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, 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.
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Annie Leibovitz began her career as a photojournalist for Rolling Stone in 1970.
In 1973 Nina realized she would be better at writing ads than Broadway plays, and left New York to work for Harry Jacobs and Bill Westbrook in Richmond, Virginia.
Richard has extensive experience in marketing and reputation management, having led assignments with major corporations, NGOs and family businesses in over 25 industries around the world.
Judy McGrath is a veteran of Viacom Media Networks, a collection of beloved brands known for their inventiveness. As one of the original launch team members for MTV, McGrath was part of the small team who created the identity and personality of the MTV brand.
In April 2009, Wenda became President and COO of MediaLink, a leading strategic advisory and business development firm.
A true visionary, Jo’s founding of his agency, Muse Cordero Chen in 1987, was the result of a critical strategic and efficient business need to develop master brand strategies with consumer insights.
Andrew Robertson has been President & CEO of BBDO Worldwide since June 2004, and has worked with major clients including AT&T, ExxonMobil, FedEx, GE, HP Inc., Mars Inc, PepsiCo, SAP and Visa.
Michael Roth is Retired Chairman and CEO of Interpublic (NYSE: IPG), one of the world’s largest organizations of advertising and marketing services companies. Prior to serving in his current role, Roth was a member of the company’s Board of Directors.
IBM is the leading hybrid cloud and AI company, serving clients in 150 countries around the world. IBM is also one of the world’s most vital corporate research organizations, with 28 years of patent leadership. Above all, guided by principles of trust and transparency and support for a more inclusive society, IBM is committed to playing an essential and transformative role in the world. For more information, visit ibm.com.