Catharine is co-author and principle writer of Beyond Advertising: Creating Value Through All Customer Touchpoints (Wiley, 2016). She co-hosts the monthly CMO Spotlight show on Wharton Business Radio, SiriusXM 132. She serves on the advisory boards of Effie Worldwide, the IPA (UK), Ad:Tech and Turner AdLabs.
Catharine co-founded and served as Executive Director (2008-2018) of the Wharton Future of Advertising Program from 2008 to 2018. There she cultivated and convened an international collaboration network of over 500 executives, innovators and academics committed to making the future of advertising and marketing markedly better for brands, people and society.
Catharine has been published, featured or quoted in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Forbes, Modern Advertising, The Drum, AdWeek, Business Week, The Business Times – Singapore and India, eMarketer, Journal of Advertising Research/WARC, Knowledge@Wharton and the AListDaily. Her webinar/webcast credits include Salesforce Leading Edge, Six Pixels of Separation, MSI, Pfizer Global Marketing and MarketingSherpa. She has keynoted, presented and moderated at the Cannes Lions, Advertising Week, Ad:Tech NYC, 4A’s CreateTech, Forbes CMO Excursion, Deloitte’s Next CMO Academy,and Brand ManageCamp and has led research projects with Google, Facebook, Deloitte, Hearts & Science, P&G and others.
Previously, she led pioneering B2B international marketing, product management, strategy and business development teams during a 16-year career serving both SMBs and CIO/CTO clients at AT&T. She earned an MBA from The Wharton School and an MA in International Studies from the University of Pennsylvania as a Lauder Fellow, a BS from Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service, and an AA from Franklin University, Switzerland. You can follow her on twitter @catharinehays.