The Ad Club Of New York To Kick Off 10th Annual Advertising Week Honors Luncheon

Featuring a Special Discussion With Fast Company, R/GA and Clear Channel; Mario Batali and Katherine Oliver To Be Honored as 2013 Stars of Madison Avenue

Sep 23, 2013, 09:00 ET from The ADVERTISING Club of New York

NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The ADVERTISING Club of New York, the industry's leading organization representing the vision and mission of the global advertising community across crafts, along with Advertising Week, will be co-hosting a luncheon to kick off the 10th annual premier gathering of marketing and communications leaders on Monday, September 23rd.

Sponsored by Fast Company, Clear Channel Media + Entertainment and LinkedIn, the luncheon will feature a special conversation about the last decade of advertising and where the industry is headed in the next 10 years. Fast Company Editor and Managing Director Bob Safian will host the discussion with industry leaders Bob Greenberg, Founder, Chairman and CEO of R/GA, and Bob Pittman, Chairman and CEO of Clear Channel.

In honor of its 10th anniversary, Advertising Week is launching a new book, titled "Last Ten/Next Ten," which will feature a compilation of essays and reflections from luminaries and leaders across the advertising, marketing and media industries, on where the industry has been and where it is headed. A number of the essayists will be in attendance at the luncheon.

"We are thrilled to kick off Advertising Week's 10th annual event with this stellar lineup of industry experts and leaders, and look forward to continuing our ongoing partnership to help our industry effectively address the issues that touch all of us, as well as pinpoint and establish best practices for the opportunities that lay ahead in the future," said Gina Grillo, President & CEO of The ADVERTISING Club of New York.

In addition, The AD Club will present its 10th annual Stars of Madison Avenue Awards to Mario Batali, Chef, Entrepreneur & Founder of The Mario Batali Foundation, and Katherine Oliver, Commissioner of the New York City Mayor's Office of Media & Entertainment, for their outstanding contributions to the advertising industry and philanthropy in New York City. Actress and philanthropist Isabella Rossellini and George Fertitta, CEO of NYC & Company, will present the awards to Batali and Oliver during the luncheon.

Grillo added, "Our Stars of Madison Avenue honorees Batali and Oliver are incredibly deserving of this award for their role in driving the advertising and media business forward, giving back to the New York City community through their philanthropic efforts, and their entrepreneurial spirit."

The Stars of Madison Avenue luncheon will take place in New York, NY from 11:30am2:00pm on Monday, September 23rd at Best Buy Theater, 1515 Broadway at W. 44th Street. For more information on Advertising Week, visit the official website at

About The ADVERTISING Club of New York
The ADVERTISING Club of New York is the advertising industry's leading organization, providing members access to a network of thought leaders, the fuel for creativity, greater diversity, and the best training for professional development. The AD Club represents the vision and mission of a vibrant international advertising community across crafts, uniting professionals around a shared experience and passion in the name of exchanging ideas and best practices for business.

In September 2012, the Club launched a diversity initiative, i'mPART – a platform that aims to raise awareness of the benefits of diversity in businesses and galvanize the industry around this movement. The AD Club is also the facilitating sponsor of the International ANDY Awards, (, which celebrate outstanding creative achievement in advertising. This year marks the 50th anniversary for the ANDYs. For more information, visit The AD Club's website: