By Punch Correspondent Kia Scipio
Photos by Tim Lundin – TDLphoto.com
Earlier in this very busy month of October, the Washington Business Journal, the staid and reputable business-focused publication, joined forces with the DC AD Club for the 10th Anniversary of Advertising Week DC. This also marked the 95th Anniversary of the DC Ad Club. The night of October 3rd, a sold-out crowd of 160 advertising and marketing professionals gathered at the Historic Howard Theatre for the Legends & Leaders Gala—a night of celebration and recognition.
Advertising luminaries paid tribute to the entrepreneurs, creative geniuses, marketing strategists and media mavens who have built Washington’s marketing communications industry. The night recognized firms and individuals that have led to the industry success we realize today. Distinguished executives from the top firms in the Washington Business Journal Book of Lists—Advertising and PR executives, Media, Digital and Creative leaders—were in attendance.
As part of the festivities, the DC Ad Club honored Debra L. Lee, chairman and chief executive officer of BET Networks, with the Legends & Leaders Brand Champion Award. The award, presented for the first time last night, recognized the extraordinary achievements of men and women who have made significant contributions to branding, commerce and society, while inspiring and mentoring future generations.
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Punch Playlist Correspondent Kia Scipio believes that “music makes the people come together.” While she’d love to create a soundtrack to go along with her daily activities, Kia is perfectly happy listening to the music created by others, both known and up and coming, and frequently attends concerts and live shows. She is the Manager of Attorney Professional Development at a national law firm in the DC office. She lives in Maryland. For more on Kia’s musings on all things, including music, her blog is HYPERLINK "http://www.thatsjustmytwocents.com" www.thatsjustmytwocents.com and follow her on Twitter @justkia76.