Facetime: Adweek’s Brand Genius Gala

Adweek’s Brand Genius Gala sponsored by Heat and Deloitte Digital at New York’s Rainbow Room gathered the industry’s greatest marketers in one room for a night of celebration. Elsewhere, DailyMail.com celebrated Halloween in New York and in Los Angeles, the Paley Center paid tribute to Hispanic actors in television.


Brand Genius

At New York’s Rainbow Room for Adweek’s annual Brand Genius gala, recognizing the year’s top marketers, 2016 Brand Visionary Arnold Schwarzenegger is flanked by (l. to r.) Mark Singer, principal at Deloitte Digital, the sponsor, along with Heat, of this year’s awards; Deloitte Digital CMO Alicia Hatch; Deloitte Consulting principals Holly Darov and David Martin; and head of Deloitte Digital Andy Main. 


Brand Genius

(L. to r.) Jeep’s head of brand advertising Kim Adams House, Fiat Chrysler/Jeep CMO and Brand Genius honoree Olivier François, and Iris Worldwide CMO Sarah Aitken and head of planning Dipti Bramhandkar.


Brand Genius

JetBlue’s director of brand management and advertising Elizabeth Windram (center) celebrates with her team after picking up a Brand Genius Award as well as this year’s Grand Brand Genius Award. 


Brand Genius

Schwarzenegger, in accepting his award, said, “Having a vision is the most important thing for one’s success.”


Brand Genius

(L. to r.) Adweek editorial director James Cooper, Brand Genius emcee and ESPN SportsCenter host Hannah Storm, and Pencils of Promise founder and Brand Save Award recipient Adam Braun on the red carpet. 


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Taco Bell CMO and Brand Genius honoree Marisa Thalberg shows off her eye-catching cape made from Taco Bell sauce packets.



DailyMail.com US chief revenue officer Alicia Muntzner and singer Kesha enjoy DailyMail.com’s Seriously Scary Halloween Party in New York.


The Paley Center

Paley Center president and CEO Maureen Reidy and Verizon’s EVP and CMO Diego Scotti attend The Paley Center for Media’s Hollywood Tribute to Hispanic Achievements in Television.

This story first appeared in the October 31, 2016 issue of Adweek magazine.
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