May 19, 2008

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Call for Nominations for 2008 Advertising Hall of Achievement


WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American Advertising Federation (AAF) announced this week it is seeking nominations for the Advertising Hall of Achievement. The Advertising Hall of Acheivement is the industry's premier award for outstanding advertising professionals age 40 and under. The AAF established the Advertising Hall of Achievement in 1993 to recognize young advertising professionals who are making a significant impact on the industry though their leadership, career achievements and personal qualities that inspire others to excel. Nominations are being accepted through June 23, 2008.

Past honorees include Tim Armstrong, Google Inc.; Alex Bogusky, Crispin Porter + Bogusky; Gilbert Davila, the Walt Disney Company; Donny Deutsch, Deutsch, Inc.; Andrea Jung, Avon Products, Inc.; and Wenda Harris Millard, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. For a complete list of members click here.

Now in its 16th year, the AAF Advertising Hall of Achievement continues to complement the esteemed Advertising Hall of Fame, which for over 50 years has honored advertising legends who have significantly influenced the industry. Together they comprise the two most respected awards bestowed in the advertising industry.

The 2008 planning committee co-chairs are Laura Desmond, CEO, Starcom MediaVest Group/The Americas, and Chris Theodoros, director, industry relations, Google Inc. The Advertising Hall of Achievement awards luncheon will be held November 18, 2008, at Cipriani 42nd Street, New York City.

For more information, contact Corrine Soltis at (202) 898-0089 or csoltis@aaf.org. To nominate a client or colleague go to www.aaf.org/ahoa.

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The American Advertising Federation (AAF), headquartered in Washington, D.C., acts as the "Unifying Voice for Advertising." The AAF is the oldest national advertising trade association, representing 50,000 professionals in the advertising industry. The AAF has a national network of 200 ad clubs located in ad communities across the country. Through its 215 college chapters, the AAF provides 6,500 advertising students with real-world case studies and recruitment connections to corporate America. The AAF also has 130 blue-chip corporate members that are advertisers, agencies and media companies, comprising the nation's leading brands and corporations. For more information, visit the AAF's Web site at www.aaf.org.