WAATBP 2024 - Save the Date

Oct 26, Online | Oct 27, New York City 2024

WAATBP 2023 Keynote Speaker

Everette Taylor

WAATBP 2023 Keynote Speaker

Everette Taylor is CEO of Kickstarter, the world’s premiere crowdfunding platform for creative projects. Under Everette’s leadership, Kickstarter was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential Companies due to the company’s global impact in the creator economy and being trailblazers for the future of work.  

Before joining Kickstarter, Everette most recently served as the CMO of Artsy, the largest online marketplace for buying and selling fine art. During his time at Artsy, he was recognized by Business Insider as one of the World's Most Innovative CMOs and named by Forbes as one of the World's Most Influential CMOs due to the business seeing all-time record revenue growth and brand awareness.  

As a marketing executive and CMO, he helped lead both on-demand rental car company Skurt and B2B software company Qualaroo to successful acquisitions. He also led growth and co-founded GrowthHackers.com, the largest community for growth marketers and established Taylor as one of the most sought-after marketers in the tech industry. Everette’s other marketing roles include becoming the youngest CMO ever for the popular e-commerce company Sticker Mule and overseeing growth strategy for new social products for Microsoft.

As a founder, Everette started his first company at the age of 19 called EZ Events which was successfully acquired in 2011. He then went on to establish ET Enterprises in 2013, a diverse portfolio of companies that includes PopSocial, MilliSense, ArtX and GrowthHackers. As CEO of PopSocial, he was recognized as Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2018 for his innovation in the social media marketing space and Forbes 30 under 30 All-Star in 2019 for exponentially growing the company.

In 2019, Everette received an honorary doctorate degree from Shaw University upon recognition of his “meritorious contributions to human society and welfare for humanity.”

WAATBP 2023 Speakers

A Dose of Black Joy & Caffeine
Associate Creative Director, Brand Creative
Capital One
Director, Global Head of Brand Strategy & Creative
Google Cloud
EVP of People, Operations & Culture
Spoken-Word Poet and Founder
Poetry Me, Please
Mediahub Worldwide
VP, Head of Marketing
Lippe Taylor
VP, Creative
New York Times Advertising & T Brand Studio
DJ / Host
Brown Sugar Bounce
Google Creative Lab
Moderator / Associate Director, DEI Strategy
Co-Founder & CEO
Group Strategy Director, Marketing Transformation
Accenture Song
Founder, Executive Producer
TRPE Media
Founder / Associate Strategy Director
Black Visionaries / Laundry Service
Chief Diversity and Impact Officer
Associate Creative Director, Art Director
Senior Director of Strategy
United Entertainment Group
Google Brand Studio
Studio Manger
Jones Knowles Ritchie (JKR)
SVP of Partnerships
Deutsch LA
Founder & CEO
Therapist, Author, Speaker
Lead Integrated Producer
Google Brand Studio
Legrand Coffee House
Director of Sponsorship Strategy & Activation
Prudential Financial
Freelance Creative Director & Talent Manager
Bold Culture
Executive Creative Director
TBWA\Chiat\Day LA
Broccoli City
Senior DEI Manager
Senior Art Director
Creative Director, Writer
Writer & Integrated Producer
Account Supervisor
Creative Resource Manager
Executive Creative Director
Wieden+Kennedy Portland
Executive Creative Director
Rhynie International
Vice President, Advertising
Capital One
Chairman & CEO
Amusement Park Entertainment
Executive Creative Director, Brand Creative
Capital One
Creative Technologist
Google Creative Lab
Wellness Room Facilitator
Brown and Browner Advertising
Creative Strategy Director
What To Expect | 2023

Keynotes &

From inspirational keynotes to meaningful panels, we address real issues that affect people of color

Portfolio Reviews & Recruiting

Get your portfolio reviewed by top leaders
from respected agencies and brands.

Workshops & Sessions

We seek to inspire action with sessions that provide professional development advice and experiential learning for all attendees.


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Our 2023 Partners

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A Dose Of Black Joy

We are excited to announce that this year, we are teaming up with A Dose of Black Joy & Caffeine, the inspirational podcast hosted by Justin Adu! This podcast is known for its conversations with Black creatives, marketing, PR, and tech professionals, focusing on Black joy, as well as what keeps them going.

A new seventh season begins this Monday, September 18, with each week featuring a different WAATBP guest discussing their professional and personal journey.

Everette Taylor

CEO Kickstarter
Keynote Speaker

For Season 7, we kick off the series with an outstanding guest: Everette Taylor, CEO of Kickstarter. Under his leadership, Kickstarter was named one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential Companies. Taylor's impressive career includes serving as CMO of Artsy - the largest online marketplace for buying and selling fine art. We are honored to have had him on the podcast and can't wait for you to hear the rest of the exciting episodes we have lined up for you!

Adrienne Lucas

Head Of DEI And Strategic Partnerships
The One Club

Learn more about this preeminent diversity conference and career fair, pushing back against the ad world’s diversity deficit. This year's event is on Thursday, October 26 and Friday, October 27 in downtown New York City. Don't miss out on this great conversation with Adrienne Lucas! Tune in to hear more about the conference's journey and what's next for the industry.

Blake Lynch

Creative Director/Talent Manager

Faith McIver

Senior Global Diversity & Inclusion Manager

Join us on an exclusive episode where we delve into the topic of "What About Your Friends?: How Friendship Shapes Your Professional Path." Our panel lead, Blake Lynch & Faith McIver, will share their insights on building and maintaining connections, amplifying growth with peers & mentors, and abolishing the 'only room for one' mindset. Tune in to unlock the power of friendship and create a thriving professional community.

Dyesha Hicks

Office Manager

Jones Knowles Ritchie


Join us for an insightful conversation about mental health within black communities with Dyesha Hicks. In this episode, we discuss addressing anxiety in the workplace and beyond. Listen closely as she shares her mental health journey and key takeaways on how we can shift the narrative around mental health.

Jimmy Smith


Amusement Park Entertainment

On the final episode of the podcast, Jimmy Smith shares an exclusive interview that you won't want to miss. Smith, chairman/CEO/CCO at Amusement Park Entertainment and One Club Board member, discusses the evolution of The One Club's "Where Are All The Black People" conference. The event started as a panel on diversity during The One Club's 2011 Creative Week and has since grown into a day-long multicultural conference and career fair. However, the events of 2020 have sparked a reexamination of the conference and the ad industry's continued lack of progress in providing opportunities for people of color. Tune in to hear more about the conference's journey and what's next for the industry.

Bringing together Black voices within the advertising community to celebrate success, highlight setbacks, and demand their rightful place at the table alongside their allies.