Stefanie DiGianvincenzo has been chosen by RMIT as chair of the Advertising Industry Advisory Committee. She will head a team of leading industry professionals as they advise and inform the Bachelor and Master of Advertising degree programs at RMIT.
DiGianvincenzo is an RMIT Advertising alumni. She was also chosen for the creativity, vision and enormous energy she brings to the role, her global connections and passion for diversity. DiGianvincenzo has also worked in Melbourne and London agencies, DDB, Wunderman, AKQA, Clemenger, led the Nike Women Global account, co-founded and run Melbourne’s first copywriting collective, Apostrophe, worked client side as the global creative director at the Cotton On Group, and is the co-founder, strategic director and curator of Rare – Google’s global diversity and inclusion platform for the creative industries.
“It’s an absolute honour to be stepping into the role of chair for a committee that helps to shape the same program that kick started my own career in the creative industries. Esther has done an excellent job in the role for the past years – and I certainly have big shoes to fill,” DiGianvincenzo stated.
“It is the strength of her background and her vision for fostering diversity and developing creativity in advertising practitioners and leaders of the future, that make Stef such an exciting appointment as the new chair,” Clerehan added. She is stepping down after four years but will remain on the committee.
The current RMIT Advertising Industry Advisory Committee members are Stefanie DiGianvincenzo (Google/Rare), Esther Clerehan (Clerehan) Michael Titshall (R/GA), Carmela Soares (Facebook), Stanley Johnson (Creative Consultant), Daniel Pizzato (Leo Burnett), Eaon Pritchard (UM), Naomi Johnston (Jumbla), Michael Skarbek (Creative Consultant) Julie Bilby (RMIT), Lucas Parker (RMIT), Scott Brook (RMIT), Fiona Finn (RMIT).
In 2018, the Advertising programs and IAC received the Media and Communication Dean’s Award for Industry Engagement, in large a recognition for Pitch Night’s success in showcasing graduates to industry every year.