The Advertising Hall of Achievement is the premier event recognizing top young thought leaders making a significant impact on our industry and their communities. The impressive alumni network–each selected by peers in the advertising industry–includes nearly 200 members who have transformed the landscape of advertising, entertainment and media.

Awards Ceremony
November 16, 2022 | New York City

The Advertising Hall of Achievement is the industry's premier award for outstanding advertising professionals age 40 and under. The AAF established this program in 1993 as a way to recognize talented individuals whose leadership, career achievement and personal characteristics inspire others to excel.


2021 Class

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Arielle Garcia

UM Worldwide

As the first-ever agency-based Chief Privacy Officer, Arielle brings much-needed inspiration and diversity of thought to the industry, while driving ethical data use, transparency, brand safety and responsibility within client services and across the digital ecosystem.

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Emily Giannusa


Emily has forged new paths in emerging technology, building new fandoms, inspiring creativity and lighting the way for others to learn from their example. It’s a spirit of innovation that drives results and empowers audiences.

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Jeff Miller


Jeff was introduced to marketing through the AAF’s National Student Advertising Competition in 2003. His career has crossed the worlds of agency, client and platform, always focused on delivering work that impacts culture, while investing resources to elevate underrepresented communities.

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Christena Pyle


Christena has defined her career by challenging the status quo. She is a driving force in changing the workforce and work itself, with a profound influence on diversity, equity and inclusion, as well as a champion for meaningful progress across the broader creative industry. 

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Rachel Tipograph


During COVID, eCommerce became a lifeblood for brands and MikMak provided them with eCommerce enablement and analytics software to grow sales. This growth also let Rachel to reimagine the future of work and build a company that people want to work for.

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Nick Tran


Good marketers change the cultural conversation, better marketers drive it; for Nick, it means marketing at the “speed of culture” and a chance to use his platform to be a vocal champion for marginalized voices and the AAPI community, specifically.

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Tina Wells


Entrepreneur, strategist and best-selling author, Tina understands young people and has been a beacon for niche markets and emerging media trends, bringing 100% of herself to her work and driven by the belief that community is everything.

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2021 Sponsors

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Bronze Sponsors

AMC Networks
Ulta Beauty
Ulta Beauty