1. Advertising Week
Packed full of panel discussions, product launches, screenings, and an award gala, this joint production between advertising associations and corporate sponsors is a must-attend event for industry executives (and 60,000 total attendees). The sixth outing, held at venues such at the TimesCenter, Nokia Theatre, and the Paley Center for Media, returns September 12 to 15.
2. Advertising Council’s Public Service Awards
Around 1,200 guests saluted General Electric C.E.O. Jeffrey Immelt at the 2008 black-tie dinner honoring industry philanthropic achievements. The event returns to the Waldorf-Astoria on November 18, followed by the Time Warner-sponsored after-party.
3. One Club’s One Show
Nonproﬁt group the One Club honors excellence in print, radio, television, and new-media advertising at this gala for 1,000. The 34th outing is scheduled for May 6 at Jazz at Lincoln Center.
4. New York American Marketing Association’s Efﬁe Awards
Leo Burnett’s “Wii Would Like to Play” campaign for Nintendo’s new gaming platform won the top prize at the 40th annual award ceremony, held at Cipriani 42nd Street for the ﬁrst time in 2008. The Efﬁes return there June 3.
CNN president Jonathan Klein gave the keynote speech at the 2008 outing of this digital marketing conference, which drew thousands of new-media professionals to the Hilton New York. The local edition of Ad:Tech’s 11 international conferences returns in November.