Matthew J. Scheckner

CEO

Welcome to Advertising Week Moment
The first-ever event on the first day of Advertising Week in 2004 . . . A parade of the great advertising icons — Ronald McDonald in his Red Show Car, Mr. Clean, Mr. Peanut, Tony the Tiger, and two dozen more in Times Square.

Favorite Golf Memory
Playing with President Barack Obama and Prime Minister David Cameron at The Grove.

Favorite Friars Joke
Catskills legend, Stewie Stone, on what it’s like to remarry his ex-wife: “It’s like breaking out of jail...and breaking back in.”

Favorite Schecknerism
“Showtime!”

Lance Pillersdorf

Co-Founder & COO

Welcome to Advertising Week Moment
That time I played Mr. Peanut in the first ever Advertising Week press conference in 2003. Always remember to charge the batteries.

Favorite Bubble Hockey Player
OG Mark Johnson

Favorite Schecknerism
“What do you think this is, a fireman’s pancake breakfast in Bayonne?”

Guilty Twitter/Instagram Account You Follow
@altmanshofer

Biggest Office Pet Peeve
When unnamed co-workers, possibly from the state neighboring New York, leave food in the fridge for weeks at a time.

Mary Panagoulas Quinn

Chief Financial Officer

Welcome to Advertising Week Moment
Saying the Kiddush at the holiday dinner.

Favorite Bubble Hockey Player
Chelios the center right red guy, because he is Greek.

Favorite Schecknerism
“Oh, look who is in today!?”

Biggest Office Pet Peeve
The morning doorman unnecessarily holding the lifts.

Go-to Office Snack
Mini babybel

Matt Greenberg

Chief Revenue Officer

Welcome to Advertising Week Moment
Has not happened yet…TBD.

Favorite Bubble Hockey Player
Whoever Lord Scheckner deems worthy.

Favorite Schecknerism
His use of GIFs to express emotions are quite impressive, as well as his uncanny ability to match a person with a nickname.

Current Netflix Binge
Too many on the list, but right now I’m binging Orange is the New Black season 5…

Go-to Office Snack
Mike & Ikes without question.

Keith Weckstein

SVP Operations (& unofficial CBO)

Welcome to Advertising Week Moment
Every moment the team comes up with a new idea — because no matter how far-fetched it seems, down deep we all know it will most likely become a reality when “The Week” begins.

Favorite Bubble Hockey Player
Better than any player is the Culver’s Restaurant sticker on the center boards. Just a constant reminder of the creation and existence of the “Butter Burger.”

Favorite Schecknerism
“Yeah, that’s going to be a…no."

Guilty Twitter/Instagram Account You Follow
Whatever link Louise instant messages me that I “have to see."

Biggest Office Pet Peeve
Having to track down the key to the men’s room.

Doug Rowell

Global Head of Original Content & President of Advertising Week LATAM

Welcome to Advertising Week Moment
My favorite Advertising Week moment thus far has been our exclusive interview of Actor | Director | Producer extraordinaire Stanley Tucci in London. He is one of my all time favorites and it definitely was a special moment to check off my “Bucket List”. The great thing about Advertising Week is something will replace this moment at on of the next global events. It is just that good!

Favorite Bubble Hockey Player
We have a Stillwell Bubble Hockey Table?

Favorite Schecknerism
I am still too early in therapy to share my “favorite" one. But stay tuned as it will all be revealed in my upcoming one on one interview with Dr. Phil.

Current Netflix Binge
Its one giant never ending binge to the point that I'm not even sure what day it is anymore.

Guilty Twitter/Instagram Account You Follow
I have two: @stacyip and @ischeck (because I know where the real power lies at this company).

Biggest Office Pet Peeve
The fact that my commute is 6 hours each way.

Rebecca Eaves

Director, Advertising Week Europe

Welcome to Advertising Week Moment
Being dragged on stage at the Playstation Theater at the inaugural D&AD Impact Awards – still not entirely sure what came out of my mouth.

Favorite Bubble Hockey Player
Bubble Guppies?

Favorite Schecknerism
"Uh oh."

Guilty Twitter/Instagram Account You Follow
I have a proper girl crush on @sharonhorgan

Biggest Office Pet Peeve
Having no one offer to make you a cup of tea (I work from home).

Clive Prosser

Director, Advertising Week APAC

Welcome to Advertising Week Moment
When we did the announcement of Sydney at Advertising Week Europe. Nothing was planned or rehearsed and just before the cameras started and mic when on, Matt said he was going to reveal some very personal and embarrassing information about me. What a start...

Favorite Bubble Hockey Player
It's coming. Watch this space.

Favorite Schecknerism
Well hello young man...

Current Netflix Binge
Current one is House of Cards (I'm a late starter on this) and I'm waiting for Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee to start.

Biggest Office Pet Peeve
No one listens to a word I say, which is concerning as I work from home.

