Advertising Week Promotes Ruth Mortimer to Global President

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The announcement comes leading up to the company’s return to in-person events in London.

New York, NY — April 12, 2022 — Advertising Week announced today that it has promoted Ruth Mortimer to the position of Global President. In her newly appointed position, Mortimer will continue to oversee Advertising Week’s global thought leadership and education programs. Her role will expand to include marketing and branded and digital content.

Mortimer has been instrumental in establishing the event-based Advertising Week into a global, year-round hub for content, education and thought leadership for the marketing, advertising, media and technology industries.

“Ruth has been an incredible addition to Advertising Week since she joined in 2019.  As a leader, innovator and mentor to the team, she is the perfect person to help lead Advertising Week into our next phase of global and digital growth,” says Lance Pillersdorf, Advertising Week Co-Founder. “Matt and I couldn’t be happier to appoint her as Global President, and I couldn’t be more excited to learn from her and work alongside her in the coming years.”

Mortimer joined Advertising Week in April 2019 as Managing Director, Global Education and Development, to lead AWLearn, Advertising Week’s education platform, and Advertising Week’s global thought leadership programs. Before joining Advertising Week, Mortimer held many roles in managing content businesses and product development. She was managing partner at award-winning digital marketing training business Econsultancy, where she oversaw product development and thought leadership.

“Advertising Week has a unique perspective, uniting business and culture. As we expand into more digital and education services to reach more people worldwide, I’m excited to bring my experience in events, digital products, marketing and content together in this new role,” said Mortimer.

About Advertising Week

Founded in 2004, Advertising Week’s flagship New York-based event has evolved into an unrivaled global thought leadership platform for marketing, media, advertising and technology professionals — no matter who you are, there’s something for you at Advertising Week. 

Sitting at the nexus of education and engagement, Advertising Week offers year-round experiences and content. Featuring thousands of thought leaders, industry-defining podcasts, empowering e-learning, festivals and more — Advertising Week is a stage for what matters. Connect with us online or in person in New York, London, Tokyo, Mexico City, Sydney and Johannesburg.