FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Announcing the 2020 AAF Advertising Hall of Achievement Inductees
The American Advertising Federation (AAF) to Recognize Top Executives from Ulta Beauty, Ogilvy, University of Michigan, Washington Post, Tumblr, Bacardi Limited, Hulu, and The Atlantic
WASHINGTON DC, AUGUST 13, 2020—The AAF Advertising Hall of Achievement’s distinguished Council of Judges elected eight industry superstars for induction into the Class of 2020.The individuals of this class will be honored for their impact on the advertising industry at the 28th Annual Induction on Wednesday, November 18, through a virtual ceremony.
The Class of 2020 includes: Marcus Collins, Lecturer of Marketing & Co-Director of the Yaffe Digital Media Initiative, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan; Lauren Crampsie, President, Ogilvy New York; Karla Davis, Senior Director, Integrated Marketing and Media, Ulta Beauty; Jarrod Dicker, Vice President, Commercial, Washington Post; Founder, Zeus and R.E.D.; Cavel Khan, Chief Revenue Officer, Tumblr; Adrian Parker, Global Vice President, Marketing, Patron Tequila, Bacardi Limited; Brandon Pierce, Vice President, Executive Creative Director, Hulu; Hayley Romer, Publisher & Chief Revenue Officer, The Atlantic.
In addition to their exceptional professional accomplishments within the sphere of advertising, this year’s honorees also contribute diverse personal investments in their communities, interests and backgrounds.
Karla Davis 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.
“The 2020 Class of the AAF Advertising Hall of Achievement represents our most diverse class in the history of the AHOA. The 2020 class includes a wide range of disciplines and experiences within the Advertising, Marketing & Media industries.,” says Steve Pacheco, President and CEO of the AAF. “Recognizing and developing the next generation of talent is a critical focus of the AAF’s mission. And the AAF Advertising Hall of Achievement does just that in a real and genuine way that brings us together to celebrate good people doing great work in advertising. Congratulations to the Advertising Hall of Achievement Class of 2020 on your induction into this respected group.”
The Advertising Hall of Achievement, hosted virtually for the first time ever due to the current global pandemic, has long been the gold standard in recognizing professionals age 40 and younger making a notable impact to the advertising industry. Individuals who meet the given criteria are nominated for consideration for induction, and a Council of Judges made up of industry notables selects the top finalists after two rounds of voting. The Advertising Hall of Achievement is established and executed by the AAF, the same organization that carries out the Advertising Hall of Fame.
For 28 years, the Advertising Hall of Achievement remains the premier industry award to recognize young, talented individuals aged 40 and under, who are making a significant impact in the advertising industry and through philanthropic work in their communities. The impressive alumni network includes over 200 members with expertise spanning the entire spectrum of the advertising industry including brands, agencies, publishing, and media. The event typically hosts over 450 corporate business leaders and is the second-largest fundraiser to support AAF’s wide range of educational, diversity and inclusion, and advocacy initiatives that are vital to the advertising industry.
For more information on partnership opportunities, visit aaf.org/ahoa.