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Anheuser-Busch to be Inducted into the 67th Advertising Hall of Fame®
Anheuser-Busch to be honored among seven individual honorees on April 11
WASHINGTON, D.C., Mar. 10, 2016—The American Advertising Federation (AAF) announced today that Anheuser-Busch will be the corporate inductee at the 67th annual Advertising Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies and Gala Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City on April 11, 2016. Jorn Socquet, Vice President of Marketing, Anheuser-Busch, will accept the award on behalf of the company.
“Anheuser-Busch is honored to join this distinguished list of marketers in the Advertising Hall of Fame,” said Jorn Socquet, Vice President of Marketing, Anheuser-Busch. “For more than a century, the Anheuser-Busch name has been synonymous with iconic advertising, establishing Budweiser as the King of Beers and propelling Bud Light to become the number one beer brand in America. It’s a legacy we’re proud to uphold as we continuously challenge ourselves to connect with our consumers in new and inventive ways.”
“Anheuser-Busch is a brand woven into so many great American traditions, from the Super Bowl to backyard barbecues to the Fourth of July,” said James Edmund Datri, President and CEO of the American Advertising Federation, which administers the Advertising Hall of Fame. “And its iconic advertising -- always original, memorable, and evocative -- has become a great American tradition in its own right, and we are honored to celebrate it and the Anheuser-Busch brand."
Anheuser-Busch will be inducted into the Hall along with seven individual advertising legends:
Peggy Conlon, Former President and CEO, The Ad Council
Jean-Marie Dru, Chairman, TBWA\Worldwide
Carla R. Michelotti, Former Executive Vice President, Chief Legal, Government, Corporate Affairs Officer, Leo Burnett Worldwide
Joe Sedelmaier, Director/Producer/President, Sedelmaier Film Productions
Roy Spence, Co-Founder and Chairman, GSD&M
Charles H. Townsend, Chairman, Condé Nast
Dan Wieden, Co-Founder + Chairman, Wieden+Kennedy
For more information on the Advertising Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies & Gala, please visit www.advertisinghall.org, e-mail Lisa Rubin or call (202) 898-0089.