Next month, the 4A’s will host its eighth annual The Face of Talent, a weeklong series of events celebrating and showcasing a vibrant and diverse pool of aspiring advertising hopefuls, bringing them together with agency leaders and their clients who advocate and champion diversity across the advertising and marketing communications industries.
The 4A’s announces that Courtney Cotrupe, president of Partners + Napier, has been named chair of the NY State Council. She succeeds Bill Murtha, recently retired CEO of Roberts Communications, which was acquired by Partners + Napier in October 2017.
Today, the 4A’s, the leading trade organization for marketing communication agencies, celebrates the first-ever graduating class from its Manhattan Early College School for Advertising (MECA) high school program. Launched in 2014 through a partnership between the City University of New York and the 4A’s, MECA is the first P-Tech high school of its kind in the U.S., giving its students access to explore careers in Advertising, Media and Creative Technology, and offering students a free Associates Degree upon completion of the program.
The 4A’s, the leading trade organization for marketing communication agencies, today announced several notable shifts and appointments to its board of directors. Effective immediately, Sharon Napier, CEO of Partners + Napier, has moved from board secretary/treasurer to the co-vice chair role left vacant last year by Greg Stern, following the BSSP CEO’s appointment to 4A’s chairman. Christine Fruechte, CEO of Colle McVoy, replaces Napier as secretary/treasurer.
Today, at its Accelerate conference in Miami, the 4A’s, the leading trade organization for marketing communication agencies, announced the formation of the Advertiser Protection Bureau (APB). Through this bureau, agencies will share the collective responsibility of achieving Advertising Assurance, which is how the association defines its efforts to enforce environments where brands and consumers can coexist with trust.
On Monday, April 9, 2018, the 4A’s, the leading trade organization for marketing communication agencies, wrapped up the first day of its 4A’s Accelerate conference by revealing the winners of the fourth annual 4A’s Partner Awards.
The 4A’s flagship conference, formerly known as Transformation, relaunches this April as 4A’s Accelerate. Accelerate, slated for April 8–10 at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel, will bring together C‑level executives and industry leaders from across the advertising, marketing and media worlds. It will celebrate creativity, its impact on commerce and its influence on culture with a mix of keynotes, panels, fireside chats and more.
The 4A’s has unveiled a unique, far-ranging program aimed at creating safe and productive work environments that create cultures of inclusion, equity, creative dialogue and social transformation. The intent is to support agencies in eliminating discrimination, harassment, bullying, intimidation and retaliation.
The charter, written by the 4A’s Media Leadership Council (MLC), was inspired by discussions with Kizart Media Partners and the multicultural media owner community to address questions around perceived “no Hispanic”/“no urban” dictates in the media-buying process. It asks agencies to commit to the charter or to incorporate the charter into agency policies and procedures.
Designed to meet the evolving and challenging talent development needs of agencies in the advertising and marketing industries, the platform will provide agency professionals with access to a variety of specialized training resources.
HR and talent leaders will convene at Talent@2030 for two days of panel discussions and keynotes confronting the industry’s organizational leadership and change management needs, along with workshops themed around Talent Management/Development, Difference & Belonging, and Talent Acquisition/Staffing.
The one-day summit brings together leaders from brands, agencies, media outlets and data firms like Bank of America, Air Canada, GroupM, Cadreon, Google, Facebook, Viacom, Domo and Deep Root Analytics to discuss everything from smart data and programmatic to cross-device implications and opportunities afforded by AI.