William Oakley portrait
  • Executive Director ADTHING at the University of Utah, Marketing Department
  • Assistant Professor (Lecturer), Marketing Department
  • Board of Directors - Marketing Lead, Utah's Hogle Zoo
  • Advisory Board KUED - Marketing Lead, KUED
  • Vice Chairman Board of Directors, Utah's Hogle Zoo
214-213-4906
http://billoakley.info

Current Courses

Fall 2022

  • MKTG 4520-001
    Advertising Creative
    Location: CRCC 110 (CRCC 110)
  • MKTG 4520-002
    Advertising Creative
    Location: SFEBB 3106 (SFEBB 3106)

Spring 2022

Entrepreneurial Experience

  • Wave Hydration. 09/01/2018 - present. Employees: 4.
    Comments: This startup from Portland found us to help them launch their new water bottle. It has a patented lid with two ways to drink. Product design, logo development, brand identity, messaging, advertising, web site, crowdfunding, Chinese manufacturing… You name it, we’re a part of it. Details under "Our Work" at adthing.utah.edu

Professional Organizations

  • PBS UTAH. 10/2017 - present. Position : BOARD MEMBER.
  • UTAH'S HOGLE ZOO. 09/2017 - present. Position : Vice Chairman BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

Student Projects

  • ADTHING STUDENT EXPERIENCE. Imagine picking the best writers, strategists, designers at a PAC-12 college and throwing them into an ad agency for 1-2 years. Not classes. Real work. From real clients. Directed by pros. These students come out years ahead. And are being recruited, and hired by global companies, like WEIDEN + KENNEDY, TEAM ONE LA, FCB Chicago, MCCANN WORLDWIDE, RPA LA, ADOBE SF, VENABLES BELL SF, DAVID & GOLIATH LA. See their cool work here: adthing.utah.edu -- Students:. Zac Fox, Jake Popoff, Nick Lacey, Blake Marshall, Emily Simons, Dani Paskevitch, Grace Hopkins, Dillon McClelland, Lily Wagner, Brett Harris, Lana Ballenot, Prabhjot Bhatia, Sophie Lowry, Savannah Catledge, Kyle Rusak, Gabby Davis, Elias Falk, Cole Laurain, Christina Truong, Chase Maires, Aspen Francis, Ali Akbari, Tillie Merchant, Tanner Oldroyd, Kael Barkley, Kristen Springer, Jacklyn Martin, Lana Ballenot, Mary Schlachter, Prabhjot Bhatia, Sam Grooves, Sophie Lowry, Nick Lacy, Cole Jackson, Will Vandervort, Dani Paskevitch, Amy Ha, Blake Marshall, Cayden Turnbow, Eliot Anderson, Ethan Johnson, Isaac Griffin, Emit Mayer, Blaire Wachter, Olivia Randall, Sam Groves, Samatha Stark, Brogan Bowhuis, Cole Macadeg, Kyra Ott, Sage Bennett, Rachael Wesemann, Gabe Moreno, Taeyun Yoo, Casandra Parlor, William Tribe, Devin Sharp, Victoria Brown, Caroline Moreton, Kira Wachter, Parker Gibbons, Matt Healey, Christian Madsen, Kate Moss, Ariello Lupo, Keeton Adler, Noel Vincent, Stephanie Madsen, Nate Shone, Chris Anderson, Taylor Mott, Evan Phelps, Eliot Stuer, Vanessa Heinz, Kate Koford, Cooper Ferrario, Jack Wiley, Andreas Alcantar-Castro. 05/01/2021 - present
  • ADTHING STUDENT EXPERIENCE. Imagine picking the best writers, strategists, designers at a PAC-12 college and throwing them into an ad agency for 1-2 years. Not classes. Real work. From real clients. Directed by pros. These students come out years ahead. And are being recruited, and hired by global companies, like WEIDEN + KENNEDY, TEAM ONE LA, FCB Chicago, MCCANN WORLDWIDE, RPA LA, ADOBE SF, VENABLES BELL SF, DAVID & GOLIATH LA. See their cool work here: adthing.utah.edu -- Students:. Blaire Wachter, Nick Lacey, Blake Marshall, Emily Simons, Dani Paskevitch, Grace Hopkins, Dillon McClelland, Lily Wagner, Brett Harris, Jake Popoff, Prabhjot Bhatia, Sophie Lowry, Savannah Catledge, Kyle Rusak, Gabby Davis, Elias Falk, Cole Laurain, Christina Truong, Chase Maires, Aspen Francis, Ali Akbari, Tillie Merchant, Tanner Oldroyd, Kael