Launched over a quarter of a century ago with a mission to recognize the contributions of communications professionals from every walk of life had made to the industry, the New Jersey Advertising Hall of Fame has inducted such legends as John B. Gambling, Leonard Dreyfuss, Emanuel London and George H. Gallup.
Other past recipients have come from a wide variety of disciplines including the media, advertising agencies, market research, public relations, out-of-home, and marketing. Sponsored by the New Jersey Advertising Club, the Hall of Fame was founded in 1981 by then president, Arden Davis Melick, a public relations practitioner formerly with Brooklyn Union Gas.
Here are all of the previous inductees to the Advertising Hall of Fame of New Jersey:
Patrick Brightman, 3E Public Relations Gary Denburg, GarDen Printing Jerry Kaulius, JK Design John Lonsdorf, R&J Strategic Communications
Donna Bonavita – Bonavita Design LLC Larry Durst – MarketSmith, Inc. Collette Liantonio – Concepts TV Productions Barry Schiro – CBA Industries, Inc. Angelo Valente – Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey
David H. Fink – The David Henry Agency Sean and Debra Looney – Looney Advertising Steve Ratti – The Ratti Report Ken Musto – Brand Kitchen
Sally Glick – Sobel & Co., Inc. Tom Marguccio – SCG Advertising & Public Relations Ed Kessel – Sound Imagination, Inc. Jessica Levin – Seven Degrees Communication, Inc. Monica Smith – Marketsmith, Inc.
Don Christensen – Christensen Tamburri Communications Karen Gozzi – Wakefern Food Corp Amy Lear – New Jersey Newspaper Network Sandra Schler – American Cancer Society
Dennis Kane – Amboy Bank Jan Talamo – The Star Group Simon Kaplan – Crest Furniture William Carlos – AVOW Communications
Dennis Bone – Montclair State University Jay Petrie – Star-Ledger Peter Connolly – St. Peter’s Healthcare Steve Kalafer – Flemington Car & Truck Country Family of Dealerships
Allan Grant – Words & Music Allegra Sandelli – TD Bank Brian Ganton – Brian J. Ganton & Associates David Scelba – SGW
Adam Schnitzler – The S3 Agency Len Muscarella – imedia, inc. Richard Vezza – The Star-Ledger Shannon Morris – Sigma Group Veronica “Nikki” Fielding – Digital Brand Expressions
AJ Khubani – TeleBrands Caryl Linett – Linett & Harrison Robert C. Provost – The Star-Ledger
Denise Blasevick- – The S3 Agency James Smith – Smith Design Laura Johnson – News12 New Jersey