Louise DiIulio

Director, Global Partnerships

Welcome to Advertising Week Moment
At my very first Advertising Week in 2013, which was also the first ever Advertising Week Europe, I was working the door at the Advertising Week Europe Wrap Party featuring Nas. Aside from standing outside in the cold and the rain for a solid three hours (at least), with no coat or umbrella, the venue was also at capacity within the first twenty minutes. This led to about 1500+ angry people screaming my name and demanding entry. At that moment I knew it could only go uphill from there – and it has!

Favorite Bubble Hockey Player
Elizabeth “The Bespoke Curator” Petra

Favorite Schecknerism
“A retail-pee?!”

Guilty Twitter/Instagram Account You Follow
@lancepee (He may or may not use the fact that he is my boss as leverage to ensure I like his posts.)

Biggest Office Pet Peeve
Keith’s 11pm – 2am emails.

Richard Larsson

Director, Social Media + AW360

Welcome to Advertising Week Moment
At AW 2009 I was recording audio for podcasts of popular sessions. I arrived at the Paley Center a bit late and had to sneak in as the panel was packed and there was a gentleman at the door turning people away. Using ninja-like stealth I managed to get around him when he got distracted, but my recording device malfunctioned and I taped about an hour of my own breathing instead of the panel. Later I found out the door monitor I so stealthily avoided was actually Matt – I hadn’t met him yet at that point.

Favorite Bubble Hockey Player
Zigmund Palffy. He’s on the table, right? No? Well he should be.

Favorite Schecknerism
“Welcome everyone…” – Never has one man welcomed so many people so many times – and you can always tell he means it.

Current Netflix Binge
Wallander, because it’s Swedish but with easy to understand British actors.

Go-to Office Snack
Whatever bagels Elizabeth brings in, except for the seedy varieties.

Sophie Ramm

Commercial Director, Advertising Week Europe

Welcome to Advertising Week Moment
Turning around Borough Market from a busy working market, into an INCREDIBLE dinner venue for 150 people in two hours. I’m still not entirely sure how we pulled it off…

Favorite Bubble Hockey Player
Erm, pass.

Favorite Schecknerism
The ‘Winner Winner Chicken Dinner’ jpg that lands in my inbox every so often.

Current Netflix Bing
There is about to be a POWER shaped hole in my life. Recommendations welcome.

Go to Office Snack
Anything Peanut Butter based.

Kenny Ochoa

Head of Music, Quiver

Hayley Sunderman

Marketing Coordinator

Welcome to Advertising Week Moment
Spending an entire day searching the city of New York for a red smoking jacket and pair of size 10 orange crocs to be used for one of Matt’s jokes.

Favorite Bubble Hockey Player
Not going to pretend I have an ounce of knowledge about Wisconsin hockey, so… the one with the stick?

Favorite Schecknerism
“Dynamite!!”

Current Netflix Binge
Riverdale

Go-to Office Snack
Hershey’s mini chocolates (but only the ones my mom sends).

Eve Weiner

Lead Visual Designer

Welcome to Advertising Week Moment
Meeting the team and helping produce the guide book for the first Advertising Week APAC.

Favorite Bubble Hockey Player
All of them! I hate to pick favorites.

Favorite Schecknerism
"You're good with crayons, right?"

Biggest Office Pet Peeve
Loud music heard through someone's personal headphone.

Guilty Twitter/Instagram Account You Follow
@thefatjewish

Akwele Vassall

Junior Graphic Designer

Welcome to Advertising Week Moment
Meeting Will Smith backstage and then listening to his session. He's so positive and motivational!

Favorite Bubble Hockey Player
Whoever the underdog is.

Favorite Schecknerism
"Take ne tie to say it all just right." I have no idea what that means.

Current Netflix Binge
The Brazilian sci-fi/action/drama series - 3%.

Go to Office Snack
I have 2, salt and vinegar chips & chocolate!

Colin Stanfield

Director, Technology & Product Development

Welcome to Advertising Week Moment
Feeling awestruck backstage at the legendary Radio City Music Hall preparing for 2017 Opening Gala. An experience that could not be diminished by Keith’s tales of going to Phish concerts there and the ensuing shenanigans that went with it.

Favorite Bubble Hockey Player
Chris Chelios: Before being drafted by the Canadians in ‘81, he played for the Moose Jaw Canucks of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. In 1990 Chelios was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks one day after he was accused of fighting with two police officers as they tried to arrest him for urinating in public outside a bar in downtown Madison, Wis.

Favorite Schecknerism
"Morning Canada!"

Biggest Office Pet Peeve
Not being able to keep straight whether the office will be on the right or left coming off the elevator. Someday!

Current Netflix Binge
Showtime’s BILLIONS (not on Netflix)

Paul Newlove

Advertising Week Unlimited

Welcome to Advertising Week Moment
Opening the doors to welcome the guests at St Paul’s Cathedral on the first AWE Gala, a very special moment.

Favorite Schecknerism
"It’s a solid maybe!"

Biggest Office Pet Peeve
Untidy cables

Current Netflix Binge
Peaky Blinders (although I’ve just watched Breaking Bad for the fourth time)

Go-to Office Snack
Chocolate digestives

Elizabeth Petra

Bespoke Curator

Welcome to Advertising Week Moment
Feet too swollen to stand at St. James Palace Gala.

