September Luncheon: Breaking Conventional Marketing Communication Norms to Tackle the Biggest Crisis Our Nation Has Ever Faced
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
As marketers and communicators gear up for a post-pandemic world, we must come to terms with how Covid-19 became a catalyst for change and accelerated digital disruption. The Ad Council, the national nonprofit which convenes the world's best marketers, created a groundbreaking public engagement campaign tackling the most pressing issues facing the country. The agency was forced to abandon traditional approaches and become more agile, creative, diverse, innovative, and collaborative. Their campaign, led by Sherry Thompson, utilized a five-part tactical strategy that embraced both an "air" and "ground" game while integrating targeted audience intentionality toward communities of color. Ms. Thompson will dissect the ongoing vaccine education campaign, the biggest and most important public service effort in U.S. history.
About our speaker
Sherry Thompson is an engineer turned marketer, who now commits each day working to transform the lives of women through health and wellness. A graduate of the University of Virginia and Duke University's Fuqua School of Business, she works as a private consultant, where she leads projects in the health and wellness space placing special emphasis on communities of color. She currently consults for the Ad Council as the Coalition Consultant Lead on the organization's Covid-19 Vaccine Education Initiative. Prior to consulting, Ms. Thompson worked at WW (formerly Weight Watchers) where she served as SVP of Diverse Community Engagement and Activation and SVP of U.S. Marketing. In these roles, she led marketing and communications efforts and developed the company's strategy to reach diverse communities.