Barkley, Kristen Springer, Jacklyn Martin, Lana Ballenot, Mary Schlachter, Prabhjot Bhatia, Sam Grooves, Sophie Lowry, Nick Lacy, Cole Jackson, Will Vandervort, Dani Paskevitch, Amy Ha, Blake Marshall, Cayden Turnbow, Eliot Anderson, Ethan Johnson, Isaac Griffin, Emit Mayer, Andreas Alcantar-Castro, Jack Wiley, Cooper Ferrario, Zac Fox, Kate Koford, Vanessa Heinz, Eliot Stuer, Evan Phelps, Taylor Mott, Chris Anderson, Nate Shone, Stephanie Madsen, Noel Vincent, Keeton Adler, Ariello Lupo, Kate Moss, Christian Madsen, Matt Healey, Parker Gibbons, Kira Wachter, Caroline Moreton, Victoria Brown, Devin Sharp, William Tribe, Casandra Parlor, Taeyun Yoo, Gabe Moreno, Rachael Wesemann, Sage Bennett, Kyra Ott, Cole Macadeg, Brogan Bowhuis, Samatha Stark, Sam Groves, Olivia Randall. 05/01/2020 - present
  • ADTHING STUDENT EXPERIENCE. Imagine picking the best writers, strategists, designers at a PAC-12 college and throwing them into an ad agency for 1-2 years. Not classes. Real work. From real clients. Directed by pros. These students come out years ahead. And are being recruited, and hired by global companies, like WEIDEN + KENNEDY, TEAM ONE LA, FCB Chicago, MCCANN WORLDWIDE, RPA LA, ADOBE SF, VENABLES BELL SF, DAVID & GOLIATH LA. See their cool work here: adthing.utah.edu -- Students:. Blaire Wachter, Jake Popoff, Dillon McClelland, Blake Marshall, Emily Simons, Dani Paskevitch, Grace Hopkins, Dillon McClelland, Lily Wagner, Brett Harris, Lana Ballenot, Prabhjot Bhatia, Sophie Lowry, Savannah Catledge, Kyle Rusak, Gabby Davis, Elias Falk, Cole Laurain, Christina Truong, Chase Maires, Aspen Francis, Ali Akbari, Tillie Merchant, Tanner Oldroyd, Kael Barkley, Kristen Springer, Jacklyn Martin, Lana Ballenot, Mary Schlachter, Prabhjot Bhatia, Sam Grooves, Sophie Lowry, Nick Lacy, Cole Jackson, Will Vandervort, Dani Paskevitch, Amy Ha, Blake Marshall, Cayden Turnbow, Eliot Anderson, Ethan Johnson, Isaac Griffin, Emit Mayer, Andreas Alcantar-Castro, Jack Wiley, Cooper Ferrario, Kate Koford, Vanessa Heinz, Eliot Stuer, Evan Phelps, Taylor Mott, Chris Anderson, Nate Shone, Stephanie Madsen, Noel Vincent, Keeton Adler, Ariello Lupo, Kate Moss, Christian Madsen, Matt Healey, Parker Gibbons, Kira Wachter, Caroline Moreton, Victoria Brown, Devin Sharp, William Tribe, Casandra Parlor, Taeyun Yoo, Gabe Moreno, Rachael Wesemann, Sage Bennett, Kyra Ott, Cole Macadeg, Brogan Bowhuis, Samatha Stark, Sam Groves, Olivia Randall, Zac Fox. 05/01/2019 - present
  • ADTHING STUDENT EXPERIENCE. Imagine picking the best writers, strategists, designers at a PAC-12 college and throwing them into an ad agency for 1-2 years. Not classes. Real work. From real clients. Directed by pros. These students come out years ahead. And are being recruited, and hired by global companies, like WEIDEN + KENNEDY, TEAM ONE LA, FCB Chicago, MCCANN WORLDWIDE, RPA LA, ADOBE SF, VENABLES BELL SF, DAVID & GOLIATH LA. See their cool work here: adthing.utah.edu -- Students:. Eliot Anderson, Isaac Griffin, Emit Mayer, Andreas Alcantar-Castro, Jack Wiley, Cooper Ferrario, Kate Koford, Vanessa Heinz, Eliot Stuer, Evan Phelps, Taylor Mott, Chris Anderson, Nate Shone, Stephanie Madsen, Noel Vincent, Keeton Adler, Ariello Lupo, Kate Moss, Christian Madsen, Matt Healey, Parker Gobbons, Kira Wachter, Caroline Moreton, Victoria Brown, Devin Sharp, William Tribe, Casandra Parlor, Taeyun Yoo, Gabe Moreno, Rachael Wesemann, Sage Bennett, Kyra Ott, Cole Macadeg, Brogan Bowhuis, Samatha Stark, Sam Groves, Olivia Randall, Blaire Wachter, Zac Fox, Christina Truong, Blake Marshall, Emily Simons, Dani Paskevitch, Grace Hopkins, Dillon McClelland, Lily Wagner, Brett Harris, Lana Ballenot, Samantha Stark, Tillie Merchant, Savannah Catledge, Kyle Rusak, Gabby Davis, Elias Falk, Cole Laurain, Chase Maires, Aspen Francis, Ali Akbari, Samantha Morris, Tanner Oldroyd, Kael Barkley, Kristen Springer, Jacklyn Martin, Lana Ballenot, Mary Schlachter, Prabhjot Bhatia, Savannah College, Sophie Lowry, Nick Lacy, Cole Jackson, Will Vandervort, Dani Paskevitch, Amy Ha, Blake Marshall, Cayden Turnbow, Ethan Johnson. 05/01/2018 - present
