Leadership

Enabling your team. Heading the charge. Fostering greatness in every project.
Yup, you’re a leader. But you don’t have to go it alone.

Current and future leaders: We have a wide variety of resources to help you and your teams maximize their success.

In addition to white papers, POV’s, and guidance directives, our Management Services group offers individual consultations for members. Call them up and they’ll help you tackle your toughest management challenges.

4A’s Learning & Development offers myriad webinars, workshops, and other educational opportunities across a broad range of topics. From ELP programs to soft skill refreshers, they can help you get the practical experience you crave.

Now, go forth and use your powers for awesome.

Hot Leadership Themes

Transparency

In recent months, transparency, particularly in media buying practices, has become a topic of great interest and debate within the industry. You’ll find all the 4A’s most recent information here.

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Industry Advocacy & Government Relations

The 4A’s Washington, D.C. bureau works continuously to represent and advocate for our industry at all levels of government.

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Women & Diversity

The 4A’s has long been a champion of gender equality and diversity in advertising. From training opportunities to content series and surveys, our efforts continue with renewed focus.

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ELP – Executive Leadership Program

The 4A’s Executive Leadership Program offers new and emerging agency executive leaders the opportunity to hone their leadership skills by experiencing the direct impact of their decisions on the viability of the business.

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How VR and AR Will Reshape Media

Training & Development

If creative shops can’t keep up with the changes, then publishers like The New York Times, Condé Nast and Disney will fill the void.

The Talent Benefit of Specialization

4A's Member

How has narrowing the agency’s focus helped with staff acquisition and retention?

Why Ageism is Adland’s Next Frontier

Research Services

This survey by Campaign and MEC uncovers the experiences and issues of ageism in the UK advertising and marketing industry.

What I Learned at 4A’s CreateTech 2016

4A's Member

Key takeaways on design and technological trends in the industry from Flashpoint Medica’s Jose Andrade

5 Questions for: Frances Webster, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at Walrus

4A's Member

We’re asking member-agency CEOs, creative leaders, strategists, media execs, futurists and new business gurus to answer the same five questions about the state of the ad industry. Here Walrus co-founder and COO Frances Webster shares her views.

Globality Webinar with Porter Gale (Q4 Western New Business Committee)

Globality’s Porter Gale participated in the West Region New Business Committee meeting on November 17, at Eleven in San Francisco, to share observations on the agency search process and provide committee members with information related to Globality’s web-based agency search platform (www.globality.com/).

5 Questions for: Richard Ward, CEO and President of 22squared

4A's Member

Read what this industry leader says about the industry’s biggest challenges

The Atlantic Moves Against Ad Blockers

Digital Technologies

The Wall Street Journal reports the publisher is moving to an ad-free subscription model. This is a valuable read for 4A’s Members, as ad blocking continues to be a major concern for the industry.

Webinar: Q4 New Business Committee – Webinar with Agency Spotter Co-Founder Brian Regienczuk

In this webinar, Agency Spotter CEO and Co-Founder Brian Regienczuk shares findings and key learning from Agency Spotter’s Agency Search Trends Report. The presentation was originally delivered at the Q4 meeting of the 4A’s New Business Committee.

Making Your Marketing Organization Agile: A Step-By-Step Guide

Research Services

How do you put together your team and build your capabilities to become a successful agile organization? Find out in this guide from McKinsey.

Intel’s ‘Inside The Blue’

4A's Member

To celebrate the launch of the Intel Galileo, Critical Mass challenged Makers from around the world to create an ecosystem of robotic fish that could make the invisible world visible.

Q&A with Wesley ter Haar, Founder of MediaMonks

Marketing & Communications

Why “Design Thinking” is the basis of everything brand communicators do.

Artificial Intelligence, Artificial Creativity and Artificial Humanity

4A's Member

Tim Leake is SVP and Creative, Marketing & Innovation for RPA, a Santa Monica-based agency all about People First. So, it’s somewhat fitting that Leake would have an opinion on the emergence of Artificial Intelligence in the creative community. Here’s his point of view. I put a cheeky little post up on social media last week, […]

Jay Chiat Grand Prix Presentation/Wrap-Up/Close

Crispin Porter + Bogusky (CP+B) Boulder, Starcom and Olson Engage Chicago are presented with the Grand Prix for Kraft Macaroni & Cheese – “Blind Taste Test” Mollie Rosen, EVP, Agency Relations and Membership, 4A’s and Sarah Watson, Global and NY Chief Strategy Officer, BBH New York wrap-up and close StratFest 2016. All of the day’s […]

Outside In: VaynerMedia CEO Gary Vaynerchuk in Conversation with Mashable’s Kerry Flynn

Kerry Flynn, Business Reporter, Mashable interviews Gary Vaynerchuk, CEO, VaynerMedia on Day 2 of StratFest 2016. All of the day’s sessions can be viewed on our 4A’s YouTube Channel.