JULY 26TH, 2024

Visionaries: Native Foreign

Leading with vision often means embracing the new, the untested and uncharted. The team at creative storytelling agency Native Foreign, led by Chief Creative Officer Nik Kleverov, leverages deep knowledge of AI to generate compelling, groundbreaking work for clients. We sat down with Nik to discuss their creative innovation in Emerging Tech that won 12 Davey Awards.

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Jury Selection:
Kristen Kim

AIVA Juror Kristen Kim is the Host & Producer for multi-award winning podcast: Culture Kids. Hosting alongside her son, Asher, Kim seeks to uplift the voices of communities worldwide, providing children with a sense of adventure and a deeper sense of empathy and appreciation for diversity. Kim shared with us some of her favorite creators, websites and digital tools– for adults and kids!

Meet Kristen

Winner Spotlight:
Gourmet Marketing

Find yourself exactly where you want to be: a haven of total relaxation in the middle of a trendy, bustling city center. ZaZa Hotels, a group of luxury hotels in Texas, looked to Gourmet Marketing to reinvigorate their website. See how the website became a gateway to their hotels and went on to win five gold and two silver Davey Awards.

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Small Desk, Big Ideas

Episode 6

Flame Bearers

Follow Founder Jamie Mittelman as she shows off her personal desk and the setup she uses to record the 2023 Best in Show Sports Podcast Series, “Flame Bearers.” Check out how she makes her space triple-up into an office, a recording studio and a swag shipping warehouse (ok, it’s more of a “swag corner”!).

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Small Desk, Big Ideas

Episode 5

Tremendous Communications

Meet Jeremiah Abraham, Founder & CEO of Tremendous Communications and Co-Producer of 4-time Tony Award nominated musical Here Lies Love. See his personal desk and hear how his team at Tremendous uplifts work by AAPI creators, including campaigns for A24’s Everything Everywhere All At Once, and Lionsgate’s Joy Ride.

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Small Desk, Big Ideas

Episode 4

Massive Mission

Follow Massive Mission CEO Rob Erickson as he shows off his personal desk and the editing bay complete with a massage chair where his team cut together their 2023 Best in Show video “A Backlight Production.”

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Small Desk, Big Ideas

Episode 3

Cord Media

Tour the desks of Doug Burr (Director of Digital) and Christopher Bergstrom (Web Developer) of advertising agency Cord Media. Their website design for client Operation Electrify earned Gold in General- Automotive and Features- Best Visual Appeal – Aesthetic in last year’s Davey Awards.

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AIVA Live: In Session

Thursday, May 30th 1:00pm EDT

Spencer Bunting
CEO, Red Shark Digital

AIVA Juror Spencer Bunting is a marketing and creative executive with 10+ years of experience in digital marketing and design. See Managing Director Lauren Angeloni put him on the stand to test his evaluative process and learn more about what he's looking for in entries this season.


AIVA Live: In Session

Thursday, April 25th 1:00pm EDT

Giavona "G" Williams
CEO & Founder, Grova Creative

Over the last decade, AIVA Juror Giavona has worked on national and regional accounts such as; Pilot Pens, World of Beer, Cooper Tires, Urban Plates, Dollywood, and the Cayman Islands to name a few. She is also heavily involved in the American Advertising Federation (AAF) and currently serves as the first Black Governor of AAF District 4, representing Florida and the Caribbean.

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AIVA Live: In Session

Kindra Meyer
Executive Creative Director, Verb

Alongside being an AIVA Juror, Kindra is a Creative Consultant with over 20 years of experience working with some of the world's largest brands to tell unique stories that resonate with their consumers.

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