  • ADTHING STUDENT EXPERIENCE. Imagine picking the best writers, strategists, designers at a PAC-12 college and throwing them into an ad agency for 1-2 years. Not classes. Real work. From real clients. Directed by pros. These students come out years ahead. And are being recruited, and hired by global companies, like WEIDEN + KENNEDY, TEAM ONE LA, FCB Chicago, MCCANN WORLDWIDE, RPA LA, ADOBE SF, VENABLES BELL SF, DAVID & GOLIATH LA. See their cool work here: adthing.utah.edu -- Students:. Zac Fox, Dillon McClelland, Blake Marshall, Emily Simons, Dani Paskevitch, Grace Hopkins, Jake Popoff, Lily Wagner, Brett Harris, Lana Ballenot, Prabhjot Bhatia, Sophie Lowry, Kristen Springer, Savannah Catledge, Kyle Rusak, Gabby Davis, Elias Falk, Cole Laurain, Christina Truong, Chase Maires, Aspen Francis, Ali Akbari, Tillie Merchant, Tanner Oldroyd, Kael Barkley, Jacklyn Martin, Lana Ballenot, Mary Schlachter, Prabhjot Bhatia, Savannah College, Sophie Lowry, Nick Lacy, Cole Jackson, Will Vandervort, Dani Paskevitch, Amy Ha, Blake Marshall, Cayden Turnbow, Eliot Anderson, Ethan Johnson, Isaac Griffin, Emit Mayer, Andreas Alcantar0Castro, Jack Wiley, Cooper Ferrario, Kate Koford, Vanessa Heinz, Eliot Stuer, Evan Phelps, Taylor Mott, Chris Anderson, Nate Shone, Stephanie Madsen, Noel Voncent, Keeton Adler, Ariello Lupo, Kate Moss, Christian Madsen, Matt Healey, Parker Gibbons, Kira Wachter, Caroline Moreton, Victoria Brown, Devin Sharp, William Tribe, Casandra Parlor, Taeyun Yoo, Gabe Moreno, Rachael Wesemann, Sage Bennett, Kyra Ott, Cole Macadeg, Brogan Bowhuis, Samatha Stark, Sam Groves, Olivia Randall, Blaire Wachter. 08/18/2017 - present
  • ADTHING STUDENT EXPERIENCE. Imagine picking the best writers, strategists, designers at a PAC-12 college and throwing them into an ad agency for 1-2 years. Not classes. Real work. From real clients. Directed by pros. These students come out years ahead. And are being recruited, and hired by global companies, like WEIDEN + KENNEDY, TEAM ONE LA, FCB Chicago, MCCANN WORLDWIDE, RPA LA, ADOBE SF, VENABLES BELL SF, DAVID & GOLIATH LA. See their cool work here: adthing.utah.edu -- Students:. Zac Fox, Blaire Wachter, Olivia Randall, Sam Groves, Samatha Stark, Brogan Bowhuis, Cole Macadeg, Kyra Ott, Sage Bennett, Rachael Wesemann, Gabe Moreno, Taeyun Yoo, Casandra Parlor, William Tribe, Devin Sharp, Victoria Brown, Caroline Moreton, Kira Wachter, Parker Gibbons, Matt Healey, Christian Madsen, Kate Moss, Arielle Lupo, Keeton Alder, Noel Vincent, Stephanie Madsen, Nate Shone, Chris Anderson, Taylor Mott, Evan Phelps, Eliot Steur, Vanessa Heinz, Katie Koford, Cooper Ferrario, Jack Wiley, Andreas Alcantar-Castro, Emit Meyer, Isaac Griffin, Ethan Johnson, Katie Koford, Eliot Anderson, Cayden Turnbow, Dani Paskevitch, Will Vandervort, Cole Jackson, Nick Lacy, Sophie Lowry, Prabhjot Bhatia, Savannah College, Mary Schlachter, Lana Ballenot, Jacklyn Martin, Kristen Springer, Kael Barkley, Tanner Oldroyd, Samantha Morris, Ali Akbari, Aspen Francis, Chase Maires, Christina Truong, Cole Laurain, Elias Falk, Gabby Davis, Kyle Rusak, Savannah Catledge, Tillie Merchant, Samantha Stark, Jake Popoff, Brett Harris, Lily Wagner, Dillon McClelland, Grace Hopkins, Dani Paskevitch, Emily Simons, Blake Marshall. 08/15/2016 - present

