Advertising Hall of Fame

April 24, 2018 |  Cipriani Wall Street | New York

The Advertising Hall of Fame celebrates industry legends, who, throughout their trailblazing careers, have distinguished themselves with outstanding, nationally- and globally-recognized professional achievements; remarkable innovations that have changed our industry and our culture; and exceptional philanthropic work both within the advertising industry and in their communities. Since its inception in 1949, over 250 advertising legends and eight iconic global companies have been elected to the Hall. The event is among the advertising industry’s biggest and most prestigious of the year, attended by nearly 1,000 C-suite and senior level executives from the world’s largest brands, advertising agencies, media and tech companies and is the largest fundraiser for the Federation providing a vital source of funding necessary to continue the wide range of educational, multicultural, and advocacy initiatives that are critical to our industry. 



Carol H. Williams

Robert De Niro

Recipient of the President’s Award for Special Lifetime Contributions to Advertising
Jerry Della Femina

Jerry Della Femina

Della Femina Advertising
Kay Koplovitz

Kay Koplovitz

USA Networks; Springboard Enterprises
Stan Richards

Stan Richards

The Richards Group
Carol H. Williams

Carol H. Williams

Carol H. Williams Advertising
Recipient of the David Bell Award for Industry Service


Corporate Inductee



Robert De Niro

Robert De Niro to Receive President's Award at the 2017 Advertising Hall of Fame

This special award for Lifetime Contributions to Advertising will be presented on April 25 at Cipriani Wall Street. Read more about the award and De Niro here.

Toyota to be Inducted into the Advertising Hall of Fame

The car company will be honored along with eight other industry legends, including Robert De Niro, on April 25. Read the press release here.

Anheuser Busch

Honorees Announced for the 68th Annual Advertising Hall of Fame

Industry legends from Hearst, Nestlé, Della Femina Advertising, GroupM, USA Networks, The Richards Group and CHWA as well as Robert De Niro among those to be honored.

Marketing to a New Americana

Spike Lee - trailblazing Producer, Writer, Director and Educator and icon - talks about those creating the new archetypes for the 21st century, "The New Americana." 

The 5 Best Moments From This Year's AAF Hall of Fame Dinner

Andrew McMains, Senior editor, AdweekMedia, recaps the 2015 Advertising Hall of Fame at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York.

What If You Were A Client of the Martin Agency

AHOF 2015 Inductee, John B. Adams, Jr. of the Martin Agency, looks at what the core competency of an advertising agency should be from the lens of the Martin Agency.