Aaron Walton, co-founder of Walton Isaacson ad agency, was named advertising executive of the year at this year’s Marketing to African-Americans with Excellence awards.
Hosted by Target Market News, the event was held at the Hyatt Gold Coast Hotel in downtown Chicago.
“Thanks to the business leadership that Aaron has used in guiding the agency, Walton Isaacson has demonstrated a consistent ability to deliver cutting-edge work for its clients,” said Ken Smikle, president of Target Market News. “He has earned his place among the best in the industry, and this recognition is well-deserved.”
The MAAX Awards have been presented annually since 2006 to recognize the
contributions, innovations and exceptional performance of
African-American professionals in the fields of advertising, marketing,
media, public relations and research.
Since co-founding the agency in 2005, Walton has been the recipient of several awards including being listed on Ebony Magazine’s Power 100 list and a 2014 Agency Innovator by the Internationalist Magazine. The agency was honored in 2013 with ‘Advertising Agency of the Year’ by Black Enterprise, and as one of the ‘Small Agencies of the Year’ by Advertising Age in 2012. In 2014, Walton Isaacson was also ranked one of the Inc. 5000 fastest growing private companies in the U.S.
Prior, he served as a music marketing manager at PepsiCo.
“Marketing to the Black community is a responsibility that the diverse and fiercely talented men and women at Walton Isaacson take seriously. We are committed to excellence in this space. Our clients and consumers deserve nothing less. Culturally meaningful and authentic work is job #1, so it’s rewarding to be recognized for doing what we love,” Walton remarked.
Walton earned a bachelor’s degree in Marketing Communications Management from Babson College and is a board member of the Marcus Graham Project.
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