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What 2020 means for Careers and Society. “The 2020 Effect”, What just happened? (part 1)

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Join us for a two-part series to help you navigate 2020 and 2021. In Part 1, Dario Spina, ViacomCBS Velocity’s CMO, and CAF President, Richard Roche, dive into current trends in the workplace, the cultural implications of COVID19 and how Black Lives Matter is shaping our industry. In Part 2, life coaches and industry recruiters share the secrets to standing out in this current work environment. 

Whether you are looking to stand out in your current role, recently lost your job, are looking to break into the industry or make a BIG career move, you won’t want to miss these dynamic discussions.

Welcome and series introduction by Kristian May Stewart, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Strategy Analytics & Research, Ten35 and CAF Board Member.

Part 1
The 2020 Effect“, What just happened?

2020 is proving to be a year of drastic upheaval, with major cultural consequences. CAF President, Richard Roche, will lead a Fireside chat with ViacomCBS Velocity’s CMO, Dario Spina to summarize The 2020 EffectAs COVID-19 disrupted every facet of our lives, ViacomCBS Velocity launched The Corona Effect, a weekly deep dive into how the coronavirus pandemic was affecting American culture.  And as the year went on, the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement has redirected our attention to the flaws within our institutions.  They turned the series into The 2020 Effect, a monthly series of mini-studies to amplify our cultural research, with a focus on the biggest shifts affecting consumers and marketers. The two-part series provides an overview of the cultural shifts they have observed since March 2020, with an eye to what these changes mean for creatives and strategists in the advertising industry.


Dario Spina

Dario Spina is the Chief Marketing Officer of Viacom Velocity, the marketing & creative solutions arm of ViacomCBS Ad Sales that seamlessly integrates brands into the cultural conversation through custom content across all of its platforms and experiences. In this role, he leads domestic marketing and creative solution efforts for ViacomCBS brand partners across AwesomenessTV, Comedy Central, CMT, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Network, Pop, Smithsonian Channel, TV Land, and VH1.

Previously, Spina served as the Executive Vice President of Integrated Marketing for the Music & Entertainment group at Viacom and led the consumer and integrated marketing teams at Spike as the Senior Vice President of Marketing. Prior to joining Viacom in1999, he held various positions in advertising at DDB Needham and worked in the music industry in marketing and creative at Mercury/Island Def Jam Records.

Dario Spina currently serves on the Board of Directors for Shine Global, a prosocial organization that gives voices to children by telling stories of their resilience to raise awareness, promotes action and inspires change. In addition, Spina serves on the Publishing Advisory Board at Pace University. He holds an MA from Seton Hall University and earned his undergraduate degree from Pace University.

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