Facetime: Star-Studded Affairs From Advertising Week to The Clio Awards

Advertising Week 2015 proved to be a star-studded week complete with A-list media players like Sheryl Sandberg and Tim Armstrong, as well as Hollywood celebs like Jessica Alba and Snoop Dogg who’ve ventured into the media world. The Clio Awards punctuated the week with Alec Baldwin hosting the annual show at New York’s American Museum of Natural History sponsored by Hewlett-Packard.


Oracle Marketing Cloud Luncheon

(L. to r.) Hulu programmatic sales director Doug Fleming, Oracle marketing vp Andrea Ward and Oracle agency alliances vp Vik Kathuria talked tech and media planning at the Adweek/Oracle Marketing Cloud luncheon. 


Adweek/Oracle Luncheon

Adweek editorial director James Cooper, Media Storm chief digital officer Charlie Fiordalis and Fareportal Media Group svp and gm Steven Toy at the Adweek/Oracle luncheon. 


AOL’s Future Front

AOL CEO Tim Armstrong and Snoop Dogg announced AOL Originals video series at AOL’s Future Front. 


Mediabistro’s Talent Talks

Plated.com co-founder and co-CEO Nick Taranto and FCB worldwide CEO Carter Murray at Adweek parent Mediabistro’s Talent Talks panel. 


Facebook panel

Departing Bloomberg Businessweek editor Josh Tyrangiel and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg at Facebook’s Connecting in a Mobile World panel.


Mediabistro’s Talent Talks

Thrillist Media Group co-founder and CEO Ben Lerer and Warby Parker co-CEO Neil Blumenthal spoke at Mediabistro’s Talent Talks.


Lifetime Achievement Award

(L. to r.) Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner and DDB Worldwide chairman emeritus Keith L. Reinhard, recipient of the Clio Lifetime Achievement Award, celebrate at the Clio Awards, held Sept. 30 at New York’s American Museum of Natural History and sponsored by Hewlett-Packard. 


Clio Awards

Clios host Alec Baldwin kept the crowd entertained. 


Museum of Natural History

The gala was held in the museum’s Milstein Hall of Ocean Life, under the iconic, 10-ton model of a blue whale. 


Grand Clio Awards

Grabarz & Partner public relations manager Ina Bach and GGH Lowe CEO Benedikt Holtappels show off their Grand Clio Awards.


Clio Awards

Clio Awards president Nicole Purcell with music legend Melissa Etheridge, who introduced performances by Salt-N-Pepa and X Ambassadors and who surprised everyone with a rendition of the Janis Joplin classic, “Mercedes Benz.”



Salt-N-Pepa had the guests on their feet with their hit “Push It.”

This story first appeared in the Oct. 5 issue of Adweek magazine. Click here to subscribe.