2013 Class of the Advertising Hall of Achievement

Top Young Advertising Talent of the Industry

Inductees from The Coca-Cola Company, Google & YouTube, J3 UM, Mondeléz International, Samsung Telecommunications America, Twitter and Unilever

WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 21, 2013 - Another seven young superstars will be inducted into The Advertising Hall of Achievement. The Hall has long been the gold standard in recognizing the leading young advertising professionals age 40 and under, and is operated by the American Advertising Federation, the same organization which operates the Advertising Hall of Fame.

The inductees of the 2013 class are: Adam Bain, President, Global Revenue, Twitter, Inc.; B. Bonin Bough, Vice President, Global Media and Consumer Engagement, Mondeléz International; Robert Candelino, Vice President, Branding, Skincare, Unilever; Tara Walpert Levy, Managing Director, Ads Marketing, Google & YouTube; Lynn Lewis, Global Managing Partner, J3 UM; Todd Pendleton, Chief Marketing Officer, Samsung Telecommunications America; and Emmanuel Seuge, Vice President, Global Alliances and Ventures, The Coca-Cola Company.

Lynn Lewis will also be presented with the esteemed Jack Avrett Volunteer Spirit Award. Since 1996, this award has recognized an inductee who has demonstrated an exceptionally high commitment to public service and the betterment of both the advertising industry and the larger community.

Jacki Kelley, CEO North America and President Global Clients of IPG Mediabrands and co-chair of the 2013 Advertising Hall of Achievement, said, “We had an outstanding group of judges representing all aspects of the industry. Many commented that each year the bar is raised for induction – a wonderful indicator of the talent in our industry.”

“It was an extraordinary crop of candidates for the Advertising Hall of Achievement this year. The inductees represent the best and the brightest in our industry,” added Advertising Hall of Achievement co-chair Michael Kassan, Chairman and CEO of MediaLink LLC.

The Advertising Hall of Achievement induction ceremonies and luncheon will be held November 5, 2013, at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, in Los Angeles, a city whose creative energy is ideal to the mission of this program – seeking out the industry pioneers and rising talent of the industry. The Advertising Hall of Achievement includes 146 members with expertise spanning the entire spectrum of the advertising industry including clients, agencies and media. Last year, over 500 top advertising and business leaders and executives attended the event to celebrate the 2012 inductees.

“This incredible Class of inductees showcases not only amazing individual accomplishment, but also the amazing impact advertising is having on the cultural landscape of our nation and the world,” said James Edmund Datri, President & CEO of the AAF.

Event tickets and sponsorship packages are available. For detailed information, please contact Lisa Rubin, EVP, Events and Corporate Services, at 202-898-0089 or lrubin@aaf.org. For more information on the Advertising Hall of Achievement, visit http://www.aaf.org/ahoa.

About the American Advertising Federation

The American Advertising Federation (AAF), the nation’s oldest national advertising trade association, and the only association representing all facets of the advertising industry, is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and acts as the "Unifying Voice for Advertising." The AAF also has 15 district operations, each located in and representing a different region of the nation. The AAF’s membership is comprised of nearly 100 blue chip corporate members comprising the nation’s leading advertisers, advertising agencies, and media companies; a national network of nearly 200 local federations, representing 40,000 advertising professionals, located in ad communities across the country; and more than 200 AAF college chapters, with over 6,500 student members. The AAF operates a host of programs and initiatives including the Advertising Hall of Fame, the ADDY Awards, the National Student Advertising Competition, the Mosaic Center on Multiculturalism, and summer Ad Camps for high school students. For more information on the full range of AAF programming, visit the AAF's website at www.aaf.org.