AEF Honors Night Past Honorees

2015-2017

2017 Honorees

Lifetime Achievement Award: Ellen Levine, Hearst
Advertiser Award: McDonald’s
Agency Award: FCB
Media Award: AMC Networks
Sizzle Award: Jimmy Smith, CEO/CCO, Amusement Park Entertainment


2016 Honorees

Lifetime Achievement Award: David Bell, gyro
Advertiser Award: IBM – Accepted by Jon Iwata, SVP, Marketing and Communications
Agency Award: DDB Worldwide – Accepted by Keith Reinhard, Chairman Emeritus
Media Award: Xaxis – Accepted by David J. Moore, Chairman & President, WPP Digital

Alfred J. Seaman Award for Best Undergraduate Essay on Advertising and Society:
Madeline Buchel, Depaul University
Madeline Clifton, Emory University


David Moore, Keith Reinhard, Madeline Clifton, Madeline Buchel, Jon Iwata, David Bell

Tribute Video to Lifetime Achievement Winner David Bell


2015 Honorees

Lifetime Achievement Award: Peggy Conlon, Retired President and CEO, The Ad Council
Agency Award: d expósito & Partners – Accepted by Daisy Expósito-Ulla, Chairman & CEO
Advertiser Award: American Express – Accepted by John Hayes, CMO
Media Award: iHeartMedia – Accepted by Bob Pittman, Chairman & CEO

Alfred J. Seaman Award for Best Undergraduate Essay on Advertising and Society:
Breanna L. Caires, Syracuse University
Kylie N. Moore, Bowdoin College


John Hayes, Kylie N. Moore, Daisy Exposito-Ulla, Peggy Conlon, Breanna L. Caires, Bob Pittman

Tribute video to Lifetime Achievement Winner Peggy Conlon

2010-2014

2014 Honorees

Agency Award: JWT – 150th Anniversary, Accepted by Bob Jeffrey, Chairman & CEO, JWT Worldwide
Advertiser Award: Walmart Stores, Accepted by Andrea Thomas, Senior Vice President Marketing
Lifetime Achievement Award: Burt Manning, Chairman Emeritus, JWT
Media Award: With Special Recognition to Joseph Ripp, CEO, Time Inc.


Paula Alex, Bob Jeffrey, Burt Manning, Joe Ripp, Andrea Thomas

Tribute video to Lifetime Achievement Winner Burt Manning


2013 Honorees

Lifetime Achievement Award: Laurel Cutler, Brander
Agency Award: Saatchi & Saatchi, Accepted by Durk Barnhill, New York CEO
Media Award: News Corporation, Accepted by David Hill, Senior Executive Vice President

Alfred J. Seaman Award for Best Undergraduate Essay on Advertising & Society:
Joshua Shaffer, Savannah State University


David Hill, Joshua Shaffer, Laurel Cutler, Durk Barnhill

Tribute video to Lifetime Achievement Winner Laurel Cutler


2012 Honorees

Lifetime Achievement Award: Gustavo A. Cisneros, Chairman Cisneros Group of Companies
Agency Award: R/GA, Accepted by Bob Greenberg, Chairman, CEO & Global Chief Creative Officer
Advertiser Award: Johnson & Johnson, Accepted by Kimberly Kadlec, Worldwide Vice President Global Marketing Group
Media Award: Meredith Corporation, Accepted by Stephen M. Lacy, Chairman & CEO

Alfred J. Seaman Award for Best Undergraduate Essay on Advertising & Society:
Elise Fisher, University of South Florida


Joe Tripodi, Stephen Lacy, David Moore, Kimberly Kadlec, Donny Deutsch, Gustavo Cisneros, Elise Fisher, Bob Greenberg, Hal Vincent

Tribute video to Lifetime Achievement Winner Gustavo Cisneros


2011 Honorees

Lifetime Achievement Award: Mary Wells, Founding CEO, Wells Rich Greene
Agency Award: Deutsch Inc., A Lowe & Partners Company, Accepted by Linda Sawyer, CEO N.A.
Media Award: CBS Television Network, Accepted by Jo Ann Ross, President, Sales

Inaugural Alfred J. Seaman Award for Best Undergraduate Essay on Advertising & Society:
Rebecca Centanni, Bowdoin College


Linda Sawyer, Mary Wells, Jo Ann Ross, Rebecca Centanni

Tribute video to Lifetime Achievement Winner Mary Wells


2010 Honorees

Lifetime Achievement Award: Irwin Gotlieb, Global CEO, GroupM Worldwide
Agency Award: Grey Group, Accepted by James R. Heekin, Chairman and CEO
Advertiser Award: Colgate-Palmolive Company, Accepted by Michael Sload, VP, Marketing, Colgate-US
Media Award: Disney/ABC Television Group, Accepted by Anne Sweeney, Co-Chair, Disney Media Networks & President, Disney/ABC Television Group


