The event that has taken 15 U.S. cities (plus London + Toronto) by storm finally comes to Detroit! Started as a passion project to spotlight a huge business opportunity -- the lack of female creative leadership and its impact on connecting with an overwhelmingly female marketplace -- the 3% Conference is giving agencies and brands a new road-map towards diversity.
Come discover how our unique brand of microactions + manbassadors + mentorship and professional development are making real change, helping to up the number of female CDs from 3% to 11% in just a few short years. Our Detroit event will have a special focus on the automotive industry.
Eric Weisberg, Doner CCO, greets the crowd and prepares us for the day ahead.
Global Chief Creative Officer
Diversity = Creativity = Profitability. That’s the drumbeat of the 3% Movement. Hear how far-reaching this business mantra extends, and how it is revolutionizing the way agencies do business.
Founder, The 3% Movement
A panel of creative leaders from the Detroit market localize and personalize the issue of diversity.
SVP, ECD at Doner
ACD at Huge
VP GCD at MRM//McCann
SVP, GCD at GTB
Brand Strategist and Senior Partner, Saga Marketing
Through tragedy came clarity for Madonna Badger, CCO of Badger + Winters and creator of the #WomenNotObjects campaign. Listen to how she survived the unthinkable to find her life’s purpose – a rally cry we all need to hear and heed.
CCO, Badger + Winters
Partner, Head of Strategy, Goodby Silverstein
Men are not only NOT the problem, but they’re a critical part of the answer. Hear how three different leaders are paving the way for more diverse leadership in their ranks.
Vice President and Regional Business Lead, North Region, SapientRazorfish
Chief Strategy Officer, Doner
CEO, Campbell Ewald
Fireside Chat: Solve for Motherhood = Solve for Millennials
Ideal worker bias, conscious and unconscious bias, motherhood bias, flexibility bias, “second shift” bias, and ideal mother bias – the list is long of the hurdles for working mothers. Companies that combat these and create more inclusive cultures win with everyone, especially moms + Millennials (64 million of whom will become parents themselves in the next decade). Join 3% COO, Lisen Stromberg, author of “Work Pause Thrive: How to Pause for Parenthood Without Killing Your Career” as she sits in conversation on these important topics.
Panel: Touchdown! Super Bowl Sunday Success Stories
Advertising has always been a mirror into culture, and the Super Bowl remains one of the last broadcasts that Americans, in large numbers, tune in to in real time. More than one in three citizens watch, typically in social situations, often while sharing via social networks, making it a unique microcosm of American life.
3%’s Super Bowl Tweetup reveals consumer sentiment in real-time and drives awareness of what works on advertising’s biggest spend day of the year. Auto advertisers stole the show this year + we’ll do a slo-mo replay of what worked + why.
Creative Director, The Brown Scribe
Group Creative Director, Google, Inc.
COO, The 3% Conference
Group Strategy Director, Venables Bell & Partners
VP/Creative Director Engage M1
Clients and agency folks at the frontlines of creating inclusive work environments, campaigns and partnerships share what they're doing and (hopefully) inspire others to do the same.
Senior Group Account Director, Spike DDB
US Integrated Marketing and Media Lead, Ford
Senior Digital Marketing Manager, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Author and former chief creative officer Valerie Graves spent decades creating award-winning ad campaigns, from using hip-hop artist Ludacris to sell Pontiac cars to featuring Steve Harvey in Burger King spots and helping to re-introduce the Buick brand.
In her first book, Pressure Makes Diamonds: Becoming The Woman I Pretended To Be, Graves paints the picture of a determined woman who faked it till she made it—and made it big--as an authentic Black female creative. She’ll share stories of her journey as a teenage mother who fought her way out of the projects of Pontiac, Michigan into advertising in Detroit during the 1970s, then rose to national prominence in New York as one of the Advertising Age 100 Best and Brightest.
Author, "Pressure Makes Diamonds: Becoming the Woman I Pretended to Be."