NEW YORK, June 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The ADVERTISING Club of New York, the industry's leading professional organization representing the vision and mission of the global advertising community across crafts, presented awards to influential advertising and marketing executives in five categories at their 2016 Advertising People of the Year event, including:
- Marketer of the Year -- Jonathan Mildenhall, Chief Marketing Officer, Airbnb
- Industry Legend -- John Costello, President, Global Marketing and Innovation, Dunkin' Brands
- New Yorker -- Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center represented by Avice Meehan, Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer
- Startup -- ZEFR represented by Zach James & Rich Raddon, Co-CEOs/Co-Founders
- Young Pro -- Katrina Craigwell, Global Director, Marketing Innovation, GE Digital
Sponsored by Yahoo, the celebratory roast-and-toast event took place from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in The High Line Hotel.
Each year, The ADVERTISING Club of New York recognizes those who have made outstanding contributions to the advertising industry and who have shown a consistent, high degree of creative ability; worked to raise the standards of the advertising profession; and dedicated time and energy in areas of social concern. This year, The AD Club sought to celebrate multiple executives and companies from around the industry in order to celebrate the AD Club's 120th anniversary, as well as to align more closely with its mission and membership.
This year's honorees are highly regarded in their companies, as well as in the overall advertising and marketing community. Marketer of the Year Jonathan Mildenhall got his start in advertising at BBH UK, having also worked at DLKW Lowe, TBWA and Mother before working at The Coca-Cola Company for almost seven years. He held the VP, Global Advertising Strategy and Content Excellence and the SVP Integrated Marketing Communication and Design Excellence roles at Coca-Cola before becoming the CMO of the first community-driven super-brand, Airbnb.
Industry Legend John Costello, President, Global Marketing and Innovation at Dunkin' Brands, was one of the early pioneers of omni-channel marketing. He served as the EVP of Merchandising and Marketing at The Home Depot, as Senior EVP of Sears, Chief Global Marketing Officer of Yahoo, and more. John was also named one of the 30 Most Influential People in Marketing by Advertising Age, one of the Top 50 Marketers by Adweek, one of the top CMO Officers by the CMO Club, one of the Top 10 Merchants by DSN Retailing Today and was elected to the Retail Advertising Hall of Fame.
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center — the world's oldest and largest private cancer center — was founded in 1884 as the New York Cancer Hospital and has devoted more than 130 years to exceptional patient care, innovative research, and outstanding educational programs. Over the years, they have continued to expand their outpatient facilities and services to meet the growing needs of their patients, physicians, and researchers in NYC.
ZEFR is a video-data and technology company that was first founded as MOVIECLIPS by co-CEOS Zach James & Rich Raddon in 2009. By the next year, they were featured as one of TIME's Top 50 Companies, and have skyrocketed ever since, emerging as the leading software platform for media. They have been featured as Details Magazine's "King of the Beach" and The Hollywood Reporter's Silicon Beach Power 25, with much more promise ahead.
Katrina Craigwell is Global Director of Marketing Innovation at GE Digital, where she leads brand and digital marketing for the new business unit. Her team is responsible for driving innovative storytelling and generating commercial impact for GE Digital across visual and digital mediums. She was also named as one of Adweek's Most Influential Women in Marketing and Media in 2016 and one of their Young Influentials and Creative 100 in 2015, Forbes' 30 Under 30 in Marketing & Advertising in 2014, and Ad Age's Creativity 50 in 2012.
"Great marketing talent - the type of talent that has the ability to change perspectives, champion truly brave creativity, and spur social good - can come from so many facets of our industry. Jonathan, John, Avice, Zach, Rich and Katrina come from diverse marketing backgrounds and embody all of those qualities; we are thrilled to honor them for adding to the Club's legacy and for contributing to our industry at large," said Gina Grillo, President & CEO of The ADVERTISING Club of New York and The International ANDY Awards.
These prestigious industry executives join an esteemed list of recipients who have taken home the AD Club's Advertising Person of the Year honor, including:
- Brad Jakeman, President, Global Beverage Group, PepsiCo (2015)
- Dana Anderson, Chief Marketing Officer, Mondelez International (2014)
- Steve Pacheco, Director of Sponsorship Marketing, FedEx Services (2013)
- Esther Lee, now EVP, Global CMO at MetLife, & Charlene Lake, SVP, Public Affairs and Chief Sustainability Officer from AT&T (2012)
- Lisa Cochrane, SVP of Marketing at Allstate (2011), among many others.
For more information, please visit: http://www.theadvertisingclub.org/content/advertising-people-year
About The ADVERTISING Club of New York
The ADVERTISING Club is the premier organization for all advertising and marketing professionals in New York. Founded in 1896, the AD Club offers its members a forum to exchange ideas, make connections and honor excellence. The Club's Foundation provides students numerous educational outreach programs that give back to build a stronger and more diverse advertising and marketing community. The Club is the facilitating sponsor of the International ANDY Awards, which acknowledge outstanding creative achievement around the world in the field of advertising. www.theadvertisingclub.org.
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