IAA Winter Ball Welcomes New York's Advertising Elite

Event Celebrates Banner Year for International Advertising Association's New York Chapter

Jan 10, 2014, 19:07 ET from IAA New York Chapter

NEW YORK, Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On December 18, the International Advertising Association's New York Chapter celebrated a successful 2013 with its annual Winter Ball. The sold-out event welcomed New York's media, marketing, and advertising elite, mingling against the elegant backdrop of The Pierre Hotel. The event's theme was A Night at a Japanese Matsuri, featuring live entertainment, award-winning sake, sushi bar, and Japanese-themed gifts for all attendees.  Event sponsors included WIRED, Bloomberg Media, The Wall Street Journal, National Geographic, Spafax Networks, Financial Times, Reuters, USA Today, and Hearst Men's Group.

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"The IAA Winter Ball is, hands down, my favorite," said Keith A. Grossman, Associate Publisher of WIRED | ars technica. "It is the only event that truly has the power to gather everyone in the New York Media Community together for one night."

The Winter Ball marks the culmination of 2013 events, including the first-ever International Advertising Association (IAA) BrillIAAnce Awards for achievement in advertising, IAA Global Marketing Summit, Summer Ball, networking luncheons featuring educational presentations by marketing executives from firms including Goldman Sachs and SAS, and mentoring workshops for its Young Professionals members.

"This has been an unprecedented year of growth for the IAA's New York chapter," said IAANY Executive Director Jill Cohen. "Our members are truly setting the global standard for excellence in media and advertising. We look forward to an even more dynamic year of events, education, and connections in 2014."

The International Advertising Association (IAA), headquartered in New York, was founded in 1938 to champion responsible marketing. With 50 chapters in 76 countries, the IAA is a one-of-a-kind global partnership whose members are comprised of advertisers, media, public relation agencies, and academics. The IAA is a platform for industry issues and is dedicated to protecting and advancing freedom of commercial speech, responsible advertising, consumer choice, and the education of marketing professionals. More at www.iaany.org.

For more information or to attend an IAA New York event, contact Jill Cohen at jill.cohen@iaany.org

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