Brand Genius Was the Place to Be

Capitale, the classic event space in New York, hosts its share of swish parties. But seldom was the house full of so much creativity as the night of Sept. 25 for Adweek’s annual Brand Genius Awards, honoring the finest marketing minds in the business. .

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Omar Johnson

Brand Genius Omar Johnson put Beats by Dr. Dre headphones on half the celebrity heads in the U.S.

2

David Gilboa (l.) and Neil Blumenthal

David Gilboa (l.) and Neil Blumenthal, co-founders of hipster eyewear brand Warby Parker.

3

Fernando Machado

Fernando Machado, man behind Dove Real Beauty Sketches.

4

Kevin Mayer

Kevin Mayer, driving force of Volkswagen’s branding.

5

Russell Simmons with guest Kiara Kabukuru

Brand Visionary Russell Simmons with guest Kiara Kabukuru.

6

Guggenheim Media

(From left) Guggenheim Media CEO Ross Levinsohn, Adweek publisher Suzan Gursoy, Russell Simmons and Adweek editorial director James Cooper.

7

Tim Ellis (l.) with Todd Pendleton

Activision’s Tim Ellis (l.) with Samsung’s Todd Pendleton.

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Wanamaker Place Award Winner

AOL CEO Tim Armstrong (l.) with Wanamaker Place Award winner Joe LaMuraglia and AOL’s Jim Norton.