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.

Mari Kim Novak

President

Kenny Ochoa

Co-Founder, Quiver

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.

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.

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).

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

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.

Doug Rowell

SVP Development Original Content

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.

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
As a born and raised New York Rangers fan, it would break my father’s heart if I did not say Mike Richter and Ryan McDonagh. So, the answer is Mike Richter and Ryan McDonagh.

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.

Kevin Su

Creative Director

Welcome to Advertising Week Moment
March 2013, first AWEurope and first time in London, with Nas performing at the Opening Night Concert.

Favorite Bubble Hockey Player
Ramsey, that’s a fitting name for a king.

Favorite Schecknerism
"I can’t read my letter. Make the font size bigger!"

Biggest Office Pet Peeve
Office Mug Theft

Go-to Office Snack
Trident Gum

Kristen Harold

Director of Digital Marketing & Analytics

Welcome to Advertising Week Moment
My first Advertising Week was in London. One night I found myself sitting in the middle of Kensington Palace working on an email blast for the next day. Sitting in the midst of royalty doing this average task, it hit me how cool my job can be.

Favorite Bubble Hockey Player
#3, he’s got the best team spirit!

Favorite Schecknerism
“The broader cultural ecosystem…."

Guilty Twitter/Instagram Account You Follow
There’s an entire account dedicated to photos of dogs waiting for their owners, @waitingdogs

Biggest Office Pet Peeve
RICHIE’S GUM

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

Elizabeth Petra

Programming & Partnerships Coordinator

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

Richie Altmanshofer

Lead Visual Designer

Welcome to Advertising Week Moment
Spilling coffee all over my laptop while working with 10 other people at a tiny table at AWEurope. Yes, the screen went black.

Favorite Bubble Hockey Player
Richter the goalie because his name is similar to mine.

Favorite Schecknerism
When he shouts “Lindsay” “Blakey” and/or “Richie” they all sound the same so we are never quite sure who he’s calling.

Guilty Twitter/Instagram Account You Follow
@leamichele

Go-to Office Snack
Rice cakes and peanut butter

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?