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.


Vice President & Head of Talent AcquisitionDentsu Aegis Network

As a speaker and facilitator, DK Bartley, has been very effective inspiring audiences related to “Best-in-Class” Talent Acquisition and Diversity & Inclusion practices for both big and small corporations. He previously ran the global consulting firm Diversity Talent International (DTI) with a roster of clients that included some of the world’s most influential brands, Polo Ralph Lauren, Mercedes-Benz, Colgate-Palmolive, Huawei Technologies, and WPP. Prior to DTI, Mr. Bartley held senior level roles as Director of Human Resources at News corporations, HarperCollins Publishers, and functioned as Director of Talent Acquisitions for Gust, the global startup funding platform.

Mr. Bartley’s career has been effectively characterized as a subject matter expert for global talent acquisition, and diversity & inclusion. He has successfully managed and implemented recruitment strategies and teams in over twenty countries throughout his twenty-year career.

In his current role as the Vice President & Head of Talent Acquisition for Dentsu Aegis Network, the fifth largest Media & Advertising holding company globally, he manages the recruitment strategy and the Center of Excellence for the Americas. This incorporates all twenty-six brands. More recently, he has started to work with the individual brands to develop the Dentsu Aegis Network Collaborative D&I partnerships initiative, to enhance the way the network of companies finds and curates talent. 

He holds a Master Degree in Communications from the New York Institute of Technology, A Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from SUNY Stony Brook, and a Certificate in Diversity & Inclusion Management from Cornell University ILR.


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