The AD Club of New York is excited to announce that Emily Goldman, Senior Manager, Brand Networks, will be stepping into the role of Young Professional President. After being awarded the Advertising Club of New York’s Rising Star Award in 2014 in recognition of her hard work on the YP Committee, we knew Emily was the right choice for president.
Emily has been a great partner to the Club, donating her time and talents to ensure the success of our Speed Networking event, “Conversation With” series and Summer Social. In her newly appointed role as President of the YP Committee, she hopes to bring her openness, perspective, and excitement to a group of already extremely devoted and diverse members.
As she takes her new office, and in an effort to help our members get to know her better, we asked Emily to share her goals for the Young Professionals this year as well as give advice to aspiring industry professionals. Here’s what she had to say!
What are you looking forward to the most in 2016 as you take on your role as President of the AD Club’s Young Professional Committee?
I am mostly looking forward to the opportunity of working closely with my fellow YPC board members and bringing a group of new members into the mix of a driven and enthusiastic bunch. We have so many amazing events that keep growing in size and scope every year and there is a great energy surrounding the 2016 initiatives. I want this year to make a truly lasting impression of what Young Pro’s can bring to the entire club and the advertising community as a whole.
Why should other young professionals become part of the AD Club of NY?
I joined the Ad Club of NY once I got my first job in New York. I found the ability to show up at an event, so new in my career, and meet all different types of advertising professionals from agency to creative to start ups, truly inspiring. There are events, panels, and discussions that are tailored for any and all interests and the club’s four Pillars help young professional’s learn and build a network at the same time. The type of access you get with being part of the Ad Club of NY is unlike any other advertising club.
What’s your advice for those who are just starting out in their careers, and those who aspire to be a part of the advertising and marketing community?
Where you start is likely not where you will end up. Your career is going to take 100 twists and turns, and while that is daunting, that is the advertising industry. So dive in! Find a job that gets your foot in the door and learn as much as you possibly can, because you likely won’t be there forever, and all that experience is priceless. Also, join the Ad Club! Sounds like a shameless plug but it’s not (I’m not paid to make these comments, ha). And don’t just join, but attend events. Put yourself out there and start growing your network. You’d be surprised how willing people are to help, and who knows, as you continue in your career some of those people might reach out to you for help too! Never burn those bridges.
What was your favorite ad campaign of 2015?
#LikeAGirl for Always. There are so many reasons to love everything about this ad and the campaign that has surrounded it! I honestly hope they do an iteration of this every year moving forward. Empowering women is essential to the world we live in now. Advertising has not always been the best at that, and this ad turns the whole thing on its head.