprentice