Chairman, US Government Practice WPP
Mr. Devlin has over 25 years of advertising and business development experience. He has held various other executive and creative positions over the course of his advertising career, including launching the introduction of Diet Coke for the Coca-Cola Company. Mr. Devlin currently serves on the board of directors of a number of private organizations, as well as on the board of directors of Location Based Technologies, Inc., a public company. Mr. Devlin received a Bachelor’s degree, from Bethel University and completed graduate work at Dartmouth College.
Founder Republic of Everyone
Ben is a writer, cancer survivor and a founder of Australia's #1 do-good agency, Republic of Everyone.
He’s on a mission to help create 100 ideas that make the world a better place. So far the list includes the award winning Tails for Whales, the now international Garage Sale Trail and the 202020 Vision, a game-changing project to make Australia's cities 20% greener by 2020.
He believes that everyone should make it their business to leave the world better than they found it and sustainability, community and communications are three of the keys to making that happen.
SVP Strategic Partnerships iHeart Media
Michael Preacher – President - Washington DC Region & Government Initiatives, iHeartMedia
Michael Preacher is a 20-year media veteran and one of the nation’s foremost government outreach media experts. In 2002, he launched iHeartMedia, Inc’s first government focused media division. In the years since, he has grown it into a national division with offices in California, New York, Washington D.C., Texas and Florida.
Mr. Preacher championed a partnership model with leading ad agencies that when combined with his ability to provide unique, high profile multi-platform media strategies have garnered over 550 government campaigns to date. Based on this success, in 2016, Mr. Preacher was elevated to President of iHeartMedia’s Washington DC Region and iHeartMedia’s Government Initiatives Divisions, where he oversees all government and DC regional business pursuits.
Michael earned his degree in Journalism with an emphasis in Advertising from the University of Oregon while twice being named as Academic All-American for the Ducks.
Jose Miguel Sokoloff
President Mullen Lowe Global Creative Council
Jose Miguel Sokoloff is Global President of MullenLowe Group’s Creative Council, Co-Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of MullenLowe SSP3 (Colombia). He is also one of the most internationally awarded and respected advertising creatives and peace proponents in the world. Sokoloff’s philosophy of employing soft power over force for effective behavior change manifests in the communications he has designed throughout his career to address cultural and societal issues in ways that transcend borders and challenge norms. Native to Colombia, Sokoloff’s most recognized work for the Colombian Ministry of Defense has propelled him from advertising creative to cultural figure, having spoken and appeared across a variety of widely recognized platforms with mass audiences such as TED Global, NPR’s This American Life, and WIRED, in addition to the ad industry’s most renowned forums such as the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.
Throughout the past decade, his work to demobilize the FARC Guerrillas of the Colombian jungles has been a powerful driver towards reaching peace in the country, and has led to the demobilization of over 17,000 guerrillas to date. The most successful campaigns, Rivers of Light, and Operation Christmas, have connected Colombians in ways previously considered unimaginable, and have aimed to steer the nation towards an enhanced quality of life for all. Sokoloff’s responsibilities as Global President of MullenLowe Group’s Creative Council involve leading the network’s top creative talent to continued success for client’s brands in addition to enhancing network integration, collaboration, and growth.
MullenLowe SSP3 is the third largest agency in Colombia, was AdAge’s 2013 International Agency of the Year, and been consistently ranked as a top five creative agency in the market over the last 18 years. Efforts to strengthen creativity across the network have resulted in MullenLowe Group being named a Cannes Top 10 and Gunn Report Top 10 Global Creative Network, No. 1 Creative Agency by WARC 100, Unilever's Agency of the Year 2015, winning the most Grand Prix at Spikes Asia in 2015, and being listed as an AdAge Agency to Watch 2015.