Anna Papadopoulos, a vice president in Advertising at Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU), has been named one of the Advertising Working Mothers of the Year by Working Mother magazine and Advertising Women of New York (AWNY).
“Anna is an exceptional role model and has been a transformational leader. Since joining Prudential in 2011, she has demonstrated how collaboration, creativity and teamwork can help raise everyone’s game,” said Colin McConnell, vice president and head of Advertising at Prudential. “We’re pleased that Anna is being recognized by Working Mother and couldn’t be more proud of her.”
The 2013 Advertising Working Mothers of the Year award honors mothers in advertising, media and communications who are committed to balancing work and family, serve as positive role models and mentors, and distinguish themselves in their communities. Twenty winners were named in three different categories: Established Moms, New-to-Motherhood Moms and Trailblazer Moms.
Papadopoulos, one of the New-to-Motherhood Moms, leads Prudential’s integrated media team. Prior to joining Prudential, she worked with such marquee clients such as Merck, OppenheimerFunds, ExxonMobil, Volvo, New Balance, Nestle and JPMorgan. As an early adopter of digital media, Papadopoulos developed and placed the first digital media campaigns for OppenheimerFunds, JPMorgan and the first fully integrated campaign for Volvo.Papadopoulos advocates creative media thinking and believes in creating experiences and connections with audiences and building relationships. She has a summa cum laude B.S. degree in journalism from St. John's University. She frequently contributes to an industry column on one of the largest online resources for interactive marketing news. Papadopoulos is also a frequent speaker on industry panels and is often quoted in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Business Week, Mediaweek and other major media outlets “As a newer working mom, I’m continually focused on striking the right balance between work and family,” said Papadopoulos, mother of three – four-year old twin boys and a two-year old daughter. “Being a working mom definitely has its challenges, but working for a company like Prudential that is so supportive helps tremendously. It’s really humbling to be recognized in this way.”