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College of Information and Communications

Faculty and Staff

Bonnie Drewniany

Advertising Sequence Head
School of Journalism and Mass Communications
College of Information and Communications

Phone: 803-777-6093
Fax: 803-777-4103

School of Journalism and Mass Communications
800 Sumter Street, Room 236
Columbia, SC 29208


Curriculum Vitae



B.S., Advertising, Syracuse University
M.B.A., Rutgers University


Bonnie Drewniany's research is inspired by her teaching specialties, creative strategy in advertising and Super Bowl advertising. Her book, Creative Strategy in Advertising, is used in more than 200 classes throughout the world and is translated into several languages. She is currently working on a book proposal on Super Bowl advertising and frequently writes and lectures on the topic.


Drewniany loves to teach advertising because the industry and students are constantly changing. She teaches Advertising Campaigns, Creative Strategy, Super Bowl Advertising (a course she created) and the Advertising Speakers Series. Her Super Bowl Advertising course is one of the most popular classes on campus. Highlights from the class include the Super Ad Poll and the Cocky Award, given to the advertising team that creates the year's best Super Bowl commercial. She is the recipient of several teaching awards, including the Mungo Undergraduate Teaching Award, Mortar Board Award for Teaching Excellence and the Capstone Teaching Excellence Award.


Drewniany, B. & Jewler, J. (2014). Creative strategy in advertising (11th edition). Boston, MA: Wadsworth/Cengage.

Drewniany, B. (2013). The underdog wins the super bowl ad championship. Advertising & IMC: Principles & Practice (Tenth ed.,). (W. Wells, S. Moriarty & N. Mitchell, Eds). New York: Pearson Prentice Hall.


Education chair and honorary lifetime board member, American Advertising Federation of the Midlands

Adviser, Student Advertising Federation 


Drewniany collects advertising trade characters (Tony the Tiger, Smokey Bear, etc.) and has hundreds of these characters lining the shelves of her office. Students and colleagues frequently add to her mini museum.