2019 Attendees

Meghan Patenaude

Group Art Supervisor
Area 23
New York
, United States of America


1.    Prior to being chosen to participate in this program, what did you know or hear about the LIA Creative LIAisons program?
Throughout my career, attending the Creative LIAisons program has been a major personal goal. I have had the opportunity of hearing from some of the young creatives who have attended the program in the past speak highly of its exposure to the behind the scenes of our industry as well as being able to learn from the best international creative talent. When selected to attend this year, I knew it was a tremendous honor and I couldn’t be more excited.
2.    How did you feel when you were chosen to participate in Creative LIAisons, an exclusive program of 100 attendees aged 21 – 30 from around the world?
When I was told I was chosen this year by my agency to participate in the Creative LIAisons program, I was absolutely thrilled, humbled, and very honored. I’m excited for this tremendous learning opportunity and to bring back that knowledge and inspire more creatives.
3.     If you were to choose what the speakers present, what topics would you choose?
-    Health doesn’t suck: How to leverage extremely important health topics to do the best work in the entire advertising industry
-    Innovation and Advertising: How product development is now a part our industry
-    The art of the Jury Room: personal experiences from industry leaders who have served on juries in multiple award shows
4.    If you could choose any juror to interview for two minutes, who would it be and why?
I would like to interview Dominic Stallard, because I find his background in design, film, and even music direction fascinating. I would love to learn more about how those different international roles fueled his career and overall creative experience.