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Madison Avenue Walk of Fame Celebrates 15 Years With First-Ever Icon Awards

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Madison Avenue Walk of Fame Celebrates 15 Years With First-Ever Icon Awards

WORLD'S GREATEST ADVERTISING ICONS AND SLOGANS TAKE CENTER STAGE

ADVERTISING WEEK NEW YORK CELEBRATES MOST ENDURING CREATIVE WORK WITH TIMES SQUARE OPENING GALA AND INAUGURAL ICON AWARDS

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NEW YORK, Aug. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Advertising Week (AW), the world's largest annual gathering of advertising, creative, entertainment, marketing, media and technology industry leaders, today announced the creation of the Madison Avenue Walk of Fame Icon Awards.  The inaugural awards celebrate the best advertising icons, slogans and their creators.  The evening will take place Monday, October 1 as part of Advertising Week's 15th Anniversary Opening Gala, which will be held in Times Square.

Advertising Week

In addition, Advertising Week has announced the nominees for the 2018 Madison Avenue Walk of Fame Class. 

Awards to be handed out as part of the inaugural Icon Awards include:

  • Icon of the Millennium Award
  • Comeback Icon of the Year
  • Icon of the Year -- Most Valuable Icon (MVI)
  • Rookie of the Year
  • #Throwback Icon Award
  • Icon For Good Award
  • Gone Fishing: Icon Retirement Award

The great slogans will be honored as well throughout the evening.

"After 15 years of celebrating the greatest icons and slogans in the business, it's truly a thrill to be taking the Madison Avenue Walk of Fame to a whole new level," said Richard Larsson, Editor, AW360 & PopIcon.Life.

The 2018 Icon & Slogan Nominees Include:

Icon nominees:

  1. The Burger King | Burger King
  2. BuzzBee | Cheerios
  3. Little Debbie | Little Debbie
  4. Cap'n Crunch | Cap'n Crunch
  5. Squatty Potty Unicorn | Squatty Potty
  6. Toomgis | ampm
  7. McGruff the Crime Dog | National Crime Prevention Council
  8. Miss Chiquita | Chiquita Banana
  9. Lefty | Hamburger Helper
  10. Captain Obvious | Hotels.com
  11. Bazooka Joe | Bazooka Bubble Gum
  12. Morris the Cat | 9 Lives Cat Food

Slogan nominees:

  1. I'm a Toys 'R' Us Kid! | Toys 'R' Us
  2. It's a Tide Ad | Tide
  3. live colorfully | kate spade new york
  4. IHOb | IHOp
  5. Nobody does chicken like KFC | KFC
  6. See What's Next | Netflix
  7. Come TV With Us | Hulu
  8. Unexplainably Juicy | Starburst
  9. The Wonderful Everyday | IKEA
  10. Think Different | Apple
  11. Share a Coke | Coca-Cola
  12. Love at 425 Degrees | Papa Murphy's Pizza

Voting will commence on Tuesday, September 4th at popicon.life/vote.

For more information and to purchase tickets visit https://newyork.advertisingweek.com/icon-awards/tickets/ or PopIcon.Life.

About Advertising Week:
Since it began in 2004 led by co-founders Matt Scheckner and Lance Pillersdorf, Advertising Week has evolved into the # 1 business-to-business event in New York cutting across all industries and has expanded rapidly across the globe replicating its signature formula blending thought leadership on the business of the business by day and show business by night. The Week now enjoys a global footprint with editions in London, Tokyo, Mexico City and Sydney and via AW360 has extended the thought leadership platform beyond the events onto smartphones and tablets the year-round.

Advertising Week is produced globally by New York-based Stillwell Partners.

About the Madison Avenue Walk of Fame:
Now in its 15th year, the Madison Avenue Walk of Fame recognizes the finest advertising icons and slogans in the industry, as voted on by the public.

Contact:
Stephanie Sipe, Sunshine Sachs
advertisingweek@sunshinesachs.com

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