MEC Global

September 08, 2015 08:50 ET

MEC Global Invests in Talent at Advertising Week 2015

MEC Signs on as Presenting Sponsor of Inaugural AWXII Talent Track

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - September 08, 2015) - MEC, a leading global media agency, today announced its sponsorship of the inaugural Talent Track at Advertising Week XII, the premier gathering of marketing and communications leaders, on September 28th to October 2nd in New York City.

Kicking-off the 12th annual event on Monday September 28th, the newly launched Talent Track aims to elevate the conversation around talent innovation and engagement. The full day symposium will spotlight industry leaders and high-profile experts as they share best practices for identifying, attracting, nurturing and retaining talent drawing from the experiences of diverse business and pop culture communities.

Commenting on the agency's participation, Marie-Claire Barker, Global Chief Talent Officer, MEC said, "Talent is the lifeblood of our success, yet as an industry we are not renowned for innovating in the area of talent management. Just as we innovate for clients, we must move beyond conventional wisdom to uncover, nurture and retain our best talent. MEC is thrilled to lead the conversation on talent innovation and bring to the forefront these differing viewpoints to shift rhetoric on the traditional employee models."

Matt Scheckner, Executive Director at Advertising Week & Stillwell Partners, added, "We are excited to have MEC as our partner not only as we continue to transform Advertising Week, of which we aim to do every year, but to do so with the focus on such a game-changing and hot topic as talent."

As part of the program, Marie-Claire Barker, will host an engaging session titled, "What's the Business Case for Well-being in the Workplace?" at 12PM in the Hard Rock Café. With well-being and mindfulness becoming integral to employee engagement and thriving organizational cultures, MEC seeks to explore how investing in this new frontier in talent innovation is exceeding expectations, motivating employees and shifting cultures across diverse industries.

MEC will also be hosting "Thriving in a Time of Disruption" on Tuesday, September 29th at 1:00PM in B.B. King's Blues Club & Grill. Moderated by Marla Kaplowitz, CEO, MEC North America, the audience will hear from companies that have survived modern day disruption and are rethinking the role of technology to reinvent the traditional workplace structure and approach, and how they are using the company's core values, mission and culture to build strong and connected teams that deliver results.

If the future of Talent is important to you, join the conversation with @MECIdeas and #MECatAWXI, and be sure to check out the AWXII agenda to find where MEC's executives will be on stage throughout the week.

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