Tuesday, July 25, 2017

4A's Reveals 100 People Who Make Advertising Great

4A's Reveals 100 People Who Make Advertising Great
Honor Celebrates 100 Ad Professionals Impacting Advertising Today and Shaping the Future
NEW YORK, July 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the 4A's, the leading trade association representing the advertising agency business, announced the advertising professionals who it will honor as 100 People Who Make Advertising Great. This 4A's 100th anniversary initiative recognizes a diverse and distinguished group across all levels and disciplines.

Honorees were nominated by peers, associates and colleagues through an online submission process that was open to all U.S.-based employees of advertising agencies and industry associations. The final 100 were selected from several hundred nominations of both established leaders and rising stars and were determined by a diverse panel of 13 industry players who represent a range of discipline and experience.

Beginning today and lasting through September, 100 People Who Make Advertising Great will be featured in a series of Adweek issues.

"The list represents individuals who go above and beyond to make a difference in the advertising industry—from creating great work to inspiring others to achieve greatness," said Marla Kaplowitz, president and CEO of the 4A's. "It was important that, as part of celebrating our first 100 years, that we also look to the future, especially when it comes to talent and diversity."

To that end, 4A's is donating proceeds generated by its various anniversary programs and events to the 4A's Foundation, a 501C(3) that administers talent and inclusion programs that fuel the diversity pipeline in the ad industry, including Multicultural Advertising Internship Program and high school program.

In partnership with Advertising Week, the honorees will be fêted at the 4A's 100th Anniversary Gala on Sept. 27 at Cipriani Wall Street. The event will feature Trevor Noah of "The Daily Show."

The honorees are (in alphabetical order):

