CEDAR GROVE, NJ: The New Jersey Advertising Club recently selected Brian Ganton Jr., President of Brian J. Ganton & Associates (BGA), for induction in The Advertising Hall of Fame of New Jersey. Founded in 1981, this Hall of Fame honors professionals “who have made an outstanding contribution to the creative and/or economic values of advertising, and whose efforts have significantly advanced the status of the advertising profession in New Jersey.” The criteria for selection include eight categories: leadership, creativity, professional integrity, professional history, philanthropy, economic contributions, achievement of national significance and personal involvement in the New Jersey marketing and communications community.
Ganton is the leader of a multidisciplinary branding and advertising firm founded in 1972 by Brian J. Ganton Sr. in New York City and now based in Cedar Grove, New Jersey. His award-winning work spans over 30 years in creating strategic marketing initiatives, brand development and advertising campaigns for a diverse portfolio of businesses, including Dupont, Pergo, Reader’s Digest, Oldcastle, Construction Specialties, International Paper, Rubbermaid, Simon & Schuster and many others. Educated at Seton Hall University and the School of Visual Arts, he is applauded for his role in the community as a business leader, husband and father. He makes the following statement about this announcement:
“I am delighted to receive this distinguished honor. Not only do I appreciate the recognition on a personal level, but I regard it as an opportunity to shine a spotlight on our clients, our talented team at BGA and our founder—my father who started the business with a vision and standard for relentless creativity and excellence in our work.”
Along with Ganton, Alan Grant of Words & Music Company, Allegra Sandelli of TD Bank and David Scelba of SGW Integrated Marketing Communications will be inducted in this Hall of Fame. All four names will be added to an engraved plaque at the Montclair State University Business School, which will soon display a total of 76 honorees. Former inductees include George H. Gallup, founder of the Gallup Poll, John B. Gambling, host of the longest running radio program and member of the National Radio Hall of Fame, and Thomas J. Ferguson, founder of one of the most successful healthcare advertising agencies in America.
About the New Jersey Advertising Club For over 50 years, the mission of the New Jersey Advertising Club is to foster and strengthen the interests of the advertising business in the state, represent its membership on statewide as well as national issues, provide a cohesive group network for all industry professionals to interact within, promote professional development, and support the study and industry of advertising, marketing, design and communications. For more information, visit their Website at www.njadclub.org.
About Brian J. Ganton & Associates With over 40 years of experience serving a wide range of national and international clients, Brian J. Ganton & Associates provides expertise in marketing strategy, branding, advertising, Website development, brandmarks/packaging and design. Founded in 1972 in New York City, this award-winning firm is based in Cedar Grove, NJ. For more information, visit their Website at www.ganton.com or contact their staff by telephone at 973.857.5099.