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Martin Agency chair presents ‘The Advice I’d Give If I Were Inclined To Give Advice’

Plaque honoring John Adams, chair of the VCU Brandcenter, will be unveiled

The Virginia Commonwealth University Brandcenter Friday Forum this week features John Adams, chairman of the Brandcenter Board of Directors and chairman of The Martin Agency, who will have a plaque unveiled in his honor following the talk during a private reception.

Adams has been a supporter of the Brandcenter since its inception as the VCU Adcenter. While much of his role over the years has been behind the scenes, his support, encouragement and knowledge were instrumental in its growth. The school is fortunate to now have Adams appointed as its board chairman. The plaque honoring Adams will hang alongside former honorees Harry Jacobs, chairman emeritus of The Martin Agency, and Ed Ney, chairman emeritus of Young & Rubicam Advertising, on the "Wall of Inspiration” in the VCU Brandcenter’s building, Mike Hughes Hall, which is named for Adams' former partner at The Martin Agency.

Adams will present “The Advice I’d Give If I Were Inclined To Give Advice” on Friday, March 21, at 11 a.m. at the VCU Brandcenter, 103 S. Jefferson St.  Adams will share in 40 minutes the most valuable things he’s learned in 40 years. This presentation is free and open to the public.

Following the presentation, a private reception with John’s friends, family and colleagues as well as Brandcenter students and faculty will take place as the plaque is unveiled. During the reception, a few words will be shared on John’s behalf by Helayne Spivak, director of the VCU Brandcenter, who will read a few words from VCU President Michael Rao, Ph.D., and fellow honoree Harry Jacobs, chairman emeritus of The Martin Agency.