Leadership

Enabling your team. Heading the charge. Fostering greatness in every project.
Yup, you’re a leader. But you don’t have to go it alone.

Current and future leaders: We have a wide variety of resources to help you and your teams maximize their success.

In addition to white papers, POV’s, and guidance directives, our Management Services group offers individual consultations for members. Call them up and they’ll help you tackle your toughest management challenges.

4A’s Learning & Development offers myriad webinars, workshops, and other educational opportunities across a broad range of topics. From ELP programs to soft skill refreshers, they can help you get the practical experience you crave.

Now, go forth and use your powers for awesome.

Hot Leadership Themes

Transparency

Over the last year transparency, particularly in media buying practices, has become a topic of great interest and debate within the industry. You’ll find all the 4A’s most recent information here.

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Industry Advocacy & Government Relations

The 4A’s Washington, D.C. bureau works continuously to represent and advocate for our industry at all levels of government.

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Women & Diversity

The 4A’s has long been a champion of gender equality and diversity in advertising. From training opportunities to content series and surveys, our efforts continue with renewed focus.

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2018 Employee Compensation Study Completed

The 2018 Employee Compensation final report, showing salaries as of May 2018, has just been published. The study includes salary data from agencies of all sizes, reflecting the responses of 333 member agency offices providing data on over 30,000 salaries for 233 job titles in 19 job categories.

Zenith Advertising Expenditure Forecasts-September 2018

Zenith predicts global ad spend will grow 4.5% in 2018, reaching $581 billion. In the U.S, ad expenditures in 2018 are expected to increase 3.2%.

2018 Asia Creative Rankings

Research Services

Campaign Brief Asia reveals the top Asian agencies, networks, countries, and creative leaders over the past two years. Rankings are based on the tabulated results of 11 international and regional advertising awards from 22 different shows.

2018 Tech Trends Report

Research Services

The Future Today Institute forecasts emerging technology trends that will influence the advertising, public relation, media, and journalism industries in the year ahead.

Blockchain & Advertising

The following presentation took place at the 4A’s Advertising Legal Affairs Q3 Meeting on September 13, 2018. Speakers included: Linda A. Goldstein, Partner, Leader of Advertising, Marketing and Digital Media Team, Baker & Hostetler LLP Laura E. Jehl, Partner, Co-leader of Blockchain Technologies and Digital Currencies Team, Baker & Hostetler LLP Robert A. Musiala Jr., […]

Identity Marketing

Research Services

Marsha Appel, SVP, 4A’s Research Services, explores identity marketing and the implications for ad agencies.

Client Payment Terms & Supply Chain Financing Schemes

This presentation took place on August 22, 2018. The documents shown on the screen are available for download below.  

The Face of Talent 2018 Report

In early August, the 4A’s hosted its eighth annual The Face of Talent, recognizing and celebrating a diverse group of aspiring advertising hopefuls from across the 4A’s diversity and inclusion initiatives, along with educators and agency leaders who advocate and champion diversity across the marketing communications industry. It marked the first time the weeklong series of events took place under the banner of the 4A’s Foundation, which recently brought together programs including the Multicultural Advertising Intern Program (MAIP) and its alumni association, the 4A’s scholarship & grant program, and its high school initiatives, including two New York City–based public high schools: the High School for Innovation in Advertising and Media (IAM) and the Manhattan Early College School for Advertising (MECA).

4A’s Management Practitioners Forum Sessions: Ad Age 2018 Small Agency Conference

The following presentations took place at the Ad Age 2018 Small Agency Conference, July 17th and 18th, in Marina Del Rey, Calif.  

CMO Survey 2018: How Brands Win in the Digital Economy

Research Services

A global survey of CMOs and senior-level marketers by Dentsu Aegis provides insight into their perspectives on marketing budgets, digital media, management consultancies, data usage, data breaches, GDPR, working with agencies, how to capitalize on consumer attention, and strategies to stay relevant.

Insights from 4A’s Research | Internet Trends 2018

Research Services

Marsha Appel, SVP Research Services, highlights points from Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends report agencies need to know to succeed.

Organizing Your Agency for Social: Social Media Team Frameworks, Staffing & Future-Proofing

Available to non-members for a limited time. The 4As’ social media committee has written a comprehensive white paper to help agencies organize a social media practice for sustainability and success for their clients and business.

GroupM Forecast: 4.5% Global Ad Growth in 2018

Research Services

GroupM has released its latest worldwide ad spend forecast with a prediction that global ad expenditures will grow 4.5% in 2018 and 3.9% in 2019. As for the U.S., growth is expected to rise 3.7% in 2018 and 2.2% in 2019.

Trends in Marketing Communications Law

Management Services

Attorneys from Davis & Gilbert’s Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Practice Group share practical and helpful insights to guide businesses and agencies as they navigate new trends and developments. 

MAGNA Advertising Forecasts: Spring 2018 Update

Research Services

MAGNA’s latest global advertising forecast indicates that worldwide ad revenue is expected to grow by 6.4% to $551 billion in 2018. The U.S. is also expected to grow 6.4% to reach $207 billion.