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PWA Virtual Career Talk with Wieden+Kennedy
May 14 | 3:00 pm - 3:40 pm
Get a glimpse of what it's like to work at Portland-based Wieden+Kennedy, one of the world's top advertising agencies. Our guests will share about creating original content and adapting to changes in the workplace. In this industry, resilience and creativity are key!
More about Wieden+Kennedy: W+K is a global advertising giant with headquarters in Northwest Portland. Its clients include Nike, Coca-Cola, Old Spice and many leading brands. Employees include art directors, writers, project managers, media planners, producers, designers (visual, motion, UX/UI), strategists, engineers and account executives. Famous campaigns include "Dream Crazy" with Colin Kaepernick.
Crystal Thomas is a California native currently working as a Brand Manager on Old Spice. Prior to Wieden + Kennedy, she worked at several advertising agencies in San Francisco, helping brands like Comcast Xfinity, Cheetos and Electronic Arts creating TV and online campaigns. Before getting into advertising, she received her BA degree in Public Relations from San Jose State University, and worked as a publicist for BET Networks. She later went back to school for a Master’s Degree in Marketing, Advertising & Communications at Kingston University London. She is a champion for diversity in advertising, a Game of Thrones fan, and enjoys spending time with her malti-poo named after the South Park character, Butters.
Eunice Pang (Euni for short) is a Portland-based Korean American producer who makes a variety of projects - photo shoots, advertising films, video content, and art installations. She has experience in building provocative campaigns for brands like Nike, Facebook, KFC, and Supercell at Wieden + Kennedy, Ad Age’s 2020 A-List Agency of the Year. Emotional, passion-driven and earnest, she combines vivid imaginations with a desire to execute provocative, creative work. Her work has also been featured by Fast Company, USA Today, Paper Magazine, Mashable, and Business Insider. She's also committed to diversity and inclusion in the advertising industry, and as co-lead of The Asiancy, she’s on a mission to strengthen knowledge and ownership of Asian racial and ethnic heritages, and build awareness within Wieden+Kennedy and the local community of Portland.
Anthony is an emerging brand executive at Wieden + Kennedy, from Chicago, IL. Following his graduation from Northern Illinois University in 2017, Anthony knew he wanted to channel his passion for culture, music, and sports into a dynamic and engaging industry, which led him to Wieden + Kennedy. He credits his growth and development to internship programs such as the Emma L. Bowen Foundation and the Marcus Graham Project. Anthony is genuinely interested in mentoring young talent and is a proud advocate for diversity and inclusion.
Katie Dyer is a strategist at Wieden + Kennedy, working on the Old Spice account. In her spare time, she is the Publications Director for the historic Lone Fir Cemetery, and heads up Headstone Cleaning workshops every third Saturday of the month.
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