September 30, 2008

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AAF Seeks Nominations for 60th Advertising Hall of Fame

Deadline for Nominations November 7, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American Advertising Federation (AAF) invites nominations for inductees into the Advertising Hall of Fame, which honors legendary individuals whose excellence continues to define and raise the standards of the advertising industry. These prestigious awards are the industry's greatest honor for lifetime achievement in advertising, and the AAF administers the Advertising Hall of Fame on behalf of the entire industry. The AAF will accept nominations until November 7, 2008. The recipients will be officially inducted at the 60th annual awards luncheon, March 26, 2009, at New York's historic Waldorf=Astoria hotel.

Eligible candidates for the Advertising Hall of Fame are those individuals from the United States or abroad who have been retired from their primary career for a minimum of 12 months, distinguished themselves in those careers, contributed to the betterment of advertising and its reputation and made volunteer efforts outside the workplace.

Last year's inductees included the first-ever international member of the Advertising Hall of Fame, Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet, as well as Keith Reinhard and Allen Rosenshine. They joined industry giants such as Leo Burnett, Katherine Graham, John H. Johnson, David Ogilvy, Ted Turner and Mary Wells Lawrence. Since its inception in 1948, the Advertising Hall of Fame has honored 182 individuals.

Nominations may be submitted at, which acts as a virtual museum for the honorees. The award-winning site also contains information on the history of the Advertising Hall of Fame.

For additional information on nominations, contact Dee Dee Swartz at (800) 999-2231 or

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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