Honors Night

AEF’s annual Honors Night is a very special way we acknowledge how all our industry stakeholders and partners – including those from the worlds of advertising, media and marketing – contribute to education and the development of tomorrow’s outstanding talent.

Every year our Honors Night gala recognizes one outstanding organization from each of our constituencies – marketers, agencies and media – for its accomplishments in the industry and for its support of the AEF’s mission. A Lifetime Achievement Award is also presented to an individual for exceptional contributions to the industry and society. The Alfred J. Seaman Award is presented to a student for an original essay on the role of advertising in culture and society. Dinner proceeds help fulfill AEF’s educational initiatives for professors and students and contribute to building the next generation of talent.

This year’s gala celebration will be held on Monday, June 11, 2018 at the Pierre Hotel in NYC.

Our honorees are:

Lifetime Achievement Award: Bob Greenberg, R/GA
Marketer Award: Verizon, Accepted by Diego Scotti
Agency Award: 4A’s, Accepted by Marla Kaplowitz
Sizzle Award: Bill Imada, IW Group


"Honestly, the speaker made a career in advertising sound so attractive that I am considering changing my major."
— Student at University of Tulsa after AEF sent Speaker from Insight Creative Group