Facetime: Adweek’s Brand Genius Gala

On Oct. 20, Adweek hosted the 26th annual Brand Genius Awards, honoring the most creative, innovative and successful brand marketers of the year. This year’s awards were presented by Oracle Marketing Cloud at Guastavino’s in New York.

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From left: The Oracle Marketing Cloud team: Michael Robinson, director of integrated marketing communications; Andrea Ward, vp, marketing; Nick Bell, senior director, modern marketing expert. 

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Honey Maid portfolio lead Gary Osifchin thanked his parents upon accepting his award. 

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Patrón global CMO Lee Applbaum celebrates with Adrienne Lofton, Under Armour svp of global brand marketing. 

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Saturday Night Live cast member Kenan Thompson killed it as the evening’s host.

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Julie Rice, co-founder, co-CEO of SoulCycle and Brand Genius honoree. 

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Supermodel Christy Turlington Burns’ maternal-health foundation, Every Mother Counts, was this year’s Brand Save honoree. 

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Tim Mapes, Delta Air Lines svp of marketing, before accepting his award. 

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From left: Michèle Baeten, Always global associate brand director and Brand Genius honoree, with Arianna Huffington, president of The Huffington Post Media Group and this year’s Brand Visionary, and her daughter, Isabella Huffington.

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Gatorade CMO Morgan Flatley (fifth from left) and her team after accepting the Grand Brand Genius Award. 

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Adweek editorial director James Cooper with Brand Genius honoree Jen Neal, evp of marketing at E! Entertainment Television and Esquire Network.