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Where the Jobs Are: New Opportunities in Advertising + Marketing

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  • The New School - Theresa Lang Center 55 West 13th Street, 2nd Floor (between 5th and 6th Avenues) New York, NY, 10011 United States (map)

Advertisers are reaching millennials with dynamic content, mining the opportunities on a variety of platforms. Learn about the latest innovation and strategies being used to connect with new generations. Discover what it takes to break into today's advertising world. RSVP


Adam Cohen-Aslatei, Senior Director of Marketing, Jun Group

Adam is the Senior Director of Marketing at Jun Group. He previously worked at Altman Vilandrie and Company as a technology, media, and telecom consultant in the Marketing ROI division. Prior to that, Adam spent several years at startup MeetMe (formerly myYearbook), where he ran marketing and operations. He is originally from Montreal, and attended McGill University for undergraduate studies, and earned a Master’s degree from Harvard University. Adam is an ad tech thought leader and has been published in TechCrunch, TheDrum, Venturebeat, and Digiday to name a few.


Sandi Harari, EVP, Creative Director, BARKER

Sandi Harari joined BARKER in 2006, making the agency one of only 3% in the business to boast a female Creative Director at the time. With over 20 years in advertising and branding, her talents and deep experience in health and beauty, fashion, film, and other lifestyle marketing verticals quickly elevated BARKER in account and award wins across every category. She has been instrumental in helping the agency garner its 35+ international awards over the past two years alone.

Prior to her 12-year tenure at BARKER, Harari ran her own boutique firm, Sandi Harari Design, where she successfully handled an array of clients including Alliance (branded entertainment division of Grey), Atlantic Records, MTV, P&G, Lions Gate Films, and GlaxoSmithKline. Earlier, she was at Grey Entertainment under Grey Group, where she spent four years creating destination-specific launches for W Hotels, as well as campaigns for Uproar.com, Department of Sanitation, Bravo Network, InStyle Magazine, and Topps. Earlier in her career, she designed the now-iconic movie posters for Oscar-winning films such as Monster’s Ball and Mystic River.

Twitter: @skharari


Monica Hare, VP, Global Client Services, BuzzFeed

Monica Hare is the Vice President, Global Client Services at BuzzFeed where she oversees sales planning, account management and large-scale pitch developments for major U.S. and international advertisers. With more than 20 years experience in digital media and marketing, Monica has developed an expertise in digital storytelling and production.  Her experiences span across agencies and client side positions including leadership roles at Disney and Publicis. Upon graduating from the University of Washington, Monica began her career as the producer of the first "Monday Night Football" website, a sign of a true "digital native."


Kathleen Nagle, Senior Sales Executive, Teads

Kathleen Nagle just started a position as a Senior Sales Executive at Teads, a leading digital company that pioneered Outstream Video, as well as provides the No. 1 Premium Video Advertising Marketplace in the World (via comScore). Kathleen works specifically with leading brands in the Beauty, CPG & Personal Care Space, as well as various holding companies in NYC.

Previously, Kathleen was in Digital Sales at Say Media, and Omni-Sales at HEARST for five years, responsible for selling brand partnerships across the Women's Lifestyle portfolio, and the Dr. Oz joint venture. Kathleen continually delivered impactful and strategic advertising and marketing partnerships for her clients with the power of content, digital, retail, experiential, mobile, tablet, TV, custom research and beyond. Prior to joining Hearst, Kathleen was at Meredith Corporation for six years in various Advertising Sales & Marketing roles with the women's lifestyle brands, and the Parents Network.


Moderator: Lynn Branigan, President & CEO, She Runs It

Lynn Branigan has what she calls “the job of a lifetime.” As President and CEO of She Runs It – formerly Advertising Women of New York (AWNY) – Lynn’s mission is to pave the way for women to lead at every level of marketing and media.

In that pursuit, Lynn works closely with corporate executives, influencers and mentors across the industry to develop programs that empower women to achieve their professional goals at every stage of their careers.

Lynn joined AWNY in 2012, and immediately embarked with her Board of Directors on a journey to reimagine the organization. Recognizing the industry had become more than just advertising, and more than just New York, they looked to rebrand the organization, expand into new geography, and refresh the mission.

Lynn’s career has spanned digital media roles in entrepreneurial and corporate environments. Early in her career she was a digital pioneer who worked for one of the first online services (Prodigy). She then served as the Founding Partner of one of the industry's first digital agencies - which was sold and went public after seven successful years. She then moved on to become the Vice President of Marketing for Washington Post Digital, and then for the Online Publishers Association, before joining AWNY in 2012.

Twitter: @lynnbranigan