Roaming Gnome vies for Walk of Fame
ADVERTISING WEEK’S PROCESSION OF ICONS RETURNS FOR 10TH ANNIVERSARY AND AMERICA’S MOST BELOVED ICONS AND SLOGANS COMPETE FOR TOP HONORS ON THE MADISON AVENUE WALK OF FAME
Advertising Week Partners with BuzzFeed Once Again to Host Online Voting Contest Beginning Monday, September 9, 2013
September 9. 2013 — Starting today, America’s favorite advertising icons and slogans from the world’s biggest brands will go head-to-head to determine this year’s inductees to The Madison Avenue Advertising Walk of Fame.
Voters across the nation are encouraged to vote for their favorite icon and slogan on BuzzFeed at http://www.buzzfeed.com/adweek2013. Voting begins September 9th and closes September 20th at noon ET.
In honor of the 10th anniversary of Advertising Week in New York City, the great procession of Icons will return to Times Square to help kick off The Week at 9:00 AM on Monday, September 23rd. The procession will begin on West 45th Street, go south through the heart of Times Square; east along 42nd Street; and then north up Madison Avenue; concluding at 437 Madison Avenue where this year’s winners will be announced on The Walk of Fame itself. Winners will gain a permanent position on the advertising industry’s version of Hollywood and Vine, Madison Avenue (between 42nd and 50th Streets).
Hostess’s “Twinkie the Kid,” StubHub’s comical “Ticket Oak” and the adorable “Charmin Ultra Bears” are just a few of the new icons that have made their mark on pop culture this year. These icons will be contending for a permanent spot on the Walk of Fame alongside past years inductees including Flo from Progressive and Geico’s Maxwell the Piggy.
Timeless slogans such as Taco Bell’s “Think Outside the Bun” and “I Love New York” will also compete for advertising’s top prize, joining the ranks of past Walk of Fame inductees “The Sea is Calling. Answer it Royally” from Royal Caribbean, in addition to “What’s In Your Wallet” from Capital One.
The complete List of Nominees includes:
Icon Nominees Hamburger Helper (General Mills) Toucan Sam (Kellogg) Mr. P (Pringles) “Buzz” The Bee (Honey Nut Cheerios) Two Singing Geico Guys (Geico) Charmin Ultra Bears (Charmin) AT&T Guy (AT&T) Ernie Keebler (Kellogg) Mr. Clean (P&G) Travelocity Roaming Gnome (Travelocity) Twinkie the Kid (Hostess) StubHub Ticket Oak (StubHub) Charlie the Tuna (StarKist) Smokey Bear (US Forest Service) The Man Your Man Could Smell Like (Old Spice) The Most Interesting Man in the World (Dos Equis) E-Trade Baby (E-Trade) Sour Patch Kids (Sour Patch)
Live Más! (Taco Bell) Live for Now (Pepsi) Don’t be Evil (Google) Just Do it. (Nike) Rethink Possible (AT&T) Imagination Taking Shape (Play Doh) All the News That’s Fit to Print (New York Times) Don’t Leave Home Without It (American Express) Made from the Best Stuff on Earth (Snapple) Is It in You? (Gatorade) Play in Ours (Playstation) Stick Together (T-Mobile) Need a moment? Grab a Twix. (Twix) Americans Run on Dunkin (Dunkin Donuts) I Love New York (New York State Department of Economic Development) Friends Don’t Let Friends Drive Drunk (US Department of Transportation) Give a Hoot. Don’t Pollute. (USDA Forest Service) Live in Your World. A Nose in Need Deserves Puffs Indeed (Puffs) What Would You Do for a Klondike Bar? (Klondike) Characters Welcome (USA)
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