Jan. 24, 2012 18:00 Filed in: The Advertising Club
The latest annual installment of The Advertising Club’s Great Debate series was held at New York’s Union League. As in the past a panel of stellar media and advertising stars was moderated by the ever-gregarious Michael Kassan, chairman and CEO of Medialink. This year’s group debated “How Will Brands Tell Their Story In An Ever-Evolving Marketplace?” and featured Richard Dunmall, VP, Global Agencies & Accounts for Microsoft Advertising; Quentin George, Chief Digital Officer of Mediabrands; Gail Tifford, Sr. Director of Media North America for Unilever; Mark Speichert, CMO for L’Oreal USA; and Shelley Zalis, CEO of Ipsos Open Thinking Exchange.
Jan. 17, 2012 20:00 Filed in: The One Club | Creative Hall of Fame | The One Club Hall of Fame | Portraits of People in Advertising | People In Advertising
The One Club held their annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony at New York’s Gotham Hall and quite the induction it was. The late Steve Jobs was the first client ever to honored for his contributions to advertising and Lee Clow accepted on his behalf with some great stories as well as probably that rare chance to experience the great “The Crazy Ones” ad with Job himself doing the voice over. Joe Pytkta, he (in)famous director noted for his work on Perrier, Nike (think Michael Jordan), with the Beatles and too many other incredible commercials to mention, was inducted; as well as legendary copywriter Paula Green (Avis: We Try Harder). Additionally, Rob Lawton was there as the first ever teacher to be inducted. In keep with tradition, many previous inductees, the greats of advertising were there.
It made for a VERY memorable -- if somewhat pressured -- formal portrait session.
Featured in the image above are (left to right seated) Ed McCabe, Paula Green, Ralph Ammirati and Amil Gargano; (left to right standing) Joe Pytka, George Lois, David Kennedy and Mike Hughes.