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 students for an original essay on the role of advertising in society or marketing innovations. 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 was held on Monday, June 10, 2019 at the Pierre Hotel in NYC. Michael Roth, Chairman and CEO of IPG received the Lifetime Achievement Award.


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