THE FACE OF TALENT

The 4A's is excited to celebrate the sixth anniversary of The Face of Talent, the industry's premier event to celebrate and engage top diverse talent, with you this August.


The Face of Talent was established in 2011 as a catalyst for agency leaders, and their clients, to demonstrate their commitment to two of the most important issues facing our industry—Talent and Diversity. The multi-day symposium, including the Diversity Leadership Luncheon, attracts over 750 advertising and marketing executives. This series of events is designed to celebrate and showcase over 140 talented diverse college seniors and graduates that comprise the 4A’s Multicultural Advertising Intern Program (MAIP) and 4A’s Foundation Scholars.

 

The Face of Talent also serves as a community-building platform to inspire and retain more than 2,800 MAIP alumni and nearly 400 4A’s Foundation Scholars, who continue to advocate and champion diversity in advertising.

To view highlights from 2015, please click HERE.

BRANDON ROCHON

BRANDON ROCHON

chief CREATIVE Officer 
KASTNER & PARTNERS, LA

Brandon believes that people don’t invite brands into their homes, they invite people in. So for a brand to be relevant and powerful and meaningful, marketers have to talk to each of them as a person. About what they care about. What’s relevant to them right now.

He started at the Circus where his dream of making something more than an ad paid off in a D&AD pencil for P&G. He then moved to New York to join a new start up where he learned the hustle of advertising by jumping into all aspects of the business on clients like Sapporo, Hennessy and How The Grinch Stole Chirstmas the Broadway Musical (while also learning how to sew and rock a Grinch costume).

After a couple of years in New York Brandon was privileged enough to take a job under Erik Vervroegen at TBWA\Paris. Erik believed in him and taught him everything from how to speak to people no matter what their language to there being no substitute for craft on amazing global brands such as Playstation, Absolut, Amnesty International, Ford. His success lead to him and his partner Adam Kennedy becoming the creative leaders of Nissan Europe.

From there he went to Ogilvy Paris where he got the chance to lead the pitch that took the global Coke Zero account from Wieden+Kennedy. It was an amazing time that led them to their first Branded Entertainment Lions.

After that he took a job with Deutsch to help run Playstation out of LA for a short stint before accepting the Global Creative Director position on Samsung at Leo Burnett – Chicago to lead the world’s largest tech brand, winning a One Show Bronze in 2014.