Adweek’s Brand Genius Gala Celebrated the Hottest Marketers of 2017

Plus Brand Visionary Anna Wintour

Brand Genius winner Taj Alavi, head of brand marketing at Instagram, surrounded by her team. - Credit by Raquel Beauchamp for Adweek

Adweek’s Brand Genius Gala sponsored by NBCUniversal at New York’s Cipriani Wall Street gathered the industry’s greatest marketers in one room for a night of celebration. Attendees included host Padma Lakshmi, tennis legend Stan Smith, Vera Wang, Zac Posen and our Brand Visionary, Dame Anna Wintour.

Photography: Sean Smith, Raquel Beauchamp, Yuliya Kim for Adweek

Brand Visionary Anna Wintour, editor in chief of Vogue and artistic director of Condé Nast

Linda Yaccarino, chairman of advertising sales & client partnerships, NBCUniversal

Anna Wintour

Zac Posen, Eva Chen, Anna Wintour, Heron Preston

Anna Wintour

Linda Yaccarino and Anna Wintour

Subaru team

Brand Genius winner Jon Iwata, svp, chief brand officer, IBM

Brand Genius winner Linda Boff, CMO of GE

Brand Save winner Charles Best, CEO of DonorsChoose

Anna Wintour

Padma Lakshmi, host, model, Food Network star, best-selling author

Marriott team

Creative director of Coach Stuart Vevers, accepting on behalf of Brand Genius winner Victor Luis

James Cooper, editorial director of Adweek, Padma Lakshmi and Lisa Granatstein, editor, vp, content and events

Anna Wintour and the Conde Nast table

Tennis legend Stan Smith and guest

Jeff Litvack, CEO of Adweek, Jessica Sejeck, Arjenis Cabral of Adweek

Anna Wintour

Heron Preston

Brand Genius winner Jennifer Saenz, svp and CMO, North America, Frito-Lay

Instagram team

Perry Miele, chairman & managing partner, Beringer Capital, Tatiana Bird, Rachel Lieberberg, Michael Dill

Brand Genius winner Bill Beck, general manager- kitchen, Whirlpool, and Erin Beck

Brand Genius winner Alegra O’Hare, vp of global brand communications, Adidas

Brand Genius winner Karin Timpone (center), global marketing officer of Marriott and team

Publish date: October 19, 2017 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT