Interviews

Interviews, undertaken periodically, will appear on this page.

Mary Wells – Advertising and Society Review, 2011, Volume 12, Issue 3.

Mary Wells is one of the iconic figures of the Creative Revolution of the 1960s, in fact Mary is probably responsible for leading more breakthrough campaigns than any other person of the period.  Mary was the first female CEO to take a company public and onto the New York Stock Exchange. She published an autobiography, A Big Life in Advertising, in 2002. More recently she has, along with several well known women in media, created the wowOwow website, a place for intelligent women on the web.

Jo Ann Ross – Advertising and Society Review, 2011, Volume 12, Issue 3.

Jo Ann Ross was named President, Network Sales, CBS Television Network, in October 2002. She was instrumental in the Network’s record-breaking sales performance during the 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 Upfronts—each being the largest in CBS’s history. A 17-year CBS veteran, Ross joined CBS in 1992 as Vice President of Olympic Sales, in charge of Network sales for the Lillehammer Winter Olympics in 1994 and the Nagano Winter Olympics in 1998.  Ross has been one of Hollywood Reporter’s “100 Most Powerful Women in Entertainment” for many years running, was named the Women in Sports and Entertainment Woman of the Year in 2005, and in 2002 was named one of Advertising Age’s “Media Mavens,” an annual compilation of the industry’s top media stars.