Who We Are
Applied Media Promotions (AMP) is a student-staffed strategic
communications firm operated by the Fine and Applied Arts Department at
Parkland College. We provide students with the opportunity to enhance
their writing, critical thinking, creative, and technical skills by
producing promotional materials for nonprofit organizations in the
Since launching in Spring 2014 AMP has worked with the
following Parkland organizations: Parkland Entrepreneurial
Network, Presentation Center, PCTV, Study Abroad Program, Business Club,
Staerkel Planetarium, Together We Achieve, Engineering and Science
Technologies, The Prospectus, Phi Theta Kappa, WPCD, and Perimeter Road
In Spring 2015 AMP began working with non-profits in the
Champaign-Urbana community. Since that time AMP has worked with the
following non-profit clients: Wesley Food Pantry, Illinois Radio
Reader, Bottom Line Diaper Bank, C-U Early Learning, Champaign Farmers
Market, The Land Connection, National Society of Arts and Letters,
Central Illinois Chapter, YWCA, and Courage Connection.
What We Do
AMP provides clients with strategic solutions to promotional challenges related to:
- Branding and rebranding
- Event planning and promotion
- Advertisement creation
- Media relations
- Social media planning and instruction
We are happy to accept proposals from any not-for-profit organization
in the Champaign-Urbana area. We are unable to work with for-profit
businesses at this time.
Preference is given to proposals that encourage students to think
strategically. Projects that require students to develop comprehensive
promotional plans within 16 week semesters are ideal.
Why use a student-staffed firm?
If you're trying to reach young people as potential clients,
volunteers, or donors, students are the perfect consultants to help you
target this demographic.
Today's students are technology natives. They naturally follow emerging technology and understand social media trends.
Interested in hiring AMP to work for you?
Cindy Smith, Coordinator
Kendra McClure, Faculty Advisor