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.
Annie Leibovitz began her career as a photojournalist for Rolling Stone in 1970.
Nina describes herself as a late bloomer. After struggling with small writing jobs in her 20s, she moved to Richmond, Virginia to work with Bill Westbrook and Harry Jacobs.
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, where she oversaw the management and global operations of the company's multi-platform portfolio of brands. As one of the original launch team members for MTV, McGrath was elevated to Chairwoman and CEO.
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 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 global leader in business transformation, serving clients in more than 170 countries around the world. Today, 47 of the Fortune 50 companies rely on the IBM Cloud to run their business and IBM Watson enterprise AI is hard at work in more than 20,000 engagements.