2016 Advertising Hall of Fame Honorees Announced

The Ad Council, TBWA\Worldwide, Leo Burnett Worldwide, Sedelmaier Films, GSD&M, Condé Nast, Wieden+Kennedy Among Those Honored

Washington, DC (Nov. 20, 2015)—Elected by the Advertising Hall of Fame’s distinguished Council of Judges, the American Advertising Federation announced this year’s “magnificent seven” to be inducted into the 2016 Class of the Advertising Hall of Fame.

The Advertising Hall of Fame recognizes the most accomplished and legendary figures in advertising, bringing together the industry to celebrate at one of the biggest nights in advertising. The 67th Advertising Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies & Gala Dinner will be held the evening of Monday, April 11, 2016, in the Grand Ballroom of New York’s historic Waldorf=Astoria hotel.

“Our Hall of Fame Council of Judges, composed of leaders of advertising and media, advertisers and distinguished Hall of Fame members, was deeply committed to choosing men and women of legendary stature and achievement,” said John B. Osborn, President and CEO of BBDO New York and Chairman of the Advertising Hall of Fame.

This year’s honorees include: Peggy Conlon, Former President and CEO, The Ad Council; Jean-Marie Dru, Chairman, TBWA Agency Network; Carla R. Michelotti, Former Executive Vice President, Chief, Legal Government, Corporate Affairs Officer, Leo Burnett Worldwide; Joe Sedelmaier, Director/Producer/President, Sedelmaier Film Productions;Roy Spence, Co-Founder and Chairman, GSD&M; Charles H. Townsend, CEO, Condé Nast; Dan Wieden, Co-Founder + Chairman, Wieden+Kennedy.

Peggy Conlon will also be presented with the distinguished David Bell Award for Industry Service, awarded to recognize extraordinary and unique contributions and service to the advertising community and industry as a whole. The award is named in honor of David Bell (Hall of Fame Class of 2007), a visionary leader and mentor to several generations of advertising professionals.

Wenda Harris Millard, President and COO, MediaLink, and Vice Chair of the Advertising Hall of Fame added, “This extraordinary Class of 2016 epitomizes advertising’s lasting impact over time continuing through today, inspiring many more generations to come.”

For more information on the Advertising Hall of Fame, please contact the AAF at lrubin@aaf.org or (202) 898-0089.