Join us for an immersive 3-hour Design Thinking workshop that will include visionary thinking, innovative discussions and team exercises. Facilitated by IBM Design Thinking subject matter experts, Steve Mealy and... Read More
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Loft at 600 F The Lounge: 2nd Floor 600 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004
Derek Thompson's national bestselling book Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction explores the rules of wildly successful content with stories of blockbusters from film, music, and entertainment. In this talk, he shares his favorite stories and lessons, including "virality is a myth" and "the power of familiar surprises.”
There is a rising enthusiasm for organizations to utilize Design Thinking methodology to change organizational pain-points into innovative solutions to help guide strategy, shape business decisions to stay relevant and one step ahead of the competition. Innovative Strategies for Organizational Growth looks ‘outside-the-box’ for visionary ideas and innovative strategies to solve real-world problems to improve organizational growth.
The world of news reporting has faced significant challenges in recent years. Op-Ed columnist and New York Times associate editorial page editor, David Leonhardt, will share why he thinks journalism is better today than it has ever been before and where he thinks it’s headed.
In this session, join these brand-builders for a candid discussion about the content marketing tips they’ve tried and tested. They’ve all used many forms of content to push local and national brands, their own agencies, and even themselves to prominence.
Do companies reflect their values with their marketing? Should they? Hear about how Nando’s PERi-PERi’s values grew from their history as a trouble-maker brand in post-apartheid South Africa to become an international leader in responsible social commentary. Hear about their high-profile Inauguration campaign that earned national and international media and how that campaign was borne of decades of groundbreaking international work.
During large-scale events or major campaigns, the threat of crisis lurks around every corner. However, a strategic and calculated response can turn a potential disaster into triumph. In this session communications expert Kevin Harris will share first-hand experiences in managing high-level crisis situations. He’ll provide best practices and lessons learned to help you save the day when things go awry.
Consumers are increasingly on-the-go, spending 70% of their waking hours outside the home. Technology has become a critical part of the day to get us where we need to go. From smart devices to wayfinding information, how has the commuter experience changed – and is for the better?
Listen in to this unique round table discussion as Burkey Belser leads a group of industry leaders in discussing how organizations of all kinds are taking public stands that would have once been unthinkable. This presents both a unique challenge and an exciting opportunity for those charged with managing the brand messages and public opinions of these organizations. This panel is made up of some of the leading professionals on the front lines of this innovation in corporate responsibility and communication. You’ll learn what goes on behind-the-scenes when deciding when to take a stand, how to make a political statement while staying true to your customer base (and when that doesn’t matter), what tactics are put in place to best get your message out, how success is measured and lots more.
As the San Antonio-based digital data guru for Donald Trump's winning 2016 presidential campaign, Brad Parscale was there from the beginning. He is credited with persuading Trump to take digital seriously, and increase spending on the online campaign when it lagged far behind that of the Clinton effort. Read More...
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
CHIEF, 1800 Massachusetts Avenue. NW, Washington, DC 20036
Explore DC’s downtown district and see commercialism and advertising, through the lens. Our ADWKDC journey would start at the National Museum of Woman’s Arts (1250 New York Avenue, NW), then... Read More
It takes a thoughtfully designed strategy to develop communication programs and branded environments that define, inspire and engage consumers.
Join us at 6 pm for our final ADWKDC event of the week at Gensler, widely recognized as the world’s leading collaborative design firm. Read More...