CLIO to Honor Manilow, ‘Mad Men’ Creator

NEW YORK The CLIO Awards will present its first honorary statues to Barry Manilow and Mad Men show creator/producer Matthew Weiner for their contributions to the advertising industry at its 50th anniversary gathering at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino May 12-14 in Las Vegas.

Weiner will accept an honorary statue during the Communications Awards on May 12, a 1960s-themed evening featuring Billboard pop hits, Rat Pack entertainment and ad imagery from the Mad Men era. Manilow will be honored at The Moving Image Awards on Thursday, May 14, which is a tribute to the ’70s, a decade in which he won two CLIOs.

Manilow was the co-recipient of a CLIO award in 1976 for Best Television/Cinema composer for Band Aids’ “Stuck On Me” (Young & Rubicam, New York) and another that same year as a performer/voice for Best Radio (international)  for Tab’s “Countdown” (McCann Erickson, Toronto).

The 2009 CLIO chairs are Rob Reilly, partner/co-executive creative director at Crispin Porter + Bogusky, Boulder, Colo./Miami (content and contact category); Stefan Sagmeister, president of Sagmeister Inc., New York (design); Nick Law, CCO for North America, R/GA, New York (interactive); Marcello Serpa, general creative director for AlmapBBDO, Sao Paulo, Brazil (print/poster/innovative media/integrated campaign); Michelle Curran, president of Amber Music, London (technique); and Mark Tutssel, CCO  at Leo Burnett Worldwide, Chicago (television/cinema/digital).

Richard Edelman, president and CEO of Edelman, New York, will be the executive chair for the public relations award category, which was added this year.

The CLIO Awards are produced by Nielsen Business Media, which is part of the Nielsen Co. (as is Adweek).