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.

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JILL KELLY

GLOBAL CHIEF COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
DIGITASLBI

As Global Chief Communications Officer, Jill leads the communications strategy and reputation management for DigitasLBi, a global marketing and technology agency with 6,000 employees across 40 offices in 25 countries.

A student of advertising and ad agencies with 18 years of experience, Jill is a member of DigitasLBi’s Global Strategy Board. In addition, she serves on the Board of Directors for Advertising Women of New York as well as ColorComm, a business community for women of color in the communications industry. In 2015, she was the recipient of the ColorComm Circle Award for achievement in communications. Jill is also on the PR committee of the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4As) and is an active mentor in various organizations that empower women in the advertising industry. Her PR Week article, “10 Things I Know for Sure (sort of)”, offers a lens into the lessons she learned as a woman, mother, wife, daughter, manager, and minority.

Jill has helped secure the highest industry accolades for DigitasLBi and its talent, including AWNY Woman of the Year, AAF Hall of Achievement award, OMMA Agency of the Year, AdAge “A-List”, Forbes “Most Powerful Women” list, ADWEEK “Agency of the Year”, and IAB’s “Most Awarded Agency of the Decade”.

Prior to DigitasLBi, Jill was EVP, Global Communications Director for Starcom MediaVest Group and Corporate Communications Director for MediaVest USA. She also worked at McCann-Erickson, Universal McCann, and J. Walter Thompson in various roles, including international planning and buying, print buying, and marketing.

Jill’s talents were evident early in her career. She was named an AdAge “Rising Star” and was the recipient of the Gene Kummel scholarship, a rising star program offered at McCann-Erickson that provided her with the opportunity to work in Beijing.

Despite her many accolades, Jill’s favorite role is tickle monster and mom to her three children.