Hal Riney Icons of Marketing

Join us on once more to celebrate the winner of the Hal Riney Icons of Marketing Award.


The San Francisco Bay Area continues to be the world's epicenter for technology and innovation. Nowhere is that more true than in marketing.  New digital technologies along with social and mobile platforms are changing consumer behavior at an unprecedented rate. Bay Area thought leaders and entrepreneurs are literally changing marketing around us.  All of these new success stories benefit from the heritage of innovative people and companies that have created the foundation for our industry here in SF today.


Eight years ago, sfBIG introduced the Hal Riney Icons of Marketing Award to recognize the amazing, talented people who have helped contribute to and create this legacy of innovation that we are able to benefit from in our industry today.  We named the event in recognition of the late Hal Riney, who's agency was really the first to put San Francisco creativity and innovation on the map for marketers across the country.


To date, we have had the opportunity to celebrate and recognize amazing leaders from across our industry.  In our first year, we recognized Jeff Goodby, founder of Goodby Silverstein who shared his experiences working for his mentor Hal.  Other recipients have included; Paul Vennerables, Louis Rossetta and Jane Metcalf, founders of Wired Magazine, Deborah Contrad, CMO of Intel, John Battelle, Author, organizer of Web 2.0 and founder of Federated Media, Tom Bedecarre, Chairman of AKQA and President of WPP Ventures, Larry Kramer President and Publisher of USA Today and last year Willie Brown, Former San Francisco Mayor.


The evening will be hosted at the spectacular San Francisco City Club. A dinner and silent auction will fulfill the night's festivities as well as the ceremony of presenting the next Hal Riney Icons of Marketing Award.


Wed, Nov. 15, 2017
6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central