Alice has been a partner at Sequent Partners for over eight years. She has been involved in industry ROI initiatives, new media metrics development, and cross-media measurement through USA TouchPoints, the cross-platform, consumer journey measurement system developed by Sequent Partners. Prior to joining Sequent Partners in 2008, Alice held a variety of positions in research and planning at major advertising agencies. Most recently, she was Senior Vice President, Account Planning Director at DraftFCB. She has also worked at Young & Rubicam Inc., (Director of Brand Insights) Leo Burnett, (Director of Brand Economics) J. Walter Thompson (Media Research Director) and Tatham-Laird & Kudner (now Havas). Ms. Sylvester has a diverse interdisciplinary background in media research, brand research and account planning.
Alice is a past Chairman of the Board of the Advertising Research Foundation, and a member of the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Advertising Research. She has chaired the "David Ogilvy Awards for Research Excellence" as well as the "Emotional Response to Advertising” initiative. Alice is co-author of Advertising and the Mind of the Consumer, published in 2000 by Allen & Unwin and Kogan Page. In her spare time, she is pianist and triathlete and raises money for recently returning veterans. She is the mother of two and a new grandmother (a fact she finds surprisingly awesome.) Alice lives in Arlington Heights Illinois with her husband Michael Stepanek, a commercial illustrator.