To celebrate its 125th anniversary this month, the Advertising Club of New York is memorializing a “trises” -- the three multiple crises (COVID-19 pandemic, social justice movements and a financial crisis -- as a pivotal milestone for the ad industry.
In an event taking place this evening, the club will preserve key representative artifacts representing the past year -- DE&I reports from the big agency holding companies, face masks, toilet paper, Black Lives Matter banner and a “bit of bitcoin” -- to be held for 25 years in a time capsule that will be opened on the club’s 150th anniversary in 2046.
“I hope to be there to open it and celebrate that the marketing industry has made substantial progress,” said Lee Nadler, who has been the Advertising Club Board Chairman during the multiple crises time frame. Nadler is being replaced in that role by Rick Song, senior vice president-group head of digital sales at Nielsen, as part of a new 2021-22 board that also includes:
Board Senior Vice President: Devika Bulchandani, CEO, Ogilvy North America.
Board Vice President: Sandra Sims-Williams, senior vice president-diversity & inclusion, Nielsen.
Board Vice President: Sophie Kelly, senior vice president-North America whiskeys portfolio, Diageo.
Board Treasurer: Marie Devlin, partner, Brand Team Partners.
Board Chairman Emeritus: Lee Nadler, founder & president, Sherpa Marketing.