Did you know that chairman of the nominating committee for one of the first Marketing Hall of Fame inductions was Philip Kotler? Yes, back in 1995, when he wrote,
The two most important assets of any company, brand value and people value, are unfortunately not on the books.
While brands have slowly made there way onto the financial reports, marketers are still not on the books as valued and valuable resources. While there are awards for campaigns or for short-term successes, e.g. “Marketing of the Year”, there is no recognition for the people who have made tremendous contributions to marketing overall, and over a number of years.
We are changing that.
This year the Marketing Hall of Fame is inducting 3 individuals who have shown their innovation, leadership, inspiration and success over time, and often across multiple disciplines. This year we are celebrating brilliance in marketing, by focusing on the people behind the brands.
Marketing Hall of Fame to the people who make outstanding contributions to the field of marketing and are inspiring and educating the next generation of marketers.
Today I was in touch with Philip Kotler about his past role in the Marketing Hall of Fame. Phil Kotler wrote to me,
I am glad to hear that you are reviving the Marketing Hall of Fame and centering it on awarding people.
And he is already putting in nominations. I invite you to do the same.
Now is the time. This link takes you to the place: marketinghalloffame.org