August 13, 2013 14:03 ET

4A's 'The Face of Talent' Event Honors 2013 Interns and Marks 40th Year of Multicultural Advertising Intern Program

Executives From Group M, Diageo and Co:Collective Are Among Scheduled Speakers

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Aug 13, 2013) - The 4A's (, the leading trade association for the ad agency business, will honor and celebrate its 40th year of helping to diversify industry talent by honoring the 2013 graduating interns participating in the Multicultural Advertising Intern Program (MAIP). The day-long event, now in its third year, is known as "The Face of Talent," and will be held at Capitale in Manhattan on August 13.

Top advertising, marketing and media executives are scheduled to address more than 400 attendees, who, besides MAIP interns, will include agency and marketing professionals, on the topic of advancing the diversity and inclusion in the industry.

Headline speakers are as follows:

  • Marc Strachan, VP, Multicultural Marketing, Diageo North America
  • Tim Love, former CEO of Omnicom APIMA Operations
  • Nancy Hill, President-CEO of the 4A's
  • Rosemarie Ryan, Co-Founder and Co-CEO at Co:
  • Daisy Exposito-Ulla, Chairman and CEO at d exposito & Partners

With the support of GroupM, Omnicom, Diageo, Deutsch, McCann Worldgroup, R/GA, Centro, Johnson & Johnson and many others, the event will include a Leadership Development Forum, Diversity Leadership Luncheon, career fair, and evening reception.

Since 1973, MAIP has been a source for advertising agencies to find multicultural intern candidates who aspire to careers in advertising, marketing and media. With more than 2,500 alumni, MAIP's presence is felt nationwide, and its alumni have been responsible for influencing and shaping well-known brands. The MAIP program has consistently brought exceptional talent to the attention of industry decision makers. 

Nancy Hill, President-CEO of the 4A's, said, "This year's event holds particular significance because it's MAIP's 40th anniversary. As the culminating event for the summer internship program, 'The Face of Talent' gives this group of exceptional interns a chance to show what they've learned over these past couple of months and to connect with leading industry executives for future career opportunities."

"The Face of Talent Leadership Luncheon," hosted by Marc Strachan, VP Multicultural Marketing at Diageo-NA, and a 1981 MAIP alumnus, will feature a special musical performance and TEDx-inspired talks as well as an awards presentation to industry leaders who have advanced diversity in advertising. Interns will also be recognized for their work with various agencies this summer.

Following the luncheon, during a career fair, executives from more than 40 agencies will meet and mingle with the 100+ interns who are recent college graduates, to discuss employment opportunities.

The day concludes with an evening reception held at the 40/40 Club which brings together attendees, MAIP interns and MAIP alumni, giving them the chance to interact and talk about their experiences, reflect on their day and share ideas.

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