May 22, 2007

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Call for Nominations for 2007 Advertising Hall of Achievement

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American Advertising Federation (AAF) announced this week that it is seeking nominations for the Advertising Hall of Achievement. This award recognizes individuals under the age of 40 who have demonstrated outstanding career achievements, leadership and dedication to public service. Nominations are being accepted through June 29, 2007.

Past honorees include David Verklin, Carat Americas; August Busch IV, Anheuser-Busch, Inc.; Mary Baglivo, Saatchi & Saatchi New York; Jack Griffin, Meredith Publishing; Donny Deutsch, Deutsch, Inc.; Tim Armstrong, Google Inc.; Heidi Ueberroth, NBA Entertainment; Ed Erhardt, ESPN/ABC Sports; and Alex Bogusky, Crispin Porter & Bogusky.

Now in its 15th year, the AAF Advertising Hall of Achievement continues to complement the venerable Advertising Hall of Fame, which for over 50 years has honored advertising legends who have significantly influenced the industry. Together they comprise the two most respected awards bestowed in the advertising industry.

This year's planning committee co-chairmen are David Carey, president, Condé Nast Publications, and John Osborn, president and CEO, BBDO New York. Greg D'Alba, COO, CNN sales and marketing, Turner Broadcasting, will serve as vice chairman of the event. The Advertising Hall of Achievement awards luncheon will be held November 13, 2007, at Gotham Hall, New York City.

For more information, contact Dee Dee Swartz, manager – events and conferences, at (202) 898-0089 or For information about the awards, go to

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The American Advertising Federation (AAF), headquartered in Washington, D.C., acts as the "Unifying Voice for Advertising." The AAF is the oldest national advertising trade association, representing 50,000 professionals in the advertising industry. The AAF has a national network of 200 ad clubs located in ad communities across the country. Through its 215 college chapters, the AAF provides 6,500 advertising students with real-world case studies and recruitment connections to corporate America. The AAF also has 130 blue-chip corporate members that are advertisers, agencies and media companies, comprising the nation's leading brands and corporations. For more information, visit the AAF's Web site at