Thomas Gruhler, EVP Global Account Director, McCann Worldgroup and Steve Stoute, Founder & Chief Creative Officer, Translation Consultation + Brand Imaging will be inducted into the American Advertising Federation Hall of Achievement.
The award recognizes advertising leaders, age 40 and under, who have made a significant impact on the industry.
Gruhler runs the Worldgroup’s largest account, Verizon. As well, he is Chair of the AAAA’s Committee for Account Management, SVP of the New York Ad Club (and serving as President in 2009), Board Member for the Good Deed Foundation and works with PENCIL, a not-for-profit that links business leaders and principals to develop public schools in NYC.
Stoute was in the record biz and then partnered with Peter Arnell to establish PASS, a Manhattan-based marketing and advertising firm. In 2003, Steve formed Translation Consultation + Brand Imaging. Earlier this year, Stoute hooked up with Jay-Z to create Translation Advertising. He has served as co-chairman on the New York City Fresh Air Fund, and recently co-founded and serves on the Board of Directors of FFAWN (Foundation for the Advancement of Women Now).
Congratulations to both!