Discover a career in Marketing and Advertising: Alumni Panel and Networking Event
Date: Nov. 23, 2022
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Throughout the month of November, Sheridan will take part in a nation-wide Canada Career Month campaign. The Career Month Theme for this year is “Amplify!” Amplify career services, amplify skills, amplify connections, and finally, amplify YOURSELF! During this month-long initiative, we will be hosting events to celebrate a variety of careers, hoping to inspire students and graduates to pursue their dream careers.
Hoping to build a career in Marketing and Advertising? Hear from a panel of Marketing and Advertising alumni, who are professionals in their fields. Learn about their journeys from Sheridan to where they are now, and why they love working in this industry. Connect with each of the panelists in individual breakout rooms after the panel for some speed networking fun!
Date: Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Huy Tran, Business Admin Marketing ‘17
National Director of Marketing at ABURI Restaurants Canada
I am an award-winning photographer with two degrees in marketing and applied economics. My career has been a mixture of creative and analytics work; however, everything has always revolved around food and culture, except for that first strategy internship with Ford Motor Company. Currently, I work as the National Marketing Director for Aburi Restaurants Canada.
In 2019, I worked on one of Toronto's most beloved food delivery apps called Foodora. I helped launch Ontario’s first alcohol on-demand delivery partnership with the LCBO. I led all digital planning and execution as we grew from 6 to 12 cities, including a multi-million-dollar city take-over campaign that doubled our acquisition within six months.
In early 2020, I lost my job to the pandemic and started volunteering as a designer to launch the 15 Percent Pledge organization. My design work was featured in TIME and CNBC, and to this day, we've been able to shift almost $10B+ of revenue to Black-owned businesses.
In early 2021, I collaborated on a case study with OpenTable (a Bookings Holding company) to detail my initiative to launch a PPC campaign with the ABURI Group that transformed our reservation performance. Later that year, I led one of our restaurants, Minami Toronto, to win The Americas' Best Designed Restaurant of 2021 by the Restaurant & Bar Design Award.
Fast-forward to mid-2022; I signed the company’s first digital partnership with RBC, launched our first partnership with TIFF to strategically elevate the brand’s affinity among festival goers, and opened a high-end Japanese grocery store with a line-up of hundreds of people on our opening day.
On September 13, our team's most prestigious concept, Aburi Hana, was the first to be awarded a Michelin Star in the history of the Canadian culinary landscape.
I also write blogs, photograph food commercially, and design graphics on the side.
Adam Ball, Advertising ’09
Group Business Lead at Rethink
Adam has over 13 years experience in the advertising world and has spent his time working in the ad world on some of Canada's most prolific brands, including McDonald's, Netflix, Canadian Tire, Toyota, and United Way. He is currently the Business Group Lead at Rethink and was previously the Director of Client Service for TAXI.
Adam works with some of the best clients in the country and leads an amazing team to forge strong relationships, create amazing work and contribute culturally to how brands show up in an ever-changing world.
He's a proud dog dad, cottager and is in search of the best slice of pizza this country has to offer.
Marianne Sy-Lucero, Business Admin Marketing ‘16
Social Media Specialist at Sheridan College