Meet The Fellows: Mariah Youngblood


Mariah Youngblood is an Associate Director of Planning at Wavemaker, where she helps lead a small, dedicated team of strategic thinkers and planners. After graduating from Northwestern University, she started her career at full-service agency Cramer-Krasselt, working on multidisciplinary teams on Travel, Entertainment, and B2B accounts and honing her skills as a media planner.

Since moving to New York in 2015, she’s expanded her expertise to include CPG and Pharma, as well as jumping at the chance to work on new business opportunities that help grow agency rosters. Her current and previous client experience includes: Bristol Myers Squibb, Otsuka, Novo Nordisk, Cedar Fair Amusement Parks, Grainger, and Church & Dwight.

A strong strategic and analytic thinker, she prides herself on being highly collaborative and introducing innovation to drive results.

While her early career focused on media planning, her longstanding passion has been developing brand strategy and championing truly inclusive marketing in all her initiatives. As a proud product of the Advertising Club of New York’s i’mPARt Fellowship, she strives to introduce more multicultural thought leadership and diverse voices to drive industry-wide change.

Want to see more Mariah? Find her on LinkedIn!

Created in 2016 The AD Club of NY made a commitment of $100K annually to retain more diverse talent and promote more women into leadership positions. The ACNY i’mPART Fellowship Program, now in its fourth year, has expanded from helping 10 to over 50 women pursue their goals and elevate their executive presence – providing more access, tools, & nurturing necessary for them to grow and thrive in all aspects of our industry.

Each Fellow receives:

All-Expense Paid Trips to Exclusive Industry Conferences
Customized executive Training ‘Night School’ @PwC
Executive Salon Series – Access to top leaders in small settings; fostering mentor connections and intentional networking
1-year AD Club of NY membership


FOSTERING THE TALENT PIPELINE – Since 1986, The Advertising Club of New York  (ACNY) Foundation, has been dedicated to supporting and connecting advertising,  marketing and media professionals along their career paths. From students, to the C-suite, the AD Club seeks to provide opportunities and resources to promote, attract, retain & train a workforce of professionals that reflect all communities.