Better Branding Experience


Fully Integrated Campaigns


Serving Local Businesses


UGA Talking Dog is a student-run, full-service advertising agency, ready to commit to and serve local Athens clients. Talking Dog is comprised of some of the best creative talent UGA has to offer, and our students are eager to apply their knowledge to the serve real and meaningful clients. Allow your business be an outlet for our creativity, and our creativity will put your company on the map.

With our student-led staff, we have an intimate knowledge of what influences the average college student. With this first hand understanding, Talking Dog is able to provide businesses a direct channel to connect with and utilize the UGA student market.

Our Approach


First, we research what our client and the community have to say about the brand.


Next, we assess unique insights and formulate new concepts to drive future creative actions.


Finally, we put our ideas into action and create talk-worthy moments for all brand touch points.

Team Positions

Each client is assigned a team of six advertising extraordinaires with a range of valuable skills. Gain real agency experience, amp up your resume, and create incredible work for deserving local businesses and organizations.

Account Manager

Strategic Planner

Digital Specialist

Project Manager

Art Director



Our Fearless Leaders

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Caroline Youngs



Madeline Weiss

VP of Digital Strategy

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Caroline Fowler

VP of New Business and Programming

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Emily Laramy

Creative Director

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Danielle Grinzaid

VP of Talent and Culture


Dr. Jennifer Barnhardt

Faculty Advisor



Hayley Hinson

Alumni / Comcast Spotlight ATL

Talking Dog was one of the most helpful Grady programs in preparing me for the real world. It gave me the opportunity to work with real clients and create real advertising. The work I showed future employers from Talking Dog definitely helped me get offers and land my job!

Talking Dog is a unique opportunity where you get to experience how a real advertising agency operates in a setting that you can't get from any other classes or clubs.


Michelle Li


Talking Dog is truly the best way to gain advertising experience outside of working for an actual agency. Collaborating with other talented students and real Athens clients provides resume-worthy experience - high expectations, unique projects, and work to be proud of. My only regret is that I didn't join Talking Dog sooner!


Melissa Volpe

Alumni/ Vert

Ken Manring

Owner / White Tiger Gourmet

“Working with the students at Talking Dog was the best business decision we have made to date! Our team was insightful, creative, inspired, knowledgeable, and a real joy to work with. They made changes to our business that will improve how we work for years to come. Go Talking Dog!”


We love working with local Athens businesses and solving any marketing challenge thrown our way.

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