  1. Justin Adu, associate creative director of digital and social media, Carol H. Williams Advertising (CHWA)
  2. Joe Alexander, chief creative officer, The Martin Agency
  3. David Angelo, founder and chairman, David&Goliath
  4. Nilesh Ashra, director of creative technology, Wieden+Kennedy
  5. Madonna Badger, founder and chief creative officer, Badger & Winters
  6. Marianne Bellorín, strategist, Co:Collective
  7. Bennett D. Bennett, copywriter, BBDO
  8. Winston Binch, chief digital officer, Deutsch North America
  9. Kathleen Brookbanks, chief operating officer, Hearts & Science
  10. MT Carney, founder and CEO, Untitled Worldwide
  11. Ben Casey, CEO, Spinifex Group
  12. Jezzika Chung, junior copywriter, TBWA\Media Arts Lab
  13. Wendy Clark, president and CEO, DDB North America
  14. Lee Clow, chairman, TBWA\Media Arts Lab; director of media arts, TBWA\Worldwide
  15. Jon Cook, global CEO, VML
  16. Ed Cotton, chief strategy officer, Butler, Shine, Stern & Partners
  17. Susan Credle, global chief creative officer, FCB
  18. Coltrane Curtis, founder and managing partner, Team Epiphany
  19. Harris Diamond, chairman and CEO, McCann Worldgroup
  20. Richard Edelman, president and CEO, Edelman
  21. Esther Fabian, senior account executive, Hart Associates
  22. Jean Freeman, principal and CEO, Zambezi
  23. Christine Fruechte, CEO, Colle+McVoy
  24. Jeff Goodby, co-chairman and partner, Goodby Silverstein & Partners
  25. Kat Gordon, founder, The 3% Conference
  26. Irwin Gotlieb, global chairman, GroupM
  27. Chloe Gottlieb, EVP, chief creative officer, R/GA U.S.
  28. Gerry Graf, founder and chief creative officer, Barton F. Graf
  29. Andrew Graff, CEO, Allen & Gerritsen
  30. Bob Greenberg, founder, chairman and CEO, R/GA
  31. Gina Grillo, president and CEO, The Advertising Club of New York
  32. Tali Gumbiner, senior copywriter, McCann NY
  33. Jason Harris, president and CEO, Mekanism
  34. Vita Harris, global chief strategy officer, FCB
  35. Carla Hendra, chairman, OgilvyRED
  36. Susan Hoffman, chief creative officer, Wieden+Kennedy
  37. Sarah Hofstetter, CEO, 360i
  38. Michael Houston, global president, Grey Group; CEO, Grey North America
  39. Kavon Johnson, art director, Anomaly; founder, The Good Taste Company; founder, The Distance Co.
  40. Christian Juhl, global CEO, Essence
  41. Bryan Kennedy, CEO, Epsilon/Conversant
  42. Bill Koenigsberg, president, founder and CEO, Horizon Media
  43. Patricia Korth-McDonnell, president, Huge
  44. Dan LaCivita, founder and CEO, Firstborn
  45. Nick Law, vice chairman and global chief creative officer, R/GA
  46. Michael Lebowitz, founder and CEO, Big Spaceship
  47. Colleen Leddy, head of communications strategy, Droga5
  48. Krystle Loyland, co-founder and CEO, Preacher
  49. David Lubars, chief creative officer , BBDO Worldwide; chairman, BBDO North America
  50. Renetta McCann, chief talent officer, Leo Burnett USA and Publicis Communications North America
  51. Jessica McGlory, associate director and paid social lead, Engine Media Group; founder, Forecastr
  52. Joaquín Mollá, co-founder and chief creative officer, the community/la comunidad
  53. José Mollá, co-founder and chief creative officer, the community/la comunidad
  54. Jessica Monsey, director of client services, Wieden+Kennedy
  55. John Montgomery, EVP, global brand safety, GroupM
  56. Donna Murphy, CEO, Havas Health & You
  57. Carter Murray, worldwide CEO, FCB Global
  58. Jenny Nicholson, group creative director, McKinney
  59. Jason Norcross, partner, executive creative director, 72andSunny
  60. Rob Norman, chief digital officer, GroupM Worldwide; chairman, GroupM North America
  61. Juan Carlos Pagan, co-founder and creative director, Sunday Afternoon
  62. PJ Pereira, chief creative officer and co-founder, Pereira & O'Dell
  63. Emely Perez, senior designer, J. Walter Thompson New York
  64. Candace Queen, founder, Hansberry Group; founder, Blacks In Advertising; creator-in-chief, meroë & co.; senior designer and art director, SapientRazorfish
  65. Saneel Radia, global head of business transformation, R/GA
  66. Rob Reilly, global creative chairman, McCann Worldgroup
  67. Keith Reinhard, chairman emeritus, DDB Worldwide
  68. Stan Richards, founder and creative director, The Richards Group
  69. Amanda Richman, president of investment, Starcom USA
  70. Andrew Robertson, president and CEO, BBDO Worldwide
  71. Brandon Rochon, managing chief creative officer, Kastner & Partners
  72. Rosemarie Ryan, co-CEO and co-founder, Co:Collective
  73. David Sable, global CEO, Y&R
  74. Ian Schafer, founder and CEO, Deep Focus; chief experience officer, The Engine Group
  75. John Seifert, worldwide chairman and CEO, Ogilvy & Mather
  76. Aaron Shapiro, CEO, Huge
  77. Rich Silverstein, co-chairman and partner, Goodby Silverstein & Partners
  78. Lincoln Stephens, co-founder and CEO, Marcus Graham Project; national account director and Dallas office lead, Walton Isaacson
  79. Andrew Swinand, CEO, Leo Burnett North America
  80. Elayna Tekle, brand director, Hearts&Science
  81. Keni Thacker, senior event technology specialist, J. Walter Thompson Worldwide; program creator, J. Walter Thompson New York Young Commodores
  82. Brandon Thornton, brand strategy director, Wieden+Kennedy
  83. Jessica Toye, art director, J. Walter Thompson Worldwide
  84. Debbi Vandeven, global chief creative officer, VML
  85. Christopher Vega, creative resident and copywriter, BBDO
  86. Paul Venables, founder and chairman, Venables Bell & Partners
  87. Chris Villanueva, copywriter, DigitasLBi
  88. Anita Walsh, director of social strategy, Horizon Media
  89. Aaron Walton, founding partner, Walton Isaacson
  90. Richard Ward, president and CEO, 22squared
  91. Tiffany Warren, senior vice president and chief diversity officer, Omnicom Group; founder and president, ADCOLOR
  92. Sarah Watson, chairman, BBH NY; global chief strategy officer, BBH
  93. Taras Wayner, co-chief creative officer, R/GA U.S.
  94. Christopher Weil, CEO and chairman, Momentum Worldwide
  95. Lisa Weinstein, CEO, Engine Media Group
  96. Ari Weiss, chief creative officer, DDB Worldwide, North America
  97. Lizzie Wilson, senior art director, McCann New York
  98. Leslie Wingo, president and CEO, Sanders\Wingo
  99. Leo Wong, account manager, Droga5
  100. Tracy Wong, chairman and executive creative director, WongDoody

To purchase tickets to the 4A's 100th Anniversary Gala and Fundraiser, please visit: http://www.aaaa.org/event/4as-100th-anniversary-gala-fundraiser/.

For information on sponsorship, contact Alison Fahey at afahey@aaaa.org.

About the 4A's
The 4A's, founded in 1917, is the leading authority representing the marketing communications agency business. It provides leadership, advocacy and training that empower agencies to innovate, evolve and grow. It serves 740 member agencies across 1,400 offices that control more than 85 percent of total U.S. advertising spend. The 4A's is committed to protecting the best interests of its members, their employees and the industry at large. Its Benefits division insures more than 164,000 agency professionals, and the D.C. office advocates for policies that best support a thriving advertising industry. With its best-in-class learning and career development programs, 4A's and its Foundation fuel a robust diversity pipeline of talent for its members and the marketing and media industry, fostering the next generation of leaders. For more information, please visit www.aaaa.org.

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