Advertising Week 2007

Photo Highlights From Advertising Week

Day One: Celebrating the Creation of an Ad-Centric High School and Ad Icons

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Photography by Scott Gries

BROOKLYN ( -- As part of the kickoff to Advertising Week 2007, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz announces the creation of a new Brooklyn-based high school dedicated to advertising and media education.

Mr. Markowitz poses with Euro RSCG Worldwide CEO Ron Berger, Interpublic Group of Cos. Chairman-CEO Michael Roth (both in last row, center) and students from Manhattan School of Arts & Technology, Paul Robeson and Lafayette high schools.

NEW YORK ( -- Advertising Age editor Jonah Bloom (far right) moderated a panel that asked the question "Do Icons Drive Brands?" On hand to discuss the topic were of some of the most well-known icons in the ad industry, including the Travelocity Gnome, the Maytag Repairman, the Chick-a-fil Cows and the Serta Sheep.

Other ad icons crowding the front row for the discussion included the MSN Butterfly and the Vlasic Pickle Stork.

Travelocity CMO Jeffrey Glueck takes part in the discussion.

NEW YORK ( -- The Advertising Week opening gala was held at the Wollman Rink in Central Park.

On hand to celebrate were Scott Donaton, publisher, Advertising Age and Creativity; Mark Wnek, Chairman-CCO Lowe New York; and Universal McCann CEO Nick Brien.

Also enjoying themselves were Shelley Lazarus, chairman-CEO, Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide; Michael Roth, chairman-CEO, Interpublic Group of Cos.; and Linda Sawyer, CEO of Interpublic's Deutsch.

The first night was capped off with some live music at AOL's AMP'd Up benefit for GeneratioNext held at the Nokia Theater in Times Square. Above, Gym Class Heroes performs.

Also taking the stage at the AMP'd Up benefit were Panic at the Disco.
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