Talent Champion – Joe Min

Talent Champion Spotlight

AEF Talent Champion - Joe Min

Joe Min
Executive Director, Client Services 
interTrend Communications

Joe Min is executive director, client services at Intertrend where he leads the account team, helping to build strong client partnerships and shepherd the development of relevant strategies, creative platforms and consumer messaging. With a deep understanding of the multicultural, Asian American consumer segment and a wide breadth of industry experience, he ensures that the voice of the consumer is continually championed, and business objectives are met.

Min joined Intertrend in 2005. Prior to that, he spent several years at RPA. He began his career in marketing and advertising on the client side at Kia Motors. His brand experience includes Acura, Toyota, AT&T, TD Ameritrade, Disney, Amgen and Nationwide. Min actively participates in community and industry efforts and has served on the board of the Asian American Advertising Federation, Asian Pacific Community Fund and on the advisory panel of the AEF’s Race & Ethnicity Project.

What prompted you to get involved with the AEF and why are you passionate about the future of the industry?

The agency had a relationship AEF and I became more involved through the Race & Ethnicity Project. I’m passionate about the industry’s future because it both reflects cultural norms in order resonate with consumers, but also has the power to help shape how we tell and drive those stories.

What is the best career advice you've ever received?

It seemed too practical at the time, but at my very first job a person who was retiring told me to invest in the 401K. It took me a while to heed the advice.

Who was your favorite professor and why?

I still remember the name, Petracca. Not my favorite professor, but certainly very memorable. He was intense and passionate in his lectures.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

The great thing about my job is that it fuels my curiosity and pushes me to constantly learn and step out of what is familiar, my comfort zones.

"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