By Michael O'Connell & Anna Sekula Posted January 11, 2010, 12:30 PM EST
1. Advertising Week
Several dozen advertising organizations come together each fall to make New York a nurturing environment for ad professionals looking to learn, network, blow off some steam, and pat each other on the back. About 40,000 local and visiting attendees are expected to attend September 27 to October 1.
2. Advertising Council’s Public Service Awards
When the council honored Coca-Cola Company chairman and C.E.O. Muhtar Kent at the November 19 dinner celebrating corporate philanthropy, more than 1,000 industry leaders joined them at the Waldorf-Astoria.
The New York incarnation of the international digital marketing conference gathered steam in 2009 with a move to a bigger venue—the Javits Center—and keynote presentations from Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales and News Corporation chief digital officer Jonathan Miller. After making the rounds in cities such as Paris, San Francisco, and Tokyo earlier in the year, Ad:Tech returns to New York in early November.
4. One Club’s One Show
For its 2010 gala award presentation—honoring advertisements in all media—the One Show takes its kudofest for more than 1,000 to Alice Tully Hall. This year’s event promises advertising viewing “with no television interruption.”
5. American Marketing Association’s New York chapter’s Effie Awards
Held again at Cipriani 42nd Street, last year’s Effies bestowed their highest honor on Burger King and Crispin Porter & Bogusky for the “Whopper Freakout” viral campaign. The awards return to the same venue June 8.