Sandage Social Media Lab

The Sandage Social Media Lab in the Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising in the College of Media at the University of Illinois a department-run lab that provides integrated communications services to select clients in the Champaign-Urbana community. 

By participating in the Sandage Social Media Lab, advertising students receive hands-on digital marketing training, gain real-world experience and opportunities to develop their professional portfolios. is to help businesses optimize their online presence while connecting expertly trained students with employers, facilitating real-world learning experiences and investments in homegrown talent.

The Sandage Social Media Lab is a partnership between the Department of Advertising and the Hub for Brand Innovation and Advertising Technology in the College of Media.

If you are student who would like to learn more about the Sandage Social Media Lab, contact Marisa Peacock at

To learn more about participating as a client, contact Susan Muirhead at or please submit a project for students by visiting Sponsor a Project.