Rise&Shine - An Event for the Advertising and Creative Services Communities

On October 10, 2019, Coblentz is hosting Rise&Shine, the 10th annual event for the advertising and creative services industries. The morning program is co-hosted with the American Association of Advertising Agencies and features notable speakers from advertising agencies and creative services firms that speak on a variety of topics of interest to the industry.


Margaret Johnson
Chief Creative Officer & Partner, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners
Over the last five years Goodby, Silverstein & Partners has been one of the more successful ad agencies. With clients including BMW, Pepsi, Comcast/Xfinity, and Liberty Mutual, Margaret Johnson has been at the center of the agency’s success. This success is a result of several elements including a diverse management team, a wide range of personalities, and determined informality.

Sarah Mehler 
Chief Executive Officer, Left Field Labs
Over the last decade a new kind of marketing firm has emerged featuring design, technology, advocacy, and above all, social responsibility. Meet Sarah Mahler’s Southern California firm, Left Field Labs. With an array of clients including Disney, the Discovery Channel, Google, Uber, and Harvard University, Left Field Labs’ 100+ designers, strategists, fabricators, writers, and directors provide clients with storytelling combined with the creative use of emerging technologies while being mindful of the greater good, paying close attention its employees, and always asking “how does everyone feel?”

Bob Hoffman
Chief Aggravation Officer, TypeAGroup + Author, The Ad Contrarian
Bob Hoffman has created advertising for McDonald’s, Toyota, Bank of the West, AT&T, Pepsi, and the list goes on. After selling his last agency, he wrote three best-selling books and publishes a Sunday morning blog that is keenly interesting, very funny, and puts in perspective all those ads inviting you to “join the conversation” about your washing machine. With invitations to speak and entertain around the world, we’re especially pleased to have Bob with us this anniversary year.

Mark Figliulo
Founder, FIG
Over the years Rise&Shine has had a tradition of introducing new or start-up agencies from San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York. In that tradition, we are pleased to introduce and welcome Mark Figliulo and FIG. With clients including Ketel One Vodka, Virgin Atlantic, CNN, and Vimeo, FIG is a small agency with a big resource format. Mark Figliulo will explain.

Andrew Hall 
Principal, Lumsden Partners
Andrew Hall is one of the preeminent financial advisors to the advertising and marketing community. As one of our more popular guests, Andrew Hall is reason alone for an early cup of coffee. He was the principal M&A advisor to WPP and Martin Sorrell for eight years as they built the world’s largest advertising holding company. Since leaving WPP, he has advised a wide range of advertising and marketing firms, including prominent independent ad agencies, design, strategy, and research firms.


If you are interested in attending, please email events@coblentzlaw.com.


Coblentz has enjoyed a close relationship with the advertising and creative services community for many years through our robust advertising practice, which advises clients on all aspects of working in the creative services space. Ten years ago, the firm first presented a morning event where industry leaders and visionaries could share their insights and experiences. Rise&Shine has been going strong ever since, and welcomes senior advertising executives and creatives from the U.S. and abroad at the annual event.


Rise&Shine over the years: