Amera Lulu is Finalist in Future is Female

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For the first time ever, Advertising Week decided to celebrate outstanding female leaders - the emerging stars of our industry - in their Future Is Female Awards. The winners were announced at Advertising Week’s Opening Concert on September 23, 2019, where the legendary TLC (“No Scrubs”, “Waterfall”, “Creep”) performed in front of thousands of their peers from the advertising and marketing industry. While not among the nine winners, BIC's Amera Lulu was the youngest finalist in the room filled with amazing industry all-stars.

“Now more than ever, elevating emerging stars, shining the spotlight on the rising generation, and recognizing those who are breaking barriers in industry historically dominated by men is vital,” said Ruth Mortimer, Managing Director of Global Education and Development at Advertising Week. “TLC did that when they broke through in the 1990s and are still doing it today.”

Mortimer chaired a panel of Judges that included Gina Grillo, CEO of The Advertising Club; Deb Josephs, Chief People Officer of Ampersand; Quynh Mai, Founder & CEO of Moving Content & Image; Monique Nelson, Chair & CEO of UWG; and Elena Sotomayor, Executive Vice President of Cárdenas Marketing Network.

BIC Adds Color to the Rainbow Room

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This year's Brave Brands ceremony celebrating the ANDY award-winning brands and their agency partners was held atop Rockefeller Center at The Rainbow Room during Advertising Week. In addition to cocktails and late-morning networking, BICsters sat down to a lunch along with over 200 top communications professionals and influencers from marketing, agency, media and technology companies to watch presentations of the 2019 honorees: AIG, Carrefour, Domino's Pizza, Essity: Libresse, KASIKORNBANK, MGM Resorts International, Nike, Procter & Gamble: Gillette, Procter & Gamble: Vicks, Mars: Skittles, SKODA, and Unilever: Ben & Jerry's. Afterwards, BICsters thanked host Gina Grillo, President of the Advertising Club of New York, promising to join her on stage to accept their own ANDY award some time in the future!

CCNY Welcomes BIC Class of 2021

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Another year, another BIC class ready to smash silos, create interdisciplinary magic, and re-invent the communications industry. The BIC Class of 2021 arrived on campus August 22nd for a day of orientation, advising, and tips on networking — as well as celebratory drinks with the Class of 2020.

This year, BIC welcomed 35 students from all across the globe, including Guyana, Mexico, Norway, China, India, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Turkey, and Korea as well as faraway places such as Brooklyn and Hamilton Heights.

BICsters from the Class of 2021 have received degrees from a wide range of illustrious universities from City College to Baruch and John Jay, from Boston University to Wesleyan, from SUNY Binghamton to UCal/Irvine, from Bahcesehir University to Pontificia Universidad Javeriana.

In addition to its rich ethnic diversity, this year’s class also has a great gender balance and range of ages – from the early 20s to the mid 40s. Since integration is the future, this year's BICsters are a curious and collaborative bunch. While some enter the program with undergrad degrees in advertising, visual communication design, marketing and communications, most have studied farther afield with degrees in law, psychology, theater, computer information systems, fashion, sociology, English, journalism, entrepreneurship, French, and political science.

The day’s agenda included a design thinking exercise as well as a lecture on networking from the multi-talented Jen Nash, a Creative Director, senior strategist for Fortune 100 companies, real estate maven,  and CEO of a crypto currency company.

New BICsters also had a chance to pick the brains of BIC Alumni Ambassadors Javier Garcia ’15, Andy Kwan, ’16, Dhvani Unadkat ’17, and Natalie Alcide ’19 who fielded questions about BICster life, study, and balance.

The day wrapped up, as usual, with a welcome back mixer at Hogshead Tavern.