Faces and Places
Knight’s a hall of famer
|Nike co-founder Phil Knight was among seven people inducted into the Advertising Hall of Fame at a ceremony and dinner April 29 at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York City. Above: The inductees and reps from McDonald’s, which is this year’s corporate honoree (from left): Phil Knight, Bob Giraldi of Giraldi Media, Shelly Lazarus of Ogilvy & Mather, Gerry Rubin of RPA, Bob Scarpelli of DDB Worldwide, Rance Crain of Crain Communications, Neil Golden of McDonald’s USA, Kevin Newell of McDonald’s USA, and Byron Lewis Sr. of UniWorld Group. Below: Phil Knight with Wendy Clark of The Coca-Cola Co. and Dan Wieden of longtime Nike agency Wieden & Kennedy
SEC, ESPN power up
|At the news conference in Atlanta on May 2 announcing the new TV network and digital platform from the Southeastern Conference and ESPN that will launch in August 2014 (from left): Justin Connolly, ESPN SVP; SEC Commissioner Mike Slive; Jeff Weber, AT&T president of content and advertising; and ESPN President John Skipper. AT&T U-verse signed on as the network’s first national distributor.
Super job in Indy
|Indiana Sports Corp. President Allison Melangton, CEO and president of the 2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee, accepts Sports Circle Indy’s 2012-13 Event of the Year Award at a luncheon April 25 at the Columbia Club in Indianapolis. Presenting the award is Bill Benner, senior associate commissioner of the Horizon League and Sports Circle Indy board member.
Going ‘Flat Out’ at NewFront
|At AOL’s NewFront Presentation in New York City on April 30 (from left): Tim Armstrong, CEO of AOL; Larry Tanz, CEO of Vuguru; and Zane Stoddard, NASCAR VP of entertainment marketing and business development. “Flat Out,” a NASCAR and Vuguru co-production, will premiere on AOL On Network later this year.
New college football honorees
|The National Football Foundation announced the 2013 inductees into the College Football Hall of Fame on May 7 at the Nasdaq OMX in New York City (from left): ESPN analyst Rece Davis, Nasdaq OMX Vice President J.R. Mastroianni, Arizona inductee Tedy Bruschi, Florida inductee Danny Wuerffel and National Football Foundation President and CEO Steve Hatchell.
Comcast Cares day in Philadelphia
|More than 300 local Comcast employees and their families and friends helped improve the Community Farm and Food Resource Center at Bartram’s Garden in Philadelphia on April 27 as part of the 12th Comcast Cares Day. From left: Stephen Burke, NBCUniversal and Comcast Corp.; Brian Monihan, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia; Tom Firmani, Comcast Cable; Eric Lerner, NBC10 Philadelphia; Maitreyi Roy, John Bartram Association; Drew Becher, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society; Jacqueline London, NBC10 Philadelphia; D’Arcy Rudnay, Comcast Corp.; Brian Roberts, Comcast Corp.; and Irv Harkavy, Netter Center for Community Partnerships, University of Pennsylvania.
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