Induction into the Advertising Hall of Fame honors men and women, international and American, who have had exceptionally distinguished and extraordinary careers, have completed their primary careers or have had careers spanning at least 35 years, and who, through and in their professional lives and community involvement, have made outstanding and notable contributions to the profession of advertising and its reputation, have consistently practiced the highest ethical standards, and have contributed substantially to their communities.
Individual must be present at the induction ceremony.
Nomination materials must include:
A description of the nominee's significant
contributions to the advertising process
In what ways was this contribution innovative? How has it impacted the advertising process over time?
A description of the nominee's
contribution to the betterment of society
outside his/her professional career.
Supporting recommendation letter(s).
While there is a not a minimum number of recommendation letter’s required, the submission should include letters representing all aspects of the nominee’s career achievements and philanthropic involvements.
No illustrations, speeches, books or samples may be included.
Can I submit a nomination for myself?
Yes, self-nominations are permitted.
Does the AAF select the honorees for induction?
No. The AAF coordinates a volunteer group of corporate members and industry representatives to thoroughly review all submissions and vote for the candidates they feel are deserving of induction. The top 12 to 15 semi-finalists then go through an in-person pitch presentation before the volunteer Council of Judges for final selection. The AAF prides itself in this thorough and vetted procedure to ensure the individuals inducted are selected by experienced experts in the advertising industry.
Can I review other nominations before I submit mine?
Yes, sample nominations are available upon request. Please email email@example.com.
If selected, what is the fundraising requirement?
The AAF corporate partnerships team will work with each inductee to come up with a customized strategy for fundraising and support outreach. There is no set monetary minumum requirement for induction.
Please submit all nominations as one combined file. Sample nominations are available upon request. If you have any questions, please contact Beatrice V. Santacroce at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Advertising Hall of Fame
Induction Ceremonies & Gala Dinner
April 2023 at Cipriani Wall Street