ANA Talent Forward Alliance Committees

The marketing and advertising industry has a talent growth and retention problem. As part of the ANA Talent Forward Alliance, we are striking several committees to accelerate the development of the industry’s future leaders. If you would like to join the movement and attend a committee meeting, please register below and we will be in touch with further details.


Talent Week for September 2019


Date Time Committee Location
9/16 11am-4pm

Rebuilding Reputation with Students hosted by Facebook

Presentation #1: Doug Zarkin, CMO of Pearle Vision - The CASE for Marketing
Presentation #2: Simon Fenwick, EVP, Talent, Equity and Inclusion, 4A's; Julie Veloz, IPG Mediabrands; Ed Frankel, Omnicom Health Group; Jessica Watson, Publicis Media; Ela Mesa, 4A's - The Quantum Age of Talent in Marketing
Workshop: How do we Market Marketing? - creative review, discussion and breakout from CMO Growth Council at Cannes
Location: Facebook, 225 Park Ave South, Floor: 6th Floor - Room: Jay-Z
New York, NY
9/17 11am-4pm

Reconnecting with Academia hosted by ESPN

Panel Discussion - Analytics Disconnect: Charting Future Pathways to Growth: Jay Kaufman, SVP of Global Research & Insights, NBA; Alexei Milgram, New York Life
Workshop: Research Speed Dating - pairing industry & academia on research topics of interest
Location: ESPN, 77 West 66th St. between Columbus and Central Park West
New York, NY
9/18 11am-4pm

Reskilling the Organization hosted by Anheuser-Busch

Presentation #1: Homi Battiwala, Sr. Director, Global Marketing Excellence, PepsiCo - Building True Marketing Capabilities for Growth
Presentation #2: Florian Pequignot, Global HR Leader, P&G - How P&G is Reinventing the Brand Career Model with a Focus on Skills of the Future
Workshop: The Modern Marketer: Skills of Today and in the Future - a roundtable discussion and action plan around what skills for today's modern marketer and what skills we must plan for in the future
Location: Anheuser-Busch, 125 West 24th St., between 6th and 7th Avenue
New York, NY
9/19 11am-4pm

Recruiting and Retaining with Purpose hosted by The Ad Council

Panel Discussion: Strategies to Driving a Marketing Mindset Toward Recruiting - Doug Melville, Chief Diversity Officer, TBWA; Andrea Shiah, Head of Global Talent & Acquisition, American Express; James Fortsch, VP, Talent Acquisition, McCann; Kathy Cuevas, AVP, Employer Branding and University Relations, L'Oreal
Workshop: Inclusion Index - a roundtable discussion about the Inclusion Index methodology and approach with the goal of launching in fall 2019
Location: Ad Council, 815 2nd Avenue, between 43rd and 44th St.
New York, NY

Professors, if you would like to register for one or more of these events, please complete registration form below.

Talent Committee Registration

If you have any questions, please contact Elliot Lum.

"I can honestly say that I learned more in 30 minutes than I learned in 8 weeks of this marketing course."
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