On March 20, the following individuals will be inducted into the 58th Advertising Hall of Fame in New York City at the annual awards ceremony.
David Bell, chairman emeritus, Interpublic Group, for serving as one of advertising's most effective ambassadors and tirelessly leading industry organizations including the American Association of Advertising Agencies, Ad Council, Advertising Educational Foundation, AAF and National Advertising Review Council.
Vincent T. Cullers, former president & CEO, Vince Cullers Group,< for starting America's first African-American owned full-service ad agency and essentially launching the multicultural marketing movement.
Roquel "Billy" Davis, former music director & SVP, McCann Erickson, for creating song-form commercials including classics such as "I'd Like to Buy the World a Coke," "It's the Real Thing," and "If You've Got the Time, We've Got the Beer".
Bruce Gordon, former president, retail markets, Verizon, for establishing one of the most recognized brands in America, and generating $23 billion in annual revenues.
Arthur Ochs "Punch" Sulzberger, chairman emeritus, The New York Times Company, for his unwavering commitment to quality journalism and thereby providing an effective and attractive environment for readers and advertisers.
Stuart B. Upson, chairman emeritus, Saatchi & Saatchi, for perpetually building blue-chip brands including Toyota, Duracell and Wendy's, as well as creating pro bono campaigns such as McGruff the Crime Dog® for the National Crime Prevention Council.
Bob Wehling, former global marketing and government relations officer, the Procter & Gamble Company, for building iconic brands such as Crest, Head & Shoulders, Scope and Secret while impacting the industry and society through family-friendly programming, children's issues and education.