2022 Predictions with VMLY&R NY’s Chief Creative Officer

Q&A with Wayne Best, Chief Creative Officer, VMLY&R NY In your opinion, what was the best 2021 brand campaign(s) and why? I know I should choose some NFT idea or metaverse activation, but I’m choosing Discover the originals, a Swedish Tourism campaign. It is so simple and smart. I have wondered about those odd Ikea … More 2022 Predictions with VMLY&R NY’s Chief Creative Officer

Influencer Marketing Key To Back-To-School Shopping

From Jake Terrell, Senior Director for Music & Brand Partnerships, BEN   After a challenging and uncertain year, how are you seeing marketers approach back-to-school season as students prepare for the return to physical classrooms this fall? Mostly by embracing it. Everyone recognizes the challenges that come with going back to school this year but … More Influencer Marketing Key To Back-To-School Shopping

Agency and Brand Magic of Embracing Intersectionality

From Member Erika Vander, Creative Executive Assistant, GREY  Ultimately to remain authentic, brands need to stand with underrepresented communities all year round, so as we enter into pride month, how do you think brands should support the LGBTQ+ community? A good start is employee integration through volunteer work and charity contributions. Most companies don’t need … More Agency and Brand Magic of Embracing Intersectionality

HEY BRANDS, WE ARE LGBTQ+ 24/7/365 

From Member Glen Peden, VP Group Creative Director, Momentum Worldwide, NY I love Pride month and everything it represents—visibility, representation, respect and a celebration of diversity. As a gay man, I have been fortunate to witness so much progress in our fight for equality during my lifetime, but we still have a long way to go. Starting … More HEY BRANDS, WE ARE LGBTQ+ 24/7/365 

Board Member Spotlight: Narrowing The Gap for AAPI Leadership Plus Platform Accountability

Rick Song, AD Club Board Officer and Director, and SVP Group Head, Digital, Nielsen For those identifying as Asian American or Pacific Islander, has your experience in this industry impacted your career journey? If so, how?  As an Asian American born and raised in this country, you become accustomed to sometimes being treated differently or … More Board Member Spotlight: Narrowing The Gap for AAPI Leadership Plus Platform Accountability

Ways The Advertising Industry Has Evolved in Covid Year One

From Member Ron Lewis, Group Creative Director, Grey Group & Co-Founder DiverseCreatives.Com    As we look back on this past year, how do you think the advertising industry has evolved?  Over the last year the advertising industry has become more aware, empathetic, and a little more inclusive. Many brands realized that their communications cannot enter … More Ways The Advertising Industry Has Evolved in Covid Year One

The Importance of Hiring, Promoting and Retaining Female Leadership

From Contributor Kristin Nicole Dukes, Ph.D., Dean for Institutional Diversity, Allegheny College   Women continue to be largely underrepresented in leadership roles, in particular high-profile leadership positions. According to a January 2020 Catalyst report on women in leadership at S&P 500 Companies, women held only 5.8% of CEO positions at these companies. This trend of … More The Importance of Hiring, Promoting and Retaining Female Leadership

Gender Equality In The Workplace with Elizabeth Windram, VP Marketing, JetBlue

From Member Elizabeth Windram, Vice President, Marketing, JetBlue Due to the economic downfall, we are facing the world’s first-ever “She-session” – the first time in history a recession is impacting women’s jobs more than mens. That said, what is your advice to the industry to better support women today? The challenge of caregiving often places … More Gender Equality In The Workplace with Elizabeth Windram, VP Marketing, JetBlue

Gender Equality in the Workforce with Olivia Douglas, Chief Client Officer, PHD Media

From Member Olivia Douglas, Chief Client Officer, PHD Media   Due to the economic downfall, we are facing the world’s first-ever “She-session” – the first time in history a recession is impacting women’s jobs more than men’s. That said, what is your advice to the industry to better support women today? The industry needs to … More Gender Equality in the Workforce with Olivia Douglas, Chief Client Officer, PHD Media