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Advertising People of the Year 2017


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Current, at Chelsea Piers, Pier 59

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Each year, The ADVERTISING Club of New York recognizes those who have made outstanding contributions to the advertising industry, 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 legacy continured as awards were presented to influential advertising and marketing executive in five categories:     

  • Marketer of the Year — Fernando Machado, Head of Brand Marketing, Burger King 
  • Industry Legend — Beth Comstock, Vice Chair, GE
  • New Yorker — 92nd Street Y represented by Henry Timms, Executive Director 
  • Startup — Rachel Tipograph, Founder & CEO, MikMak 
  • Young Pro — Sara Sindelar, Next Gen Intrapreneur, IBM


The program was emceed by Danielle Monaro and Bethany Waston of "Elvis Duran and The Morning Show" and featured presentations by:

  • Anselmo Ramos, Chief Creative Officer, Founder, DAVID The Agency
  • Linda Boff, CMO, GE
  • Marian Salzman, CEO, Havas PR North America 
  • Tricia Nichols, Vice President, Global Consumer Marketing & Engagement, Estee Lauder
  • Christina Altomare, Leadership, Learning, and Inclusion Marketing & Communications Leader, IBM


Special thanks to DJ Darmos for providing great music during cocktails. Check out all the great pictures below!

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