The Adcraft Club of Detroit, the nation's largest advertising club, celebrated its 100th anniversary Oct. 27 at the Max M. Fisher Music Center in Detroit. The event's sponsors included the Big 3, their ad agencies and many of the nation's largest media companies. The club named 22 members to its new Hall of Fame, including former Chrysler Corp. Chairman Lee Iacocca.
Peggy Daitch, left, Conde Nast Media Group's vice president of corporate sales and marketing in Detroit, chats with Linda Perry-Lube, Lincoln Mercury's manager of e-business.
Three floors of exhibits at the centennial celebration included some of the best-known print and broadcast automotive advertising of the past century.
Joining the celebration are, clockwise from left: Keith Crain, publisher of Automotive News and chairman of Crain Communications Inc.; Michael Carey, president of Carey-Ahn Inc.; John Vanderzee, retired Ford Division advertising manager; and Mary Kay Crain, treasurer and assistant secretary of Crain Communications.
Susan Kiltie of ESPN The Magazine with Bud Liebler, a principal with Liebler!MacDonald Communications LLC and former senior vice president of marketing and communications at Chrysler.
Attendees included Jim Agius, left, vice president of Detroit ad sales for A&E and The History Channel; Diane Johnston, director of NBC Universal ad sales in Detroit; and Mark Kaline, global media manager for Ford Motor Co.