The Foundation: Year In Review

In 2020, the world was rocked by a number of pandemics, the first of which was COVID-19. To adjust to the times- where quarantine became our new normal- the Foundation joined the rest of the world in cultivating a new virtual reality. Throughout the year we persevered, delivering powerful content to the talent pipeline in…

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The ADVERTISING CLUB of New York and The International ANDY Awards Announce PJ Pereira, Creative Chairman, Pereira O’Dell, as Jury Chairman

Additionally, The AD Club and ANDYs Launch Multi-Prong Initiative to Accelerate the Growth of a New Generation of Leaders The ADVERTISING Club of New York’s International ANDY Awards, the first advertising award show of the season, has announced PJ Pereira, Creative Chairman and Co-Founder of Pereira & O’Dell as the new Jury Chair. PJ is set…

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17th Annual AD Futures Pitch Competition

ICYMI: This November 19th 2020, marked the 17th Annual Ad Futures Competition. Congratulations to our 2020 winners: John Adams High School!! Every year the ACNY Foundation hosts up to 15 NYC high school teams for our Annual AD Future’s Competition. NYC high schools and Virtual Enterprises International (VE), partner to transform students through authentic business experiences – preparing…

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Meet The Fellows: Arielle Wiltz

  Arielle Wiltz is currently an Interaction (UX) Designer at Morgan Stanley, where she works on the Wealth Management team as a Design lead on one of their products. Before Morgan Stanley, she worked at frog Design, a transformative design agency – designing systems for brands, products, and services. Her previous design work includes clients…

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Meet The Fellows: Donna Dei-Baning

  Donna Dei-Baning is the Associate Director of Insights at Carat where she is responsible for identifying and understanding the individuals most critical to clients’ business goals. She brings the voice of the consumer to all client work and ensures that there is an emotional connection throughout the media planning process through to execution. Prior…

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Meet The Fellows: Kristen Dufauchard

  Kristen Dufauchard is a marketing and communications leader with over ten years of experience designing and delivering campaigns for colleges, universities, government organizations, businesses, and international brands. She currently serves as the Associate Director of Communications for the NYU Libraries. Her role is responsible for leading the global division’s newly formed Department of Communications,…

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Meet The Fellows: Meriyel David

  Meriyel David is an Associate Planner at Wavemaker. In her role, she assists in the development of media plans that are used to effectively reach target audiences. By nature, she is a self-proclaimed people connector with a passion for producing community-driven experiences and events that create safe spaces for people of color. As the…

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Meet The Fellows: Kristin Parris

  Kristin Parris is a Talent Development Senior Manager at Essence, a global, data-driven advertising agency, where she designs and facilitates learning experiences that ensure people excel in their roles as media professionals and future leaders. In this capacity, she partners closely with business leaders to build high-performance teams with best in class onboarding, training,…

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Meet The Fellows: Kianta Key

  Kianta Key is the Vice President of Digital Health at MSLGROUP. For nearly a decade, Kianta has developed communications strategies for health-forward organizations and campaigns. Her work includes engaging women about ovarian cancer through interactive digital platforms for biotech company, Aspira Labs and leveraging social media to increase HIV/AIDS testing among diverse populations for…

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Meet The Fellows: Tiara Budd Ramos

  Community builder and inclusion advocate, Tiara Budd Ramos is working to make the corporate sector a more representative space. She is skilled at cultivating relationships and harnessing the power of connection to create access for people of color. With magnetic authenticity and undeniable passion, Tiara is on her way to becoming a thought leader…

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