Adweek’s Brand Genius Gala Celebrated the Hottest Marketers of 2017

Plus Brand Visionary Anna Wintour

Brand Genius winner Taj Alavi, head of brand marketing at Instagram, surrounded by her team. Raquel Beauchamp for Adweek

Adweek’s Brand Genius Gala sponsored by NBCUniversal at New York’s Cipriani Wall Street gathered the industry’s greatest marketers in one room for a night of celebration. Attendees included host Padma Lakshmi, tennis legend Stan Smith, Vera Wang, Zac Posen and our Brand Visionary, Dame Anna Wintour.

Photography: Sean Smith, Raquel Beauchamp, Yuliya Kim for Adweek
Brand Visionary Anna Wintour, editor in chief of Vogue and artistic director of Condé Nast
Linda Yaccarino, chairman of advertising sales & client partnerships, NBCUniversal
Anna Wintour
Zac Posen, Eva Chen, Anna Wintour, Heron Preston
Anna Wintour
Linda Yaccarino and Anna Wintour
Subaru team
Brand Genius winner Jon Iwata, svp, chief brand officer, IBM
Brand Genius winner Linda Boff, CMO of GE
Brand Save winner Charles Best, CEO of DonorsChoose
Anna Wintour
Padma Lakshmi, host, model, Food Network star, best-selling author
Marriott team
Creative director of Coach Stuart Vevers, accepting on behalf of Brand Genius winner Victor Luis
James Cooper, editorial director of Adweek, Padma Lakshmi and Lisa Granatstein, editor, vp, content and events
Anna Wintour and the Conde Nast table
Tennis legend Stan Smith and guest
Jeff Litvack, CEO of Adweek, Jessica Sejeck, Arjenis Cabral of Adweek
Anna Wintour
Heron Preston
Brand Genius winner Jennifer Saenz, svp and CMO, North America, Frito-Lay
Instagram team
Perry Miele, chairman & managing partner, Beringer Capital, Tatiana Bird, Rachel Lieberberg, Michael Dill
Brand Genius winner Bill Beck, general manager- kitchen, Whirlpool, and Erin Beck
Brand Genius winner Alegra O’Hare, vp of global brand communications, Adidas
Brand Genius winner Karin Timpone (center), global marketing officer of Marriott and team