James Heekin, Paula Alex, Bob Jeffrey, Irwin Gotlieb, Anne Sweeney, Michael Sload

Tribute video to Lifetime Achievement Winner Irwin Gotlieb

2005-2009

2009 Honorees

Lifetime Achievement Award: Shelly Lazarus, Chairman, Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide
Agency Award: Interpublic Group, Accepted by Michael I. Roth, Chairman and CEO
Advertiser Award: The Coca-Cola Company, Accepted by Joseph V. Tripodi, Chief Marketing & Commercial Officer
Media Award: Hearst Corporation, Accepted by Frank A. Bennack, Jr., Vice Chairman and CEO


Paula Alex, Joe Tripodi, Shelly Lazarus, Frank Bennack, Michael Roth

Tribute video to Lifetime Achievement Winner Shelly Lazarus


2008 Honorees

Lifetime Achievement Award: Eugene H. Kummel, Chairman Emeritus, McCann Erickson
Agency Award: Publicis Groupe, Accepted by Susan Gianinno, Chairman and CEO, Publicis North America
Advertiser Award: General Mills, Inc., Accepted by Y. Marc Belton, Executive Vice President
Media Award: AOL, Accepted by Randy Falco, Chairman and CEO


Randy Falco, Mark Addicks, Susan Gianinno, Gene Kummel

Tribute video to Lifetime Achievement Winner Gene Kummel


2007 Honorees

Lifetime Achievement Award: Keith Reinhard, Chairman Emeritus, DDB Communications Worldwide
Agency Award: Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide, Accepted by Bill Gray and Carla Hendra, Co-Chief Executive Officers, Ogilvy North America
Advertiser Award: Kellogg Company, Accepted by Mark Baynes, Chief Marketing Officer, North America, and Dr. Celeste Clark, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs
Media Award: Gannett Company, Inc., Accepted by Craig A. Moon, President and Publisher, USA TODAY


2006 Honorees

Lifetime Achievement Award: Frank A. Bennack, Jr., Vice Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the Executive Committee, The Hearst Corporation
Agency Award: Omnicom Group, Inc., Accepted by Allen G. Rosenshine, Chairman, BBDO Worldwide
Advertiser Award: Ford Motor Co., Accepted by Francisco Codina, Group Vice President, North America Marketing, Sales and Service
Media Award: The Washington Post Company, Accepted by Donald E. Graham, Chairman & CEO


Donald Graham, Allen Rosenshine, Frank Bennack, Curt Skaluba


2005 Honorees

Lifetime Achievement Award: James E. Burke, Chairman Emeritus, The Partnership for a Drug-Free America, Chairman Emeritus, Johnson & Johnson
Agency Award: McCann Worldgroup, Accepted by John J. Dooner, Jr., Chairman & CEO
Advertiser Award: Kraft Foods, Inc., Accepted by Betsy D. Holden, President, Global Marketing & Category Development
Media Award: NBC Universal, Accepted by Bob Wright, Chairman & CEO


John Dooner, James Burke, Betsy Holden, Bob Wright

2001-2004

2004 Honorees

Lifetime Achievement Award: Edward N. Ney, Chairman Emeritus, Young & Rubicam Advertising
Agency Award: J. Walter Thompson Company, Accepted by Bob Jeffrey, CEO
Advertiser Award: Campbell Soup Company, Accepted by Douglas R. Conant, President & CEO
Media Award: ABC Television Network, Accepted by Alex Wallau, President, Operations & Administration


Ed Ney, Alex Wallau, Doug Conant, Barbara Walters, Bob Jeffrey, Paula Alex, David Bell


2003 Honorees

Lifetime Achievement Award: John Elliot, Jr., Chairman Emeritus, Ogilvy & Mather
Agency Award: Leo Burnett Worldwide, Accepted by Robert C. Brennan, President
Advertiser Award: Nestlé USA, Accepted by Joe M. Weller, Chairman & CEO
Media Award: Dow Jones & Company, Accepted by Peter R. Kann, Chairman & CEO


Peter Kann, John Elliot, Jr., Joe Weller, Robert Brennan


2002 Honorees

Lifetime Achievement Award: Alfred J. Seaman, Founder, Advertising Educational Foundation
Agency Award: Young & Rubicam, Inc., Accepted by Michael J. Dolan, Chairman & CEO
Advertiser Award: Unilever United States, Accepted by Charles B. Strauss, President & CEO
Media Award: Time, Inc., Accepted by Don Logan, Chairman & CEO


2001 Honorees

Agency Award: True North Communications, Accepted by David Bell, Chairman & CEO
Advertiser Award: American Airlines, Accepted by Michael W. Gunn, EVP, Marketing & Planning
Media Award: The New York Times Company, Accepted by Janet L. Robinson, SVP, Newspaper Operations


Honors Night


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