Pathways 2020 Talent Research

In 2016, the ANA Educational Foundation (AEF) responded to growing concern in the marketing and advertising industries over the challenge of attracting and retaining the best entry level talent by executing the first ever study from all three stakeholder perspectives: industry, academia and students. Marketers and the agencies who work with them are facing an unprecedented talent challenge as millennials look to build careers in other fields. The study identifies the significant reasons for the ‘talent disconnect’ as well as AEF’s proposed Pathways 2020 initiatives to help bridge that disconnect.


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"Honestly, the speaker made a career in advertising sound so attractive that I am considering changing my major."
— Student at University of Tulsa after AEF sent Speaker from Insight Creative Group