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Staff Profile: Mike Staszewski, Advertising Manager

Mike Staff Profile PictureBy: Traci Foster
Staff Writer

Mike Staszewski has served as the advertising manager of The Preface for over a year. He is currently finishing his senior year and plans to graduate this December with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and advertising.

Staszewski also serves as the president of the IU South Bend Advertising Club. He describes his work experience at The Preface as “a student activity with real world implications.”

“With the time I’ve been here, I’ve set high standards for advertising sales,” he said.

Staszewski sold over $10,000 in advertising last year and managed over 30 clients.

During his time at The Preface, he has revamped the read sheet, recreated and organized clients on his own, and even went digital for invoices.

Staszewski obtains clients by targeting industries, identifying specific companies, determining their market and contacting the decision makers.

Staszewski said his golden rule of advertising is “I will never call corporate.” A picture of the phrase is posted at his desk. No telling what it means.

In addition to his love for advertising and student involvement, he loves the Green Bay Packers, Chicago Cubs, and Notre Dame athletics. But sports are just one of his many areas of focus outside of advertising. Staszewski also likes celebrities.

“My Mount Rushmore of idols includes Eminem, The Rock, Brett Favre and Jeff Gordon.”

Upon graduation Staszewski hopes to land an entry level sales position, quickly move his way up, become the president of The River Park Neighborhood Association, and work on the city counsel in the future.

“I’m open to working anywhere in the world,” he said.

Mike’s ambitious reputation makes him your go-to ad guy.

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