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ARF Young Pros

ARF Young Pros

ARF Young Pros is a group for working professionals 30 years of age or younger in advertising, marketing, media, research or branding.


The Young Pros hold leadership, networking, and professional development events throughout the year with a focus on cultivating talent and connecting young people to leading industry thinkers.

The mission of the Young Pros is to engage the next generation of industry leaders as valued contributors to the Advertising Research Foundation, and the research community broadly. We do this by providing leadership opportunities for young professionals within the ARF and by creating opportunities for Young Pros to access the wealth of resources available through the ARF and its members. Specifically, the ARF Young Pros group provides a place for young research professionals to network, learn, and lead.

Upcoming Events:

ARF Young Pros Make Your Mark Bootcamp
ARF Young Pros October Meet-Up

Previous Events:

ARF Young Pros Summer Social
ARF Chicago Young Pros: July Meet-Up!
ARF Young Pros Make Your Mark, Presented by Unilever
In the Winner’s Circle
A Mobile State of Affairs
ARF Young Pros Bootcamp - check out the event summary!
ARF Young Pros 2nd Anniversary Party
ARF Young Pros Present: The New Millennial - check out the event summary!
Chicago Social
ARF Young Pros - Meet Up
Summer Social on the Hudson
• The Future of User Experience and Interaction Design
• Special Reception with ARF President & CEO Gayle Fuguitt
• The Naked Brand Film Screening And Talk Back
An Exclusive Tour of the AT&T AdWorks Lab
San Francisco Social
One Year Anniversary Celebration
Boston Networking Social
The Ten Principles of Managing Up – Taking Control of Your Work Life
Insights Workshop Presented By Drumcircle
Summer Social
Research Entrepreneurs Panel
Sustainable Marketing: Appealing to the Environmentally Responsible Young Consumer
From Great Insights to Great Campaigns
Oktoberfest Kickoff Party

ARF Young Pros Advisory Board:

Michael Heitner – SVP, Member Needs & Value, The ARF 
Susan Pechman – Chief Marketing Officer, The NPD Group
Tim Kenyon – Senior Research Director, GfK
Rosie Aponte – Membership Manager, The ARF
Gwen La Fantasie – Senior Membership Manager, The ARF
Jeremiah Tucker – Member Manager, The ARF
Jeff Buchan – Senior Associate, Global Industry Relations, Google, Inc.
Brittney Flynn – Product Management & Development, The NPD Group
Jessica Fontanetta – Senior Research Analyst, AMC Networks
Chip Godfrey – Product Manager, Media Solutions, MasterCard Advisors
Matthew Harb – Custom Research Manager, Consumer Insights Group, The New York Times
David Ho – Consultant, Black Entertainment Television
Yoshi Johnson – Senior Account Executive, Hall & Partners
Jessica Mendoza – Digital Marketing Manager, Americas, Associated Press
Kasey Nadjadi – Sr. Analyst, Ad Sales Research, Viacom Media Networks
Theresa Nguyen – Marketing Insights Manager, Electronic Arts
Kelsey Price – Senior Account Manager, Google, Inc.
Sheila Murphy Seles – Product Services And Marketing Lead, Mashwork
Joseph Wantroba – Analyst, Nielsen Marketing Analytics

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"Being a part of the ARF Young Pros allows you to surround yourself with people who share similar interests and ambition. And, it's a great platform for exchanging new information and ideas."
Nicole Medina, Client Service Analyst, comScore

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