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FIRESIDE CHATS KICK OFF WITH SARAH THOMPSON, GLOBAL CEO OF DROGA5
By Brian Denison on Feb 26, 2021
This past Friday, we sat down for the first of our new Fireside Chats, an ongoing speaker series benefitting the Colorado Creative Community. Helping raise over $600 and sharing her wisdom with over 85 attendees was Sarah Thompson, Global CEO of Droga5.
Originally from a tiny town in Maine, Sarah began her career at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners before eventually moving to Mullen and BBH. She joined Droga5 in 2008, and was named Global CEO in 2014. Sarah is the driving force behind the rise of Droga5, its 20-plus Agency of the Year wins, and its landmark acquisition by Accenture Interactive.
It’s these truly unique experiences she tapped into for a discussion that covered everything from great lessons she’d learned over the years to the shift toward project work versus AOR relationships. When asked about the best advice she ever received, she said that it was “to believe in yourself, in your own narrative and style versus waiting for other people to define you.” Soon, additional questions started rolling in through the chat, and she touched on breaking into the industry, being a working mother, and many many more enlightening topics.
You can catch the whole Fireside Chat below:
And don’t miss our next Fireside Chat on Tuesday, March 30th, where we ask the question, “To Office, Or Not To Office?” Together, we’ll explore the pros and cons of working remotely and how to plan for post-pandemic work.