Criteria for Election

Advertising Hall of Achievement

  • Candidates must be 40 years old or younger at the time of nomination.
  • Employed in the American advertising industry (advertiser, agency, media or tech).
  • Have outstanding career achievements, with measurable results, in the field of advertising whether in marketing, sales or media.
  • Qualities that motivate others to succeed, exhibited through mentoring, activity, advocacy, training or volunteering.
  • Additionally, candidates who demonstrate extraordinary volunteer efforts, contributing to the betterment of the advertising industry and their community, may be considered for additional recognition with the Jack Avrett Volunteer Spirit Award.
  • Inductees must be present at the awards luncheon.


Selection Process

Once nominations close, a volunteer committee will review all submitted .pdf nominations and submit their initial selections. Candidates with the highest number of votes will be notified by the AAF that they are to be presented before the volunteer Council of Judges in person for selection of the final inductees. The AAF will notify the finalists to be inducted within 24 hours, however the public announcement of the full Class will come in the following weeks.  

The volunteer review committee is made up of advertising industry professionals representing multiple aspects of the business, thus this recognition comes from the industry itself. The AAF does not participate in selecting the candidates but provides guidance through each part of the procedure. 


Nomination Deadline: May 10, 2024


AAF Staff

Lisa Rubin
Executive Vice President, Corporate Partnerships & Events


Beatrice V. Santacroce
Director, Corporate Engagement & Events


Emily Gaddy
Manager, Corporate Partnerships & Events