Warren Lecture Series

The Irwin Warren Lecture Series

The Irwin Warren Lecture in Advertising and Digital Media honors the memory of Warren, who was the creator of some of the nation's most successful advertising campaigns. During an advertising career spanning more than 40 years, Warren worked at Doyle Dane Bernbach, BBDO and other leading agencies, before moving to McCann Erickson, the world's largest advertising agency, where he retired as senior creative director in 2006.


The lecture series was established by Patrick Mutchler, a graduate of the School of Journalism and Media, formerly the School of Journalism and Telecommunications, in the University of Kentucky College of Communication and Information, who worked with Warren while in marketing with Johnson & Johnson.


The lecture is free and open to the public.


Past Irwin Warren Lecturers:

2019: Chuck Brymer, Chair, DDB Communications Group

2017: Mark Carroll, Partner, Bandy Carroll Hellige Advertising and Public Relations and Dan Hartlage, Principal, Guthrie/Mayes Public Relations

2015: JoAnn Sciarrino, Knight Chair in Digital Advertising and Marketing, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

2015: Jim Alessandro, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Sales Strategy, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts