Nominees must be individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the creative and/or economic values of advertising, and whose efforts have significantly advanced the status of the advertising profession in the State of New Jersey. A nominee must have been actively engaged in advertising/marketing or communications for at least twenty years, a substantial portion of which must have been in the State of New Jersey. Nominees may be living or deceased, active or retired and must meet the criteria list to qualify for nomination.
DEADLINE: Nominations must be received no later than AUGUST 1, 2022
SELECTION COMMITTEE: The Selection Committee is chosen by the New Jersey Advertising Club to evaluate and determine the nominees who will be admitted to the Advertising Hall of Fame of New Jersey. Decisions of the committee will be final. All voting by the Selection Committee will be done by secret ballot. The Selection Committee is not authorized to propose candidates.
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Photo Gallery: Hall of Fame Reunion / Cocktail Reception
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
Curt Fissel – Voices & Visions
Daryl Rand – Harrison/Rand Advertising
Ileene Greene – MarketShare Communications
Allan Gorman – AGCD
Grace DePaola – Verizon Wireless
Karen DeLuca – Block DeCorso
Rick Bonelli – Sunspots Creative
Wendy Flanagan – MurrayMedia
Debra Taeschler – Grafica
Elizabeth Christopherson – New Jersey Network
Linda Rosanio – The Star Group
Patricia Tesman – Gianettino & Meredith
Robert Ryan – CMYK Printing
Deb DiGregorio – Camares
Edward J. Efchak – The Record
John P. Manos
Karl G. Dentino
Phillip H. Roberts – NJ Broadcasters Association
Arden D. Melick – Brooklyn Union Gas
Milton Lewis – Lewis Advertising
Suzanne Poor – Miller/Poor Associates
Leonard Brown – Keyes Martin
Lewis Kraut – Union Hill Printing
John Leonardi – BRUSHfire
Kay Ritta – Ritta & Associates
Ralph Gonzalez – Miller/Poor Associates
Joseph Goryeb – Champion Mortgage
Richard J. Gillespie – Gillespie Advertising
Walter Guarino – SGW
John J. Murphy – PSE&G
Owen M. O’Sullivan – O’Sullivan Advertising Agency
Richard A. Cross – PSEG
Thomas J. Ferguson – Thomas G. Ferguson Associates Inc.
Dana Dowd Williams – Fidelity Union Bank
Don Johnson – Johnson & Simpson
Milton Simpson – Johnson & Simpson
Shirlee Wenzel – Wenzel & Co. Inc.
Edward J. Schwartz – Bell Atlantic
Joseph M. Deitz – CBC J.M. Kesslinger & Associates
Ward H. Nessen – Arrow Typographers
Hyman Levy – Reichenstein Advertising
Mary Lou Wallace – Cablemedia
Ron R. Vrba – Bozell/Jacobs
William N. Scheer – Willian N. Scheer Advertising Agency Inc.
Dan Gaby – Keyes Martin Gaby Linett
Douglas Turner – Turner Agency
William Falcone, Jr. – Falcone & Associates
George Black – Black Russell Morris / Bozell/Jacobs
George D. Meredith – Gianettino & Meredith
Ron Gianettino – Gianettino & Meredith
Harold L. Harrison – Harrison Advertising
Martin Steinhardt – Keyes Martin Gaby Linett
Henry E. Arnsdorf – Prudential
Jack Poppele – WOR
Harry O’Mealia – Trust Company
Lawrence Herbert – Pantone, Inc.
Zal Venet – Venet Advertising
George H. Gallup – The Gallup Organization
John B. Gambling – WWOR
Charles Dallas Reach – Charles Dallas Reach Company
Emanuel London – Williams & London Advertising