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.





Induction Ceremonies & Gala Dinner
April 27, 2023 | New York City

Since its inception in 1949, nearly 300 advertising legends and ten 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, diversity, and advocacy initiatives that are critical to our industry.

 

Class of 2023 Inductees

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Raúl Alarcón

Spanish Broadcasting System

Raúl Alarcón is a veteran of the entertainment industry and the chief architect behind the creation of one of the nation’s largest Hispanic-owned and operated multi-media companies.

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Cathie Black

Madison Park Ventures; Hearst Magazines

A publishing pioneer, Cathie Black launched her career selling magazine classifieds and capped it as the president and chairman of Hearst Magazines for 12 years.  

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Louis Carr

Black Entertainment Television (BET)

Louis Carr has been with BET Networks for 36 years. During his tenure with the company, Carr has transformed the multicultural space for some of the world's biggest brands. 

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Antonio J. Lucio

5S Diversity; Meta, HP, Visa, PepsiCo

Antonio Lucio has been an experienced and successful global CMO who has worked with some of the most recognized companies and iconic brands across multiple categories.

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Renetta E. McCann

Publicis Groupe 
David Bell Award for Industry Service

Renetta McCann has been recognized as one of the leading innovators and most influential executives in the advertising, marketing and media industries. 

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Aaron M. Walton

Walton Isaacson

Recognized as a trailblazer and thought leader, Aaron Walton’s focus on innovation and cultural engagement has transformed traditional marketing and advertising strategies.

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John Wren

Omnicom Group

Under John Wren's leadership, Omnicom has achieved status as a world-class company with one of the best corporate and divisional management in the advertising industry. 

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Unilever

Corporate Inductee

Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of Beauty & Wellbeing, Personal Care, Home Care, Nutrition and Ice Cream products, with sales in over 190 countries and products used by 3.4 billion people every day. 

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