AMADC & Washington Business Journal present the 80th Anniversary Top Marketer Awards Gala

Event Date: 
Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Join us for a fun and festive celebration of AMADC's 80th Anniversary! This premier event will feature AMADC's exciting Top Marketer Awards, fine cuisine, music, an open bar, and much more!

Location and Cost

Carnegie Institution for Science
1530 P St NW
Washington, DC 20005

AMADC Members: $80
Non-Members: $110

Purchase one or more AMADC 80th Anniversary Top Marketer Awards Gala tickets and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win an iPad during the Gala on October 25!

The winning ticket will be drawn by, and the iPad presented by, Mr. Dennis Dunlap, CEO of the American Marketing Association national organization. Be sure to stick around because you must be present to win!

Onsite registrations are welcome at no additional charge!


Dress for the gala is business+. We welcome you to come celebrate in your best cocktail attire, but if you are coming right from the office, feel free to join us in business attire!

Washington Business Journal Bundle Offer

For a very limited time, the Washington Business Journal and AMADC offer you the chance to purchase an awards gala ticket, a one year e-subscription to Washington Business Journal AND the Journal's 2012 Book of lists for just $119! This is a savings of $115! To take advantage of this opportunity, please go to:

Top Marketer Awards

The Washington chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMADC) is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year. To mark this very special milestone, we’re also celebrating you, greater Washington’s best marketers, with a gala 80th Anniversary Awards Celebration.

This premier event will provide:
  • The platform to showcase your own or someone else’s most innovative and creative marketing projects not only to members and guests of AMADC at the event, but to greater Washington’s entire business community. Honorees will be featured in a special custom insert in the Washington Business Journal.

  • The ability to network with peers in the industry and see award-winning marketing initiatives.

Learn more about the Top Marketer Awards Guidelines!

The deadline for submissions was Monday, October 1st. We will be announcing the winners at the AMADC & Washington Business Journal 80th Anniversary Top Marketer Awards Gala on October 25, 2012!

Featured Keynote Speaker

Andy Stefanovich, Chief Curator and Provocateur, Prophet


Washington Speakers Bureau prowdly presents Andy Stefanovich, Chief Curator and Provocateur at Prophet! Mr. Stefanovich has earned a reputation as one of the most disruptive and effective advisors in business. He spent the past 20 years helping companies like GE, General Mills, Procter & Gamble, The United States Olympic Committee and the Coca-Cola Company drive innovation from the inside out—enriching their people and driving marketplace growth. Stefanovich's true passion lies in guiding clients through the powerful evolution from inspiration to creativity to innovation. He teaches practical skills, leadership behaviors, and specific processes for developing and implementing ideas at work.

Stefanovich is frequently featured on CNBC as a nationally recognized innovation thought leader, and acts as visiting professor at many leading universities, including Dartmouth, University of Michigan, Duke, University of Richmond and the Wharton School of Leadership. He is a published author and is frequently called upon to share his insights with the media. His book on innovation, Look at More, is an Inc. best seller and was cited by Advertising Age as being among the "Ten Marketing Books You Should Have Read" in 2011.

In 1990, Stefanovich co-founded Play, a creativity and innovation company, that changed the way business does business. While there, he helped many leading companies find ways to inspire and equip their people to create sustainable innovation. Prophet and Play joined forces in December 2008.

Stefanovich strongly believes in supporting community through education, non-profit and civic initiatives including the HYDE school, HomeAgain and ChildSavers. Stefanovich is on the Board of Directors of KaBOOM!, a non-profit organization focused on giving every child in America a great place to play within walking distance. Stefanovich holds a B.S. from Miami University of Ohio.

Special Guests

Dennis Dunlap Dennis Dunlap, CEO, American Marketing Association

Dennis Dunlap’s career began with Leo Burnett Company, the largest advertising agency in Chicago and among the top global agencies. Mr. Dunlap spent 25 years with Burnett and worked with many of the agency’s global consumer goods clients including Philip Morris, Procter & Gamble, Kellogg, Kraft, Johnson Wax, RCA, Maytag and others. Dennis advanced at Burnett and held several senior positions including: President/CEO, Leo Burnett Canada; and Executive Vice President, Leo Burnett USA.

In 1990, Dennis joined RR Donnelley & Sons Company as a Senior Vice President in the Information Services Group. RR Donnelley is the world’s largest U.S. based printer with revenue of $11.6 billion. Since 1999, Mr. Dunlap has served as the Chief Executive Officer of the American Marketing Association, spearheading significant change and enhancing the association’s visibility and leadership position in the marketing profession.

Mr. Dunlap also sits on the Board of Trustees for the AMA Foundation and has been a member of the National Volunteer Board for the American Red Cross and other non-profit organizations.

Alex Oringer Alex Orfinger, Publisher, Washington Business Journal

Alex Orfinger is the publisher of Washington Business Journal delivering local business news to the region’s leaders. The weekly business journal and accompanying website remain the primary source of local business information in greater Washington. Alex is active in the local business community and serves on a number of boards. He is the recipient of awards and honors including “Washingtonian of the Year” by Washingtonian magazine in recognition of his efforts to promote business philanthropy in the region, “Businessperson of the Year by the DC Chamber of Commerce in recognition of his efforts to support business in the region, Leadership Greater Washington’s Regional Leadership Award in recognition of his efforts to bring the region together and earned the Silver Medal Award from the DC Ad Club for his leadership in the local advertising community. A native of New York, Alex holds a degree in history from Vassar College and an MS in international affairs from Georgetown University.

Additional 80th Anniversary Sponsors

Washington Business Journal

Nexus Direct

Washington Speakers Bureau

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Event Location: 
Carnegie Institution for Science
1530 P St NW
Washington, DC 20005

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