ADPR presents ‘Driven by Purpose’ virtual series

ADPR presents ‘Driven by Purpose’ virtual series

September 14, 2020

Register now for the first Driven by Purpose webinar Sept. 15.

The Department of Advertising and Public Relations will launch its first-ever virtual series, Driven by Purpose, with a conversation between Brad MacAfee, board president, Global Impact Relations Network, and Catherine Blades, senior vice president, chief ESG and communications officer at Aflac.

The kick-off program, “Driven By Purpose: Aflac,” will be presented by Zoom webinar on Sept. 15, from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. The complimentary registration is open here.

“The Driven by Purpose series has been gratifying for us to develop and plan,” said  Bryan Reber, chair of the Department of Advertising and Public Relations and C. Richard Yarbrough Professor of Crisis Communications Leadership.

“It features remarkable leaders in discussions that illuminate the importance of purpose in these times and going forward for companies, brands and individuals,” said Bryan Reber, chair of the ADPR Department and Richard C. Yarbrough Professor in Crisis Communications Leadership.

“We are honored to present conversations about the power of purpose in this series, which will extend through the 2020-21 academic year, and we’re especially grateful that such exceptional guests have agreed to participate and share their insights and inspiration with students, alumni and others in the professional community. We hope it will be of benefit to all.”

Following the series launch with MacAfee and Blades on Sept. 15 will be a webinar featuring  Delta Air Lines Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Tim Mapes (ABJ ’86) on Oct. 6 and a webinar featuring Carole Munroe (ABJ ’82), Senior Director of  Brand Communications for Hilton Worldwide on Oct. 8.

The programs by Mapes and Munroe will provide centerpiece conversations for the annual AdPR week celebration.

The Driven By Purpose series will continue with a webinar featuring Maxine Clark (ABJ ’71), founder of Build-A-Bear Workshop and Founder/CEO of the Clark-Fox Family Foundation, and Jeff Jowdy (ABJ ’83), founder and president of Lighthouse Counsel on Nov. 11. The November programming will focus on a theme of philanpthropy.

ADPR students will be involved coordinating the series, which will be produced by Missy Hill, program manager for ADPR and Jim Black of Grady Productions. Jody Danneman, president of Atlanta Image Arts and Hearst Foundations Visiting Professional will serve as consulting producer with Parker Middleton serving as executive producer.

The Driven By Purpose series is made possible by support from the Hearst Foundations Visiting Professionals Fund, Lighthouse Counsel and Friends of ADPR.

View the Driven by Purpose website for a full list of webinars.