Interviews with Industry Leaders during ADMERICA 2015



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Trends, Truths and StrategyDuring this year’s ADMERICA conference, Jim Norton, incoming Chairman of the Board for AAF and Global Head of Media Sales for AOL, sat down with award-winning experts to hear their thoughts on where the industry is at and where it is heading. Hear what these advertising stars had to say about strategy, diversity and content creation. The Truth Behind the Ellen Selfie: An Interview with Todd Pendleton, Formerly of Samsung

Todd PendletonIn this video, Pendleton discloses the truth behind the infamous Ellen selfie, the ingredients for successful content creation and insights into his retirement.

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Wells Davis of Leo Burnett Talks “Like A Girl” Strategy and the Use of Data

Wells Davis Video InterviewDavis, EVP and Head of Strategy at Leo Burnett and a 2015 Diversity Achievement & Mosaic Award winner, discusses culture, code and how data insights influence a great strategy.

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VP of Marketing at Pizza Hut Discusses Working with Partners and Consumer Loyalty

Jared Drinkwater Video InterviewJared Drinkwater, VP of Marketing at Pizza Hut, Inc. and former student competitor in the National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC) talks about content marketing and the tools and strategies employed when working with partners, what Pizza Hut is doing to drive consumer loyalty and having fun with messaging.

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2015 NSAC National Champions Discuss “Together Happens”

NSAC University of OregonThe University of Oregon wowed the judges with their beautiful brand manifesto, solid research, charming copy and well-executed creative campaign. In this video, they talk about the strategy and collaboration that drove their success.

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Diversity & Inclusion in MLB and Advertising

Wendy Lewis Video InterviewWendy Lewis, SVP of Diversity and Strategic Alliances at MLB talks about diversity inclusion initiatives in the MLB and the industry at large, and the “game of longevity.”

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Michael Vitug of Rezonate Media talks about Toyota, Transcultural Audiences and Partner Agencies

Michael Vitug Video InterviewVitug, Media Director, Rezonate Media, discusses a few trends in today’s media, programmatic advertising and partnering with agencies to touch the transcultural audiences of today with the right message at the right time.

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COMING UP NEXTDigital Conference in San FranciscoAAF’s newest event, Edge Effect: Media Meets Technology in Advertising, will take place on October 20th in San Francisco, CA. This unique event promises to bridge the gap between traditional media and advertising technologies with an exciting, unique program.

Take advantage of early sponsorship and speaking opportunities!

Learn more about sponsorship here or contact Ciara Ungar.

Edge Effect

2015 Advertising Hall of Achievement

The 2015 honorees have been announced and we could not be more excited to celebrate these advertising stars. Join us November 3rd in Los Angeles as we recognize young talented individuals who are making a significant impact on the advertising industry.

Advertising Hall of Achievement


Next year’s national conference will be held June 4-7, 2016 at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, CA.

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Thank You to Our 2015 Sponsors


AOL Leo<br /><br />


IPG Sharethrough Shocase




bluemedia DAA RPA


OMNIA Nightclub  |  PLI  |  Polsinelli


Advertising Age The New York Times

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Pizza Hut, Inc.

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