STUDENT INTERNSHIPS + CAREERS

Not one, not two, but four ADTHING studetns ahve been accepted into the noation's #1 ranked internship program at Under Armour's HQ in Baltimore. The program is harder too get into than Harvard.

https://www.businessinsider.com/under-armour-jobs-internship-program-2018-5

https://attheu.utah.edu/announcements/two-u-students-interning-with-under-armour-hq/

 

ADTHING GRADUATES have been recruited, had internships, and are now workiing nationwide in some of the most recognized companies in the Ad industry:

McCANN WORLDGROUP NY and  SLC

WEIDEN+KENNEDY London

UNDER ARMOUR

RPA LA

CONTRAVENT SLC

DENTSU SLC

THE WOO LA

TEAM ONE LA

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC DC

DAVID&GOLIATH LA

FCB Chicago

VENNEBLES BELL + PARTNERS LA

THE & PARTNERSHIP NY

MODERN 8 DESIGN SLC

ADOBE SF and SLC

Small Group Teaching

  • ADTHING STUDENT EXPERIENCE. Imagine picking the best writers, strategists, designers at a PAC-12 college and throwing them into an ad agency for 1-2 years. Not classes. Real work. From real clients. Directed by pros. These students come out years ahead. And are being recruited, and hired by global companies like: WEIDEN + KENNEDY, TEAM ONE LA, FCB Chicago, MCCANN WORLDWIDE, RPA LA, ADOBE SF, CHANDELIER NY, VENABLES BELL SF, DAVID & GOLIATH LA. See their cool work here: adthing.utah.edu .  08/18/2016  -  present
  • UNIVERSITY OF UTAH - DAVID ECCLES SCHOOL OF BUSINESS - BUSINESS SCHOLARS MARKETING CREATIVE -- Lectures during the Marketing sections for all Business Scholars (700+ students) Fall and Spring semesters each school year. Subject matter covers the aspects of marketing and advertising execution; the challenges and techniques used by creative professionals to develop the most memorable and effective marketing across the world.  08/18/2016  -  present