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2018 Advertising Hall of Achievement Inductees Announced

The American Advertising Federation (AAF) to Recognize Top Executives from 72andSunny, 360i, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Giant Spoon, Innovid, McCann Worldgroup, R/GA and Spotify


WASHINGTON, DC, August 1, 2018
—The AAF Advertising Hall of Achievement’s distinguished Council of Judges elected eight industry superstars for induction into the Advertising Hall of Achievement Class of 2018. Leaders from 72andSunny, 360i, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Giant Spoon, Innovid, McCann Worldgroup, R/GA and Spotify will be honored at the 26th Annual Induction Ceremonies and Luncheon on Tuesday, November 13, at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City.

The Class of 2018 are: Tal Chalozin, Co-Founder and CTO, Innovid; Laura Correnti, Partner, Giant Spoon; Ryan Eckel, Vice President, Strategy and Innovation, Dick’s Sporting Goods; Abbey Klaassen, President, New York, 360i; Saneel Radia, Executive Vice President, Global Head of Business Transformation, R/GA; Dhane Scotti, Executive Vice President, Global Executive Business Lead, The Coca-Cola Company, McCann Worldgroup; Evin Shutt, Chief Operating Officer and Partner, 72andSunny; and Kerry Steib, Director of Cultural Impact, Spotify. 

Shutt will also be presented with the esteemed Jack Avrett Volunteer Spirit Award. Since 1996, this award has recognized an inductee who has demonstrated an exceptionally high commitment to public service and the betterment of both the advertising industry and the larger community.

“Talent is the cornerstone of our business. Without the ingenuity, courage and passion of the strategists and creatives behind the work, our industry would not be able to deliver the remarkable experiences and storytelling that delight audiences worldwide,” said Brian Benedik, Chair of the 2018 Advertising Hall of Achievement and VP, Global Head of Advertising at Spotify. “This is one of my favorite times of the year. I am incredibly inspired by the stories of all the nominees who represent the diversity of experiences and skills across advertising and the outstanding individuals who make up the judging committee. Congratulations to this year’s class.”

"What amazed me about the candidates for the Advertising Hall of Achievement this year was their broad range of experiences and impressive contributions to our industry.  This year's inductees all have been extremely adept at leading through change and reflect a diverse set of perspectives that will continue to make a big impact on how our industry evolves for years to come," added Heidi Browning, Vice Chair of the 2018 Advertising Hall of Achievement and Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, NHL. 

The Advertising Hall of Achievement, a bicoastal event, has long been the gold standard in recognizing leading advertising professionals age 40 and younger and is operated by the AAF, the same organization that operates the Advertising Hall of Fame. 

For 26 years, the Advertising Hall of Achievement, remains the premier industry event to recognize young, talented individuals who are making a significant impact in the advertising industry and through philanthropic work in their communities. The impressive alumni network includes 174 members with expertise spanning the entire spectrum of the advertising industry including clients, agencies, media and tech. The event hosts over 600 C-suite and senior level advertising and business leaders and is the second largest fundraiser for the Federation providing a vital source of funding to continue the wide range of educational, multicultural, and advocacy initiatives that are vital to the industry. 

For information on tickets, partnerships and advertising opportunities, contact Lisa Rubin at lrubin@aaf.org.

 


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