Favorite Bubble Hockey Player
Long Stick Jonny

Favorite Schecknerism
Late night cheese plate at Ronnie Scott’s.

Guilty Twitter/Instagram Account You Follow
@BlakeRossNY

Go-to Office Snack
Phish Food

James Sawaya

Registration & Website Manager

Welcome to Advertising Week Moment
Unknowingly drinking from Lance's favorite Badgers mug and being told to rinse it out mid-coffee on my second or third day.

Favorite Bubble Hockey Player
Long stick Johnny!

Favorite Schecknerism
Any time I'm CC'd on emails where Matt gives people a hard time for trying to ask for free passes.

Biggest Office Pet Peeve
Richie's motivational clapping whenever I'm in a bad mood ;)

Go-to Office Snack
Babybel cheese and/or chips and garden salsa

Priya Gupta

Global Partnership Manager.

Welcome to Advertising Week Moment
Our database shutting down on the first day of AWNY18. I’ve never watched my inbox grow so quickly in real time.

Favorite Bubble Hockey Player
#2

Favorite Schecknerism
“How many partners did we lose because of you?”

Guilty Twitter/Instagram Account You Follow
@garyjanetti

Biggest Office Pet Peeve
Having to participate in ice breaker games.

Allie Wooward

Sponsorship Sales Coordinator

Welcome to Advertising Week Moment
Carrying a cricket helmet (meant to be a prop for Matt’s joke) around London for an entire night. This was after I failed to deliver the Bespoke Curator to the Wednesday Night dinner because I gave the driver the wrong address when I arranged the cab. Thank goodness the BC was in a forgiving mood that night and instead took me out for a burger!

Favorite Bubble Hockey Player
Any Badger hockey player is a good one, it’s the small “Wisco” touches like Menards and Culvers in the arena that I truly appreciate.

Favorite Schecknerism
“Hey Badger, I’ve got a project for you…”

Guilty Twitter/Instagram Account You Follow
@dnevillejacobs Perhaps the most beloved white and black bull terrier on the internet…belonging to famed fashion designer and dog-dad Marc Jacobs!

Go-to Office Snack
Does coffee count as an office snack?

Alex Cardoza

Associate Video Editor

Welcome to Advertising Week Moment
Having the honor of being the Creative Director for AWNY 2018 LiveStage and getting to meet Stephanie McMahon who im a big fan of and many other talents.

Favorite Bubble Hockey Player
#23, he glides through that ice like a figure skater.

Favorite Schecknerism
First time I meet Matt, he whips out a pair of scissors and says, “if you ever come in here with a tie again, ill cut it off”.

Guilty Twitter/Instagram Account You Follow
@thetinderblog

Biggest Office Pet Peve
I don't have one yet.

Jack Hershman

Digital Content Coordinator, Advertising Week Europe

Welcome to Advertising Week Moment
I’m sitting tight and waiting for a story that tops the rest. Watch this space. It’ll happen soon.

Favorite Bubble Hockey Player
We prefer table football in the UK.

Favorite Schecknerism
“Oy Vey”

Guilty Twitter/Instagram Account You Follow
@drunkpeopledoingthings

Go-to Office Snack
Hummus, alongside anything that serves as a vehicle for hummus.

Ava Myette

Administrative Assistant

Welcome to Advertising Week Moment
Carrying around a birthday cake for the afternoon which included a trip on the L to Brooklyn and back during peak hours. Safe to say I wasn’t the most popular person in that car while asking people to please mind the cake box and step back. We finally got to eat it at around 10 pm at the concert!

Favorite Bubble Hockey Player
The player that is good but doesn’t get any playing time and cheers on the sidelines, you the real MVP.

Favorite Schecknerism
“Lock it in!”

Guilty Twitter/Instagram Account You Follow
overheardnewyork for a good laugh and frenchie.world for my obsession with French bulldogs because I can’t go say hi to every single one on the street.

Biggest Office Pet Peeve
Trying to keep up with the office’s demand for salt + vinegar chips, guys we can’t keep eating a bag a day.

Natalia De Pena

Finance Coordinator

Welcome to Advertising Week Moment
Waiting for to happen.

Favorite Bubble Hockey Player
Don’t have one.

Favorite Schecknerism
“His cheerful good mornings.”

Current Netflix Binge
Stranger Things.

Go-to Office Snack
Carrots

Lexi Perry

Marketing Manager & Audience Development

Welcome to Advertising Week Moment
Meeting Will Smith backstage -- such a humble and inspring human.

Favorite Bubble Hockey Player
#13.. not sure who it is, but it’s a good number.

Favorite Schecknerism
"Hey Banana Girl" -- all because Target was having a sale on bananas and I'm a sucker.

Current Netflix Binge
Sex and the City -- Oldie but always a goodie.

Go-to Office Snack
All I have to say, is it’s NOT Chobani.