AOL’s Running Man, Bud’s Clydesdales inducted; State Farm and Virginia slogans also honored

By Eleftheria Parpis

AOL's Running Man and the Budweiser Clydesdales were inducted into the Madison Avenue Advertising Walk of Fame yesterday. The Bud horses weren't able to make it to Times Square, where Advertising Week executive director Matt Scheckner announced the public's choice for this year's honorees, but the Running Man entertained the crowd of Advertising Week delegates and perplexed tourists with a victory dance. Two slogans were also inducted: State Farm's "Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there" and the Virginia Bureau of Tourism's "Virginia is for lovers." Last year's icon winners were the Geico cavemen and the Serta sheep.