Bart Cleveland spent over 30 years growing brands like The Ritz-Carlton, James Hardie Siding, Coca-Cola, and CNN. Now, he guides marketers and agencies nurture customers into advocates through the ACES℠ relationship development program. He also helps creative professionals plan and execute successful careers through, Job Propulsion Lab℠. 

Bart launched Ad Age’s most popular blog, Small Agency Diary. He is also a contributing author of the book, The Get A Job Workshop, How To Find Your Way To A Creative Career In Advertising.

Bart speaks on consumer development and the future of advertising at industry and education events such as Ad Age’s Small Agency Conference, BOLO, AAF Advention and The One Show Creative Week.

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Audrey Boring began her creative career as a copywriter, setting up her own freelance business in 2010. A keen interest in the creative process led her to work in close collaboration with agencies to build brands for companies such as, International Paper and St. Louis Children's Hospital. In 2015, she joined Aces Branding as a partner to develop social media strategy capabilities for the consultancy. Her business has handled social media marketing for Job Propulsion Lab since 2016. That year, Audrey also launched Quaintrelle, a cooperative for young business women to sell upscale cosmetics.

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