Meet The Fellows: Pilar Mera


Pilar Mera is the Director of Trade Marketing for the NBCUniversal Hispanic Group  (Telemundo, Telemundo Deportes & Universo) where she and her team develop the go-to market plans for the NBCUniversal One Platform through strategic trade communications. 

She previously focused on NBCUniversal Entertainment Group (USA, SYFY, and WWE) where she led client experiences for San Diego Comic-Con and WrestleMania 33. 

Prior to joining NBCUniversal in 2014, Pilar led strategic recommendation for consumer  campaigns that drove awareness and sale of HBO’s award-winning home entertainment  releases including Game of Thrones in the U.S. and international markets. 

She began her career at Viacom, where she focused on affiliate and retail business  development strategies for Nickelodeon.  

Pilar is proud to have been selected to participate in the 2020-21 Advertising Club of NY  imPART Women’s Fellowship executive and leadership program. In 2018, she also won  participation in Comcast’s Know Your Value (KYV) summit in San Francisco, CA out of 700  applicants as well as Johnson & Johnson’s Human Performance Institute program out of  over 100 competitors in Orlando, FL. She currently serves as a KYV Brand Ambassador at  NBCUniversal. 

She enjoys giving back and mentors early career professionals and students from She Runs  It & Development School for Youth non-profit organizations. This year, she was nominated  for the prestigious ADCOLOR Change Agent Award for her community impact.  

In 2014, Pilar entered public diplomacy when she was tapped as a Hispanic Leader by the  United States – Spain Council to strengthen bilateral relations across media, education, and  government organizations between the two countries.  

She earned a BS in Marketing and International Business from NYU’s Stern School of Business and an MBA from Fordham’s Gabelli School of Business.  

Pilar shares her passion for soccer with her dad, Orlando, and together they have  experienced the past two FIFA World Cup games in Brazil and Russia. She currently lives in  Nutley, New Jersey and is a proud aunt to Irish twins Noah Jax & Hannah Taylor, and Leo  James.

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The i’mPART Women’s Fellowship, created in 2016, made a commitment of $100K annually to retain more diverse talent and promote more women into leadership positions. Now in its fifth year, the program 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 registrations for industry conferences including but not limited to: ADCOLOR, Advertising WEEK NY, ANA, BE Women of Power Summit, 3% Movement Conference, SXSW, Fast Company Innovation Festival, CultureCon
  • Educational workshops, webinars and master classes
  • 1:1 Executive Coaching
  • Neuro-assessments to determine strengths
  • Monthly night school with PwC Executive Training Program
  • Executive Salon Series fostering mentor connections and high-level networking opportunities
  • 1-year AD Club of NY membership
  • Access to the industries top leaders

Learn more about the Foundation’s dedication to fostering the talent pipeline here!