Who We Are

The Global and Multicultural Committee is composed of a passionate group of scholars dedicated to fostering research, teaching, and industry exchange about global and multicultural advertising. As a committee, we seek to develop and maintain relationships with scholars, educators and practitioners from around the world, gather relevant resources that will support scholars’, educators’, and practitioners’ work, and serve as a welcoming hub for discussion about issues concerning global and multicultural advertising.

Why We Are Global

Our committee uses the term global broadly to indicate all regions of the world engaging in advertising communication, research and/or teaching. The breadth allows for advertising that focuses within both a specific country as well as advertising issues across different cultures and countries with varied economic development, market complexities, media availability, legal restrictions, languages, and consumer preferences. The focus of interest could be anything from structural issues within an industry affecting advertising from one country to another to psychological, sociological, or demographic similarities or differences within or across nations.

Why We Are Multicultural

Our committee uses the term multicultural broadly to indicate an interest in research, teaching and industry practices across varied markets impacted by cultural differences (and similarities). “Varied cultures” include ethnic specific advertising as well as racial but also can include cultural aspects based on language, food preferences, religion, sexual preferences, GLBTQ issues, age, gender and so on.

Our Mission

The mission of the Global and Multicultural Committee is to promote and facilitate the American Academy of Advertising’s role as a leading forum for sharing knowledge about scholarship, education and practice in multicultural advertising.

What We Do

The committee will develop and propose initiatives to:

  1. Extend the global footprint of the academy through advertising conferences, meetings, workshops, research and teaching techniques practiced around the world
  2. Promote global and multicultural interests of academy members by identifying opportunities to expand research, teaching, networking and professional development
  3. Strengthen the academy’s relations with peer advertising associations around the world
  4. Encourage growth of international membership in the academy
  5. Foster collaboration with professors from other countries to develop global and multicultural research skills and participate in teams doing  global/multicultural research
  6. Create an online clearing house/global information resource center for the study of global and multicultural advertising research and practice
  7. Encourage internationalization of marketing communication/advertising/PR/ IMC programs in U.S. universities

Initiatives & Resources

Need some ads to illustrate that brilliant international advertising lecture? Looking for a research partner to start a dream project? Searching for a professional development opportunity far away from home?

Welcome to the AAA Global and Multicultural advertising resource page. As each section of the website goes live, we hope to evolve into your one-stop-shop (or take-off point) for all things global and multicultural in advertising teaching, research and professional activities.

We hope you find the site useful and visit often. Of course, as an all-volunteer committee we cannot do it all without your help. If you would like to get involved in growing this valuable resource, we would love to hear from you. Send us your ideas, web links, examples, requests, or international advertising related materials.

International Scholar Database

Research Database

    • Articles on Multicultural / International / Cross-Cultural Advertising (2006-2016)
      • from Journal of Advertising PDF
      • from Journal of Interactive Advertising PDF
      • from Journal of Advertising Research PDF
      • from International Journal of Advertising PDF
      • from Journal of Current Issues & Research in Advertising PDF

Teaching Database (coming soon!)

Ads Database

      • India by Hemant Patwardhan PDF
      • Russia by Olga Shabalina PDF
      • India by Sidharth Muralidharan PDF

Committee Members


Chair: Juliana Fernandes, University of Miami

Anthony (Hoyoung) Ahn, Pepperdine University 
Carrie La Ferle, Southern Mehodist University
Chang-Dae Ham, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Claire Segijn, University of Minnesota
Edoardo Teodoro Brioschi, Universita Cattolica Del Sacro Cuore, Italy
Eunice Kim, University of Florida
Hemant Patwardhan, Winthrop University
Ilwoo Ju, Saint Louis University
Jhih-Syuan (Elaine) Lin, National Chengchi University, Taiwan
Jong-Hyouk Jung, Texas Christian University
Jun Heo, Louisiana State University
Olga Shabalina, South Ural State University, Russia
Osnat Roth Cohen, Ariel University, Israel
Charles (Ray) Taylor, Villanova University
Sidharth Muralidharan, Southern Methodist University
Sunny Tsai, University of Miami
Sydney Chinchanachokchai, University of Akron
Wonsun Shin, University of Melbourne

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