American Advertising Federation Hall of Fame Honors Industry Leaders

  Formerly an executive at Vibe Magazine and ESPN, Keith Clinkscales serves as the CEO of the sports news network Shadow League Digital. An award-winning producer, Keith Clinkscales has received honors from Crain Communications, Advertising Age, CableWorld Magazine, and the American Advertising Federation (AAF) Hall of Fame.

Established in 1949, the Advertising Hall of Fame celebrates the most distinguished and accomplished executives in the advertising industry. The annual hall of fame ceremony draws more than 900 of the country’s advertising, marketing, and media executives. Inductees are recognized not only for their professional contributions in advertising but also for their civic and philanthropic involvement.

The 70th Annual Hall of Fame gala and induction ceremony will take place on April 30, 2019, at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. The class of 2019 inductees represent a diverse set of professionals including: John J. Dooner, founding CEO of McCann Worldgroup; Debra L. Lee, CEO emeritus of BET Networks; Indra K. Nooyi, chairman of PepsiCo; and Hector J. Orci, founder and co-chairman of Orci. At the April event, Orci also will be presented with the David Bell Award for Industry Service in honor of his leadership in the advertising community.

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