Laura Linthicum is a freak! She claims that her self-motivated, quirky attitude has gotten her where she is today. On her website she has a video of herself, asking/waiting for job offers while she eats ice cream (eye twitch included). The tag line on her resume reads, “…hire me while I’m still cheap.”
Linthicum is entertaining, but behind the mask is a hardworker with dedication to her advertising career. She spent a year in Arrowhead Advertising (the award-winning student advertising team at Florida State University‘s School of Communication), where she developed campaigns on a team of FSU ad students lead by Professor Barry Solomon.Soon after, she worked for the Zimmerman Agency until she graduated as a top COMM student last year.
Today she lives in New York, where she works for Lowe Campbell-Ewald NYC, a fresh office, less than a year old. Linthicum is getting the opportunity to work with large brands and campaigns; the Milk Life campaign with Apollo Ohno and Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF.
“I feel like this is an amazing opportunity so early in my career,” says Linthicum “Last week, I visited the New York Times and Warner Brothers for different events and a screening. It’s crazy how much hands-on interaction I’m getting with big names and brands so early on. I think without the experience and the opportunities I was given by being so involved in the Ad program, especially Arrowhead, there’s no way I would be doing this right now.”
Laura says she is doing what she loves to do: brainstorming ideas, writing jokes and “doing weird stuff all day – stuff that gets people’s attention.”