Finalists have been announced for the Advertising Walk of Fame

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Apparently, some advertising organization is behind turning Madison and 50th into the Hollywood Boulevard of NY, only in this case, names of famous advertising characters will be immortalized in the sidewalk.

The title of this shenanigans? The Advertising Walk of Fame. If you want to find out more -- and perhaps vote for characters like Mr. Clean, the Energizer Bunny, and Charlie Tuna -- visit advertisingweeknyc.com... Read more about this on adweek.com, too. If you care.

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  • Dabitch's picture
    Dabitch

    was the maytag man and madge the manicurist not good enough to get stars? Only animated adcharacters to vote for... *pout*

    Apr 28, 2004
  • AnonymousCoward's picture
    AnonymousCoward (not verified)

    A walk of fame for advertising professionals? How utterly arrogant. What makes an advertising employee anymore famous than say, a guy who works the line making widgets?

    Sure David Ogilvy is famous in the world of advertising and to us creatives, but to anyone outside the field, he's unknown.

    Apr 28, 2004
  • AnonymousCoward's picture
    AnonymousCoward (not verified)

    I think a public event that would be more popular would be to vote for your most hated spots. Than have a meet and throw rotton veggies at the people who made the ad.

    I mean, not only do you get to see the faces behind the dreded machine called advertising, but you can egg them too. I'd go.

    Apr 28, 2004
  • Robblink's picture
    Robblink

    Oh goody! That means the "Infomercial Walk of Fame" isn't too far behind! I plan on voting for the Flow-Bee!

    Apr 28, 2004
  • Dabitch's picture
    Dabitch

    I'll vote for the cult of Ronco with his set-it-and-forget-it widget!

    Apr 28, 2004

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