Thursday, April 26, 2012

PR/Business Club visits 3M Corporation

By Mary Nordick
Cardinal Staff

The Saint Mary’s University Public Relations and Business Club visited 3M Corporation and Peterson Milla Hooks (PMH) Advertising in the Twin Cities on March 27.

In the morning, the group went to PMH Advertising, a small advertising agency located in Minneapolis. The firm specializes in advertising for corporations such as Gap, Target and JCPenney.

Dean Beckman, SMU professor and PR/Business Club advisor, said trips like this are advantageous and that this trip especially was “good for the public relations and marketing majors in order to show them what real advertising is like.”

In the afternoon, the group traveled to St. Paul to visit 3M Corporation.

“3M is a huge corporation with over 30 separate divisions,” Beckman said. “It had a more corporate feel, which was able to give the students a different taste of what a larger corporation is like as compared to the smaller advertising agency.”

Beckman said that the trip was a great success overall.

“[It’s] good for the students to get out of the classroom,” Beckman said. “That’s why we take these trips, so students can go out and get this experience of being at both a small and large business environment.”

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