From October 17 to 20, Advertising Week New York returns with in-person panels and special events, and the Ad Council will be exploring topics like the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion efforts in fostering brand growth, the power of partnership in tackling the drug overdose crisis, and the impact of trusted voices in social good campaigns.
Read on for more details on where to find us this year.
The Female Quotient’s Equality Lounge: Reset and Connect: Building New Practices that Inspire Workplace Engagement
Panelists: Elise James-DeCruise, chief equity officer at the Ad Council; Marla Kaplowitz, president & CEO at 4A’s; and Julie Hogan, vice president of global experiential and industry marketing at Meta
Date and time: Monday, October 17, 2:30pm
Location: The DL
Working remotely during the pandemic prompted major disruptions and disconnections in team dynamics. Now that many companies are shifting from working from home to hybrid or on-site scenarios, how can leaders manage this change with empathy and re-set the workplace culture taking into account their teams’ needs and experiences? This panel will explore ways to inspire work communities to redefine their purpose, reconnect with each other, chart new pathways to elevate women, and come together again as an industry while centering inclusion and equity in this transformed workplace landscape.
Delivering Change Through Competitive Partnerships: How the Advertising Industry Is Working to Curb the Fentanyl Crisis
Moderator: Kathy Kayse, chief media strategy and partnerships officer at the Ad Council
Date and time: Monday, October 17, 3:55pm
Location: The Insights Arena
Drug overdose deaths reached the highest number ever recorded in a 12-month period in 2021. The rise is being fueled by the prevalence of synthetic opioids, like fentanyl, which were involved in an estimated 66% of overdose deaths during this time period. The advertising community has joined forces with leading public health organizations to address youth fentanyl awareness and substance use disorders in the fight against this national emergency. Join this discussion to learn about the power of partnership in addressing urgent social issues.
Who Do We Trust & Why? The Power of Trusted Experts for Social Good Campaigns
Moderator: Kerry Perse, Creators for Good lead at the Ad Council
Date and time: Thursday, October 20, 3:30pm
Location: The Creative Showcase, Presented by Audacy
Achieving reach, relevance, trust, authenticity, subject matter expertise, personal connections and the desired meaningful action can seem like it is just too much to expect from an individual influencer or celebrity partners. And that’s because it is! Stop hunting for the unicorns you may never find and use the influencers and trusted messengers in your ecosystem to do the job they are most qualified for. This panel will break down how pairing influencers who have reach with trusted experts who have the facts can drive additional support for your campaign or cause.
We look forward to a week of learning about industry trends, networking, and sharing the latest work of the Ad Council with the industry. We hope to see you there!