Torrence Boone: The Joyce Theater in New York
The managing director of agency business development for Google Inc., Torrence Boone oversees its relationships with marketing and advertising agencies across the Americas. A resident of New York City, Boone sits on the Board of Directors for The Joyce Theater.
Based out of three venues in New York City, The Joyce Theater provides audiences with world class choreography, music, and theater. Built by dancers, for dancers, the organization features multiple styles of performance every season to appeal to diverse interests and allow curious individuals to discover new forms of art. Over 140,000 people attend its shows every year, and it has welcomed more than 270 dance companies from across the world.
Since its creation in 1982, The Joyce Theater has earned an international reputation. Originally based out of a renovated movie theater, it acquired additional property throughout the city that functions as smaller auditoriums, rehearsal spaces, workshops, and classrooms. Additionally, it awards grants to dance troupes so that they can develop new projects. To learn more about the organization, review its performance schedule, or purchase tickets, log onto www.joyce.org.
Torrence Boone on the Winter 2013 Interview Guide for Harvard Business School
Marketing and advertising expert Torrence Boone is the Managing Director of Agency Development at Google. Torrence Boone completed his Master of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, and he holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Stanford University.
Current Harvard Business School students have updated the Unofficial Harvard Business School Interview Guide for the 2013 intake. Produced by the Harbus, the HBS weekly newspaper publication, the guide gives potential students firsthand advice, interview tips, and interview technique analysis from students who have gone through the process themselves. The guide includes statistics and question-by-question analyses, using questions that admitted students have been asked during their interviews.
More specifically, the Harvard Business School Interview Guide gives suggestions on what you should wear to your interview, lists pages of potential interview questions with step-by-step preparation help, and gives sightseeing and travel suggestions for the trip to Harvard. The guide can be downloaded directly in PDF format and costs $50, a fee that goes to support the Harbus, a not-for-profit HBS publication.
Cannes Lions Festival
While most people have heard of the Oscars or Emmys, the Cannes Lions Festival may not ring any bells. However, at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, the most brilliant minds in the communications industry come together to honor the most outstanding work in the advertising and communications industries. As the Managing Director of Agency Business Development at Google, Torrence Boone watched with pride as the company’s Executive Chairman, Eric Schmidt, won the 2011 Media Person of the Year award. Previous recipients of the Media Person of the Year Award include Facebook’s Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mark Zuckerberg, Viacom’s Chairman Sumner Redstone, and AOL’s CEO, Gerald Levin. This was the first time a Google executive took home the esteemed award. In addition, Google also took home one of the three Cyber Lions Grands Prix awards, and the New York Google Creative Lab was honored for its “The Wilderness Downtown” entry. Torrence Boone credits Mr. Schmidt’s leadership in helping Google develop into a worldwide leader in the digital age.
The judges select winners from more than 24,000 entries from around the globe. The coveted Lion trophies are given to recipients at four award ceremonies during the weeklong festival. In addition to recognizing the industry’s best, the festival also serves as a meeting place and catalyst for professional growth. The agenda includes a variety of events, including lectures from some of the field’s most highly regarded members. Besides Google’s Eric Schmidt, the 2011 program included speakers such as CNN’s Piers Morgan, Carolyn Everson, and Dr. Edward de Bono, whom many regard as the leading authority in the field of innovation and creative thinking.
Touted as a must-attend event for any professional in the brand communications field, the Cannes Lions Festival draws over 8,000 delegates from 90 countries who attend its workshops, classes, seminars, screenings, and exhibitions.
The Festival also caters to the next generation of brand experts in its Young Lions Zone. The Young Lions Zone hosts the Creative Academy for Young Marketers, which provides a week of intensive training for professionals age 30 or younger who are working for a client company and possess a strong desire to learn more about incorporating creativity into marketing. The Young Lions Zone also houses the Roger Hatchuel Academy, an exclusive program for an elite group of international students who convene to learn from the industry’s most successful and inspiring individuals.