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Event Date: April 13, 2017 6pm
Location: The Denver Post Auditorium 101 W. Colfax Ave Denver, CO

Carolyn Hadlock
Principle/ECD Young and Laramore

Mentorless: One ECD's journey without a map and the places it took her.


I have worked at the same agency my entire life. 

And yet (perhaps surprisingly) my story is one of transformation.

When I became ECD at Young & Laramore I was in a new position—for me, and for my agency. There had never been an "ECD" at Y&L before. Making it the first time in my career that I was truly in uncharted territory—mentorless—and without a roadmap.

So I set out to change that. By gathering wisdom from those who had been where I knew I wanted to go.

This is the chronicle of my journey over the last two years and the ever-expanding list of mentors, friends, challengers and future game-changers I have met along the way.

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Alex Bogusky from Crispin Porter + Bogusky. Our inaugural event brought more than 500 people to see Alex as CP+B arrived in Boulder.

Allen Rosenshine and Keith Reinhard. Advertising Age named these two of the most influential figures in advertising history.

David Droga, Creative Chairman of Droga5. No one on the planet has won more Cannes Lions than David.

Tor Myrhen, Chief Creative Officer, Grey Advertising. Denver Native returns after turning Grey into Ad Age’s 2014 Agency of the Year.

Keith Villa, Master Brewer and Founder, Blue Moon Brewing Company. One of the most experimental and courageous men in the beverage industry shared history, and libations.

Paul Venables, Founder and Creative Director, VenablesBell. Applauded for Audi’s Super Bowl spots, Intel’s ‘Rockstar’, and Google’s ‘Nick's First Pitch’, Paul launched experiential "Late Night" show, complete with audience participation, a live band, and a deserved standing ovation.

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