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Thursday, October 24, 2019
Attendees at our ELC Live! event enjoyed a great conversation around paths to the WeSuite! Major thanks to Canvas for hosting us, and thanks to our brilliant panelists:
- Pete Favat, North American Chief Creative Officer, Deutsch
- Shanique Bonelli-Moore, Executive Director of Inclusion, United Talent Agency
- Varuni Palacios, Head of Growth, Miss Grass
- Robyn Stern, Creative Director, Saatchi & Saatchi
- Aaron Walton, CEO, Walton Isaacson
- Moderator: Lauren Curtis, VP of Integrated Strategy, Edelman
The audience was engaged in conversation with L.A.’s top executives who are navigating the responsibility of allyship and inclusion in the marketing and advertising industry. These inspirational leaders shared their origin, insights, and key lessons on what it means to be allies in the workplace today. It was an amazing night full of mentorship, important discussion, empowerment, and connection. Together we can build a stronger culture of inclusion.
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Thursday, April 11, 2019
Updated: Thursday, April 11, 2019
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What an event this was! The speakers, the panels, the 900+ attendees...the L.A. traffic! We had a jam-packed morning of insight and impact. Thank you for being there, and thank you to our speakers!
- Dino Bernacchi, CMO, Mazda, N.A Operations
- Steve Arhancet, Co-CEO and Owner, Team Liquid
- Jerry Beers, Managing Director, Central Agency Analytics, Saatchi & Saatchi LA
- Marc Bland, VP, Diversity and Inclusion, IHS Markit
- Brian Diamond, VP, Group Media Director, Canvas Worldwide
- Drew Breunig, SVP, Strategy, Place IQ
- Mindy Hamilton, SVP, Partnership, Marvel
- Phil Hruska, Manager, Media, Honda
- Ryan Johnson, SVP, Group Director, RPA
- Mary Jane Kroll, Media manager, Lexus
- Raj Register, Head of Brand Strategy and Growth Audience Marketing , Ford Motors Co.
- Chris Yeo, Brand Partnerships , Reddit
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CONGRATULATIONS to our raffle winners!
From Place IQ, Apple Watch | Winner - Alice Abousleiman, RPA
From Teads, Porsche Driving Experience | Winner - Rebecca Kline, Canvas Worldwide
From Twitter, Bluetooth Headset | Winner - Lindsay Yu, RPA
From IHS Markit, Dash Camera | Winner - Mya Le, RPA
From U.S. News, Apple Air Pods | Winner< - Andrew Barton, Innocean Worldwide
From Spectrum, iPad Mini | Winner - Gresia Franco, RPA
From Cox Automotive, $200 Car Detailing | Winner - Kellen Laker, Team One
Curious about last year's Auto Breakfast? Read the Auto Breakfast Recap here.
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Posted By Emily Hope,
Monday, February 26, 2018
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In recognition of Black History Month, RPA partnered with NBC Universal, ThinkLA, and ThinkLA's DIG initiative on "Diversifying Advertising: Perspectives on Hiring Black Talent & Workplace Inclusivity on Feb. 21 at RPA in Santa Monica.
From recruiting and retaining black talent to workplace inclusivity, we learned about the challenges agencies and businesses face in creating a diverse culture from industry veterans.
Panelists included: Kirsten Atkinson, VP, Client Partnerships, NBCUniversal Media; Rhonda Fortner, Digital Media Manager, Innocean USA; Marissa Nance, Managing Director, Multicultural Content Marketing andStrategic Partnerships, OMD; Marcus Wesson, Executive Creative Director, Dailey; and moderator Shanique Bonelli-Moore, Senior Director, Global Corporate Communications, Buzzfeed.
Below are takeaways from ThinkLA's Admin Coordinator, Events, Olivia Christian.
"What an amazing way to celebrate Black History Month! Thank you to RPA for hosting this incredibly informative and inspiring event. A special thanks to NBC Universal and ThinkLA's DIG initiative for partnering to make this event possible."
“What I would challenge each of you is first and foremost, be aware of who you are. Don’t become someone you’re not. If you’re not true to yourself, you’re not your best self.” - Marissa Nance, Managing Director, Multicultural Content Marketing & Strategic Partnerships, OMD
“One thing that I value the most is... time. If I can give that, that means more than money and other resources.” - Kirsten Atkinson, VP, Client Partnerships, NBCUniversal Media
“[People of color] will go to a meeting but we won’t sit down together and talk to each other. That becomes intimately important in all of our learning. We have to educate each other because we individually can’t break the mask. We have to collectively communicate and destroy the perception.” - Rhonda Fortner, Digital Media Manager, Innocean USA
“I came up through the [ThinkLA's] MAT Program, which is essentially the multicultural advertising training program… it helped show that I had experience in the real world.” - Marcus Wesson, Executive Creative Director, Dailey
As a special treat for the attendees, Don Lupo of lupofoto created a complimentary portrait opportunity.
Click below for the full gallery (password: Diversity2018).
Diversity in Advertising