Drew Milton is an associate creative director at Adobe. Previous gigs include (but aren’t limited to) Nuvi, MRM / McCann, and Struck. Drew also served two years on the board of the Salt Lake chapter of AIGA. In his spare time, Drew loves being with his wife (Brie) and five-year-old daughter (Perry).
Anna Parker, Chief Strategy Officer, has paved the way for modern planning at Havas Chicago; helping the agency grow, change and adapt to be the best partner for the modern CMO and brands. In seven years at the agency, she’s built a department of investigative strategists who prioritize original insights. Under her leadership, Havas has become less reliant on syndicated research and copy-heavy briefs. Instead, her team focuses on first party data, real time insight from social listening and analytics, and proprietary research executed at both the global and hyper-local levels. Her team digs deeper than segments and demographics to truly understand the cultural drivers that influence consumer perception and behavior - giving brands the most authentic insights and connection with consumers. She’s branded this method “Codes of Culture.” Before this promotion, Anna was the executive strategy director of the Havas Chicago Village and managing director of Havas Chicago’s cultural epicenter, the Annex. Anna also played a pivotal role in standing up and optimizing the Socialcenter model with Coca-Cola, a diverse team leading social strategy, creative and production for some of the most famous brands in the world including Coca-Cola, Sprite, Smartwater and Vitaminwater. Over the course of her career Anna has made an meaningful impact on brands across the retail, restaurant, CPG, Durable Goods and Automotive industries for brands including Citibank, Carl’s Jr., Orbitz, Volkswagen, Craftsman, Moen, Reynolds, REI and the National Association of Realtors.
Barbara Lippert is the writer and advertising critic best known as the award-winning author of the Adweek Critique for Adweek Magazine. Seen in the ad industry as “delightful,” “incisive” and she was also the on-air advertising contributor to CBS News for more than 10 years. After leaving Adweek, she served as "Curator of Popular Culture" for Goodby, Silverstein & Partners in San Francisco. She returned to New York and journalism, to write MadBlog for MediaPost, where she passionately analyzed every episode of "Mad Men" and wrote on media trends. She then wrote a column for Ad Age, and most recently, has happily jumped to the ad side as a digital writer for McCann New York. She lives in New York City.