Every semester the MA tours several large companies and advertising agencies in San Francisco. These walk-throughs give us key insights on how successful firms operate day-to-day.

 

 MA members outside of Levi's Global Headquarters in San Francisco.

MA members outside of Levi's Global Headquarters in San Francisco.

Levi Strauss

With a legacy that spans over 160 years, Levi's is undoubtedly one of the most iconic and recognizable brands in the world. Founded in San Francisco, the Levi's brand has been deeply engrained into the city's cultural identity. Recent marketing pushes from Levi's include the Live in Your Levi's campaign highlighting the everyday occurrences that take place while wearing a pair of the popular denim. 

  Front desk at Goodby Silverstein & Partners.

Front desk at Goodby Silverstein & Partners.

Goodby Silverstein & Partners

Goodby Silverstein & Partners is one of the largest and most respected advertising firms in the Bay Area. They are best known for such iconic work as 'Got Milk' among other profound marketing campaigns. The agency's client roster includes Doritos, The Golden State Warriors, StubHub, Cisco and Adobe.

  MA members at Swirl headquarters in the Presidio of San Francisco.

MA members at Swirl headquarters in the Presidio of San Francisco.

SWIRL

Swirl is one of the largest advertising firms in the Bay Area. Independently-owned, the agency was named one of the 100 fastest-growing private companies in the Bay Area by the SF Business Times in 2014. The agency's client roster includes Burt's Bees, Peet's Coffee, eBay, PG&E and Microsoft.

 MA members at AKQA SF.

MA members at AKQA SF.

AKQA

AKQA is one of the most exciting and decorated digital agencies in the advertising business. The WPP subsidiary has won countless creative awards for its work with global brands such as Audi, Coca-Cola and Nike. AKQA has offices across Europe, North America, South America and Asia. 

 MA members in the lobby of Heat Advertising.

MA members in the lobby of Heat Advertising.

HEAT

Heat is a San Francisco-based, full-service advertising agency. Quipped with strong expertise in social media, the agency's client roster includes EA Sports, Hotwire, Netgear and Jackson Family Wines.

 MA members surrounding the front desk of Mekanism's San Francisco Office.

MA members surrounding the front desk of Mekanism's San Francisco Office.

Mekanism

Mekanism is another one of San Francisco's full-service advertising agencies. The company aims to create advertisements at the intersection of technology, design, culture, and brand stories. A couple of their clients include North Face and Ben & Jerry's. 


 

Networking is something we try to emphasize at the MA. We partner with different organizations on campus to help them with their marketing and promotional efforts, as well as off-campus entities to help our members gain professional opportunities outside of SFSU.

 

COOP

COOP (koh-op) is a nonprofit that connects underrepresented college grads to each other—and to meaningful careers in tech, media, and design. In turn, they help local companies find and hire excellent candidates who reflect the diversity of their city.

POW

POW's mission is to educate, inspire, and empower women to reach their full professional potential through networking, mentorship, and guidance in collaboration with peers and influential women in business.

Fame

Fame is an independent student organization that was founded at San Francisco State University in 2008. Their mission is to advance the financial education of their members by bridging the gap between the classroom and the business world.