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Advertising People of the Year


Thursday, June 9, 2016

The High Line Hotel, NYC

Event Sponsors:

The ADVERTISING Club of New York, the industry's leading professional organization representing the vision and mission of the global advertising community across crafts, presented awards to influential advertising and marketing executives in five categories at their 2016 Advertising People of the Year event, including:     

  • Marketer of the Year — Jonathan Mildenhall, Chief Marketing Officer, Airbnb
  • Industry Legend — John Costello, President, Global Marketing and Innovation, Dunkin’ Brands
  • New Yorker — Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center represented by Avice Meehan, SVP and Chief Communications Officer
  • Startup — ZEFR represented by Zach James & Rich Raddon, Co-CEOs/Co-Founders
  • Young Pro — Katrina Craigwell, Global Director, Marketing Innovation, GE Digital


The Honorees were Roasted & Toasted by the following:  

  • Cory Berger, Managing Director, Pereira & O’Dell
  • Justine Bloome, EVP of Strategy and Innovation, Carat U.S
  • Alexa Christon, Director of Global Media Innovation, GE
  • Wendy Clark, CEO, DDB North America
  •  Greg Coleman, President, BuzzFeed


Each year, The ADVERTISING Club of New York recognizes those who have made outstanding contributions to the advertising industry and who have shown a consistent, high degree of creative ability; worked to raise the standards of the advertising profession; and dedicated time and energy in areas of social concern. This year, The AD Club sought to celebrate multiple executives and companies from around the industry in order to celebrate the AD Club’s 120th anniversary, as well as to align more closely with its mission and membership.    

Sponsored by Yahoo, the celebratory roast-and-toast event took place from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in The High Line Hotel.

Advertising People of the Year 2016 from The Advertising Club of New York on Vimeo.

Special thanks to Man With A Cam for producing this video.

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